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Two Goofys play a tennis match in typical Goofy style. The announcer sometimes has trouble following the action. The groundskeeper seems to always be present, trimming the grass, filling in... See full summary »

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Two Goofys play a tennis match in typical Goofy style. The announcer sometimes has trouble following the action. The groundskeeper seems to always be present, trimming the grass, filling in holes (in one case with a tree), and delivering the oversized trophy. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Anyone for tennis?
4 June 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Goofy is a truly great character, he is immensely likable and while clumsy he is funny and charming at it. And he can work amazingly on his own(as well as with a foil), immediately standing out from the rest of the recurring popular Disney characters somewhat. There are better Goofy shorts out there than Tennis Racquet, but it's still entertaining. The repeated gags with the grounds-keeper and the exaggerated back-and-forth heads with the crowd are overdone and eventually got rather tiring. The story is also rather routine. However, the animation is very colourful and fluid with Goofy very nicely drawn. The music as usual has much character and is orchestrated appropriately and beautifully. The narration is very thoughtfully written, and still manages to not only entertain hugely but also teach, tennis is not my thing or my kind of sport but I learned a lot from Tennis Racquet. Having John McLeish, who was tailor-made for the role, not do the narration is a shock that will take some getting used to, but the narrator here still does a very good job. Goofy's expressions and action and how he defies the narrator and does everything badly provides the best of the humour, and when the humour is at its best it is actually very funny. It's just the repeated jokes that didn't work so well. Goofy in more-than-one-personality/character mode carries Tennis Racquet with real aplomb. In conclusion, a good short but not quite enough to class it among the gems with Goofy involved. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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