Posts Tagged ‘Disney’

A Musical Lesson for Louis DeJoy

August 17, 2020

Everyone from Benjamin Franklin to the Mickey Mouse Club has realized the importance of prompt mail delivery in America. Everyone except recently-appointed Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, that is. Listen up, Louis.

Above: 1979 song by Larry Groce and the Disneyland Children’s Sing-Along Chorus

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A Knight for a Day

May 16, 2020

“A Knight For A Day,” a 1946 Disney theatrical cartoon featuring Goofy, directed by Jack Hannah. Inspired by Twain’s Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. Written by Bill Peet, with music by Oliver Wallace. Principal animation by Hugh Fraser, Eric Larsen, Judge Whitaker, and John Reed. Goofy is voiced by Pinto Colvig, and the sports announcer may be Mr. Colvig or John McLeish.

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Freewayphobia

April 18, 2020

“Freewayphobia,” a 1965 Disney Studios theatrical cartoon featuring Goofy, directed by Les Clark. Written by Bill Bosché, with music by George Bruns. Animation by Ray Aragon, Frank Armitage, Jack Boyd, Bob McCrea, Cliff Nordberg, and Robert W. Youngquist. Narrated by Paul Frees. Goofy is voiced by Pinto Colvig.

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Home Made Home

March 7, 2020

“Home Made Home,” a 1951 Disney Studios theatrical cartoon featuring Goofy, directed by Jack Kinney. Written by Milt Schaffer and Dick Kinney, with music by Joseph Dubin. Principal animation by Edwin Aardal, Charles A. Nichols, and John Sibley. Narrator: John McLeish. Voice actor: Pinto Colvig.

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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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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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