Goopy Geer (film)

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Goopy Geer
Merrie Melodies (Goopy Geer) series
Goopy Geer.jpg
Goopy Geer playing the piano.
Directed byRudolf Ising
Produced byHugh Harman
Rudolf Ising
Leon Schlesinger
Music byFrank Marsales
Animation byIsadore Freleng
Rollin Hamilton
Layouts byIsadore Freleng (uncredited)
Backgrounds byArt Loomer (uncredited)
StudioHarman-Ising Productions
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
The Vitaphone Corporation
Release date(s)April 16, 1932
Color processBlack-and-white
Running time7 minutes
Preceded byCrosby, Columbo, and Vallee (1932)
Followed byIt's Got Me Again! (1932)

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


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 spits 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.