How to Sleep
Studio: Disney Release Date : December 25, 1953 Series: Goofy Cartoon
Cumulative rating:
(2 ratings submitted)

Synopsis

Goofy falls asleep everywhere - at work, in the car - everywhere except when his head hits the pillow at night.

Characters

Goofy
(Voice: Van DeBar 'Pinto' Colvig)

Credits

Director

Jack Kinney

Animator

George Nicholas
Edwin "Ed" Aardal
Jerry Hathcock

Story

Milt Schaffer
Nick George

Music

Edward "Ed" Plumb

Backgrounds

Claude Coats

Layout

Bruce Bushman

Effects Animation

Dan MacManus

Producer

Walter Elias "Walt" Disney


Distributor(s)

RKO Radio Pictures

Clips Used In:

How to Catch a Cold

Included in:

A Square Peg in a Round Hole

Cut Scenes

  • There is a line said while Goofy's blood pressure is being taken; "Science calls on every resource, delves deeply into the occult." The "delves deeply into the occult" part has been cut out.

Television

Mickey Mouse Tracks (Season 1, Episode 42)
Donald's Quack Attack (Season 1, Episode 17)

VHS

Germany

Donald Duck's Ferienabenteuer

France

Le Meilleur de Goofy
Mickey, Donald, Pluto et Dingo en Vacances

Italy

I Capolavori di Pippo
Come Divertirsti Con Paperino & C.
Pippo Superdetective

Laserdisc (CLV)

United States

Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions II : From Pluto with Love

Japan

Let's Relax

DVD

United States

The Complete Goofy

Germany

Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy

United Kingdom

Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy

Sweden

Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy

Technical Specifications

Running Time: 6:33
MPAA No.: 16542
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Color Type: Technicolor
Sound Type: Mono: RCA Sound Recording
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Original Language: English
Original Country: United States

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From Ryan :

I enjoy this short because it deals with a major problem that the average human being faces. That problem being insomnia. In this cartoon poor Goofy suffers from just that. Nonetheless, he seems to have no problem sleeping elsewhere such as at work. One part I like is the scene where the scientist views Goofy's brain waves while he sleeps. It shows some of the things that he is thinking about such as kissing a woman and then being smacked in the face. I have never seen the uncut version of this cartoon and I have for years wondered why that line had been cut from it. I had read that the line "delves deeply into the occult" can but doesn't here) mean worshipping the devil.

From Trae Robinson :

I remember seeing this cartoon on T.V. before. Now I have "The Complete Goofy." This is a pretty cartoon with Goofy. The part where Goofy trys to sleep like animals is absolutely silly.

From Baruch Weiss :

This is an okay cartoon, but not one of my favorites. It is another shut eye cartoon, but I liked the scene where Goofy counts sheep and then counts rapidly and yells "STAMPED, AHHHHHHHHH!"