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Lonesome Ghosts (1937)

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.

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Burt Gillett (uncredited)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Billy Bletcher ... Short Ghost (voice) (uncredited)
Pinto Colvig ... Goofy (voice) (uncredited)
Walt Disney ... Mickey Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
Clarence Nash Clarence Nash ... Donald Duck (voice) (uncredited)
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Four bored ghosts find a newspaper ad for Mickey, Donald, and Goofy's Ghost Hunting service, and they decide it would be fun to give them a try, but the results are not just funny... Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de> and csl

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 December 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De ensomme spøgelser See more »

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Production Co:

Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Mickey Mouse: The telephone!
Donald Duck: The telephone!
Goofy: A-hyuck. The telephone?
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Connections

Featured in Disney's Halloween Treat (1982) See more »

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Who ya gonna call
13 March 2005 | by Shawn WatsonSee all my reviews

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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