Up 13,181 this week

The Haunted Mouse (1941)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Short, Comedy  |  15 February 1941 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 62 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 1 critic

A hungry cat makes his way into a ghost town and finds nothing but a spectral mouse.


(as Fred Avery)


(story) (as Michael Malteze)
0Check in

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1007 titles
created 18 Feb 2013
a list of 134 titles
created 10 months ago
a list of 1039 titles
created 9 months ago
a list of 216 titles
created 7 months ago
a list of 61 titles
created 1 week ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Haunted Mouse (1941)

The Haunted Mouse (1941) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Haunted Mouse.


Uncredited cast:
Cat (voice) (uncredited)
Walter Tetley ...
Mouse (voice) (uncredited)


A starving cat wandering in the wilderness sees a sign that says, "Ma's Place/Home Cooking/3 Miles." The cat speeds into town, without noticing the sign that says, "Ghost Town / Population 100 Ghosts." One of these ghosts is a mouse eager to get revenge on cats for having tormented him in life. The dopey cat makes for a perfect scapegoat, and the ghost mouse immediately sets out to harass the hungry kitty. Written by J. Spurlin

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis






Release Date:

15 February 1941 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


[first lines]
Cat: Oh, boy! Oh, boy! Oh, boy! Oh, boy! Food!
See more »


References Blondie (1938) See more »


Ain't We Got Fun
Music by Richard A. Whiting
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Seeing this in the original black and white is best.
25 November 2002 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

While I have not seen a colorized version of this, I understand one does exist. But I hope never to see a colorized version of this, as I would never want to see The Skeleton Dance colorized and for the same reason: the cartoons make excellent use of shadows, light and dark contrasts and visuals which would be severely weakened or destroyed outright by the use of color. The spooky atmosphere of this cartoon makes black and white a perfect fit and Tex Avery and his team use this remarkably well. This excellent, if under-rated and somewhat unjustly overlooked, short deserves more attention than it seems to have gotten. While cartoons like The Skeleton Dance have clearly set the bar high for cartoons that venture into the spooky corners, cartoons like The Haunted Mouse deserve notice. This is a Tex Avery cartoon and as such is very funny, as well as technically interesting, if hardly novel by 1941. Well worth watching, in black and white. Recommended.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Walter Tetley was also- skylands
Discuss The Haunted Mouse (1941) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: