Four bored ghosts in a haunted house who've scared everyone away call up Ghost Hunters Mickey, Donald, and Goofy in hopes to have a little fun scaring them off.

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Billy Bletcher ...
Short Ghost (voice) (uncredited)
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Mickey Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
Clarence Nash ...
Donald Duck (voice) (uncredited)
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Four bored ghosts find a newspaper ad for Mickey, Donald, and Goofy's Ghost Hunting service, and they decide it would be fun to give them a try, but the results are not just funny... Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de> and csl

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In 1973, an edited (and silent) version of the cartoon was released as a cartridge for the Fisher-Price Movie Viewer. The small manual, hand crank-operated toy required no batteries and could be played forward or in reverse at any variable speed determined by the user. The viewer itself looked like a cream-colored plastic super-8 camera with a multi-colored circular hand crank on one side and a small plastic window that provided a light source on the other. One end had a small magnifying glass view hole, while the other end had a space for the rectangular movie cartridge. To experience this flicking picture show, the child would insert the yellow cartridge and crank away, watching the movie through the eyepiece. The viewer used an 8mm strip of film that was permanently looped on the inside of the cartridge so that at the end of any particular strip, the clip would simply begin again. See more »

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Donald Duck: [to the ghosts who retreat from their home in fright] So you can't take it, you big sissies!
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A Disney Classic
1 December 2015 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Lonesome Ghosts (1937)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Highly entertaining short from Walt Disney has four ghosts haunting a house when they see a newspaper ad claiming a certain group can catch any ghost. In order to have some fun, the ghosts call the number and pretty soon Mickey, Donald Duck and Goofy show up but get more than what they thought they would. LONESOME GHOSTS is a darn good short from the boys at Disney, which offers up three of their most loved characters as well as the typical wonderful animation that you come to expect from the studio. I thought the animation was certainly the highlight of the film and especially the beautiful detail in every aspect of the picture. The highlight of the film would have be the sequence where Goofy is looking in a mirror and at first doesn't realize he's seeing a ghost.


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