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How to Sleep

A Goofy Cartoon

Release Date : December 25, 1953

Running Time : 6:33

Synopsis

Goofy falls asleep everywhere - at work, in the car - everywhere except when his head hits the pillow at night.

Characters

Goofy
Scientist

Credits

Director
Jack Kinney
Animation
George Nicholas
Edwin Aardal
Jerry Hathcock
Backgrounds
Claude Coats
Effects Animation
Dan MacManus
Layout
Bruce Bushman
Story
Milt Schaffer
Nick George
Music
Edward Plumb

Cut Scenes

There is a line said while Goofy's blood pressure is being taken; "Science calls on every resource, delves deeply into the occult." The "delves deeply into the occult" part has been cut out.

Video

Germany
Donald Duck's Ferienabenteuer
France
Mickey, Donald, Pluto et Dingo en Vacances
Le Meilleur de Dingo
Italy
Pippo Superdetective
Come Divertirsti Con Paperino & C.
I Capolavori di Pippo

Laserdiscs

Japan
Let's Relax

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

Television

Mickey's Mouse Tracks: Episode 42
Donald's Quack Attack: Episode 17

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 : I enjoy this short because it deals with a major problem that the average human being faces. That problem being insomnia. In this cartoon poor Goofy suffers from just that. Nonetheless, he seems to have no problem sleeping elsewhere such as at work. One part I like is the scene where the scientist views Goofy's brain waves while he sleeps. It shows some of the things that he is thinking about such as kissing a woman and then being smacked in the face. I have never seen the uncut version of this cartoon and I have for years wondered why that line had been cut from it. I had read that the line "delves deeply into the occult" can but doesn't here) mean worshipping the devil.
From Trae Robinson : I remember seeing this cartoon on T.V. before. Now I have "The Complete Goofy." This is a pretty cartoon with Goofy. The part where Goofy trys to sleep like animals is absolutely silly.
From Baruch Weiss : This is an okay cartoon, but not one of my favorites. It is another shut eye cartoon, but I liked the scene where Goofy counts sheep and then counts rapidly and yells "STAMPED, AHHHHHHHHH!"