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Clock Cleaners (1937)

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Mickey, Donald, and Goofy are cleaning a large clock. Among the complications: Mickey fights a sleeping stork that doesn't want to leave, Donald gets tangled up in the main-spring, and Goofy is inside the bell when the clock strikes four.

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Clarence Nash ...
Donald Duck (voice)
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The clock-tower is getting a major cleaning. Donald soon characteristically looses his temper while cleaning the inner clockwork, when a resilient spring proves better at springing back then he at pushing and hammering it where it just won't fit. Mickey is in charge of the exterior plates, which is perilous enough, but soon must also try to save from a fatal fall Goofy, who ended up the sleep-walking loser of a shadow-fight against the automatically rotating bronze figures which ring the giant bell, which he managed to stand inside so the deafening drone totally shattered his sense of balance. Written by KGF Vissers

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15 October 1937 (USA)  »

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Die Uhrenreinigung  »

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Trivia

When the bell rings with Goofy inside it, he looks out suspiciously and says "Mice!". This a reference to W.C. Fields who said exactly the same thing when there was a crash backstage during on of his comedy acts. See more »

Quotes

Donald: Hey! What's the big idea?
Spring: What's the big idea?
Donald: Aw, shut up!
Spring: You shut up!
Donald: Oh yeah?
Spring: Oh yeah?
Donald: Says you!
Spring: Says I!
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Featured in It All Started with a Mouse: The Disney Story (1989) See more »

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Spring Song
(uncredited)
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
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This cartoon is a bit slow
27 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I cannot see why this cartoon is one of the best, I'm not saying it's bad, but it doesn't deserve top spot. The gags and timing are slow. The characters milk their gags to the point where I have to yell "Enough Already!!" And another problem with this as well as many Disney cartoons is that the characters interact with objects instead of with each other. Watch a Fleisher or Warner Brothers cartoon made in 1937, and you notice that it is much more engaging than this cartoon or any late 1930s Disney cartoon. The only good thing I have to say about this, is that it is well animated, and colorful, but that's really it. Even the Fleishers made better artwork with their depression era budget!


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