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November 22, 1940 – The Goofy Short Film Goofy’s Glider is Released to Theaters

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“I’m brave! But I’m careful.”

On November 22, 1940, the Goofy short film Goofy’s Glider was released to theaters. It is the second Goofy short released. The short was directed by Jack Kinney.

The short begins with Goofy voraciously reading a copy of “How to Fly.” He excitedly puts the book away and, believing he can fly, attempts to take off in a homemade glider with his legs sticking out. He starts skipping towards the gate, and breaks into a run. He is unable to takeoff, however, as he flies straight into the gate. He then tries to pull his glider along as if he is flying a kite, and as he climbs up the rope to his glider, the glider sinks lower and lower, until he is submerged into a nearby pond. His next attempt involves Goofy riding a bicycle, and the glider takes off without him. Goofy crashes the bike and attempts to chase after his glider around the barn. The glider snags onto his suspenders, and pulls Goofy up into the air before they both crash into the ground.

Goofy tries again, this time with the catapult method. He climbs into the glider, but not before putting on a parachute pack. He climbs into the glider, and as he lets the catapult go, the glider is left behind while Goofy is catapulted into the air. He jumps down, and counts to ten to pull the string, but reaches the ground before he finishes the count. He then ties rollerskates to his feet, hoping they will give him enough speed to fly with the ramp he has built. He is able to go into the air with his glider, unaware that he is flying upside down. He flies through the barn and crashes, landing in a well. His last attempt involves gasoline, TNT, gunpowder, and a cannon. He is sent speeding through the air, circling around the world. The short ends with everyone singing a flying song along with Goofy.

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