“Learning to Cook” is one of three all-new hand-drawn shorts, part of “Disney Presents Goofy in How to Stay at Home,” directed by the legendary Eric Goldberg and produced by Emmy award-winning Disney Animation producer Dorothy McKim, now streaming on Disney+.
“Disney Presents Goofy in How to Stay at Home”
If you’ve seen any Disney animation in the past few decades, you’ve likely seen animation by Disney Legend, animator, and director Eric Goldberg.
One of the all-time greatest 2D animators of all-time, Goldberg is perhaps best known for creating and supervising the animation of “The Genie” in Aladdin (1992), “Phil” in Hercules (1997), and “Louis” and “Tiana’s Fantasy Sequence” in The Princess and the Frog (2009). Not to mention, Goldberg is also known for directing Pocahontas (1997), as well as the “Rhapsody in Blue” and “Carnival of the Animals” sequences for Fantasia 2000 (2000), hand-drawn animation supervisor on Moana (2016), along with numerous other achievements.
He’s the recipient of the 2011 Winsor McCay Award from ASIFA-Hollywood for his lifetime achievement in animation. His recent work includes creating all-new hand-drawn animation for the upcoming Cirque du Soleil show “Drawn to Life,” coming soon to Disney Springs at the Walt Disney World Resort. Goldberg also contributes his animation skills to projection shows and special projects for Disney parks and experiences around the world.
“Learning to Cook” is one of three all-new, hand-drawn, Goofy how-to shorts directed by the legendary Goldberg and produced by award-winning Disney Animation producer, Dorothy McKim.
Goldberg joined us in a recent press conference to answer questions and share with us a special live drawing session where we learned how to draw Goofy! “Disney Presents Goofy in How to Stay at Home” is now streaming exclusively on Disney+.
Learn How to Draw Goofy with Eric Goldberg!
Fun Facts about Goofy and How to Stay at Home
- Eric Goldberg’s mentor was Goofy’s creator, Art Babbitt.
- In 2020, Eric pitched the idea for this series—to be a hand-drawn animation—because he felt it was relatable.
- The animator who animated “Binge Watching,” is Mark Henn, whom Goldberg refers to as “the princess guy.” He’s known for drawing Mulan, Ariel, Jasmine, etc.
- Randy Hancock, who is another notable animator, animated “Learn to Cook,” and is known for Naveen in The Princess and the Frog and Ian and Winnie the Pooh.
- The animated look takes the form of the 1940s original Goofy combined with a slightly thicker outline just to modernize the look.
- One of the aspects of Goofy Goldberg loves the most are the physical gags.
- The shorts all have Easter eggs in them. Like the beans are a nod to Walt’s favorite meal. In Learning to Cook, Goofy is wearing the same outfit that he wears at his birthday party when he is employed to bake Mickey’s cake, and the music that accompanies his montage of cooking is music from Mickey’s birthday party—the same music he has when he’s baking.
About “Disney Presents Goofy in How to Stay at Home”
Goofy’s back in “Disney Presents Goofy in How to Stay at Home,” a trio of all-new, hand-drawn animated shorts from Walt Disney Animation Studios. In these new shorts from acclaimed master animator/director Eric Goldberg (Aladdin, Pocahontas, Fantasia/2000, Moana) and Emmy-winning producer Dorothy McKim (Meet the Robinsons, Prep & Landing, Get a Horse!), Goofy—the clumsy, charismatic and lovable Disney “everyman” character who has entertained audiences since his screen debut in 1932—demonstrates how to make the best of challenging situations. Bill Farmer, the voice of Goofy since 1987, provides the familiar vocals for the character, and versatile actor, Corey Burton, is heard as the narrator. “Disney Presents Goofy in How to Stay at Home” from Walt Disney Animation Studios streams August 11 on Disney+.
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