Walt Disney Records: Bio of Goofy
Disney's very own biography of Goofy.

  • Walt Disney Records: Biography of Goofy For more than 60 years, Goofy -- the awkward, toothy, curious, and good-spirited Everyman of the Disney cartoon characters -- has been a top performer in every medium, beginning with a bit part in a Disney short, and eventually becoming a major media star in print, television, theme parks, and a variety of merchandise.

  • Walt often described the type of physical humor used in the Walt Disney Studio's cartoons as being "goofy, " and with Orphan's Benefit (1934), that name officially stuck to this affable character.

  • But Goofy's personality really began to take shape in the 1935 cartoon Moving Day , in which animator Art Babbitt built up Goofy's role and gave his character definition.

  • The second half of the 1930s was the golden age of Disney cartoon shorts, as the Studio reached unprecedented achievements in personality animation.

  • Cartoon shorts such as Lonesome Ghosts , Clock Cleaners, Boat Builders , Mickey's Service Station , and Mickey's Trailer looked at how each character reacted to similar circumstances.

  • It is perhaps for this series of nearly two dozen cartoons that Goofy's film career is most fondly remembered.

  • As the Walt Disney Studios ceased regular production of short cartoons in 1956, the classic cartoon characters were getting a new lease on life from the very medium that led to the end of theatrical shorts -- television.

  • Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy could be seen regularly through the '50s, '60s, '70s, and '80s on several Disney television shows, including "The Mickey Mouse Club, " as well as "Disneyland" and its successors, "Walt Disney Presents, " "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, " and "The Wonderful World of Disney." Some of the episodes featured Goofy's classic cartoon appearances in newly created story frameworks, including "The Goofy Success Story" and "Holiday for Henpecked Husbands." Along with the rest of "the gang, " Goofy has been an integral part of The Disney Channel since its inception in 1983.

    Cartoon Brew
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  • CBS CARTOON THEATRE was a summer replacement series, which debuted on Wednesday June 13, 1956 and lasted three months in primetime (it aired from 7:30 to 8pm).

  • CBS has purchased the Terrytoons studio and cartoon library in 1955 and was in the midst of revamping the operation.

  • CBS CARTOON THEATRE was offering new cartoon entertainment directly opposite Disneyland reruns.

  • And they could still run the 13 episodes of CBS CARTOON THEATRE on Nick-at-Nite or TV Land if they wanted to.

  • cartoons, including BELIEVE IT OR ELSE (as Ripley), SLAP HAPPY PAPPY (as Eddie Cantor) and PORKY'S PREVIEW (as Al Jolson).

  • In addition to the 26 Disney silent cartoons, they also got the merchandising rights.

  • This (above right) is based on Dick Lundy's 1946 cartoon, The Wacky Weed , though the design is styled after Freddy Moore's later model.

  • Cartoon Brew: What is it specifically about the THIEF AND THE COBBLER that inspired you to invest so much of your time and money to restore this film? Garrett Gilchrist: When I was seven years old, I read an article in COMICS SCENE magazine, and in it, Williams said he was trying to revolutionize animation, that he was trying to create the greatest animated motion picture ever made, and that he'd been working for twenty-three years on this one film called THE THIEF AND THE COBBLER.

  • Since this whole thing is obviously a non-profit fan-driven project, how will the average reader of Cartoon Brew be able to get their hands on this material? GG: The final "Recobbled Cut" is available for free via torrent at and .

    A GIANT Among Animators
    Rob Blackwelder interviews "Iron Giant" director, Brad Bird, for Spliced Online.

  • A 'GIANT' AMONG ANIMATORS Rob Blackwelder/SPLICED SPLICEDwire interviewed Brad Bird on July 19, 1999 in San Francisco Link to: Boyish director Brad Bird celebrates the silly and serious sides of cartoons with his brilliant feature debut Brad Bird looks a little like a cartoon.

  • That lead to "The Critic, " a short-lived but deliciously droll and, again, visually unique television cartoon.

  • A fresh, funny and extraordinary movie called it is the first legitimate challenger ever for Disney's feature cartoon crown.

  • Not only is it a visual masterpiece with joyously cartoony style that evokes subconscious memories of classic Warner shorts and boasts a hero that is an ingenious, post-war comic book amalgam of gears and armor plating, with friendly, headlamp eyes and the demeanor of a lost puppy.

  • It's so joyously cartoony -- and I love that! Bird: The thing that I've always responded to in animation is caricature.

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  • Origins:   In the 1988 mixture of live action and animation Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Disney characters interact with other famous cartoon characters from other studios such Warner Bros.

  • At one point the dialog between the two characters allegedly takes a nasty turn: Daffy:   I've worked with a lot of wise-quackers, but you are dethpsicable! Donald:   God damn stupid nigger! I'm gonna WAAAAAAAAGH!!! Daffy:   This is the last time I work with someone with a speech impediment! So, is this the real McCoy, or just another case of the power of suggestion influencing us to hear ordinary dialog as something else? (See the pages about the film and talking toy for similar examples.) At first listen, it's easy to hear what we're told to hear, "god damn stupid nigger." The closed captioning on the film claims that Donald calls Daffy a "Goddurn stubborn nitwit, " but what Donald is actually saying here is almost certainly the same thing he shouts in nearly every Donald Duck cartoon: some variant of "Why you doggone little .

  • In 1995, a 1937 Mickey Mouse cartoon called "Clock Cleaners" contained in Walt Disney Cartoon Classics series' video "Fun on the Job" made the news because it allegedly included a frustrated Donald Duck shouting "Fuck you!", leading Wal-Mart to pull the video from its shelves.

  • Funny how nobody ever noticed this until the cartoon was nearly sixty years old, though.


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  • [ | ] [ | ] Did Disney's The Lion King rip off an old Japanese TV series? 24-Dec-1999 Dear Cecil: While waxing nostalgic over our favorite cartoons from the 60s and 70s with some friends, we suddenly realized that Disney's The Lion King bears a striking resemblance in plot and cast to the Japanese-made 60s TV series Kimba the White Lion (of which we can all remember every word of the theme song, by the way).

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  • Why does this remind me of Sierra's King's Quest V Cartoon adventure computer game, the singing and weeping woman-willow tree? Maybe because I never heard of any Grandmother Willow Tree Spirit, maybe because nobody now has the foggiest what Powhatan religious beliefs might have been back then, and no info was recorded before they were wiped out.

  • (Sierra is influenced by Disney who advised them on a game made to go with a mid-80's release Disney featue cartoon, Black Cauldron , derived from Welsh mythology, Chronicles of Prydain .) I'd love to see a feature cartoon made someday by Indian artists.

  • Apparently the Pocahontas cartoon character's appearance stems from some girl the Disney team met while doing research in Virginia who claimed to be a descendant, hoo boy.

  • So the colorful-cartoon Governor Ratcliffe isn't the only bad guy around, and in fact I see no historical reason to regard John Smith as having been a good guy, either.

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  • #3: He is a veteran, he was like one of the first cartoons, So he knows his stuff.

  • Look at the level of violence in any given Bugs Bunny cartoon and compare it to the nastiest Disney bit.

  • monsterfink writes: Bugs would kick Mickey butt so bad the Mouse would never be the same again, and then he'd let Daffy work over that speech impaired sailor Donald Caine, the betrayer writes: The mouse and his little crew of cartoon comrades don't stand a chance! Disney cartoons are too lame and "pc" to use any type of violence.

  • schultztown USA writes: If you ever really watch the old cartoons, it's fairly obvious who would win.

  • All the disney cartoons consist of is the main character trying to perform some basic everyday activity (I.E.

  • The warner brother cartoons have the character in some life threatening situation (I.E.

  • I don't even recall a cartoon where Mickey Mouse needed to fight, whereas Bugs Bunny outwits Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck, and dozens of others.

  • the giant in that one cartoon, and couldn't even handle animated broomsticks.

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    Hurter, Albert (1883-1942)
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  • He came to America in 1913 or 1914 and by 1915 was firmly ensconced in the fledgling animation industry doing Mutt & Jeff cartoons for Barre-Bowers in New York.

  • Hurter could draw, draw quickly, understood movement and had a playful, often surrealistic approach to cartooning.

  • Certainly the actual animated cartoons display his creativity, but isolating his exact contributions can be tricky.

  • This excellent book feature chapters on all of the "Inspirational Sketch Artists" including Ferdinand Horvath, , James Bodrero, , Bianca Majolie, Sylvia Moberly-Holland, Mary Blair, Tyrus Wong, David Hall, Eyvind Earle, Ken Anderson and an entire chapter on the artists creating the inspirations for today's Disney cartoons.

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  • Although dubbed "Disney's Folly" during the three-four year production of the musical animation, Disney realized that he had to expand and alter the format of cartoons.

  • For the film's remarkable achievement, Walt Disney was awarded with an Honorary Oscar - the film was "recognized as a significant screen innovation which has charmed millions and pioneered a great new entertainment field for the motion picture cartoon." During the film's credits, Walt Disney personally thanks the members of his animation staff: My sincere appreciation to the members of my staff whose loyalty and creative endeavor made possible this production.

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  • Graphics: 6.9 Animation is fluid and closely mimics the quality found with-in Disney cartoons.

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