Fathers Are People
Studio: Disney Release Date : October 21, 1951 Series: Goofy Cartoon
  1. General Info

Cumulative rating: No Ratings Posted

Synopsis

Goofy experiences the ups and downs of trying to be a father.

Characters

Goofy

Credits

Director

Jack Kinney

Animator

Fred Moore
John Sibley
Edwin "Ed" Aardal
George Nicholas

Story

Dick Kinney
Milt Schaffer

Music

Paul Smith (I)

Backgrounds

Ray Huffine

Layout

Al Zinnen

Effects Animation

Dan MacManus

Producer

Walter Elias "Walt" Disney

Television

Mickey Mouse Tracks (Season 1, Episode 6)

Video Information

VHS

Germany

Goofy im Fußballfieber

France

Sport Goofy Joue et Gagne

Italy

Le Vacanze Di Pippo

Laserdisc (CLV)

Japan

Sport Goofy's Vacation
Soccermania

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

MPAA No.: 14929
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 :

Goofy comes into the office announcing that he's a father and hands out cigars to his fellow employees. Seeing Goofy try to handle the extra chores to be done with the baby is quite humorous. In the middle of the night when the baby wakes up crying, Goofy goes into the kitchen, but instead of getting the baby some milk, he gets himself a drink. I enjoyed the part where the narrator explains how the baby gets older and a photo album is shown with the following pictures:

Baby's first tooth -- which shows Goofy's thumb all bandaged up

Baby's first step -- which shows the baby with his foot in a spitoon

Baby's first word -- which shows Goofy washing the baby's mouth

This short is probably the first appearance of Goofy Jr. who would later evolve into Max in the TV series "Goof Troop."


From Candy :

I thought that this was one of the funnier Goofy cartoons because it had him in the role of a new father. Apparently Goofy has just as much trouble with little kids as real people do. The scene where Goofy tells his son to pick up his toys and he refuses is pretty funny. Goofy's wife tells him to use psychology on the kid, and this backfires on him because the kid sees right through it. Goofy picks up the toys and puts them in a box, hoping that the kid will imitate him and help him pick up the toys. But the kid throws all the toys out of the box as fast as Goofy is putting them in. Goofy picks up the now-empty box and says, "Now, wasn't that fun?" not realizing that it's empty. His son says, "Yes, Daddy" in a cute voice, as if he had been really helpful. Then Goofy trips on one of the toys and falls. I thought this was pretty funny.

From Baruch Weiss :

Goofy (who is called George in this cartoon) becomes a father. I like the snapshot of George washing out his sons mouth. I also enjoy the scene of Jr fighting with a kid from next door. Then, George and the next door neighbor's kids dad break it up and start fighting themselves. Another scene I enjoy is the end where George says "Kids, they're wonderful wish I had a million of 'em." Then his wife who was knitting a sweater asks George "George, how does this look?" Thinking his wish came true, George gasps, but it turns out it was for their dog (might I add the sweater had sleeves on it) then George gives a sigh of relief. Overall, I thought that this was a good cartoon. However, there is one part that does not sound right. When Jr is in his crib (sharp eyes look fast for a certain famous mouse on it) George is about to hit his son with a brush. Child abuse is against the law!

From Stephen Kostiak :

I disliked Goofy's character in this short. Goofy isn't a good father, he's a bad father. A bad father is someone who gets angry and orders his son about in civil tone and bad mood.

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History

11/28/2011

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5/10/2012

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8/25/2012

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8/1/2013

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6/14/2017

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6/23/2019

    Sources

    Walter Elias "Walt" Disney: Producer
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    Paul Smith (I): Music
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    Fred Moore: Animator
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    Jack Kinney: Director
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    Milt Schaffer: Story
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    Dan MacManus: Effects Animation
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    Edwin "Ed" Aardal: Animator
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    George Nicholas: Animator
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    John Sibley: Animator
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    Ray Huffine: Backgrounds
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    Dick Kinney: Story
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    Al Zinnen: Layout
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