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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:
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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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Peak Disney, 19 May 2000

Fast paced Disney short has Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy as "ghost exterminators" who get called to an old house by the prank-playing ghosts themselves. The animation and Technicolor is terrific, as usual, and the storyline allows the trio to get scared in all sorts of creative ways. This was made when the familiar Disney characters' personalities were at their peaks: Mickey is the resourceful group leader (and not the bland goody-goody he would become later on), Donald is the short-tempered one, and Goofy is the well-meaning dunce. Even the ghosts have spunk and verve - a winner!

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