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Lonesome Ghosts is a Mickey Mouse short that was released on December 24, 1937.

Synopsis[]

Four ghosts, bored with having nobody around to scare, decide to look in the phone book and call some ghost exterminators to mess around with. Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy arrive, are subject to the ghosts various pranks, and eventually scare them off when they crash into a mixture of flour and molasses that makes them look like really frightening trio of white slime monsters.

Characters[]

Legacy[]

The Lonesome Ghosts were originally planned to have been included as part of The Haunted Mansion alongside other Disney ghosts. They would appear in House of Mouse (including the direct-to-video film Mickey's House of Villains) and The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse, and levels based on the short appeared in Mickey Mania and Epic Mickey.

Goofy's line, "I ain't afraid of no ghosts," would later be used in the Ghostbusters movies.

Releases[]

Television[]

Home video[]

VHS

Laserdisc

  • Walt Disney Cartoon Classics: Scary Tales
  • Walt Disney Cartoon Classics: Donald's Scary Tales / Halloween Haunts

DVD

Blu-ray

  • Mickey & Friends: 10 Classic Shorts - Volume 2

Streaming[]

Trivia[]

Have a Laugh! changes[]

The following scenes were deleted from the short release due to time constraints:

  • The opening scenes of the ghosts complaining about how bored they are; it opens with the ghosts looking over the ad in the phone book.
  • The ghosts going over to dial the phone.
  • Mickey's group asleep in the office.
  • Mickey's group all exclaiming, "A customer!" when Mickey hangs up.
  • The ghosts watching the exterminators arrive at their door, then disappearing.
  • The ghost stalking Mickey sticking his fingers in the latter's shotgun so that it explodes and is destroyed; it cuts sloppily from Mickey aiming his gun at the ghost to the gun already destroyed by the ghost.
  • Mickey opens a closet door the ghosts are hiding in and is flooded with spectral water that the ghosts use to surf on, with one riding in a motorboat on it.
  • The entire second half of Donald's scene with the ghosts, including the numerous scenes of one ghost striking Donald on the rear with a wooden plank and Donald getting into a fight with this ghost and managing to punch the ghost so that it falls backwards and land an invisible pool of icy water.
  • Goofy saying, "I ain't a-scared of no ghosts."
  • The entire teasing scene with the ghost in the mirror.
  • The scene with Goofy's alleged struggle with the ghost in the chest of drawers, including Goofy inadvertently strangling himself and then poking himself in the rear with a pin.

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