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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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Short Ghost (voice) (uncredited)
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Goofy (voice) (uncredited)
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Mickey Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
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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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24 December 1937 (USA)  »

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De ensomme spøgelser  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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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 »

Quotes

[last lines]
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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Who're you gonna call when you need ghostbusters?...
13 March 2008 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Decades ahead of "Ghostbusters", this Mickey Mouse cartoon was an extra feature on the ICHABOD AND MR.TOAD feature from Disney, about a quartet of ghosts in a spooky old house bored out of their wits with nobody to scare. A newspaper ad advertising the services of ghostbusters Mickey, Donald and Goofy, catches their attention and lo and behold, they've got the trio arriving at the mansion ready to go to work.

The fun begins as soon as they enter the house and from then on it's strictly a series of sight gags as the ghost hunters are scared out of their wits at the pranks dreamed up by the lively quartet. Funniest segment has Goofy doing a mirror routine with a ghost likeness who follows his every move and gesture. The payoff is the finale where an accidental mishap scares the ghosts away and turns the whole thing into a mission accomplished for the naive ghostbusters.

Nice animation, good background art and some clever plotting make this one a sure fire delight for young and old Disney fans.


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