Hockey Homicide

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Hockey Homicide
Goofy series
Hockey homicide.jpg
Directed by Jack Kinney
Produced by Walt Disney
Story by Bill Berg
Dick Kinney
Voices by Pinto Colvig (uncredited)
Doodles Weaver (uncredited)
Music by Paul Smith
Animation by Jack Boyd
John Sibley
Hal King
Milt Kahl
Al Bertino (uncredited)
Cliff Nordberg (uncredited)
Les Clark (uncredited)
Ward Kimball (uncredited)
Andy Engman (uncredited)[1]
Layouts by Don da Gradi
Backgrounds by Art Riley
Studio Walt Disney Productions
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release date(s) September 21, 1945 (USA)
Color process Technicolor
Running time 7 min (one reel)
Language English
Preceded by Californy'er Bust (1945)
Followed by A Knight for a Day (1946)

Hockey Homicide is a cartoon made by Walt Disney Productions in 1945.

Synopsis[edit]

Narrator Doodles Weaver explains the rules of ice hockey in satirical format. The narration's emphasis on good sportsmanship is countered by the violence of the players (all of them "played" by Goofy). Team captains Ice Box Bertino and Fearless Ferguson are rivals who brutally fight each other and incur a penalty before the game can begin, sending both of them to the penalty box; subsequently, they are constantly released from the box only to be sent back to it as they cannot help but fight each other on the ice. Eventually, confusion over many extra hockey pucks leads the players and spectators to get into a massive brawl, during which snippets from other Disney cartoons (including Pinocchio, How to Play Football, How to Play Baseball, and Victory Through Air Power) are included to emphasize the mass confusion. Meanwhile, the Loose Leafs' and the Ant Eaters' team members excitedly and intently watch the action from high in the stands while enjoying themselves, with the closing narration implying that they irritate each other's fans into fighting so the players themselves can watch instead.

Production notes[edit]

  • The names of all the players are named after various members of the Disney staff. The list below is from the scorecard early in the short.
Referee Scorer
Clean Game Kinney Myron Nelson
Loose Leafs Roster/Moose Ant Eaters Roster/Pelicans
Kewpie Nichols Zip Zinnen
Slugger Hannah Tiger Adelquist
Swede Larson Bullet Sebern
Catfish Nolley Lightning Shaw
Ice Box Bertino Fearless Ferguson
Moose Williams Wildcat Karpe
Killer Kahl Iron Pants Dunham
Hurricane Smith Butch King
Terror Sibley Bomber Nordberg
Jack Boyd Speed Peed
Spike Riley Dippy Dyson

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Disney's "Hockey Homicide" (1945)". Retrieved 27 May 2016. 

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