Sandwich Makers

A Mickey, Donald and Goofy Cartoon

Release Date : June 12, 1999

Synopsis

Goofy is swept away with power when he becomes the captain of a submarine sandwich shop, but he soon learns that cooperation and friendship are essential for running a tight ship.

Characters

Mickey Mouse
Goofy
Donald Duck
Sandwich Shop Captain

Credits

Television

Mickey Mouse Works: Season 1 - Episode 7
House of Mouse: Season 3 - Episode 6

Technical Specification

Comments

From Patrick Malone : Downhill from here. If they were trying to resume the spirit of the "classic" characters, they failed miserably here. Goofy would never have been as self assertive and agressive as they've made him here. (Although, to think of it, we should have had a hint in the previous "M, D and G" shorts as in each one, Goofy tries to answer the phone himself in different ways. I wonder if they're setting us up for something later.) In fact, Mickey and Donald almost seem to be bit players here, and are really only given a few good bits while they show different ways of making sandwiches. Especially Donald. If they were looking for ways of making an assembly line look funny, they should have gone back and watched The Clock Watcher. Or even Lucille Ball in the chocolate wrapping sequence. So, we have an invalid premise, followed by too many missed opportunities adding up to not too much at all.
From J. D. Weil : Sorry, this one just doesn't cut the mustard. Goofy seems to cast against type and it just doesn't work. They could do better than this.
From Juan F. Lara : Bill Farmer made Goofy come on too strong in this short. The makers tried to make this Goofy plausible by having him refer to the book all the time. But Farmer couldn't convince me that this was the same Goofy from the other shorts trying to act the way the book tells him to act. The short then took itself too seriously by trying to get some drama from the scene where Goofy locks up Mickey and Donald. ("We're not yeomen. We're your friends.") The peril the makers put Goofy in for the others to rescue him from was an unsatisfying way to redeem Goofy. At least Goofy disappeared for a while at the start, and we got the scenes of Mickey and Donald working at the counters that I laughed a lot at.
From Aaron : It was pretty bad. Goofy became way to agressive. And also the scenes where they were making sandwiches was stupid comedy. There was no reason for that.