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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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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When the bell rings with Goofy inside it, he looks out suspiciously and says "Mice!" This is a reference to W.C. Fields who said exactly the same thing when there was a crash backstage during one 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 The South Bank Show: The Art of Walt Disney (1988) See more »

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Spring Song
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Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
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Mickey, Donald and Goofy as hilarious clock-cleaners!
5 October 2013 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

This cartoon short features three of Disney's biggest stars: Mickey, Donald and Goofy. They are tasked out to clean a huge clock tower in the middle of the city, but the humor and laughs come when the three each have issues obstructing their work.

Mickey has a hard time sending a sleeping stork away; Donald gets tangled in the main springs of the clock; and Goofy, while cleaning the bell, gets the two statue hour ringers (one which resembles the Statue of Liberty) pound the bell at the stroke of the hour with Goofy inside.

It is a hilarious, delightful cartoon that is one of my childhood favorites and certainly brings back the nostalgia of the better cartoon days.

Grade A


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