I’ve really enjoyed redeeming rewards from Disney Movie Rewards! Every time I go to a movie or buy it in the stores I can collect points towards exclusive Disney merchandise. Some of these items would be quite elaborate and expensive if you had to buy them, but others can just be fun.
And that brings us to the printables of today’s post. For only 5 points you can download pages to your computer and then simply print them out. I just did this and received three 8 1/2″ by 11″ mini-posters depicting some of Goofy’s best How-to Shorts.
Let’s have a look at the first one:
Released in September of 1942
How to Play Baseball was produced at the request of Samuel Goldwyn and first shown to accompany the 1942 feature film The Pride of the Yankees. This is also the very first of the Goofy How-to series of Shorts. It was directed by Jack Kinney.
Released in 1942
In this cartoon, Goofy provides an educational treatise on swimming and diving with questionable results. The Short was also directed by Jack Kinney.
Released in September of 1944
The Goofies of Taxidermy Tech take on the Goofies of Anthropology A and M. The seven and a half minute film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. It was directed by Charles Nichols.
After the success of How to Play Baseball, nine more How-to Shorts were produced in Walt Disney’s lifetime: How to Swim and How to Fish; (both also in 1942); How to Be a Sailor, How to Play Football, and How to Play Golf (1944); How to Ride a Horse (1950, originally included in The Reluctant Dragon in 1941); How to Be a Detective (1952); and How to Sleep and How to Dance (both 1953).
A similar How-to Short was released in 2007 called How to Hook Up Your Home Theater directed by Kevin Deters and co-directed by Stevie Wermers-Skelton. This is the first theatrical Goofy solo cartoon short made in 46 years, since Aquamania. This short follows Goofy as he buys and then sets up his home cinema system, to watch football (nod, nod.)
These printables are great ways to get your Disney fix without depleting your Disney Reward points!