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How to Dance (Short 1953)

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  • 19531953
  • 6m






Goofy learns the basics of ballroom dancing.Goofy learns the basics of ballroom dancing.Goofy learns the basics of ballroom dancing.





    • Jack Kinney
    • Milt Schaffer(story)
    • Dick Kinney(story)
  • Stars
    • Firehouse Five Plus Two
    • June Foray(voice)
    • Alan Reed(voice)
    • Jack Kinney
    • Milt Schaffer(story)
    • Dick Kinney(story)
  • Stars
    • Firehouse Five Plus Two
    • June Foray(voice)
    • Alan Reed(voice)
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    Firehouse Five Plus Two

    • Themselves

    June Foray

    • Mrs. Geef
    • (voice)

    Alan Reed

    • Narrator
    • (voice)

    Pinto Colvig

    • Goofy
    • (voice)
    • (uncredited)

    Art Gilmore

    • Narrator
    • (uncredited)

    Lucille Williams

    • Mrs. Geef
    • (uncredited)
      • Jack Kinney
      • Milt Schaffer(story)
      • Dick Kinney(story)
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    Cutting The Rug With Mister Geef

    A Walt Disney Goofy Cartoon.

    Tired of being a wallflower, Goofy takes instructions in HOW TO DANCE.

    This humorous little film was one of several made by Disney between 1940 & 1956 in which Goofy receives instruction in some task or pastime - with inevitably chaotic results. In this cartoon the Goof once again portrays his vaguely human alter ego George Geef. The snappy soundtrack was provided by The Fire House Five Plus Two, a lively little Dixie band founded by wacky Disney animator Ward Kimball and consisting entirely of other Disney staffers; they appear as toons during the film's closing scene (Kimball is the fellow playing the trombone).

    Walt Disney (1901-1966) was always intrigued by pictures & drawings. As a lad in Marceline, Missouri, he sketched farm animals on scraps of paper; later, as an ambulance driver in France during the First World War, he drew comic figures on the sides of his vehicle. Back in Kansas City, along with artist Ub Iwerks, Walt developed a primitive animation studio that provided animated commercials and tiny cartoons for the local movie theaters. Always the innovator, his ALICE IN CARTOONLAND series broke ground in placing a live figure in a cartoon universe. Business reversals sent Disney & Iwerks to Hollywood in 1923, where Walt's older brother Roy became his lifelong business manager & counselor. When a mildly successful series with Oswald The Lucky Rabbit was snatched away by the distributor, the character of Mickey Mouse sprung into Walt's imagination, ensuring Disney's immortality. The happy arrival of sound technology made Mickey's screen debut, STEAMBOAT WILLIE (1928), a tremendous audience success with its use of synchronized music. The SILLY SYMPHONIES soon appeared, and Walt's growing crew of marvelously talented animators were quickly conquering new territory with full color, illusions of depth and radical advancements in personality development, an arena in which Walt's genius was unbeatable. Mickey's feisty, naughty behavior had captured millions of fans, but he was soon to be joined by other animated companions: temperamental Donald Duck, intellectually-challenged Goofy and energetic Pluto. All this was in preparation for Walt's grandest dream - feature length animated films. Against a blizzard of doomsayers, Walt persevered and over the next decades delighted children of all ages with the adventures of Snow White, Pinocchio, Dumbo, Bambi & Peter Pan. Walt never forgot that his fortunes were all started by a mouse, or that childlike simplicity of message and lots of hard work will always pay off.



    • Ron Oliver
    • Apr 18, 2003

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    • Release date
      • July 11, 1953 (United States)
      • United States
      • English
    • Also known as
      • Jan Långben dansar
    • Production company
      • Walt Disney Productions
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    • 6 minutes

      • 1. 37 : 1

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