is a fictitious university used as the setting for many films by The Walt Disney Company
. Among them are The Absent-Minded Professor
, Son of Flubber
, The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
, Now You See Him, Now You Don't
, The Strongest Man in the World
The fight song of Medfield College composed by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman is played during the beginning credit sequence of The Absent-Minded Professor.
Medfield College is named after the town of Medfield, Massachusetts. According to town historians, friends of Walt Disney lived there, and Disney 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."
The Medfield College scenes in The Absent-Minded Professor were filmed on the campus of Pomona College in Claremont, California.