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Freewayphobia (or The Art of Driving the Super Highway) is an educational animated short starring Goofy, which focuses on safe driving habits. It was given a sequel of sorts, Goofy's Freeway Troubles, which has a similar focus on freeway safety.

Development

Freewayphobia was developed as an educational film and released to theaters in 1965. It and its sequel, Goofy's Freeway Troubles, were among Goofy's last regular appearances in theatrical cartoons for many years. It is sometimes referred to as Freewayphobia No.1, which was its original production title. The film would eventually be released to schools and other educational organizations.

Synopsis

The cartoon begins with a narrator speaking on the development of transportation in America, eventually introducing the freeway system.

The narrator then goes on to describe the different driving rules of the freeway by using three exaggerated, but specific examples of bad driving habits, all represented by Goofy. Driverius Timidicus is an overly-timid driver who drives too cautiously, while Motoramus Fidgitus is an overly-impatient motorist who is reckless in his actions. The final example, Neglecterus Maximus, is an inattentive driver who endangers others with his distracted driving.

The cartoon ends with the narrator and Goofy urging the viewers to avoid these types of drivers if at all possible and to use common sense to avoid becoming an example themselves.

Trivia

  • This short is narrated by Paul Frees.
  • This short is similar to Motor Mania, as it involves Goofy showing his driving skills (Or lack there of)

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1930s
Goofy and Wilbur
1940s
Goofy's Glider | Baggage Buster | The Art of Skiing | The Art of Self Defense | How to Play Baseball | The Olympic Champ | How to Swim | How to Fish | Victory Vehicles | How to Be a Sailor | How to Play Golf | How to Play Football | Tiger Trouble | African Diary | Californy 'er Bust | Hockey Homicide | A Knight for a Day | Double Dribble | Foul Hunting | They're Off | The Big Wash | Tennis Racquet | Goofy Gymnastics
1950s
Motor Mania | Hold That Pose | Lion Down | Home Made Home | Cold War | Tomorrow We Diet! | Get Rich Quick | Fathers Are People | No Smoking | Father's Lion | Hello Aloha | Man's Best Friend | Two Gun Goofy | Teachers are People | Two Weeks Vacation | How to Be a Detective | Father's Day Off | For Whom the Bulls Toil | Father's Weekend | How to Dance | How to Sleep
1960s-Present
Aquamania | Sport Goofy in Soccermania | How to Hook Up Your Home Theater
Educational Shorts
Freewayphobia | Goofy's Freeway Troubles
See Also
Goof Troop

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