Sunday, April 05, 2009

Mickey Mouse and Goofy Explore Energy, part 3

Mickey Mouse and Goofy Explore Energy concludes with a look at a few proposed alternative energy sources that we have yet to explore to their fullest and a quick primer of conservation methods. I think America was supposed to learn about the importance of resolving the energy crisis in these final pages. Now, we've wasted years not devoting ourselves to developing a new domestic energy system, and conservation hasn't been embraced (or, possibly, forced) as it once was.

Sure, this comic may seem like a relic now, but it was an admirable attempt to educate children and deliver a message of personal responsibility and of hope for the future. Sadly, I think this sort of booklet would fall on mostly deaf ears now. Maybe we can convince Disney to reprint Mickey Mouse and Goofy Explore Energy with Mickey charging up his cell phone and Goofy despairing over the high prices of gasoline as he's trying to fill up his SUV!

That fruitless, hopeless search.

Alternative sources of energy must be found. Here, Goofy and Mickey learn about nuclear fission and hydroelectric plants. Kids, please don't try to plug appliances into a waterfall!

Just imagine if we had five gallon limits on gasoline today! That would just be a drop in the tank of everyone's SUV.

Enny discusses renewable energy sources like solar power. The #1 user for solar power? Egg cooking!

Water power and nuclear fusion

Electromagnetic, geothermal, and volcanic energies

Welcome to Conservation Station. Take a gander at Goofy's wind-driven soup cooler.

What ways can you think of to save energy?

It was all a dream, but Enny's message leaves a strong impression on Mickey and Goofy. And Goofy discovers yet another source of power.....



Chelsea said...

Since Goofy's biohazard suit fits his hat, should we assume that he was born wearing the hat and that it's part of his anatomy?

Tim said...

Exxon created this comic to bolster the future generation's support for nuclear power. This is actually propaganda.

Maria said...

Oh yeah, it's definitely propaganda.