Poster

Casey Bats Again

A Special Cartoon

Release Date : June 18, 1954

Running Time : 7:35

Synopsis

Casey comes to the plate again, this time as the manager of a team comprised of his nine daughters who manage to win despite Casey's leadership.

Characters

Casey
Mrs. Casey
Doctor
Caseyettes

Credits

Director
Jack Kinney
Animation
John Sibley
Fred Moore
Backgrounds
Al Dempster
Effects Animation
Blaine Gibson
Layout
Bruce Bushman
Story
Brice Mack
Dick Kinney
Music
Oliver Wallace

Source

Based on the story "Casey at the Bat"

DVD

United States
Melody Time
Germany
Musik, Tanz und Rhythmus
France
Melodie Cocktail
Italy
Lo Scrigno delle Sette Perle
Sweden
Melody Time
United Kingdom
Melody Time

Television

The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 52: Rah! Rah! Disney Goes Athletic
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

Comments

From Bob Mitchell : Casey Bat's Again had it's television debut on January 6th, 1963. It was part of a program entitled "Three Tall Tales" which also featured The Saga of Windwagon Smith and Paul Bunyan. The show was hosted by Ludwig Von Drake with his sidekick Herman. This was one of the better Von Drake episodes on Disney's Sunday Night TV show. Anyway, I give this short an 8, but only in its "Three Tall Tales" version narrated by Paul Frees as the Vieneese Von Drake who has swallowed an Irish dialect pill.
From Ryan : This sequel to the earlier Casey at the Bat used in Make Mine Music is a true classic. It starts off where the first one left off with Casey on the baseball diamond crying, when his wife comes toward him and whispers to him of the new bundle they're expecting. When the baby is born, Casey is overjoyed, but it takes quite awhile for him to discover that it's a girl instead of a boy. Despite the limited animation, I really enjoy the humor of this cartoon.
From John : First saw it on the "Melody Time" DVD and enjoyed every second of it, one of my most favorite shorts. I really want to get "Make Mine Music" just to see the first short in the series.