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Hello Aloha

A Goofy Cartoon

Release Date : February 19, 1952

Running Time : 6:35

Synopsis

Goofy lives out the working-man's dream of walking away from his job and moving to a tropical island paradise.

Characters

Goofy

Credits

Director
Jack Kinney
Animation
George Nicholas
Edwin Aardal
Backgrounds
Art Riley
Effects Animation
Dan MacManus
Layout
Al Zinnen
Story
Milt Schaffer
Dick Kinney
Music
Joseph S. Dubin

Cut Scenes

A scene where one of the natives blows into a conch shell which says "Come and get it" has been cut.

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
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 7 : Extreme Adventure Fun
It's a Small World of Fun Volume 3
Germany
Abenteur Spass Superstars
Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy
Canada
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 7 : Extreme Adventure Fun
Sweden
Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy
United Kingdom
Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy

Television

The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 43: On Vacation
Mickey's Mouse Tracks: Episode 70
Donald's Quack Attack: Episode 19
Walt Disney Presents: How to Relax

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 Janet Heimer : Watching the scene where the natives are eating can really make a person hungry. So if you're on a diet, I suggest that you not look at that scene while watching this short.
From Ryan : This is one of my favorite Goofy cartoons. Goofy sits at his office, but wishes he were on a tropical island. He soon finds himself daydreaming about it. I enjoy some of the fun gags such as Goofy using a shopping cart made out of bamboo and buying turtle eggs. The natives are eating various types of foods they enjoy such as shark fin soup (which shows a shark's fin circling around the bowl)and bread from the breadtree (this gag reminds me of the bread and butterfly gag from the movie "Alice in Wonderland"). This short also reminds me of a Garfield special I have seen called "Garfield in Paradise," especially when Goofy is being taken up to the volcano to be sacrificed to the gods.
From Jacob : Just after the narrator says, "Geef knew the friendly natives wouldn't throw him into the volcano - but they did.", the Goofy holler with the quote "Aloha" can be heard. I also saw a deleted scene with a native blowing a shell saying "Come and get it!".
From Baruch Weiss : This is my favorite Goofy cartoon. In fact, anybody who gets stressed should watch this short. It is like having a vacation right in your own home! I enjoy the scene where Goofy is watching a hula dancer. That scene was later used in the Goofy cartoon How to Dance, but without Goofy. He was edited out of the cartoon so the viewer can only see the hula dancer. Anyway, I enjoyed this classic short, I wonder if it inspired the movie "Lilo and Stich"?
From Laura Cross : I enjoy this film as well. My favorite scene is when a native blows a trumpet that says "Come and get it." This is too cute. I also like the scene where, when Goofy gets fired, he loses his temper and writes, "I quit!"
From Candy Rizzardini : It was noted in the synopsis that a scene was cut of a native blowing a shell that says, "Come and get it." I know the Disney executives or censors or whoever they are are sensitive about depicting things like characters holding or shooting guns and smoking. But what's wrong with this edited scene from Hello Aloha? Was the depiction of the native Hawaiian condescending? That's the only reason I can think of that would have compelled censors to take it out. But other depictions of natives in the cartoon could be considered equally condescending, couldn't they? The scene I thought the censors would cut out would be the finale, where the natives throw Goofy into the volcano to appease the angry fire goddess, Pele. First of all, the cartoon's narrator refers to the natives' belief that Goofy is some kind of "white god" that has come to the islands for the purpose of being sacrificed to their gods. The cartoon depicts this scenario as funny. But when you really think about it...a major Disney animated character depicted as a human sacrifice to a pagan god? That's rather unusual for a Disney cartoon, to refer to something as distasteful as human sacrifice. I know Goofy climbs out of the volcano at the end of the cartoon and waves goodbye to the audience, so we know he wasn't killed. But human sacrifice in a classic Disney cartoon? I don't know how that one got past the censors, the ones back when it was made, and especially now, when Disney is worried about being so PC. I guess depicting the native Hawaiians as worshippers of a god that demands human sacrifice wasn't regarded as demeaning to native Hawaiians, either back in 1952 or today. It just seems a strange scenario for Disney. I don't think they did anything like that with any other Disney character...with the possible exception of the gypsy Esmarelda in the feature film The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), where Frollo is about to burn her at the stake, which is a form of human sacrifice to the Christian God, when you really think about it.