Goopy Geer (film)
|Merrie Melodies (Goopy Geer) series|
Goopy Geer playing the piano.
|Directed by||Rudolf Ising|
|Produced by||Hugh Harman
|Music by||Frank Marsales|
|Animation by||Isadore Freleng
|Layouts by||Isadore Freleng (uncredited)|
|Backgrounds by||Art Loomer (uncredited)|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.
The Vitaphone Corporation
|Release date(s)||April 16, 1932|
|Running time||7 minutes|
|Preceded by||Crosby, Columbo, and Vallee (1932)|
|Followed by||It's Got Me Again! (1932)|
The customers are 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.
- 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.
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