Short Movie Review: The Art of Skiing

The Art of Skiing Trailer

The Art of Skiing Summary

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 and the opening titles mention an alternate (and “correct”) pronunciation of skiing as shee-ing, despite the narrator mostly pronouncing it vice versa throughout the short. Another Goofy cartoon featured Goofy himself mentioning this to an Ancient Greek.

This was the first cartoon to use the signature Goofy holler; it is the only vocal uttered by Goofy in the short.

The Art of Skiing Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Goofy is goofy. I don’t know how else to explain it. The Goofy Shorts are cute and funny featuring Goofy Goof. A cute short perfect for the winter but it is occasionally shown on the Disney Channel between shows.

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