Lion Down
Studio: Disney Release Date : January 5, 1951 Series: Goofy Cartoon
  1. General Info

Cumulative rating: No Ratings Posted

Synopsis

Goofy plans a relaxing day at rest, but he needs a second tree at his penthouse apartment to hang his hammock. So, he brings one back from the forest only to find it includes a mountain lion who wants some rest as well.

Characters

Goofy

Credits

Director

Jack Kinney

Animator

Charles A. Nichols
John Sibley
George Nicholas

Story

Milt Schaffer
Dick Kinney

Music

Paul Smith (I)

Backgrounds

Merle T. Cox

Layout

Al Zinnen

Effects Animation

Jack Boyd

Producer

Walter Elias "Walt" Disney

Television

Donald's Quack Attack (Season 1, Episode 53)

Video Information

VHS

United States

Here's Goofy

Germany

Hier ist Goofy

France

Disney Parade 4
La Collection en Or des Studios Disney Volume 1
Salut Goofy

Italy

Paperino e Soci a Caccia di Guai

Laserdisc (CLV)

United States

Here's Donald / Here's Goofy

Japan

Cartoon Carousel
Mountaineering Mickey

DVD

United States

The Complete Goofy
Starring Goofy

Germany

Alle Lieben Goofy
Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy

France

Tout le Monde aime Goofy

Italy

Il Mio Eroe Pippo

United Kingdom

Everybody Loves Goofy
Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy

Sweden

Alla Alskar Langben
Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy

Canada

Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 3 : Starring Goofy

Technical Specifications

MPAA No.: 13975
Running time: 6:33
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

Reviews and Comments

From Ryan :

This short features Louie the mountain lion. This time, however, he is co-starring with Goofy rather than Donald. I enjoy several fun gags such as when Donald and Louie are falling and each of them takes turns sitting in the hammock, reading the paper. It all works out at the end when Louie drags his tree that Goofy cut down back home with him. An acorn, however, drops on Goofy's lawn (which is actually on the roof of his condominium). Goofy plants this acorn and it instantly grows into a small, budding tree.

From Frank :

Normally I don't care much for Goofy, but this short is hilarious. I can sense a certain Looney Tunes influence here. Love it.

From Baruch Weiss :

This is a great short with great music done by Paul J Smith!

From Trae Robinson :

I really thought that Goofy and the Lion were a funny pair. Too bad the lion was only in two classic cartoons with Goofy. The Lion returned several years later in Goofy's Radio.

From Daniel :

Pure genius. In the midst of a long dry spell for Disney shorts, this is a classic which ranks amongst the very best. One has to go back to the legendary cartoons of the 30s and 40s to find this level of sheer invention. I defy any first-time viewer to guess what's going to happen next. The soundtrack, instead of just following the action, is full of humor of its own. Another delightful aspect of this short is the complex storyline (from city to country and back again, from low to high and... well, you'll see) and the brilliant ways the story men make it effortless to follow. One of the all time greats - simply hilarious.

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    Sources

    Jack Kinney: Director
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    Charles A. Nichols: Animator
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    John Sibley: Animator
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    George Nicholas: Animator
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    Jack Boyd: Effects Animation
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    Milt Schaffer: Story
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    Dick Kinney: Story
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    Al Zinnen: Layout
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    Merle T. Cox: Backgrounds
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    Paul Smith (I): Music
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    Walter Elias "Walt" Disney: Producer
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