Saturday, June 13, 2009

Grim Grinning Ghosts!

Found this on YouTube and it's kind of cool, even for Disney! It's from House of Mouse (heard of it but never seen it).

Test time...What is the name of the 'victim' in this cartoon short?

Bonus...What are the three hitchhiking ghost's names and which name goes with who?

Double Bonus...What is the referenced to at the clip at 52 seconds?


The Captain said...

With out using the Google machine, the victim's name is Pete.

For the double bonus is it a reference to Silly Simphonies skeleton dance???

Mr.Macabre said...

Yes, the victim's name is indeed Pete and he has been in many Disney shorts as a bad guy.
It is indeed referencing to a very early cartoon called Skeleton Dance that was a Silly Symphonies!
Now, for the new car and the year's supply of Rice-A-Roni, the San Francisco treat, will you risk it all and try for the names of the three hitchhiking ghosts or will you go home with what you have already won and the consolation prize of a Comfort Wipe?

Alice said...

Somehow that bit at :52 reminded me of this more than anything:

...but then that's probably a reference to the Silly Symphonies cartoon!

Mr.Macabre said...

I didn't understand a word of that video but I liked it, the marionette skeleton was cool but the severed hands were a bit creepy!

The 3 hitchhiking ghosts name's are Phineas (the cloaked one with the satchel), Ezra (the tall thin one tipping his hat) and Gus (the short one with the ball and chain).

DeadmansLog said...

I didn't realize I knew there names until I saw your response. :)

I soooo love the haunted mansion. If I ever win the lottery, I'm moving to Florida and working there part time.

Mr.Macabre said...

I either wanted to be a monorail driver or work at the Haunted Mansion at Disney as a kid.

Wendy the (Very) Good Witch said...

When we go to Disney (which is ALL the time), we wait with anticipation for the hitchhiking ghosts at the end of the ride and try to get the old, tall skinny one. I like to kiss him on his cheek when we get in front of the mirrors. Oh...and we knock on the back of everyone's doom buggies whether we know them or not. Obviously, we have been on the ride FAR too many times...ha!

The Captain said...

I think I just won a butt wiper?