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Goopy Geer (1932) HD online
Language: English
Category: Movie / Animation / Short / Comedy / Family / Musical
Original Title: Goopy Geer
Director: Hugh Harman,Rudolf Ising
Released: 1932
Duration: 7min
Video type: Movie
At a nightclub, the crowd demands Goopy Geer, and the lanky dog doesn't disappoint them. He gives a zany performance on the piano, but the employees and the customers are just as wacky. A gorilla waiter dances while serving. Three identical cats display a peculiar way of eating. A chicken has a nauseating way of making chicken soup. The nightclub singer tells corny jokes. Even the hat racks come to life and dance. A horse imbibing a too-strong drink provides the show-stopper.

Reviews: [4]

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    TheJonnyTest

    Goopy Gear is the title character in this Merrie Melodies cartoon from Hugh Harmon-Rudolf Ising Productions in association with Leon Schlesinger and distributed by Warner Bros. He is a piano-playing dog who plays while the customers dance. There's the gorilla waiter who I just saw in Lady, Play Your Mandolin! Same goes for that alcohol-drinking horse who sees his reflection in the mirror and some hallucinations there as well! My favorite gag in here is when the waiter orders some soup and the chicken swims in it for a while before it is served! Loved the keys-playing sequences the best. Worth a look for anyone interested in early animated cartoons from Warner Bros.
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    Elastic Skunk

    At a nightclub, the crowd demands Goopy Geer, and the lanky dog doesn't disappoint them. He gives a zany performance on the piano, but the employees and the customers are just as wacky. A gorilla waiter dances while serving. Three identical cats display a peculiar way of eating. A chicken has a nauseating way of making chicken soup. The nightclub singer tells corny jokes. Even the hat racks come to life and dance. A horse imbibing a too-strong drink provides the show-stopper.

    The chicken soup gag, and another one with a hippo getting goosed, prove that crude humor is not limited to modern children's films. As for the unappealing Goopy Geer: he makes one long for the bland Bosko. Or more of the hat racks.
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    Manona

    The earliest years of the Warner Bros. cartoons have become an almost forgotten chapter to anyone under 40. Granted the studio didn't come into their prime until 1937. Such characters as Bosko and Buddy are now virtually unheard of.

    The Harman and Ising years had a stable of characters that were derivative of Disney's growing stars. Among them was Goopy Geer. The name and design may lead one to think that he's a knockoff of Goofy, but that's highly unlikely, considering the proto Goofy, Dippy Dawg, made his debut the same year. And Goofy as we know him today wasn't fully developed until 1935. He wasn't named Goofy until around 1937. So the similarities are likely coincidental. Although there is a slight possibility that Goofy may have taken some cues from Goopy, but it's highly unlikely.

    Like all Harman and Ising's WB cartoons, the emphasis is on music and gags and this one doesn't disappoint. Some parts of the score sound reminiscent of the earlier Fleischer cartoons. While there are some imaginative gags, such as the dancing coat racks, it would have been cool if Ising went further in the wildness that the Fleischers did.

    It is quite remarkable just how different a direction the studio went just a few years later.
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    Whilingudw

    " . . . at our house," to which the piano player replies, "What's its name?" After a pause, the chick explains "I don't know--we can't understand a word it says" (rimshot). As much as it might please readers to say that the pianist playing a four-handed duet with his white gloves here is Ryan Gosling, and that the chick is Emma Stone, this beta version of LA LA LAND is actually an animated short from Warner Bros.' prophetic Looney Tuners who introduce piano player GOOPY GEER in his eponymous debut with a primary mission of warning Today's Americans of THEIR (the Looney Tuners') far future about government deregulation under White House Resident-Elect Donald J. Rump. Though the club at which GOOPY performs features at least 117 Health Code Violations under the Common Sense rule of President Obama and his predecessors, my remaining space allows me to highlight just one of these that Warner is warning us about with GOOPY. If you order any kind of chicken soup in any of the hundreds of Trump Tower franchises Russian KGB Rump PuppetmasterLoan Shark Vlad "Mad Dog" Putin plans world-wide, the cook (paid below current minimum wage as a virtual slave, since Rump was deposed this week by the court in which he's suing to FORCE celebrity chefs to work for peanuts on his properties against their will!) shouts into the kitchen "One Zoup!" and a LIVE chicken hops into a pot of warm water, swimming two laps while taking a dump, and Voila, there's your soup! We all remember when a couple Texas Oil & Cattlemen were illegally appointed to the White House in 2001, as gasoline shot up to $5 a gallon under deregulated Big Oil, America's hamburger was full of Crap under deregulated Big Beef, the jobs market collapsed under deregulated Big Business, and home values bottomed out as the U.S. financial infrastructure nearly went belly-up under deregulated Big Banking. All this WITHOUT having a bankruptcy king in the White House! Warner warns 21st Century Americans with GOOPY GEER and 417 OTHER Looney Tunes that it's the End of Life as We Knew It when we let the Rabid Red Commmies of the KGB appoint our President, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Intelligence Chiefs, Top Generals, Education Secretary, Interior Secretary, and Chicken Soup Inspectors!