Teachers Are People
Studio: Disney Release Date : June 27, 1952 Series: Goofy Cartoon

Cumulative rating:
(2 ratings submitted)


Goofy tries (without much success) to be a teacher to a classroom of young troublemakers.


(Voice: Van DeBar 'Pinto' Colvig)


Note: "Unverified" credits may not be correct and should be taken with a grain of salt.


Jack Kinney


George Nicholas
Edwin "Ed" Aardal
Hugh Fraser
Harvey Toombs


Dick Kinney
Brice Mack


Oliver Wallace


Art Riley


Van DeBar 'Pinto' Colvig (unverified)
June Foray (unverified)


Al Zinnen

Effects Animation

Blaine Gibson


Alan Reed (unverified)


Walter Elias "Walt" Disney


RKO Radio Pictures

Contains Reused Animation from:

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Animation of schoolchildren horsing around.)

Cut Scenes

  • A scene featuring a water pistol has been cut.



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Laserdisc (CLV)


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United States

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United Kingdom

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Technical Specifications

Running Time: 6:18
MPAA No.: 15629
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 Brad Bethel :

It's been a long time since I last saw this cartoon (I'm still waiting to see it again). I still remember most of what happened. But unless I'm wrong, in response to the more recent school violence, I don't think Disney will be showing this cartoon for a long time. The ending involves one of the kids BOMBING the school, subsequently writing on the chalkboard a million times, "I will not bomb the school", all at Goofy's own expense. While I enjoyed watching this cartoon not too long ago, I'd be pretty upset if it really was banned.

From Ryan :

This is one of my favorite Goofy cartoons. I find several of the moments in this short funny such as the sequence where some of the kids are whispering dirty things to each other and Goofy overhears them. He then rips up a "birds and bees" chart. While the narrator (voiced by Alan Reed of "The Flintstones") is discussing the children's creativity, the naughty student, George is splashing paint on his desk. Another part I enjoy is the parent-teacher conference with Goofy and one student's father who says "What's wrong with my kid's grammar?" and hits Goofy. This cartoon is also quite controversial in today's world with all the references to school violence. The troublemaking student George bombs the school at the end of the cartoon and has to write I WILL NOT BOMB THE SCHOOL AGAIN (somewhat reminds me of Bart Simpson's blackboard writing's during the opening sequence). During the part where the students are singing, Goofy is shown confiscating George's weapons (grenades, firecrackers, knives, etc.). Of course, at the time this cartoon was made, people would have thought the idea of school violence to be absurd.

From Baruch Weiss :

This short was not too bad, I thought it was pretty funny. I enjoyed the scene where Goofy is counting the apples to check who's absent and then sees George walking off to fish and play hooky. Goofy did roll call so why did he have to do this? Also those were a lot of apples too, might I add, I guess that is how Goofy stays thin and healthy. He probably learned his lesson from Tomorrow we Diet!

I can relate with this cartoon because I work in a day school with Pre 1 A boys. The director of the pre school division once asked me, "Do you like the kids this year? They seem much more tame then the other kids from last year." Well that one was something I could argue with. Kids can get out of hand often times.