December 21, 2007 – The Goofy Short Film How to Hook Up Your Home Theater is Released to Theaters
“Modern sports fans, however, can fully immerse themselves in game day with a new home theater system. The advanced technology practically puts the viewer on the field.”
On December 21, 2007, the Goofy short film How to Hook Up Your Home Theater was released to theaters; this was the first Goofy theatrical short film since 1961’s Aquamania. It was directed by Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers-Skelton, with story by Deters, Wermers-Skelton, Wilbert Plijnaar, and Dan Abraham. It stars Corey Burton as the narrator, and Bill Farmer as Goofy.
The short begins with a look at the big game, on Goofy’s tiny black and white television, when Goofy sees his neighbor getting a new big screen television and home theater system, and decides to get his own the next day at his nearest electronics store. He is laden down with several “important” elements of his system, and goes to pick his screen, which is the biggest in the store. Finally, it is delivery day, and Goofy waits anxiously, although the system arrives early the next day. The system is so massive that they have to lift Goofy’s house to fit the boxes inside. After unpacking it, and removing about a million packing peanuts, Goofy finds the instructions, although they are incredibly complex. He then has trouble plugging in the cables, and has to use a chainsaw to cut a wall of his house in order to reach the back of the screen. He then sets up all the speakers, surrounding him all around and ensuring eventual deafness. He mounts the speakers in crazy places, leaving wires and overloaded sockets in his wake. After setting it all up, he almost forgets about the big game, when he finds the universal remote and turns the television on. The television explodes, sending Goofy, chair, and screen to the actual playing field, where, after getting pummeled by the players, he remarks that “it’s almost like being there!”