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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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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Not very nice, 15 March 2005
Author: Shawn Watson from The Penumbra

Mickey, Donald and Goofy are whale hunters? How disgusting! But this was made back when Disney was non-PC. Which is really how it should have stayed if you don't mind me contradicting myself.

Obviously, because of their clumsiness, they aren't actually going to kill any whale and you can bet your bottom dollar that their whaling ship ain't gonna be afloat by the end.

In the usual hijinks Donald is tormented as seagulls eat his sandwiches and Goofy can't fire a harpoon to save himself (am I the only one who saw pretty strong phallic imagery with that cannon?) and Mickey does...nothing. Why is this even categorised as a Mickey cartoon? The bit inside the whale is cute, the rest never rises above adequacy.

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