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How to Play Football (1944)

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 »

Director:

Jack Kinney (uncredited)

Star:

Pinto Colvig
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Pinto Colvig ... Goofy (voice)
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dingo Joue au Football See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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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Alternate Versions

The original print has special scoreboard opening titles, to reflect the football scoreboards. See more »

Connections

Edited into How to Catch a Cold (1986) See more »

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Probably the best of the sports cartoons Disney has made.
10 April 2001 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

This short, nominated for an Oscar, is likely the best of the sports cartoons Disney did (most of them centered around the lithe, atheletic and graceful Goofy) and is a classic, although Tex Avery was there ahead of them, with Screwball Football in 1939. Tex more than holds his own, but How To Pay Football is hilarious and yet another in a long line of works with which Disney can be justifiably proud. This airs on the Ink and Paint Club periodically. Recommended.


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