Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Countdown, Day 7: Lonesome Ghosts

When I was a kid, I used to have this neat little toy called the Fisher-Price Movie Viewer. It was this cool little toy that included cartridges you would insert, and when you turned the handle it would play clips from movies, cartoons, etc.

I also had the cartridge for the 1937 Disney Cartoon Lonesome Ghosts. Of course the clips were short and didn't have any sound, so you would have to use your imagination. I would play the clips over and over to the point where it finally just broke.

Many years later I finally got the see the full length cartoon, including sound, and it was so wonderful to see it in all it's glory. Disney always had a knack for capturing the essence of all things spooky and Halloween-y. Whether is was Lonesome Ghosts, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow or Skeleton Dance cartoons, all the way up to The Haunted Mansion ride at the theme parks, Disney never disappointed when it came to providing the spookiness! Here is the complete version of Lonesome Ghosts...enjoy!


  1. I so had the Lonesome Ghost cartridge as well and watched it so much than one day my brother smashed it to be mean.

  2. I totally had this as a kid! I had forgotten all about it. You could make the movies go forwards and backwards. I would make Mickey and the guys go back in to the doorway where all the water busted through, back and forth, over and over. Cool post, wonder if they have one of these on ebay?

  3. I also had one of these! This is how I learned how animation worked when I was a kid. I would watch it very slowly so I could see the process.

    I wish I knew what happened to my viewer & cartridges. I would at least like to have my Lonesome Ghosts one back!