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The Olympic Champ (1942)

Goofy illustrates the various Olympic track-and-field events and the torch traditions.

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Uncredited cast:
George Johnson ...
Goofy (voice) (uncredited)
John McLeish ...
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Goofy illustrates the various Olympic track-and-field events and the torch traditions.

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9 October 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

De Olympische Kampioen  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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[Goofy is trying to hold his position mid-swing in a pole vault]
Narrator: We are now at the apex of the vertical lift. Notice the position of the legs just coming into the jackknife. Observe the swing of the hips and the knee fixation as the legs progress into their arc, preparatory to crossing the bar. Crossing the... You know, that reminds me of a poem by Tennyson, "Crossing the Bar"... "Sunset and evening star,/And one clear call for me!/And may there be no moaning of the bar,/When I put out to sea." ...
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Featured in DTV: Golden Oldies (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Leichte Kavallerie Overture
Written by Franz von Suppé
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One of a series of sports-related Goofy shorts

This was part of a series of shorts, some very good and others, like this one (yawn) not as effective. While it's an interesting idea, there isn't a great deal of energy to this one (yawn) and it just sort of sleepwalks along (yawn) to the end. If I keep writing this much longer, I'll fall asleep at the keyboard, so you'll have to excuse me. It is worth watching for the animation, though.


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