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The Whalers (1938)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Family, Comedy  |  19 August 1938 (USA)
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Mickey, Donald, and Goofy are crewing a whaling ship. Their mishaps include Donald fighting off some hungry birds, Mickey and a bucket of water that keeps doing a boomerang impression, and ... See full summary »

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Mickey, Donald, and Goofy are crewing a whaling ship. Their mishaps include Donald fighting off some hungry birds, Mickey and a bucket of water that keeps doing a boomerang impression, and Goofy firing the cannon and getting stuck high in the air, and ultimately inside a whale. And when he lands the whale well, let's just say they're gonna need a bigger boat... Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Chasseurs de baleines  »

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This is credited as a Mickey Mouse cartoon, but he never actually says a word. See more »

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Goofy: [after the whale has destroyed the ship, Goofy emerges from the wreckage] Here he is! Ha ha!
[Pulls out a fish]
Goofy: Gosh, he must've shrunk.
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Mickey Cartoons?
30 July 2009 | by (The world of artists) – See all my reviews

I am somewhat confused that this one is classified as one of the "Mickey Cartoons". Sure, Mickey Mouse is in it, but he doesn't really do anything here and he barely speaks something here. Plus, the story focus more on Goofy, Donald Duck and a whale than Mickey Mouse.

It's a generally enjoyable cartoon. The only thing I have to criticize is that they want to hunt the whale. But that doesn't happen. Fortunately, it turns out to be a comical story, especially the bits inside the gigantic whale and the bit when the whale destroys the boat.

I love that whale. The whale is the main interest in this story. Without the whale, this would have been probably nothing special.

Although quite old-fashioned, for something that is from the year 1938, it doesn't look as dated as it could be (except for some minor clues, such as the older appearance of Goofy and Mickey Mouse).


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