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A Mouse Divided (1953)

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A drunken stork delivers a baby mouse to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Cat. Sylvester is about to eat the little rodent when it calls him its daddy. Touched, Sylvester adopts the mouse... See full summary »

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Sylvester / Baby Mouse / Mr. Stork / Various Cats (voice)
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A drunken stork delivers a baby mouse to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Cat. Sylvester is about to eat the little rodent when it calls him its daddy. Touched, Sylvester adopts the mouse as his son and attracts every hungry cat in the neighborhood to his door! Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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One of Sylvester's better cartoons
3 November 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Looney Tunes have been responsible for some of my favourite cartoons of all time. A Mouse Divided is one I have a lot of fondness. The drunken stork idea is one I've seen many times before, but the interplay between Sylvester and the baby mouse is done so in a fresh and vibrant way. The characters are right on the money. Sylvester's wife is appropriately firm and the baby mouse is adorable, but it is Sylvester, just by his facial expressions and how he softens in that touching scene when the baby mouse calls him Da-Da, that provides the best moments. The dialogue is deliciously witty, and the gags especially the idea to knock the door down with a tree are clever and really funny to watch. The animation is colourful and fluid while the music still has that characterful robust energy typical of Looney Tunes. Mel Blanc's vocals are superb as well. In conclusion, I like Sylvester a lot and I do consider A Mouse Divided one of his better cartoons. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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