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    Lonesome Ghosts Goofy Production Cel and Painted Background (Walt Disney, 1937). "Hello? We're from the Ajax Ghost Exterminators Company!" says Mickey Mouse, as he enters the haunted house along with his coworkers Donald Duck and Goofy. This is considered one of Mickey Mouse's greatest shorts, as well as an inspiration for the modern-day Ghostbusters films. It was directed by Burt Gillett and released on Christmas Eve 1937, three days after the premiere of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Here is a rare full 12 field nitrate cel of Goofy. This can be seen at the 2:55 mark, just as the trio enters the ghost house by knocking down the door, which in turn knocks them down. A mousetrap flying through the air is about to hit Goofy on the head! Great full-figure image size of 7" with mousetrap; 90B is written in the bottom right corner. Extremely rare full-nitrate cel, placed on a custom hand-painted background for presentation purposes. (The background has a hand-painted facsimile Walt Disney signature that is not from Walt's hand.) Tape along background border from previous framing; small paint loss in left shoe and blue pants. Overall condition is Good.

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