The Art of Skiing

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The Art of Skiing
Goofy series
Directed by Jack Kinney (uncredited)
Produced by Walt Disney
Story by Leo Thiele (uncredited)
Ralph Wright (uncredited)
Voices by John McLeish (narrator)
Music by Charles Wolcott (uncredited)
Studio Walt Disney Productions
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release date(s) November 14, 1941 (USA)
Color process Technicolor
Running time 8 min (one reel)
Language English
Preceded by Baggage Buster (1941)
Followed by The Art of Self Defense (1941)

The Art of Skiing is a Goofy cartoon made by Walt Disney Productions in 1941. It has historical significance as the first cartoon to use the now famous goofy holler,[1] as well as being the short that led to the "How To" series, beginning with How to Play Baseball and continuing with How to Hook Up Your Home Theater.


Goofy goes to Sugar Bowl Ski Resort, to learn how to ski. The name of the resort can be seen in the opening frames of the cartoon. Sugar Bowl Ski Resort was used because Walt Disney had an interest in the Sugar Bowl ski area, to the extent that one of the peaks at Sugar Bowl is named Mt. Disney after him.

The narrator mentions the alternate pronunciation of skiing as "shiing" (she-ing). Another Goofy cartoon featured Goofy mentioning this to an Ancient Greek.

This was the first cartoon to use the signature Goofy holler. Goofy had no other lines in the short.



  1. ^ [1]. (January 2009) Accessed January 5, 2009.

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