Moose Hunters

A Mickey Mouse Cartoon

Release Date : February 20, 1937

Running Time : 8:36

Synopsis

Mickey, Donald and Goofy head out into the woods. While Mickey lures one moose using a bush disguise, the others lure another with a female moose decoy. When the two target moose meet and decide to take each other on, our heroes are all in trouble.

Characters

Mickey Mouse
Goofy
Donald Duck

Credits

Director
Ben Sharpsteen
Animation
Jack Kinney
Norm Ferguson
Art Babbitt
Frenchy de Tremaudan
Gerry "Clyde" Geronomi

Video

United States
Mickey and the Gang
Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck Cartoon Collections Volume 3
Germany
Pluto auf der Jagd
Italy
Video Parade 17
Sono Io ... Pippo
Winny Puh a Tu Per Tu
Cartoon Festival 3
Cartoons Disney 3

CED

United States
Disney Cartoon Parade Volume 5

Laserdiscs

Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck Cartoon Collections Volume 3
Mickey and the Gang / Nuts About Chip 'n' Dale

DVD

A Goofy Movie
Walt Disney's Funny Factory with Mickey
Disney Treasures : Mickey Mouse in Living Color (Volume 1)
Germany
Disney Treasures : Mickey Mouse in Living Color (Volume 1)
France
Disney Treasures : Mickey Mouse in Living Color (Volume 1)
Italy
Disney Treasures : Mickey Mouse in Living Color (Volume 1)
Canada
Walt Disney's Funny Factory with Mickey
Sweden
Disney Treasures : Mickey Mouse in Living Color (Volume 1)
United Kingdom
Disney Treasures : Mickey Mouse in Living Color (Volume 1)

Television

The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 26: Classic Donald
Donald's Quack Attack: Episode 61
Walt Disney Presents: The Goofy Success Story

Technical Specification

Color Type: Technicolor
Animation Type: Standard animation
Sound Mix: Mono
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Negative Format: 35mm
Print Format: 35mm
Cinematographic Process: Spherical
Original Language: English

Released by United Artists Pictures

Comments

From Samuel E. Lago : This is a good film featuring Mickey, Donald and Goofy as a comedy trio (one of many like Lonesome Ghosts, The Whalers, Boat Builders, etc.) but it is not as good as the others since Mickey is in it only for about one and a half minutes! All of the film really centers around Donald and Goofy even though it says it stars Mickey.
From Ryan : Here's another short that features the classic trio. This time they're out hunting moose. It was pretty funny when Donald and Goofy were disguised as a female moose with makeup and the whole works. After another male moose comes and the two bull moose get into a fight over the lady "moose," they find out that it's not really a moose, but two hunters and they chase after the two of them. Donald and Goofy catch up with Mickey and paddle like hell across the lake in a canoe. Although this short had Mickey's face on the opening of it, it was actually more about Donald and Goofy. Mickey was just shown hiding in some bushes making moose calls by blowing a horn.
From Benke Cloudberry : I have three favorites - the other two are The Band Concert and Lonesome Ghosts. I can see that others agree on those two but are more reserved to this. What I like about Moose Hunters is it´s increasing thrill, from the majestic arrival of the costumed Moose (Donald and Goof) - rising from the lake blowing a horn followed by a lot of funny gags until the great bullfight in the end. The preparations for the fight is great - one moose is sharpening his horns against a rock - the other spits in and twist his shoveled horns. And the fight itself leaves nothing more to wish for. In between we can see the faked moose put lipstick on, spray a trail of perfume and let the wind do the rest to trap the bull moose. Great Cartoon!
From Baruch Weiss : I liked this short for it's music. I wonder who did it?
From Ross : I have two versions of this cartoon. I have it on Mickey Mouse In Living Color, and on the out of print video, Mickey and The Gang. But anyway, about the cartoon it is wonderful, colorful, sensational and most of all, funny! I just love Moose Hunters I never get tired of it! This is the most sensational, best, awesome Disney cartoon ever! Mickey, Donald and Goofy are funny times ten in this cartoon. Goofy and Donald's girl moose disguise was the highlight of this cartoon, and those two moose were funny when they fell in love with the moose disguise, although it did get a little scary when the two mooses starting fighting violently. And finally at the end, there was nothing for Mickey, Donald and Goofy to do but run and scream times infinity. They jumped in a canoe and paddled like crazy as the cartoon ended. I bet when people first saw this cartoon back in 1937, they were screaming with laughter!
From Katelyn : Even though I don't believe that hunting is nice for nature, I found this short to be very funny. Donald and Goofy's moose disguise was the cutest thing, and hearing the moose neigh like horses was hilarious. I give it an 8.
From Casey : Donald and Goofy are crazy in this cartoon! Donald and Goofy should have starred in this cartoon because Mickey doesn't really do anything, but I still like this cartoon.
From Mike : Despite some of the comments I've read I always thought Moose Hunters was a funny cartoon. I laughed at the scene when the moose blows off Donald & Goofy's costume. The moose fight at the end was pretty good.

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