Screwball Football (1939) - Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series

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Screwball Football

Screwball Football (1939) - Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series Screwball Football

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  • Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon SeriesTheatricalSeriesCartoon
  • Traditional Animation
  • Leon Schlesinger Studios
  • Distributed by: Warner Bros.
  • Cartoon Characters: Football Fans, Players.
  • Directed By Tex Avery.
  • Produced By Leon Schlesinger.
  • Animated By Virgil Ross.
  • Music: Carl W. Stalling.
  • Originally Released on December 16, 1939.
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 7:48 minutes.
  • Production Number: 9155.
    MPAA: 05254
  • Color
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

Cartoon Summary:

A series of gags hang on a football game. The running gag is a baby licking an ice cream cone; the portly man sitting next to him keeps stealing licks. We see the team warm-ups, the coin flip, the kickoff, a re-kick, some razzle-dazzle on the scrimmage line, the...  (more)

Cartoon Production Information:

The scene of the referee pointing the gun to his head and the notorious ending gag with the baby and the gun are frequently cut from television showings.

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