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The Whalers (1938)

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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David Hand (uncredited), Dick Huemer (uncredited)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Pinto Colvig ... Goofy (voice) (uncredited)
Walt Disney ... Mickey Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
Clarence Nash Clarence Nash ... Donald Duck (voice) (uncredited)
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los balleneros See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

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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Connections

Featured in DTV: Rock, Rhythm & Blues (1984) See more »

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Appropriately named! A real whale of a tale!
16 March 2010 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Not a classic by all means, but great fun regardless. Mickey doesn't feature that much here, but Goofy and Donald have plenty to do and as pretty much always are peerless. The animation is done in a very nice fluid and colourful visual style, and the music is rousing and clever. Also prevalent are some interesting sight gags, and the whale is a great point of interest. When it comes to cartoon whales I prefer Willie from Willie the Operatic Whale and Spot from the Little Mermaid series, but this whale is memorable. The story is simple and a tad predictable but only occasionally, but it is effective mostly. The voice acting is well done, with Clarence Nash coming off best.

Overall, nicely done and entertaining. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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