Studio: Disney Release Date : December 20, 1961 Series: Goofy Cartoon

Cumulative rating:
(2 ratings submitted)


Goofy gets the boating bug, but doesn't expect to be in a water skiing race with an octopus.


(Voice: Van DeBar 'Pinto' Colvig)


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


Wolfgang "Woolie" Reitherman


John Lounsbery
John Sibley
Art Stevens
Dick Lucas


Vance Gerry
Ralph Wright


Buddy Baker


Ralph Hulett


Kevin Corcoran (unverified)


Basil Davidovich
Dale Barnhart

Effects Animation

Dan MacManus


Walter Elias "Walt" Disney


Buena Vista Distribution

Clips Used In:

Buyer Be Wise

Contains Reused Animation from:

Motor Mania
Get Rich Quick
Father's Lion (Goofy and son in car)
For Whom the Bulls Toil (Crowd cheering)
They're Off (Photographers)
Two Weeks Vacation (Goofy stopping his car)

Included in:

A Square Peg in a Round Hole
Vacationing with Mickey and Friends


Donald's Quack Attack (Season 1, Episode 14)
Donald's Quack Attack (Season 1, Episode 26)


United States

The Goofy World of Sports
Cartoon Classics : First Series : Volume 8 : Sport Goofy's Vacation


Goofys Lustige Sportschau


Donald et Dingo allias Goofy Champions Olympiques
La Collection en Or des Studios Disney Volume 3


Pippo Olimpionico

Laserdisc (CLV)

United States

Happy Summer Days / Fun on the Job! / The Goofy World of Sports


Disney's Cartoon Jubilee
Disney Cartoon Festival 7


United States

The Complete Goofy
Walt Disney's Funny Factory with Goofy


Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy
Sports Spass Superstars

United Kingdom

Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy


Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy


Walt Disney's Funny Factory with Goofy

Technical Specifications

Running Time: 8:29
MPAA No.: 19932
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 Jane Kepros :

As a child in the late 1980s, my aunt video taped several episodes of Wonderful World of Disney for me and my siblings. The episodes she sent us were all of animated shorts. Most of them were special holiday episodes with themes, i.e. love themes for Valentine's day or the mothering clips for Mother's Day. This was one of my favorite shorts to watch. I also loved the litterbug one. At some point over the years we lost the tape, and now I am looking to get back copies of some of those old shorts I loved.

From Ryan :

Goofy hasn't seem to have starred in any cartoons since 1953 before this cartoon. While I really don't find this cartoon all that great, it is still watchable. While watching this cartoon, viewers may notice that the foreground objects, drawn on cels, do not seem as nicely done as they were in the past. By this time, a new process for transferring drawings to cels had been developed. It was called Xeroxing ( which began at the Disney studio with the feature film "101 Dalmatians"). I feel that this makes the drawings look so poorly animated, but seeing as the major animation studios' budgets were beginning to shrink, they had to come up with cheaper methods. This cartoon would be Goofy's last "normal" cartoon as he would later star in educational shorts.

From Steve Segal :

I believe this is the first cartoon to use the Xerox process developed by Ub Iwerks.

From Baruch Weiss :

In this short Goofy goes "Aquamania" and takes his son boating. I enjoyed the scene where he has a run in with an octopus.

From Trae Robinson :

Goofy has to be my favorite Disney character. I wonder why in this cartoon Goofy went by the name of "Mr. X." This is the last cartoon to feature Goofy Junior. In "Goof Troop," Goofy won't have a wife and his son, Max will look like him a little.