Saturday, December 20, 2008

Goofy's One-Man Band Joins the Mickey Mouse Club!

Gangly, good-natured Goofy is strikingup the band, a one band, in honor of his best pal and Club leader. Goofy joins Mickey’s parade of animated superstars from the Club ‘that’s made for you and me!’

As with the previous releases from this series, Goofy ("One-Man Band") a Numbered Limited Edition (NLE) of 1,000 was sculpted by Bruce Lau.

The opening theme, "The Mickey Mouse March", was written by the show's primary adult host, Jimmie Dodd. It was also reprised at the end of each episode, with the slower "Now it's time to say goodbye" verse. A shorter version of the opening title was used later in the series, in syndication and on Disney Channel reruns. Dodd also wrote many other songs used in individual segments over the course of the series.

Although the show was filmed and broadcast in black and white, all of the animated segments - the opening theme, Mickey's introductions and farewells, the Jiminy Cricket shorts, etc. - were filmed in color. Below is the opening sequence (in color) courtesy of YouTube.com:



The Mickey Mouse Club ©Disney

2 comments:

Matthew said...

Perfect rendition of 50's Goofy.

For those collecting this scene, glad to see him added.

Duckman said...

Hi Matthew,

Bruce Lau did a great job on Goofy. The Mickey Mouse Club scene has turned into a great scene and Bruce hit the mark on each release.

Curious if there are plans for any more releases or if Goofy will be the last?