Motor Mania
Directed byJack Kinney
Story byDick Kinney
Milt Schaffer
Produced byWalt Disney
StarringBob Jackman
John McLeish
Music byPaul J. Smith
Animation byJohn Sibley
Charles Nichols
Ed Aardal
Jack Boyd
Layouts byAl Zinnen
Backgrounds byClaude Coats
Color processTechnicolor
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • June 30, 1950 (1950-06-30)
Running time
7 minutes (one reel)
CountryUnited States

Motor Mania is a cartoon released by Walt Disney Productions on June 30, 1950.[1] In this short, Goofy is a Mr. Hyde-type split personality, who gets behind the wheel and shows the dangers of not driving safely.[2]


The cartoon shows how the character, as the pleasant, friendly, and good-natured "Mr. Walker" who "wouldn't hurt a fly nor step on an ant", undergoes a Jekyll-and-Hyde-like change in personality to the violent "Mr. Wheeler, motorist" when he gets behind the wheel of his yellow car. As Mr. Walker, pedestrian, he's polite, safe, and good-natured while as Mr. Wheeler; he is very mean, reckless, and predatory. Upon reaching his destination in town (he apparently only wanted to buy a newspaper) and leaving his automobile, he reverts to the mild-mannered Mr. Walker, whereupon he is the victim of other motorists' unsafe (and sometimes even predatory) driving habits. However, once he returns to his car, he becomes Mr. Wheeler, motorist, again, seeking to impose his own will upon traffic, to the point of blaming the tow truck which hauls him away for his slow pace after his own auto accident, and breaks the fourth wall by telling the narrator, "Ah, shaddap!"

The car that Goofy drives is a yellow Lincoln-Zephyr convertible, as indicated by the vehicle's deep, growling sound.

Home media

The short was released on December 2, 2002, on Walt Disney Treasures: The Complete Goofy.[3]

Voice cast


  1. ^ Lenburg, Jeff (1999). The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons. Checkmark Books. pp. 86–87. ISBN 0-8160-3831-7. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  2. ^ Maltin, Leonard (1984). The Disney Films (2nd ed.). Crown Publishers. p. 312. ISBN 0-517-55407-0. Retrieved 16 February 2020.
  3. ^ "The Complete Goofy DVD Review". DVD Dizzy. Retrieved 20 February 2021.