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23 December 1955 (USA) See more »
A group of young mice is in the ruins of a church, practicing singing for an upcoming service. After singing an adulterated version of "Hark... See more » | Add synopsis »
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An excellent cartoon that is a re-working of another excellent cartoon done by the same producers-Hanna and Barbera-some 16 years earlier See more (10 total) »

Directed by
Joseph Barbera 
William Hanna 
Produced by
Joseph Barbera .... producer
William Hanna .... producer
Fred Quimby .... producer
Original Music by
Scott Bradley (music)
Animation Department
Ed Barge .... animation
Richard Bickenbach .... layout (as Dick Bickenbach)
Don Driscoll .... backgrounds
Robert Gentle .... backgrounds
Lewis Marshall .... animation
Kenneth Muse .... animation
Irven Spence .... animation (as Irvin Spence)
Reuben Timmins .... animation
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Additional Details

8 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.55 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #17540) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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The first cartoon since War Dogs (1943) by the team of William Hanna and Joseph Barbera starring characters other than "Tom and Jerry."See more »
Reverend Mouse:I was just a little shaver at the time and I asked the wise old owl what that book was he was reading. 'Well' he says, 'looks like a book of rules that belonged to them men. Thou shalt not kill. Love thy neighbor as thyself... hmmm, looks like some pretty good rules, but I guess them men didn't pay much attention to it'. Yes it was a good book of rules, and it still is a good book of rules. Love thy neighbor as thyself. On these words depend the future of us all.See more »
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Remake of Peace on Earth (1939)See more »
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
An excellent cartoon that is a re-working of another excellent cartoon done by the same producers-Hanna and Barbera-some 16 years earlier, 26 July 2001

This cartoon is the result of William Hanna and Joseph Barbera deciding to revisit the theme explored in another cartoon, Peace on Earth, done in 1939. Both cartoons are excellent ststements and are still all-too relevant today. Exploring weighty concepts-war, hatred and destruction-both are equally effective in each its own right, although Good Will to Men is seen all too rarely. An excellent effort that is sadly out-of-print. Well worth the effort to track down. Most highly recommended.

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