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4 September 1942 (USA) See more »
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Goofy shows us the national pastime. After a brief overview, we have a demonstration of the many possible pitches... See more » | Add synopsis »
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George Johnson ... Goofy (voice)

Fred Shields ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jack Kinney 
 
Produced by
Walt Disney .... producer
 
Original Music by
Paul J. Smith 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lou Debney .... assistant director
 
Visual Effects by
Edwin Aardal .... animator
Andy Engman .... animator
 
Animation Department
Les Clark .... animator
Marc Davis .... animator
Hugh Fraser .... animator
Ollie Johnston .... animator: "Goofy"
Ward Kimball .... animator
Milt Neil .... animator
John Sibley .... animator
Bill Tytla .... animator
Al Zinnen .... layout artist
 

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8 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Mono (RCA Sound System)
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Rushed into production to be released with The Pride of the Yankees (1942), this short was completed in 12 weeks.See more »
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Factual errors: The first baseman is wearing a catcher's mitt.See more »
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A Dog & His Horse, 22 September 2002
Author: Ron Oliver (revilorest@juno.com) from Forest Ranch, CA

A Walt Disney GOOFY Cartoon.

The Goof demonstrates HOW TO PLAY BASEBALL in the worse possible way.

In this "How To" entry, the National Pastime is subjected to much good natured ribbing. The jokes and animation are both fine, though unremarkable. John McLeish narrates in his best documentary style.

Walt Disney (1901-1966) was always intrigued by 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 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 blizzard of doomsayers, Walt persevered and over the next decades delighted children of all ages with the adventures of Snow White, Pinocchio, Bambi, Peter Pan and Mr. Toad. Walt never forgot that his fortunes were all started by a mouse, or that simplicity of message and lots of hard work always pay off.

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