Clock Cleaners

1937

Action / Animation / Comedy / Family

10
IMDb Rating 7.5 10 2259

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Walt Disney as Mickey Mouse
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12 hr 8 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Ron Oliver 10 / 10

High Time

A Walt Disney MICKEY MOUSE Cartoon.

Mickey, Donald & Goofy are the CLOCK CLEANERS atop a very tall tower.

The three buddies have their work cut out for them in this classic little film from Disney's Golden Age. The animation is first-rate and the laughs keep coming as Mickey deals with a stubborn stork, Donald falls foul of the mechanism's mainspring and Goofy, in a nod to Harold Lloyd, teeters about the deadly brink. 'Asleep In The Deep' is the tune of which the Goof keeps singing the first line ('Loudly the bell in the old tower rings.') Walt Disney provides Mickey with his squeaky voice; Clarence Nash does the honors for Donald.

Walt Disney (1901-1966) was always intrigued by pictures & drawings. As a lad in Marceline, Missouri, he sketched farm animals on scraps of paper; later, as an ambulance driver in France during the First World War, he drew comic figures on the sides of his vehicle. Back in Kansas City, along with artist Ub Iwerks, Walt developed a primitive animation studio that provided animated commercials and tiny cartoons for the local movie theaters. Always the innovator, his ALICE IN CARTOONLAND series broke ground in placing a live figure in a cartoon universe. Business reversals sent Disney & Iwerks to Hollywood in 1923, where Walt's older brother Roy became his lifelong business manager & counselor. When a mildly successful series with Oswald The Lucky Rabbit was snatched away by the distributor, the character of Mickey Mouse sprung into Walt's imagination, ensuring Disney's immortality. The happy arrival of sound technology made Mickey's screen debut, STEAMBOAT WILLIE (1928), a tremendous audience success with its use of synchronized music. The SILLY SYMPHONIES soon appeared, and Walt's growing crew of marvelously talented animators were quickly conquering new territory with full color, illusions of depth and radical advancements in personality development, an arena in which Walt's genius was unbeatable. Mickey's feisty, naughty behavior had captured millions of fans, but he was soon to be joined by other animated companions: temperamental Donald Duck, intellectually-challenged Goofy and energetic Pluto. All this was in preparation for Walt's grandest dream - feature length animated films. Against a blizzard of doomsayers, Walt persevered and over the next decades delighted children of all ages with the adventures of Snow White, Pinocchio, Dumbo, Bambi & Peter Pan. Walt never forgot that his fortunes were all started by a mouse, or that childlike simplicity of message and lots of hard work always pay off.

Reviewed by Foreverisacastironmess123 7 / 10

They got their clocks cleaned!

This was one of my very favourite Disney cartoons when I was a kid. Now I'm afraid I merely like it rather than love it. I find it good, just not perfect. But there's definitely something special about it, because it is very memorable. A clocktower is a great setting for mayhem with the characters. Goofy's hazardous concussed acrobat walk was a fun sequence. The height is quite dizzying, it's very impressive how well the vertigo effect is conveyed. The running gag and the ending with the guys unable to stop themselves shaking in clock motion was a great way to end it. My favourite part is definitely Donald's battle of wills with the spring, which is totally what this short is most known for. The way the spring's "voice" sounds is so cool! Kind of sounds like a voice and a metallic twang all at once. Where did these guys get their sound effects? I noticed and got a big laugh out of the possible swearing thing even as a wee one. Did the most funny of the three Disney heroes, Donald Duck, in one of his legendary tirades, quack the most uttered swear of them all? Did they even have that nasty word back in 1937? That's 75 years for those of you keeping score. I could never understand a word Donald said anyway! But, after listening to it over a few times, it's clear that he probably doesn't say that, but it's certainly fun to imagine he does! And you never know, perhaps the animators were aware of how it sounded and purposefully left it like that to stir things up. If so, I'd say it worked. In any case, it certainly doesn't sound enough like the proposed word to warrant the short being banned. How ridiculous, censoring a swear that was never even there! "Says you!!!"

Reviewed by llltdesq 10 / 10

Mickey and friends are upstaged by a bird and a clock!

This is a truly magnificent cartoon, with the real star being the clock, with a strong supporting effort from a sleeping stork. Mickey, Donald and Goofy are fine, but the detail work on the backgrounds and the design of the clock are exceptional. The gags are hilarious, if somewhat familiar (probably because they've spurred frequent imitation by others) and the ending is priceless. Various bits are reminiscent of some great silent comics like Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd, particularly the opening shot and an extended bit featuring Goofy on walkabout. Well worth having. Most highly recommended.

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