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Double Dribble

A Goofy Cartoon

Release Date : December 20, 1946

Running Time : 7:18

Synopsis

The Goofies of P.U. take on the Goofies of U.U. in a full court basketball frenzy.

Characters

Goofy

Credits

Director
Jack Hannah
Animation
Bill Justice
John Sibley
Hugh Fraser
The Blackbirds
Backgrounds
Maurice Greenberg
Layout
Yale Gracey
Story
Bill Berg
Milt Banta
Music
Oliver Wallace

Inside Jokes

As with the other Goofy team sport shorts, the players have names of Disney people. In this short, they include (Bill) Berg, (Jack) Hannah, (Yale) Gracey, (John) Sibley, (Milt) Banta, (Hugh) Fraser and (Jack) Kinney.

Cut Scenes

A scene where the referee shoots holes in the floor to keep the players behind the foul line was cut out. Also cut were scenes showing the coach smoking.

Video

United States
Cartoon Classics : First Series : Volume 6 : More Sport Goofy
Goofy Over Sports
Germany
Goofys Lustige Olympiade
Goofys Lustige Sportschau
France
Donald et Dingo allias Goofy Champions Olympiques
Italy
Pippo Olimpionico
Pippo Star delle Olimpiadi
Pippo Nel Pallone

CED

United States
Disney Cartoon Parade Volume 5

Laserdiscs

Cartoon Classics : More Sport Goofy
Japan
Goofy's All Star Olympics

DVD

United States
Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 5 : Extreme Sports Fun
Germany
Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy
Canada
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 5 : Extreme Sports Fun
Sweden
Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy
United Kingdom
Disney Treasures : Wave 2 : The Complete Goofy

Television

The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 35: More Sport Goofy
Mickey's Mouse Tracks: Episode 69
Donald's Quack Attack: Episode 21

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 Ryan Kilpatrick at The Disney Film Project : We end 1946 with one of my favorite subjects. Goofy sports themed cartoons are one of my great pleasures in life. There were fewer of them than most people think, and the highlight of them all is definitely Hockey Homicide. Today’s subject, Double Dribble, is also a fantastic addition to the series, and features some new tricks for the old dog.

Once again, we’re presented with multiple Goofs, making up both sides of the coin in a basketball game. This one relies on simple gags, such as the Goofs slapping each other during the jump ball tip off. That gag is repeated several times throughout, and though it doesn’t get funnier each time, it’s certainly amusing.

The thing that lends this short a little extra fervor, though, is the addition of a small story that weaves throughout the proceedings. The first shots of the teams show us a smaller Goofy, who struggles for playing time against the behemoths who make up the larger team. He becomes the relatable character in this slapstick festival, and makes the whole thing more entertaining.

As I said, the devices used, such as the omniscient narrator, the overhead shots of the dots skipping along the playing surface and the “illegal” play are all familiar. They were used in other Goofy shorts. They’re amusing here, but that little guy makes all the difference. While you watch the other characters, you root for him to get off the bench and join the fun.

When the little Goof jumps off the bench, the reactions of the other players, coach and spectators are fantastic. The players don’t take him seriously, the coach is ready to kill himself and the spectators are laughing. The viewer, though, is simply rooting for him and ready to embrace the key moment.

That comes pretty quickly, as we see the little guy steal the ball and win the game, all in inventive fashion, no less. It makes this short feel quicker and lighter than some of the Donald shorts we’ve seen recently and gives Double Dribble a heart to what had previously been a series solely focused on gags and slapstick.


From Ryan : This is one of those shorts that features Goofy look-alikes. I enjoy the little basketball player who is always waiting for his turn to play on the court. The time comes and he ends up making the basket, leading his team to victory. Good for basketball fans everywhere.
From Baruch Weiss : Not one of my favorite shorts but I bet Michael Jordan would like it. In fact this short should of been shown with the "Space Jam" movie even though it was Warner Brothers.
From Drew Engman : My Dad, Andy Engman, did some great footage on this cartoon. I and my family remember it very fondly. It was a crack-up with all the duplicate Goofy's on the court. This was one of his favorite "one-reelers" to bring home from the studios on the weekends to show to our friends and neighbor kids on Florence St. in Burbank.

Andy is still alive and fairly well at age 92. He's trying out a new pacemaker tonight (1/7/04) as a matter of fact. He should be home in about 10 days.


From Dino Cencia : Hail to victory for old P.U! I loved this short! My favorite part is when the mini Goofy went flying into the basket and made the final shot before the game was over. I'm glad that the P.U team won. I love basketball! I give this short a 890 out of 890.
From Mike : This is one of Goofy's funniest cartoons. The little Goofy was just funny, and as a kid I always the team with the initials P.U. was absolutely hilarious. This cartoon is a 10.
From Laura Cross : Actually, I think this would go better with "Air Bud" which is, in fact, a Disney movie about basketball.

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