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Football (Now and Then)

A Special Cartoon

Release Date : October 2, 1953

Running Time : 7:30


The merits of how football as played in the past and how it is currently played are argued about by a grandfather and his grandson.


Jack Kinney
John Sibley
George Nicholas
Fred Moore
Dick Anthony
Effects Animation
Dan MacManus
Bruce Bushman
Lance Nolley
Edward Plumb


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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


From Calvin Daprice : Watching this short reminded me of my high school days of football. Look at the two differnces between the turn of the century football players and the modern day football players. Who dresses safer? I think we all know the answer to that.
From Ryan : One of my favorites of the one-shot cartoons. Here we've got the grandfather talking to his grandson about what real football is. The background art, although not as nicely done in cartoons such as "Brave Little Tailor," is pretty good. At the end of the cartoon, the grandpa decides to go out and buy a new washer. The advertiser on the TV looked like a gay stereotype that I saw in a Flip the Frog cartoon.
From Baruch Weiss : The music in this cartoon was taken from an earlier goofy cartoon How To Play Football. Anyway I'm not a fan of football (or a sports fan in general) but this short was pretty good.
From Billy Joe : I'm not a huge fan of football, but this is a fun Disney cartoon. Who do you think will win, the modern football team or the old-fashioned football team? For some reason, this short reminds me of the Cartoon Network World Premiere Toon "Gramps".