Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Goofy Fun: "Lion Down" (1951)

Director Jack Kinney has some very funny visuals in this seven minute animated short.

Disney's Goofy decides to put up a hammock, but only has one tree in his city rooftop yard. He heads out to the country, chops a tree down, and returns. The tree was the home of a mountain lion, who follows Goofy to the city to take back his tree. Goofy and the lion fight for both the tree, and the hammock.

This short is funny, thanks to director Kinney. There is plenty of falling from skyscrapers, and this was a vast improvement over other cartoons from the 1950's. While the Sports Goofy shorts are still the best, this one runs a close second.

A funny animated short that also suffers from being too short. (* * * *) out of five stars.