No Smoking
Studio: Disney Release Date : November 23, 1951 Series: Goofy Cartoon
  1. General Info

Cumulative rating: No Ratings Posted

Synopsis

Goofy tries a number of ways to give up smoking.

Characters

Goofy
(Voice: Van DeBar 'Pinto' Colvig)

Credits

Director

Jack Kinney

Animator

George Nicholas
Hugh Fraser
John Sibley
Edwin "Ed" Aardal

Story

Milt Schaffer
Dick Kinney

Music

Paul Smith (I)

Backgrounds

Ralph Hulett

Layout

Al Zinnen

Effects Animation

Blaine Gibson

Producer

Walter Elias "Walt" Disney

Included in:

The Adventure Story

Video Information

VHS

France

Goofy Fait le Fou

Italy

Il Mondo Di Pippo

Laserdisc (CLV)

Japan

It's a Goofy World

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

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 :

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.

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History

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    Sources

    Jack Kinney: Director
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    George Nicholas: Animator
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    Hugh Fraser: Animator
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    John Sibley: Animator
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    Edwin "Ed" Aardal: Animator
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    Blaine Gibson: 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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    Ralph Hulett: Backgrounds
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    Paul Smith (I): Music
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    Walter Elias "Walt" Disney: Producer
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