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How to Play Football (1944)

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It's Taxidermy Tech vs. Anthropology A&M for this introduction to college football (first piece of special equipment needed: a campus covered in ivy). Among the names borrowed for players: ... See full summary »

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It's Taxidermy Tech vs. Anthropology A&M for this introduction to college football (first piece of special equipment needed: a campus covered in ivy). Among the names borrowed for players: Clyde Geronimi, Don DaGradi, 'John Sibley', Claude Smith. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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15 September 1944 (USA)  »

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Dingo Joue au Football  »

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[the Taxidermy Tech quarterback has been smeared for a nine-yard loss]
Sportscaster: What a dumb quarterback!
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Edited into Hockey Homicide (1945) See more »

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One of the better "How To" films starring Goofy.
3 March 2010 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

From the 1940s even up to recent years, Disney Studios made a ton of the "How To" films starring Goofy. Most are pretty good (especially the last one, "How to Hook Up Your Home Theater"), though a few (such as the drivers ed ones) are a bit on the preachy and annoying side.

"How to Play Football" is one of the better shorts of this series. Much of the reason it's so worth watching is its great sense of humor and crazy and over-the-top action. As usual, all the characters look just like Goofy and the football game ends up being completely ridiculous--and fun. Excellent animation and quality make this one well worth seeing--even 66 years later. Good entertainment for adults as well as children.


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