|Directed by||Jack Kinney|
|Produced by||Walt Disney|
|Story by||Dick Kinney|
|Voices by||Pinto Colvig (uncredited)|
John McLeish (uncredited)
|Animation by||John Sibley|
|Layouts by||Al Zinnen|
|Backgrounds by||Merle Cox|
|Studio||Walt Disney Productions|
|Distributed by||RKO Radio Pictures|
|Release||September 23, 1949 (USA)|
|Running time||6:30 (one reel)|
|Preceded by||Tennis Racquet (1949)|
|Followed by||Motor Mania (1950)|
Goofy enters home tired after a hard day at work. Exhausted, he suddenly notices an exercise advertisement in his newspaper. He orders gymnastics equipment and with the aid of an instruction record he tries out using the barbells, the chin-up bars and cable expanders, all of which meet with disastrous results. Goofy destroys the floors of his apartment in the process and flies out of the window before he is swung back against the muscular chart of his equipment. While he stands behind the cardboard muscular man he is glad that he finally resembles a muscular man.
"Goofy Gymnastics" is one of Goofy's most popular and famous cartoons. The cartoon is also shown in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) during the scene where Roger and Eddie hide in a cinema. Roger Rabbit laughs out loud with the cartoon, praises Goofy's timing and finesse and claims he is a "genius." However, this is an anachronism, since "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" takes place in the year 1947, while Goofy Gymnastics was released in 1949. This cartoon was also shown in September 2002 as part of the "Salute to Sports" episode of Disney's House of Mouse.
The short can be found on "The Complete Goofy" disc 2 and on the "Walt Disney's Classic Cartoon Favorites Extreme Sports Fun" Volume 5.