Poster

How to Play Baseball

A Goofy Cartoon

Release Date : September 4, 1942

Running Time : 8:01

Synopsis

Everything you've always wanted to know about baseball, with Goofy as all 18 players.

Characters

Goofy

Credits

Director
Jack Kinney
Animation
Ward Kimball

Video

United States
Cartoon Classics : First Series : Volume 4 : Sport Goofy
Germany
Mickys Sommerspaß
France
Les Folles Vacances de Mickey
Goofy Fait le Fou
Italy
Il Mondo Di Pippo

CED

United States
Cartoon Classics - Sport Goofy

Laserdiscs

Cartoon Classics : Sport Goofy
Japan
Mickey's Summer Madness
It's a Goofy World

DVD

United States
Have a Laugh : Volume 3
Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 5 : Extreme Sports Fun
Germany
Micky's Ferienspass
Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy
Canada
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 5 : Extreme Sports Fun
Have a Laugh : Volume 3
Sweden
Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy
United Kingdom
Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy

Television

The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 3: Sport Goofy
Mickey's Mouse Tracks: Episode 55
Donald's Quack Attack: Episode 41
Walt Disney Presents: Baseball Fever

Technical Specification

Color Type: Technicolor
Animation Type: Standard animation
Sound Mix: Mono
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Negative Format: 35mm
Print Format: 35mm
Cinematographic Process: Spherical
Original Language: English

Released by RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.

Comments

From J. D. Weil : There appears to be a blooper toward the end of this cartoon. When the two players collide at home plate. When they get up they're on the opposite sides of the screen. Did they pass through each other when they hit?
From Baruch Weiss : While I'm not a fan of baseball I'm a fan of this cartoon. I enjoyed everything including the sound effects such as the screeching tires and the wobbly guitar chord!
From Mz. Tiffany in Stuttgart : Thank you so much for this information. I am teaching German and French kids how to play baseball here in Stuttgart Germany. I am looking for this cartoon, very realistic as far as our experience has been ! And because this is a family oriented website I feel good to direct the parents to this site rather than youtube where their children might get other ideas. Great information and super cartoon I felt just like Goofy yesterday but in German!
From Bryan Hensley : One time, when my mom and I were seeing this short, she thought the windup wasn't necessary at all. But I don't buy that. Why in the world would someone eat horsehide from a baseball? Free speech is a great American privilege all right. For menaces-to-society like Michael Savage, who hates folks with Autism such as me, it's a cinch for him to insult people without being sent to jail! But I digress, this short includes that gum plays a big role in baseball, and it still does with Big League Chew stringy gum! When it came down to a few of the Goofys making a grand slam together, the crowd really was going absoultely mad and crazy! The so-called "winning ball" tore to pieces and yarn. It must be pretty hard to made the yarn into a ball again. In the end, the umpire shouted "HE'S OUT!" and all heck broke loose on him and everyone else! I'm sure you'll find classic shorts like these on YouTube, but comments for them seem to involve questionable and bad language in them (Sheesh)! At least baseball is still America's pasttime after all this time. Poor Tom Bergeron thinks that watching America's Funniest Home Videos should be America's new pasttime. Not with his insulting jokes and putdowns, let me tell you. I hope you enjoy this short on (as its title says) How To Play Baseball!
From Mike : I'm a big baseball fan, but that's not why this is one of my favorite shorts of all time. It's just a humorous cartoon all around. The scene where the player gets hit with the ball and walks around in a daze is pretty funny as is the ending scene.

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