Walt Disney Treasures - The Complete Goofy
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During the '50s, Goofy was transformed into a genial suburban Everyman in such domestic sitcoms as "Fathers Are People," "Two Weeks Vacation," and "Father's Day Off." The animators reduced his floppy ears and buck teeth, improved his posture, and gave him a brisker walk. The best-known short from this period is "Motor Mania" (1950), a mildly didactic spoof of American behavior on the road that was shown in driver's education classes for decades. (Unrated: Suitable for all ages: cartoon violence) --Charles Solomon
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1939-"Goofy and Wilbur" (Goofy's first official "solo" short)
1940-"Goofy's Glider" (The first in the long-running "How-to" series)
1941-"Baggage Buster", "The Art of Skiing", "The Art of Self-Defense"
1942-"How to Play Baseball", "The Olympic Champ", "How to Swim", "How to Fish"
1943-"Victory Vehicles" (Could have been released under the delayed "Wartime Cartoons" Disney Treasures collection)
1944-"How to Be a Sailor", "How to Play Golf", "How to Play Football"
1945-"Tiger Trouble", "African Diary", "Californy er Bust", "Hockey Homicide"
1946-"A Knight for a Day", "Double Dribble"
1948-"They're Off", "The Big Wash"
1949-"Tennis Racquet", "Goofy Gymnastics"
1950-"Motor Mania", "Hold That Pose"
1951-"Lion Down", "Home Made Home", "Cold War", "Tomorrow We Diet", "Get Rich Quick", "Fathers Are People", "No Smoking"
1952-"Father's Lion", "Hello Aloha", "Man's Best Friend", "Two Gun Goofy", "Teachers Are People", "Two Weeks Vacation", "How to Be a Detective"
1953-"Father's Day Off", "For Whom the Bulls Toil", "Father's Weekend", "How to Dance", "How to Sleep" (the last of the "How-to" series made for the big screen)
Though this collection is "The Complete Goofy", it would have been nice to include the two cartoons Goofy did with Donald Duck ("No Sail" and "Crazy with the Heat") in 1945 and '47, respectively (probably saved for a later Donald Duck collection in the DT series).Read more ›
How to Ride a Horse (1941), El Gaucho Goofy(1943), Freewayphobia (1965),Goofy's Freeway Trouble (1965), And Sport Goofy in Soccermania (1987).
There are also three great featurettes on this set, one about Clovig himself, one about the evolution of Goofy and an interview with Bill Farmer, the current voice of the Goof. Hearing Goofy's voice coming out of this jolly, rust-haired man is jarring and wonderful at the same time.
One complaint -- boy, has Disney gotten PC. On four of these cartoons, they found it necessary to do a disclaimer by Leonard Maltin because the cartoons contain some potentially "sensitive" material -- a World War II era cartoon has the audacity to use the term "Jap," a western send-up has stereotypical "injuns," a short about a teacher sparks fears of school violence and a bullfighting classic portrays Mexicans in an "unflattering light." All four disclaimers have essentially the same message -- "People weren't as smart then as they are now! Please don't hate us."
I'm all in favor of intros, putting cartoons in context, historical data, etc., but the way these four cartoons were singled out really insulted my intelligence. It's GOOFY, for Heaven's sake, was anybody planning to take the cartoons seriously? In my review of a previous "Treasures" DVD, "Mickey Mouse in Living Color," I said that Warner Bros should use these discs as a model for how to do Looney Tunes DVDs.Read more ›
Additionally, two options are available this time that weren't previously on previous "Treasures" releases. We are allowed to choose between chronological and alphabetical lists of the cartoons. This gives the viewer the ability to find specific cartoons with ease and also to view the evolution of Goofy's endearing character. The only drawback, as another reviewer mentioned, is that one cannot choose a "play all" feature that was available on previous titles.
The picture quality on this DVD is astounding and each cartoon looks better than I have ever seen before. The sound quality is decent and has not been restored to a higher quality than the age of the cartoon demands. Some marvelous features are included, such as a lengthy discussion with Bill Farmer, the current voice of Goofy, who offers us several samples of his famous voice and even what I call the "Goofy fall" scream.Read more ›
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Wonderful entertainment and short movies with all of the Disney Character Goofy for allPublished 2 months ago by Edward Kirven
We love these classic shorts! Our only complaint is we have to hit play for each individual cartoon. This is one of the first collections out. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
I bought this years ago for a fraction of this outrageous price. It would be 5 stars for CONTENT, BUT, only can give 2 for the price their charging.Published 6 months ago by professortruth
Love the product - completely satisfied with the seller - would not hesitate to do future business with them or to recommend them to others.Published on September 19, 2014 by profG
This is PERFECT! It arrived very fast and in the condition promised --LIKE NEW! If you love classic Disney, or even if just you love Goofy in particular, this is an absolutely... Read morePublished on July 13, 2014 by Kingston
This was a gift for my sister, and she totally loved it since her fave Disney Character is in fact the Goof. AWESOME AWESOME!Published on May 12, 2014 by Asusena Bustamante
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