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Release Date:
24 December 1937 (USA) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in alphabetical order)
Billy Bletcher ... Short Ghost (voice) (uncredited)
Pinto Colvig ... Goofy (voice) (uncredited)

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

Directed by
Burt Gillett (uncredited)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dick Friel  story (uncredited)

Produced by
Walt Disney .... producer
Original Music by
Albert Hay Malotte (uncredited)
Animation Department
Art Babbitt .... animator (uncredited)
Rex Cox .... animator (uncredited)
Clyde Geronimi .... animator (uncredited)
Dick Huemer .... animator (uncredited)
Milt Kahl .... animator (uncredited)
Isadore Klein .... animator (uncredited)
Ed Love .... animator (uncredited)
Bob Wickersham .... animator (uncredited)
Dick Williams .... animator (uncredited)
Don Williams .... animator (uncredited)
Marvin Woodward .... animator (uncredited)

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9 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

Did You Know?

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 »
Goofy:I ain't a-scared of no ghosts.See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Who're you gonna call when you need ghostbusters?..., 13 March 2008
Author: Neil Doyle from U.S.A.

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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