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19 August 1938 (USA) See more »
Mickey, Donald, and Goofy are crewing a whaling ship. Their mishaps include Donald fighting off some hungry birds... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in alphabetical order)
Pinto Colvig ... Goofy (voice) (uncredited)

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

Directed by
David Hand (uncredited)
Dick Huemer (uncredited)
Produced by
Walt Disney .... producer
Original Music by
Albert Hay Malotte (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Joshua Meador .... effects animator
Art Palmer .... effects animator
Animation Department
Art Babbitt .... animator (uncredited)
Preston Blair .... animator (uncredited)
Al Eugster .... animator (uncredited)
Eric Larson .... animator (uncredited)
Robert G. Leffingwell .... animator (uncredited)
Ed Love .... animator (uncredited)
Joshua Meador .... effects animator (uncredited)
Lee Morehouse .... animator (uncredited)
Frank Oreb .... animator (uncredited)
Art Palmer .... effects animator (uncredited)
Don Patterson .... animator (uncredited)
Milt Schaffer .... animator (uncredited)
Louie Schmitt .... animator (uncredited)
Marvin Woodward .... animator (uncredited)

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8 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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This is credited as a Mickey Mouse cartoon, but he never actually says a word.See more »
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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Featured in Living Seas (1986) (TV)See more »


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Mickey Cartoons?, 30 July 2009
Author: Atreyu_II from The world of artists

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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