Goopy Geer (film)

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Goopy Geer
Merrie Melodies (Goopy Geer) series
Goopy Geer.jpg
Goopy Geer playing the piano.
Directed by Rudolf Ising
Produced by Hugh Harman
Rudolf Ising
Leon Schlesinger
Music by Frank Marsales
Animation by Isadore Freleng
Rollin Hamilton
Layouts by Isadore Freleng (uncredited)
Backgrounds by Art Loomer (uncredited)
Studio Warner Bros.
Release date(s) April 16, 1932
Color process Black-and-white
Running time 7 minutes
Language English
Preceded by Crosby, Columbo and Vallee
Followed by Its Got Me Again

Goopy Geer is a 1932 Merrie Melodies cartoon short, featuring the first appearance of the title character.

Synopsis[edit]

The customers in a nightclub clamor for Goopy Geer, who then comes out on the stage and entertains them by playing the piano, first with his fingers and his ears, later with his animated gloves. He's soon accompanied by a girl who tells a joke and sings a song.

Meanwhile, the customers eat and carry on in slapstick ways, and two coat racks dance together.

Toward the end, a drunken horse breathes fire and destroys the piano, but Goopy keeps right on playing.

Censorship[edit]

On Cartoon Network's former late night program called Late Night Black and White, an early scene of the gorilla waiter dancing and saying "Yes, sir! Yes, sir!" was removed. The other scenes with the gorilla were left intact.

Notes[edit]

  • Two scenes—one involving a waiter, the other the drunken horse—are reused from the earlier Foxy short Lady, Play Your Mandolin! Also, one of the customers, a fat lady hippo, had also appeared in a Foxy short, Smile, Darn Ya, Smile!
  • Goopy bears some resemblance to Disney's (unnamed at the time) Goofy who first came along 39 days later.

References[edit]

Goopy Geer at the Big Cartoon DataBase