Posts Tagged ‘cartoons’

They’re Off

February 22, 2020

“They’re Off,” a 1948 Disney Studios theatrical cartoon featuring Goofy, directed by Jack Hannah. Written by Riley Thomson and Campbell Grant, with music by Oliver Wallace. Principal animation by John Sibley, Volus Jones, Al Bertino, and Jack Buckley. Narrator Harlow Wilcox. Voice actor: Pinto Colvig.

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Man’s Best Friend

February 15, 2020

“Man’s Best Friend,” a 1952 Disney Studios theatrical cartoon featuring Goofy, directed by Jack Kinney. This is the film that sparked a major philosophical discussion: is Goofy a dog or what? Did he used to be a dog? Now he owns a dog? Whoa. Heavy, dude.

Written by Milt Banta and Al Bertino. Principal animation by George Nicholas, John Sibley, Charles A. Nichols, and Hugh Fraser. Narrator: Alan Reed. Voice actors: Pinto Colvig and Jimmy MacDonald.

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How To Be A Detective

February 8, 2020

“How To Be A Detective,” a 1952 Disney Studios theatrical cartoon featuring Goofy as detective “Johnny Eyeball.” Directed by Jack Kinney; written by Dick Kinney and Brice Mack. Voice actors: Pinto Colvig (Goofy), June Foray (Mrs. Goofy), Billy Bletcher (Al Muldoon), and Bill Thompson (Weasel). Animators: Hugh Fraser, John Sibley, Edwin Aardal, and George Nicholas. Music by Joseph Dubin.

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Cold War

February 1, 2020

“Cold War,” a 1951 Disney Studios theatrical cartoon featuring Goofy as “George Geef.” Directed by Jack Kinney; written by Dick Kinney and Milt Schaffer. Principal animation by Edwin Aardal, Hugh Fraser, and Wolfgang Reitherman. Music by Joseph Dubin.

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Goofy Gymnastics

January 25, 2020

“Goofy Gymnastics,” a 1949 Disney Studios theatrical cartoon, directed by Jack Kinney. Everyman Goofy, inspired by a sort of Charles Atlas magazine ad, tries self-improvement through physical culture. Written by Dick Kinney, music by Oliver Wallace. Principal animation by John Sibley,
Wolfgang Reitherman, Ed Aardal, and Dan MacManus. Narrated by John McLeish.

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A Day at the Zoo

January 11, 2020

“A Day at the Zoo,” a 1939 Merrie Melodies theatrical cartoon directed by Tex Avery. Story (such as it is) by Melvin Millar. Principal animation by Rollin Hamilton. Voice actors: Danny Webb, Mel Blanc, Tex Avery, and Arthur Q. Bryan. Narrated by Robert C. Bruce; music by Carl W, Stalling.

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Motor Mania

January 4, 2020

“Motor Mania,” a 1950 Disney Studios theatrical cartoon, directed by Jack Kinney. featuring Goofy as an everyman character. There’s a Jekyll/ Hyde theme as pedestrian Mr. Walker becomes driver Mr. Wheeler and succombs to road rage. The car is based on a pre-War Lincoln-Zephyr V-12 convertible coupe.

Written by Dick Kinney and Milt Schaffer. Principal animation by John Sibley, Charles Nichols, Ed Aardal, and Jack Boyd. Music by Paul J. Smith. Goofy: Pinto Colvig. Narrator: John McLeish.

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Christmas Comes But Once a Year

December 21, 2019

“Christmas Comes But Once a Year,” Fleischer Studios, 1936. Voice actors: Jack Mercer and Mae Questel. DirectorDave Fleischer. Animation: William HenningSeymour Kneitel. Music: Bob RothbergTot SeymourSammy Timberg.

Related:

“A Very Fleisher Christmas,” FleischerStudios.com

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The Olympic Champ

December 14, 2019

“The Olympic Champ,” a 1942 Walt Disney theatrical cartoon featuring Goofy, directed by Jack Kinney and narrated by John McLeish.

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How to Fish

December 7, 2019

“How to Fish,” a 1942 Disney theatrical cartoon featuring Goofy. Directed by Jack Kinney. Animated by Edwin Aardal, Jack Gayek, and Wolfgang Reitherman.

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