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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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Age-old elements of Disney combined with age-old football rules
6 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After your average Disney short - especially one from the 1940's that centers itself around a "how-to" demonstration of a specific sport - it almost feels as if you need a nap or a reassuring breather. The Disney shorts progress at a briskly-paced rate that almost defies all sense and time and even at their average length - a brief seven to eight minutes - they often race by at such an inconceivably quick rate that one needs to take a look at the time again. Jack Kinney's How to Play Football is no exception to the rules and the content and approach is the same as other "how-to" shorts from the global empire that included golf, baseball, and swimming. The film stars Goofy and gives us a simple yet kinetic look at the sport of football through the use of slapstick and anarchy, pitting together Taxidermy Tech against Anthropology A&M in a rousing and lawless game. The short features the trademark and expected traits of Disney's shorts, being very colorful and involving, but also, just plain entertaining and fun.

Directed by: Jack Kinney.


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