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Lonesome Ghosts (1937)

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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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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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24 December 1937 (USA)  »

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Einsame Geister  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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Trivia

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

Ghost: [On phone] Do you chase ghosts?
Goofy: Ahyuck! Do we chase ghosts?
Mickey Mouse: Y-y-yes, ma'am... Yes, sir! I'll say we do!
Ghost: Well, this house is full of ghosts. Listen.
[the ghosts take turns doing spooky laughs through the phone]
Ghost: Come quick. The old McShiver mansion.
Mickey Mouse: Okay, we'll be right over.
[Hangs up]
Mickey Mouse: Oh, boy! A customer!
Donald Duck: A customer!
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Who ya gonna call? Why Mickey, Goofy and Donald of course!
16 March 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Lonesome Ghosts is a classic cartoon, with great visual gags and a good story this has the whole package. It mayn't be the absolute best of the Disney cartoon canon, but it is like a real pleasure of mine. The animation is very well done, with spooky enough backgrounds and nice dark colours. The music is pleasant also, with some nice macabre motifs and quirky ones for the ghosts and their antics. Mickey, Goofy and Donald are on top form, as are the four lonely ghosts who want some fun(who wouldn't?). Making sure that is possible is the spirited voices of Walt Disney, Pinto Colvig, Clarence Nash and Billy Bletcher(who I know as the original voice of Pete). Also excellent are the quips between the ghosts and the ending.

Overall, a classic of a Halloween cartoon, and if you love Lonesome Ghosts I highly recommend Trick or Treat. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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