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Release Date:
24 September 1937 (USA) See more »
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. | Add synopsis »
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Old enough for Medicare, but still fun. See more (9 total) »


  (in alphabetical order)
Pinto Colvig ... Goofy / Pluto (voice) (uncredited)

Walt Disney ... Mickey Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
Marcellite Garner ... Minnie Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
Clarence Nash ... Donald Duck (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Ben Sharpsteen (uncredited)
Produced by
Walt Disney .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Paul J. Smith (uncredited)
Animation Department
Shamus Culhane .... animator (uncredited)
Nick DeTolly .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Frenchy DeTremaudan .... animator (uncredited)
Robert Dranko .... layout artist (uncredited)
Al Eugster .... animator (uncredited)
Nick George .... animator (uncredited)
Wolfgang Reitherman .... animator (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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8 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
3 Channel Stereo (RCA Sound System) (5.0) (L-R)
Argentina:Atp | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #3268)

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This is one of a handful of cartoons played constantly on a special television channel at Walt Disney World resorts.See more »
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Old enough for Medicare, but still fun., 15 January 2003
Author: mfiof from New York, NY

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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