Sport Goofy in Soccermania
Studio: Disney Release Date : May 27, 1987 Series: Goofy Cartoon
Cumulative rating: No Ratings Posted

Synopsis

Uncle Scrooge donates an old beat-up trophy for Huey, Dewey and Louie's soccer tournament. But when he finds out that it is actually worth a million dollars, he has to put together a ragtag team, led by Sport Goofy to win it back.

Characters

Goofy
(Voice: Tony Pope)
Huey
(Voice: Russi Taylor)
Scrooge McDuck
(Voice: Will Ryan)
Dewey
(Voice: Russi Taylor)
Louie
(Voice: Russi Taylor)
Gyro Gearloose


VHS

Germany

Goofy im Fußballfieber

France

Footmania pour Dingo

Italy

Pippo Nel Pallone
Pippo Star dei Mondiali

Laserdisc (CLV)

Japan

Soccermania

DVD

Germany

Sports Spass Superstars

Technical Specifications

Running Time: 19:44
Original Language: English
Original Country: United States

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From Zack613 :

This odd short is most notable as the bridge between Mickey's Christmas Carol and DuckTales. It is this first animated apperance of the Beagle Boys. Here as Barks' unnamed clones rather then the individual personalities like in DuckTales. It also hase an incredibly short cameo by Roger Rabbit long before the movie was released!

From Steve Hernandez :

Awesome toon! I remember watching this over and over and over when I was 9 years old...trying to find it on DVD or VHS. This site rocks!

From Mike :

I loved this short. I used to have it on tape, & watched it constantly. The first time I saw it my sister pointed out that all the animals on Goofy's team were from Bedknobs & Broomsticks. A friend of mine who was obsessed with Who Framed Roger Rabbit pointed Roger Rabbit out in the audience to me. I would love to see this again, I hope it gets released on DVD sometime in the near future.

From Patrick Malone :

After the success of Mickey's Christmas Carol the studio decided to try more featurettes starring their regular stable of characters. "Soccermania" was one such attempt. But the studio felt that the original try, directed by Darrell Van Citters was not their style. Disney veteran Ward Kimball was brought in as a consultant on the project. It was completely revamped and eventually wound up being shown as an NBC television special.

There is a lot wrong with this short, though. Except in appearance, Goofy doesn't seem to be the same character as before. Where in his previous sports shorts, he succeeeded, if at all, by a combiantion of accident and dumb luck. Here, he seems too self-assured and porfessional. Take, for instance, one of the first scenes where Goofy is seen stocking his sports store. He commands the balls and tennis rackets as if he has total control and knows exactly what he is doing. If his character had matched his previous shorts, the balls and rackets would have still ended up where they were supposed to be, but he would have probably destroyed half the store in the process.

The shorts also has a much more "cartoony" feel to it than Mickey's Christmas Carol. But it would serve as a natural bridge from the traditional shorts to the (and I'll probably get into trouble for saying this) lower quality of Disney's first forays into television animation.