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“Clock Cleaners”
Clock Cleaners - title card
Original theatrical release date October 15, 1937
Re-dubbed air date March, 2010
Written by Art Babbitt
Directed by Ben Sharpsteen
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Clock Cleaners is a Mickey Mouse cartoon released in 1937. In 1994 it was voted #27 of the 50 Greatest Cartoons of all time by members of the animation field.

Synopsis Edit

Mickey, Donald, and Goofy are assigned to clean up the clock tower of a large skyscraper; each one faces his own share of problems: Mickey trying to evict a stork from one of the cogs, Donald gets into a fight with the clock's main spring, and Goofy's antics trying to clean the bells.

Controversy Edit

During the 1990s, Donald Wildmon and the American Family Association forced Wal-Mart to discontinue the sale of the VHS tape Walt Disney Cartoon Classics: Fun on the Job, which contained this short. The reason for this was that during his argument with the main spring, Donald Duck allegedly shouts "F*** you!"; he actually says "Says you!", which is made clear by the spring's reply, "Says I!" Due to this controversy, when the cartoon was included on the Walt Disney Treasures DVD set Mickey Mouse in Living Color, Donald's line was redubbed with the line, "Awww, nuts!", originally said in " On Ice". The edit is made obvious by the fact that the viewer can hear Pluto barking when Donald says this. This same edit also occurs on the DVD release of The Great Mouse Detective (which includes the cartoon as a bonus feature) and the later DVD Funny Factory with Goofy; however, the scene is shown with its original dialogue in the TV special One Hour in Wonderland, which is included as a bonus feature on the Alice in Wonderland: Masterpiece Edition DVD. Additionally, recent broadcasts of the cartoon on the Disney Channel have reinstated the original line.


TriviaEdit

  • This is the first have a laugh! episode to have a title card made for its short version, since the original version did not have a title card.
  • Also, for the BGM of Mickey's Toontown/Toontown, when Goofy is getting dizzy lovestruck stupor and starts to falling the Tower Bell. Along with On Ice and Mickey's Polo Team from Track 9.



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