Goofy and Wilbur

Last Updated on: January 20th, 2024

“Goofy and Wilbur” is a Walt Disney animated short film released in 1939. It is part of the “Goofy” series of cartoons, which feature the popular Disney character Goofy in various comedic and instructional situations.

In “Goofy and Wilbur,” Goofy embarks on a fishing trip accompanied by his loyal pet grasshopper, Wilbur. The film humorously portrays their fishing escapades as Goofy attempts to teach Wilbur the art of angling. The cartoon showcases Goofy’s fishing techniques, which range from unconventional and slapstick to downright disastrous.Goofy and Wilbur disney short

As Goofy and Wilbur navigate the challenges of fishing, the film combines physical comedy, witty gags, and visual humor to entertain viewers. “Goofy and Wilbur” highlights Goofy’s endearing personality and his characteristic clumsiness, leading to humorous situations throughout the cartoon.

The short film was directed by Dick Huemer and features the iconic voice work of Pinto Colvig as Goofy. It was well-received upon its release and has become a beloved entry in the Goofy series.

“Goofy and Wilbur” is remembered for its humorous portrayal of fishing mishaps and Goofy’s lovable and accident-prone personality. It exemplifies Goofy’s comedic talents and showcases his enduring popularity as one of Disney’s beloved characters.

Additional Details



  • Director: Dick Huemer
  • Story: Otto Englander
  • Producer: Walt Disney
  • Music: Paul Smith

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