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The Flying Mouse (1934)

Approved | | Animation, Short, Comedy | 14 July 1934 (USA)
To the tune "I Would Like to Be a Bird," a young mouse fashions wings from a pair of leaves, to the great amusement of his brothers when his attempts to use them fail. When the butterfly he... See full summary »

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To the tune "I Would Like to Be a Bird," a young mouse fashions wings from a pair of leaves, to the great amusement of his brothers when his attempts to use them fail. When the butterfly he rescues from a spider proves to be a fairy, he wishes for wings. But his bat-like appearance doesn't fit in with either the birds or the other mice, and he finds himself friendless; even the bats make fun of him. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Den flygande musen  »

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(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The "Flying Mouse 1934" is one of Leonard Maltin's favorite Silly Symphonies cartoon short. See more »

Goofs

The sister that got her dress shrunk at the beginning was not among the siblings dancing around the mother when title character came home from his ordeal. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: [singing] I would like to be a bird and go sailing through the sky. If I were a little bird. I would flap my wings and fly. I would go from tree to tree while lonesome melody. For the other mice would envy me. I would like to be a bird.
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Crazy Credits

Presented by Mickey Mouse See more »

Connections

Featured in Ink & Paint Club: Silly Symphonies at the Zoo (1998) See more »

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You're Nothing But a Nothing
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Love This One
22 November 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What a great cartoon! When the mouse returns to his normal self at the end and runs for home crying out "Mom!" I think I cry just about every time. The music fits in perfectly too. His mother embraces him, his brothers dance around them, happy that he has returned, and all is well. Mushy? Maybe, but I love it anyway!


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