Lonesome Ghosts Original Movie Poster

Original Movie Poster


Title Screen in Intro.

Lonesome Ghosts was an animated short by Disney released in 1937. It features Mickey, Donald, and Goofy as "Ghost Exterminators".




The Ghost Exterminators entering the haunted mansion.

Some of the information here was gathered from The Disney Wiki.

  • Mickey: He is the leader the crew, and carries a shotgun.
  • Donald: He is the mouth, and carries a net.
  • Goofy: He is himself, and carries an axe.

  • Jasper: The smartest member of the ghosts, and leader.[1]
  • Grubb: The smallest ghost. He likes fishing for rotted sardines.[2]
  • Boo: He scared Donald Duck by screaming.[3]
  • Moss: He likes to imitate Goofy in the mirror.[4]


  • Shotgun
  • Net
  • Axe
  • Pickaxe
  • Mouse Trap
  • Rope
  • Wooden Box (smaller items might have been inside it like the rope)


Reused footage in Disney's DTV Monster HitsEdit

On NBC a Disney special "Disney's DTV Monster Hits" aired on October 30th, 1987. A music video was made using footage from "Lonesome Ghosts" for the song "Ghostbusters" by Ray Parker, Jr..


Ghost Hunters/GhostbustersEdit

  • This is a team of three Ghost Exterminators much like the beginning of the first movie.
  • The scene when the Ghost Exterminators wake up for a call sort of is reminiscent of when the Ghostbusters in the first movie got a call while eating.
  • The fighting over the phone also happens in The Real Ghostbusters and Filmations Ghostbusters (cartoon series).
  • The Slapstick humor is reminiscent of the Bowery Boys and Filmations Ghostbusters live action series.
  • At one point Goofy proclaims "I ain't a scared of no ghosts" which sounds like the Ghostbusters catchphrase "I ain't afraid of no ghost".[5]
  • At the end of the short, after falling into barrels of molasses and bags of flour, the Ghost Exterminators appear to be one large ghost made out of white confectionary paste. Shortly after the cartoon ends with the three Ghost Exterminators covered in the paste, similar to the Ghostbusters' appearance at the end of the movie covered in marshmallow.


  1. From The Disney Wiki article:Lonesome Ghosts (characters)
  2. From The Disney Wiki article:Lonesome Ghosts (characters)
  3. From The Disney Wiki article:Lonesome Ghosts (characters)
  4. From The Disney Wiki article:Lonesome Ghosts (characters)
  5. Goofy in Lonesome Ghosts


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