Poster

No Smoking

A Goofy Cartoon

Release Date : November 23, 1951

Synopsis

Goofy tries a number of ways to give up smoking.

Characters

Goofy
Boss

Credits

Director
Jack Kinney
Animation
George Nicholas
Hugh Fraser
John Sibley
Edwin Aardal
Backgrounds
Ralph Hullet
Effects Animation
Blaine Gibson
Layout
Al Zinnen
Music
Paul J. Smith

Video

France
Goofy Fait le Fou
Italy
Il Mondo Di Pippo

Laserdiscs

Japan
It's a Goofy World

DVD

United States
Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy
Germany
Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy
Sweden
Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy
United Kingdom
Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy

Technical Specification

Color Type: Technicolor
Animation Type: Standard animation
Sound Mix: Mono
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Negative Format: 35mm
Print Format: 35mm
Cinematographic Process: Spherical
Original Language: English

Comments

From Ryan : For years, this cartoon has been banned from the Disney Channel. Therefore, I was unable to see it. However, thanks to the recent "Complete Goofy" DVD, I finally got to see this classic short. It shows how tobacco had been brought to the Old World by Columbus, who had obtained it from the Native Americans. I find this to be a very fun cartoon to watch. It shows some ignorant people who have probably never watched a good majority of Disney cartoons that Disney cartoons can be politically incorrect and not "cute."
From Baruch Weiss : Goofy gives up the dreadful habit of smoking. However, he discovers one temptation too many (the urge was very strong. He didn't give a little whistle and let his conscience be his guide!) and spends the rest of the cartoon searching for a cigar and finally garners one from an elderly gentlemen, but it was actually an exploding cigar. I enjoyed this cartoon and I liked the scene where one of the Goofs throws down a cigar from a tall building and as Goofy is waiting to procure it, the cig disintegrates. The cartoon concludes with the offscreen narrator (heard in various Goofy cartoons and a few other Disney cartoons without Goofy like The Legend of Coyote Rock, Donald's Diary and Springtime for Pluto) saying "Give the smoker enough rope, and he'll hang on to his habit," but In the TV special "A Salute to Father" the ending of this short was tied in with the rest of the episode. Goofy announces that he quits smoking for good. Which is good because fifteen years after this cartoon Walt Disney died of lung cancer because he was a heavy smoker.
From Alexander Elliott-Welch : I think No Smoking is the only Walt Disney cartoon without the MPAA seal in the title card.
From Laura Cross : Oh, that Goofy! He'll never quit that way! I myself watched this cartoon on Toonio and, while I myself am a nonsmoker, find the fact that Goofy smokes is quite interesting. Goofy is also shown smoking in several other cartoons. For example, a cigarette that Goofy is smoking in El Gaucho Goofy has been unreasonably removed with computers. However, in Two-Gun Goofy, Goofy is shown puffing on a cigarette (this has not been edited). No wonder I don't smoke! It's a hard habit to break!