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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:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (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 »
Ghost #1:Ah, we don't have no fun no more.
Ghost #2:No. Nobody around here to scare.
Ghost #3:Ha! We scared them all away. Guess we're too good.
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Edited into Disney's Haunted Halloween (1983)See more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Who ya gonna call, 13 March 2005
Author: Shawn Watson from The Penumbra

Almost 55 years before Bill Murray and Co. cleaned up New York there was a different trio of 'fearless' spook-fighters. They were Mickey, Donald and Goofy. Though none of their equipment is high-tech (they carry nets and, bizarrely, axes) they make up for it with phony bravery.

A quartet of ghosts in a spooky old mansion phone them up and get them over to scare them and play tricks. So, you can pretty much guess that the rest of the cartoon will be made up of related hijinks. Though this time, it's slightly more imaginative than usual. Nice animation and spooky atmosphere too.

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