A Walt Disney GOOFY Cartoon.
The Goof demonstrates HOW TO PLAY BASEBALL in the worse possible way.
In this "How To" entry, the National Pastime is subjected to much good natured ribbing. The jokes and animation are both fine, though unremarkable. John McLeish narrates in his best documentary style.
Walt Disney (1901-1966) was always intrigued by drawings. As a lad in Marceline, Missouri, he sketched farm animals on scraps of paper; later, as an ambulance driver in France during the First World War, he drew figures on the sides of his vehicle. Back in Kansas City, along with artist Ub Iwerks, Walt developed a primitive animation studio that provided animated commercials and tiny cartoons for the local movie theaters. Always the innovator, his ALICE IN CARTOONLAND series broke ground in placing a live figure in a cartoon universe. Business reversals sent Disney & Iwerks to Hollywood in 1923, where Walt's older brother Roy became his lifelong business manager & counselor. When a mildly successful series with Oswald The Lucky Rabbit was snatched away by the distributor, the character of Mickey Mouse sprung into Walt's imagination, ensuring Disney's immortality. The happy arrival of sound technology made Mickey's screen debut, STEAMBOAT WILLIE (1928), a tremendous audience success with its use of synchronized music. The SILLY SYMPHONIES soon appeared, and Walt's growing crew of marvelously talented animators were quickly conquering new territory with full color, illusions of depth and radical advancements in personality development, an arena in which Walt's genius was unbeatable. Mickey's feisty, naughty behavior had captured millions of fans, but he was soon to be joined by other animated companions: temperamental Donald Duck, intellectually-challenged Goofy and energetic Pluto. All this was in preparation for Walt's grandest dream - feature length animated films. Against a blizzard of doomsayers, Walt persevered and over the next decades delighted children of all ages with the adventures of Snow White, Pinocchio, Bambi, Peter Pan and Mr. Toad. Walt never forgot that his fortunes were all started by a mouse, or that simplicity of message and lots of hard work always pay off.
How to Play Baseball (1942) 1080p YIFY Movie
How to Play Baseball (1942) 1080p
How to Play Baseball is a short starring Fred Shields. Goofy demonstrates how to play baseball. He plays all positions for both teams, and demonstrates many different types of pitches.
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The Synopsis for How to Play Baseball (1942) 1080p
Goofy shows us the national pastime. After a brief overview, we have a demonstration of the many possible pitches. On to the World Series, where we go through an eventful inning, culminating in a baseball that disintegrates when being hit.
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A Dog & His HorseReviewed byRon OliverVote: 7/10
A Walt Disney GOOFY Cartoon.
COMING DURING THE first year of the involvement of the UNited States in World War II, this cartoon short was a natural for this period. While most of Hollywood's output during those war years either portrayed the life of our Fighting Forces or the people giving their support on the Home Front; this Goofy entry, titled HOW TO PLAY BASEBALL, did its part to give support and some degree of humorous relief.
THAT THE NATIONAL Pastime was an important element of the American makeup was obviously an indisputable fact. It was President Franklin D. Roosevelt who urge the Major Leagues to continue to play a full schedule during those war years of 1942-45. FDR heartily endorsed continued play; albeit under a somewhat diminished set of circumstances. This would be due to so many of the first rate major leaguers being in uniform of their country, instead of their teams.
OTHER THAN THE year of the great conflict, there is nothing different about either the game or of the surrounding humor as generated by the cartoon. As usual, we find Goofy at the heart of the sight gag laden one reel of animated mayhem. The story, the narration and the comic situations portrayed here could well be exactly the same. Perhaps we would have to concede that an update in uniforms and some of the equipment would be in order; but this is to be expected and is a minor sort of change to be implemented at best.
ALONG WITH SO many of those other entries into the Disney GOOFY Series, this would be 8 minutes well spent. So, what are you waiting for, Schultz? And while you're watching, why not show it to some of the younger generation; who may well discover a whole, "new" world of truly funny animation shorts. And they are truly "clean" and "wholesome" entertainment.
How to Play Baseball gets off to a slightly slow start. The narrative explanation was very interesting, especially for someone like me who has never played baseball in her life, but it wasn't as funny or as crisply paced as the rest of the cartoon. When it does get going, complete with a suitably ferentic pace, it is non-stop hilarity with the ending and the scene where the player gets hit on the head and walks around in a daze standing out. The sound effects also add much, especially the screeching tyres and wobbling guitar chord. The animation is clean, smooth and very colourful, and the whole different personalities with Goofy as various characters, as with How to Play Football, is a masterstroke.
Overall, a great cartoon and one of the finer How to Goofy cartoons. 9/10 Bethany Cox