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Goofy goes duck hunting hoping to catch one for a duck dinner. However, he mixes up a real duck with his duck decoy, gets his pants filled with water, gets water in his gun, and has various other mishaps before finally catching a duck for dinner...the decoy.

The first pond the ducks fly over in the opening scenes is shaped like Goofy's head.

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    • Author: Jake
    While the story is somewhat standard, Foul Hunting is still a lot of fun to watch. It is unusual to not having narration observing and counterpointing Goofy's action as well as entertaining and teaching, considering this was a period where the How to...series was in full swing. However it was also a welcome change, here we see Goofy emerging as his own personality rather than taking on multiple ones(which he also excels in, but you do want to see more of his versatility), a side that we'd not seen since Goofy and Wilbur, and that was very nice. Goofy also is a hilarious and appealing character, and the ducks are cute and amusing supporting characters. He is complimented by some simple but fun gags, like the consequences of Goofy's pants filling up with water and Goofy accidentally cooking his decoy mechanical duck thinking it was a real one. The animation is lusciously coloured and beautifully drawn, excellent quality overall, while the music fits wonderfully with each sequence with character and loving orchestration. In conclusion, standard but great fun and a nice change from the deservedly popular How to...series. 9/10 Bethany Cox
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    • Author: Vonalij
    Before watching the excellent British Film Noir Faces in the Dark,I felt like watching an animated short on my birthday.Checking the first "Complete Goofy" DVD,I found that I still had 4 movies on the disc to view!,which led to me deciding it was time to correct this goofy foul.

    The plot:

    Going duck hunting,Goofy takes some toy ducks with him to bring the ducks nearer to his gun. Putting the toy ducks among the fake ones,Goofy soon struggles to tell them apart.

    View on the film:

    Jumping into the duck pond with Goofy,director Jack Hannah gives the short a fluid quality,with the water animation having an excellent slippery appearance. Flying down to Goofy,Hannah paints the ducks in bright,refreshing green which make them stand out on the screen. Staying in one location,the screenplay by Dick Kinney and Bob North give the film a slap-stick zest in very funny set pieces where the ducks turn the tables,and Goofy gets hunted.
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    • Author: Oghmaghma
    This is a short in the Goofy series produced by the Disney Animation studio. There will be spoilers ahead:

    The short opens with a formation of ducks evading hunters in a clever fashion. One rather ingenious duck tests the water, so to speak, whenever they spot a likely stopping point. The second pond they see appears deserted and they fly down.

    They're almost right, as the sole hunter in sight is Goofy-and he's more of a danger to himself than he is to the ducks. There's a nice bit where he sees the ducks and pays them no notice, as though he's unaware that they're ducks! He then brings out a decoy, which he proceeds to confuse with a real duck. There are some nice gags where he goes about trying to figure out which is which, making the real duck angry in the process. He finally figures it out and then the fun begins!

    To say that Goofy often forgets to think things through is an understatement. A pair of waders suffers greatly at his hands as a result. He provides endless amusement for a pair of ducks at the same time. In the end, he does go home with dinner, but the last gag is hilarious, so I won't spoil it here.

    This short is available on the Complete Goofy Disney Treasures DVD set and is well worth watching. Recommended.
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    • Author: Shaktiktilar
    A Walt Disney GOOFY Cartoon.

    Goofy & his mechanical duck Clementine do some FOUL HUNTING.

    This is a humorous little film which showcases the Goof at his most genially inept. His handling of a shotgun should bring a shudder to any viewer who practices good gun safety. The mallards are cute little guys and may remind viewers of Sonia the Duck in Disney's PETER AND THE WOLF (1946).

    Walt Disney (1901-1966) was always intrigued by pictures & drawings. As a lad in Marceline, Missouri, he sketched farm animals on scraps of paper; later, as an ambulance driver in France during the First World War, he drew comic figures on the sides of his vehicle. Back in Kansas City, along with artist Ub Iwerks, Walt developed a primitive animation studio that provided animated commercials and tiny cartoons for the local movie theaters. Always the innovator, his ALICE IN CARTOONLAND series broke ground in placing a live figure in a cartoon universe. Business reversals sent Disney & Iwerks to Hollywood in 1923, where Walt's older brother Roy became his lifelong business manager & counselor. When a mildly successful series with Oswald The Lucky Rabbit was snatched away by the distributor, the character of Mickey Mouse sprung into Walt's imagination, ensuring Disney's immortality. The happy arrival of sound technology made Mickey's screen debut, STEAMBOAT WILLIE (1928), a tremendous audience success with its use of synchronized music. The SILLY SYMPHONIES soon appeared, and Walt's growing crew of marvelously talented animators were quickly conquering new territory with full color, illusions of depth and radical advancements in personality development, an arena in which Walt's genius was unbeatable. Mickey's feisty, naughty behavior had captured millions of fans, but he was soon to be joined by other animated companions: temperamental Donald Duck, intellectually-challenged Goofy and energetic Pluto. All this was in preparation for Walt's grandest dream - feature length animated films. Against a storm of naysayers, Walt persevered and over the next decades delighted children of all ages with the adventures of Snow White, Pinocchio, Dumbo, Bambi & Peter Pan. Walt never forgot that his fortunes were all started by a mouse, or that childlike simplicity of message and lots of hard work always pay off.
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    • Author: Rarranere
    A rather boring cartoon featuring Goofy, who goes hunting for ducks and uses a mechanical decoy to lure the ducks to him. However, the fouls, which were quite annoying, outsmarts him and Goofy ends up capturing his own decoy for dinner.

    Like Donald, Goofy pretty much gets the best made out of him, but he has a better attitude in dealing with adversity. Not a very funny cartoon, though, nor very exciting. It's just a lot dull slapstick Goofy clumsiness and annoying birds.

    Grade D
  • Credited cast:
    Pinto Colvig Pinto Colvig - Goofy (voice)
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