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How to Be a Sailor
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Film information
Directed by: Jack Kinney
Produced by: Walt Disney
Written by: Carl Barks
Jack Kinney
Ralph Wright
Starring: Pinto Colvig
John McLeish
Music by: Paul Smith
Studio: Walt Disney Productions
Distributed by: RKO Radio Pictures
Release Date(s): January 28, 1944
Language: English
Preceded by: Victory Vehicles
Followed by: How to Play Golf

How to Be a Sailor is a 1944 animated short starring Goofy.

Synopsis[]

A history of sailing through the ages; from a prehistoric Goofy using a log, through the Age of Sail ("iron men, wooden ships") and on to modern times. This short notably ends with a wartime joke of Goofy being used as a torpedo to sink Japanese battleships (all of them being caricatured with Emperor Hirohito's face on them) as well as Japan's "rising sun" as "O Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean" plays.

Characters[]

Releases[]

Television[]

  • The Mickey Mouse Club, November 26, 1957
  • The Mouse Factory, episode #7: "Water Sports"
  • The Ink and Paint Club, episode #1.31: "The Unseen Disney"

Home video[]

VHS

  • Walt Disney Cartoon Classics: Limited Gold Editions: The World According to Goofy

DVD


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