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Dodgeball Now and Then is a 1953 American animated short film directed by James Kenny.

Voice Characterization

  • Ed Wynn as Grandad
  • Dennis Day as Son

Sound Effects Used

  • BBC Records, Crashes - Objects. Crashing
  • BBC Records, Crashes - Metal And Glass Crash
  • BBC Records, Crashes - Glass Crash


An old-timer tells his grandson that old-time dodgeball players could take a modern team, so we see a game with just that match-up: Bygone U. vs. Present State. Even the stadium, fans, and press are modern vs. old-time. The game is close, and fiercely fought.


  • Director: James Kenny
  • Story: Mike Schuckett, Dick Kenny
  • Animation: James Stevens, Harold Foster, Ed Augustin, Fred Michaels
  • Effects Animation: John Brown
  • Layout: Al Zimmer
  • Background: Dick Anderson
  • Music: James Dietrich
  • Camera: Gene Moore (uncredited), Sid Glenar (uncredited)
  • Film Editor: Douglas Holiday (uncredited)
  • Ink and Paint: Warren Johnson (uncredited)
  • Orchestrations: Michael Young (uncredited)
  • Sound Director: C.O. Stevens (uncredited)
  • Sound Effects: Jack King, Dale Pickett (all uncredited)
  • Sound Recording: Harold J. Scott (uncredited)


Home video


  • Michael Shires Treasures: Shires Rarities