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Hawaiian Holiday (1937)

Passed  -  Animation | Short | Comedy  -  24 September 1937 (USA)
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The gang is on vacation. Goofy has some surfing problems, Donald learns why you don't wear a grass skirt near a fire, Pluto and a starfish have a tiff, followed by an encounter with a hermit crab.

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Pinto Colvig ...
Goofy / Pluto (voice) (uncredited)
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Mickey Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
Marcellite Garner ...
Minnie Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
Clarence Nash ...
Donald Duck (voice) (uncredited)
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The gang is on vacation. Goofy has some surfing problems, Donald learns why you don't wear a grass skirt near a fire, Pluto and a starfish have a tiff, followed by an encounter with a hermit crab.

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Also Known As:

Ferien auf Hawaii  »

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(RCA Sound System) (5.0) (L-R)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Film Daily, Friday, October 15, 1937: Hawaiian Holiday (1937), a Walt Disney Mickey Mouse short, released by RKO Radio Pictures, has won the prize for best short subject offered by the International Film Exhibition in Venice, Italy. This is the fourth consecutive time that a Disney subject has won this award. See more »

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On the Beach at Waikiki (Honi Kaua Wikiwiki)
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Music by Henry Kailimai
Lyrics by G.H. Stover
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Old enough for Medicare, but still fun.
15 January 2003 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

The title could be the synopsis, too: Mickey and his pals are on vacation in Hawaii. There is no plot, we simply see the characters engaged in activities appropriate for the islands. This being a cartoon, the fun also contains its quota of mishaps: Pluto has issues with a starfish and a crab, Donald lights his fanny on fire dancing a hula, and Goofy has a recurring headache trying to catch a wave on an uncooperative surf. Animation from this era often seems slower when compared to the breakneck pacing perfected by Bob Clampett and Tex Avery in the 1940s, but this time the unhurried gait fits the material perfectly. A Hawaiian vacation has to be mellow for us to appreciate the lush colors and meticulous backgrounds that occupy each frame. Noteworthy is the "split-screen" action above and below water level as Goofy searches for his surfboard (while under water, Goofy's animation is especially "fluid"). The real disappointment is Mickey himself. By 1937 he was already the "hole in the doughnut," and having Minnie carry him by hula-dancing to his slack-key guitar only draws attention to his lack of comic potential. What she ever saw in him is anyone's guess.


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