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Football Now and Then (1953)

An old man and his grandson watch a football game between a modern team and a team of old-timers.

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An old-timer tells his grandson that old-time football players could take a modern team, so we see a game with just that match-up: Bygone U. vs. Present State. More specifically, the Bygone U. team of 11 vs. Present State's dozens of special squads and support personnel. Even the stadium, fans, and press are modern vs. old-time. The game is close, and fiercely fought. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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2 October 1953 (USA)  »

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Fotboll förr och nu  »

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When the dishwasher salesman reads the phone number "6-9784", the card he holds up reads "6-0784". See more »

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Featured in The Mouse Factory: Spectator Sports (1972) See more »

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Football was possibly the most popular sport for cartoonists to parody.
26 August 2003 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

For the majority of the major studios, sports were a frequent source of fun. Disney did a whole series of sports related shorts featuring Goofy. Baseball and football were the most frequent subjects and offhand I think football was slightly more often the target. There were two or three Disney (of course, there were also the Casey at the Bat shorts), several Popeyes and a fair number of others. While this isn't the best football cartoon or my favorite, I'd call it the most creative one I've seen. A beautifully executed idea, funny and inventive. Jack Kinney was an excellent and far too overlooked director. Hopefully this will make a Disney Treasures DVD collection at some point. Well worth looking for. Recommended.


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