No Smoking
Studio: Disney Release Date : November 23, 1951 Series: Goofy Cartoon

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Goofy tries a number of ways to give up smoking.


(Voice: Van DeBar 'Pinto' Colvig)



Jack Kinney


George Nicholas
Hugh Fraser
John Sibley
Edwin "Ed" Aardal


Milt Schaffer
Dick Kinney


Paul Smith (I)


Ralph Hulett


Al Zinnen

Effects Animation

Blaine Gibson


Walter Elias "Walt" Disney


RKO Radio Pictures

Clips Used In:

The Adventure Story
How to Catch a Cold

Included in:

A Salute to Father



Goofy Fait le Fou


Il Mondo Di Pippo

Laserdisc (CLV)


It's a Goofy World


United States

The Complete Goofy


Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy

United Kingdom

Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy


Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy

Technical Specifications

Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Color Type: Technicolor
Negative Type: 35mm
Original Country: United States
Original Language: English
Print Type: 35mm
Sound Type: Mono: RCA Sound Recording

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From Ryan :

For years, this cartoon has been banned from the Disney Channel. Therefore, I was unable to see it. However, thanks to the recent "Complete Goofy" DVD, I finally got to see this classic short. It shows how tobacco had been brought to the Old World by Columbus, who had obtained it from the Native Americans. I find this to be a very fun cartoon to watch. It shows some ignorant people who have probably never watched a good majority of Disney cartoons that Disney cartoons can be politically incorrect and not "cute."

From Baruch Weiss :

Goofy gives up the dreadful habit of smoking. However, he discovers one temptation too many (the urge was very strong. He didn't give a little whistle and let his conscience be his guide!) and spends the rest of the cartoon searching for a cigar and finally garners one from an elderly gentlemen, but it was actually an exploding cigar. I enjoyed this cartoon and I liked the scene where one of the Goofs throws down a cigar from a tall building and as Goofy is waiting to procure it, the cig disintegrates. The cartoon concludes with the offscreen narrator (heard in various Goofy cartoons and a few other Disney cartoons without Goofy like The Legend of Coyote Rock, Donald's Diary and Springtime for Pluto) saying "Give the smoker enough rope, and he'll hang on to his habit," but In the TV special "A Salute to Father" the ending of this short was tied in with the rest of the episode. Goofy announces that he quits smoking for good. Which is good because fifteen years after this cartoon Walt Disney died of lung cancer because he was a heavy smoker.

From Alexander Elliott-Welch :

I think No Smoking is the only Walt Disney cartoon without the MPAA seal in the title card.

From Laura Cross :

Oh, that Goofy! He'll never quit that way! I myself watched this cartoon on Toonio and, while I myself am a nonsmoker, find the fact that Goofy smokes is quite interesting. Goofy is also shown smoking in several other cartoons. For example, a cigarette that Goofy is smoking in El Gaucho Goofy has been unreasonably removed with computers. However, in Two-Gun Goofy, Goofy is shown puffing on a cigarette (this has not been edited). No wonder I don't smoke! It's a hard habit to break!

From Politzania :

Goofy takes on the cigarette industry with the No Smoking cartoon from 1951. It starts with a humourous look at the history of smoking - including clever references to then-current brands. The narrator waxes poetic about the joys of smoking, while the visuals show the exaggerated negative results. Goofy, as George Geef then attempts to quit smoking. He becomes jittery, and the visuals become a little hallucinatory! He backslides, or attempts to, as every time he reaches for a cigar, a cigarette or a pipe, he is foiled by circumstance - showing just how desperate he is to get a smoke! I wonder what Walt thought of this film, considering his cigarette habit.