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Casey Bats Again (1954)

Approved | | Animation, Short, Comedy | 18 June 1954 (USA)
Hoping for a son to redeem his name, Casey has several daughters instead who happen to be all dynamite baseball players themselves.

Director:

Jack Kinney

Writers:

Dick Kinney (story), Brice Mack (story)

Star:

Paul Frees
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Casey is upset about having struck out his last chance at bat but his wife suggests they have a son to follow in their dad's footsteps. Eventually, a child is born but, to Casey's dismay, it's a girl, not a boy. His wife suggests they try again several more times but each time, it's still another girl. Casey is depressed but his pals tell him that in spite of everything, they still make a powerful baseball team. Casey likes the idea and accepts. However, the day of the big game, he is nervous that one of them will strike out and attempts to make the last home run himself disguised as one of his own daughters. Written by Matt Yorston <georgey@atcon.com>

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 June 1954 (USA) See more »

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Bäste man på plan See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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Color (Technicolor)
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Included on the 2000 Disney DVD of Melody Time (1948) See more »

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One More Whack At The Old Apple
15 May 2003 | by Ron OliverSee all my reviews

A Walt Disney Cartoon.

CASEY BATS AGAIN when it looks as though the Casyettes, his all-daughter team, may lose the big game.

This lively & colorful little film was a sequel to CASEY AT THE BAT, one of the sequences in MAKE MINE MUSIC (1946), which itself was a spoof of the famous poem by Ernest Lawrence Thayer. What it's missing is the tremendous contribution the musical recitation by Jerry Colonna made to its predecessor. However, the good humor, fine animation and gentle nudge for women's rights more than compensate for any lack in presentation.

Walt Disney (1901-1966) was always intrigued by pictures & 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 comic 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, Dumbo, Bambi & Peter Pan. Walt never forgot that his fortunes were all started by a mouse, or that childlike simplicity of message and lots of hard work always pay off.


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