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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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14 July 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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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

Bat: [the boy mouse flies in the cave and the bat drops down behind him] Hello there brother. Ha ha ha ha ha!
Boy Mouse: I'm not your brother I'm a mouse.
Bat: A mouse. Ha ha ha ha ha! No mouse can fly so you got wings. So if you ain't a bat. Ha ha ha. You're nothing think of that.
[the bat pulls on his wing, points his finger at the mouse and the other three bats drop down]
Other Bats: A mouse ha ha! A mouse ha ha. A mouse ha ha ha ha ha!
[Then the four bats dance around the boy mouse]
Other Bats: [singing] You're nothing but a nothing. A ...
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Presented by Mickey Mouse See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mickey's Polo Team (1936) See more »

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I Would Like to Be a Bird
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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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