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
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Did You Know?
The "Flying Mouse 1934" is one of Leonard Maltin's favorite Silly Symphonies cartoon short. See more
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
Poor butterfly oh.
[Pets the butterfly but it transforms into a female blue fairy
Brave little mouse. You've been kind to me. I'll grant one wish. What shall it be?
I wanna fly.
[Flaps his arms to show he wants to fly
Oh a mouse was never meant to fly. Think carefully beware.
Please I wanna fly like the birds.
Well if wings are what you wish, then you shall have a pair.
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