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By Word of Mouse (1954)

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Hans, a German mouse, arrives in America to visit his cousin, Willie. Hans wants to know all about the free market capitalist system. So, Willie takes Hans to see a lecturer in a university... See full summary »

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Sylvester / Hans / Uncle / Aunt / Elevator Operator / Mice Children (voice)
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Hans, a German mouse, arrives in America to visit his cousin, Willie. Hans wants to know all about the free market capitalist system. So, Willie takes Hans to see a lecturer in a university, another mouse, who talks at length about the capitalist system while Sylvester Cat chases all three rodents around the lecture halls. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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2 October 1954 (USA)  »

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This was the first of three cartoons on economic subjects underwritten by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. It was followed by Heir-Conditioned (1955) and Yankee Dood It (1956). See more »

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4 November 2008 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Barack Obama's election as president today at least suggests that that what Friz Freleng's "By Word of Mouse" portrays may return. An endorsement of free enterprise and mass production, it applied in the 1950s, before the factories shut down and moved to the third world so that they wouldn't have to pay the workers anything. But even the economy that we had in the '50s resulted in consumerism (and, among other things, car dependence). Oh well, at least we had rock 'n' roll.

Friz Freleng made two other cartoons like this (all three cartoons starred Sylvester). Fortunately, most of Friz's cartoons starring Sly had the slobbery cat doing what he did best: chasing Tweety and getting maimed.


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