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Medfield College
Medfield College is a fictitious university used as the setting for several films by The Walt Disney Company. Among them are the two 'Professor Brainard' movies, The Absent-Minded Professor (1961) and Son of Flubber (1963); and the 'Dexter Reilly' trilogy: The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969), Now You See Him, Now You Don't (1972), and The Strongest Man in the World (1975); as well as Flubber (1997).

The town of Medfield, the location for Medfield College, was the setting for another Disney film, The Shaggy D.A. (1976).

The college was also briefly referenced in the 2015 comic series Disney Kingdoms: Figment 2.

Inspiration

Medfield College is named after the town of Medfield, Massachusetts. According to town historians, friends of Walt Disney lived there, and he would visit them on occasion, landing his plane on a private airstrip on their property. Portions of the airstrip are still present today. The cornerstone of Medfield Middle School, formerly Medfield High School, has a quote from Walt Disney inscribed on it: "Our greatest natural resource is in the minds of our children."

Fight Song

The Fight Song of Medfield College, composed by Richard and Robert B. Sherman, is heard during the beginning credit sequence of The Absent-Minded Professor.

Filming locations

The Medfield College scenes in both The Absent-Minded Professor and Son of Flubber were filmed on the campus of Pomona College in Claremont, California. Some of the football field scenes in Son of Flubber were filmed at Burbank High School, as evidenced by a banner reading Burbank High School seen in the background.

The Medfield College scenes in the three above-mentioned Dexter Riley films were filmed on the Disney Studios backlot in Burbank, California.

Some Medfield College scenes in the 1997 Flubber remake were shot at San Jose State University.

Similar institutions

Similar to Medfield is Midvale College, a fictitious university used as the setting for the two 'Merlin Jones' films by Walt Disney: The Misadventures of Merlin Jones (1964), and its sequel The Monkey's Uncle (1965). Merrivale College is the name of the fictitious university that appears in the 1973 Disney film The World's Greatest Athlete.

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The shaddy dog logo

Films: The Shaggy Dog | The Shaggy D.A. | The Return of the Shaggy Dog | The Shaggy Dog (1994 film) | The Shaggy Dog (2006 film)

Characters: Wilby Daniels | Wilson Daniels | Frida Daniels | Moochie Daniels | Allison D'Allessio | Buzz Miller | Professor Plumcutt | Franceska Andrassy | Tim the Ice Cream Man | Betty Daniels | Brian Daniels | John Slade | Raymond | Dave Douglas | Rebecca Douglas | Carly Douglas | Josh Douglas | Dr. Kozak | Justin Forrester | The Shaggy Dog

Locations: Medfield College

Songs: The Shaggy Dog (song) | The Shaggy D.A. | The Daisy Anthem

Objects: Borgia Ring



The Absent-Minded Professor
The Absent-Minded Professor

Media: The Absent-Minded Professor | Son of Flubber

Characters: Ned Brainard | Charlie | Betsy Carlisle | Alonzo Hawk | Biff Hawk | Rufus Daggett | Shelby Ashton | General Singer | Mrs. Chatsworth | Coach Elkins | Lenny | Officer Kelley | Officer Hanson | Reverend Bosworth | General Hotchkiss | Admiral Olmstead | Sam Wheeler | A.J. Allen | Judge Murdock | Mr. Hurley | Mr. Hummel | Mr. Harker | Desiree de la Roche | Coach Wilson | Mr. Barley | Mr. Osborne | Edna Daggett | Rex Williams | Humphrey Hacker

Locations: Medfield College

Objects: Flubber | Model T

Songs: Medfield Fight Song | The Flubber Song


Flubber logo

Media: Flubber

Characters: Philip Brainard | Dr. Sara Jean Reynolds | Wilson Croft | Chester Hoenicker | Smith | Wesson | Bennett Hoenicker | Martha George | Weebo | Rover | Sylvia | Willy Barker | Dale Jepner | Weebette | Weber | Flubber

Locations: Medfield College

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