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Release Date:
23 December 1955 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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 »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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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

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

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Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
Reverend Mouse:Love thy neighbor as thyself. On these words depend the future of us all.See more »
Movie Connections:
Remake of Peace on Earth (1939)See more »
Soundtrack:
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
of mice and men, 14 September 2009
Author: didi-5 from United Kingdom

A remake of 'Peace on Earth', a parable of mice, men, and the futility of war, 'Good Will To Men' starts with a mouse choir singing for Christmas. The word 'men' appears in the carol, and the mice start asking questions about what men were.

Slowly we realise that men destroyed themselves and all their towns and cities by wars, bombs, and guns. We see footage of men crawling across trenches and fields, setting off machine guns, dropping mushroom bombs on cities.

Finally the cartoon returns to the mice, frightened but wise in their ruined church, with the wise old owl poring over the Bible, a 'good book of rules'.

Well-drawn and tightly-plotted, this cartoon was a worthy Oscar nominee and is still effective after all these years.

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