IMDb > The Mouse That Jack Built (1959)

The Mouse That Jack Built (1959) More at IMDbPro »


User Rating:
7.6/10   288 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Down 3% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Tedd Pierce (story)
View company contact information for The Mouse That Jack Built on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
4 April 1959 (USA) See more »
A mouse version of "The Jack Benny Program" (1950). Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
time may not treat these old-school entertainers nicely, but I still recommend the cartoon See more (6 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Jack Benny ... Jack (voice)
Mary Livingstone ... Mary (voice)

Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson ... Rochester (voice) (as Rochester)
Don Wilson ... Don (voice)

Mel Blanc ... The Maxwell / Ed the Vault Guard (voice)

Directed by
Robert McKimson 
Writing credits
Tedd Pierce (story)

Produced by
John W. Burton .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Milt Franklyn 
Film Editing by
Treg Brown 
Sound Department
Treg Brown .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Animation Department
Warren Batchelder .... animator
Ted Bonnicksen .... animator
George Grandpré .... animator
Robert Gribbroek .... layout artist
Tom Ray .... animator
Bob Singer .... background artist
Lou Scheimer .... background artist (uncredited)
Music Department
Milt Franklyn .... musical director (uncredited)
Milt Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Dan Luby .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

7 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

This cartoon marked the first time that Mel Blanc shared a voice credit in a Warner Brothers cartoon.See more »
Don:If you're feeling mighty lucky...
Don:Bugs Bunnyish and Daffy Ducky...
Don:And thought you taw a puddy tat...
Don:There's just one thing to do for that...
Don:Oh, what is it, Jack?
Jack:Don, you're not supposed to do a commercial. This is a movie, and...
See more »
Frühlingslied (Spring Song)See more »


Which series is this from: Merrie Melodies or Looney Tunes?
Is this available on DVD?
See more »
5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
time may not treat these old-school entertainers nicely, but I still recommend the cartoon, 30 September 2007
Author: Lee Eisenberg ( from Portland, Oregon, USA

I learned about Jack Benny through his bit part in "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World". Later on, I learned about his overall career. And now, here's another addition to his career: "The Mouse That Jack Built" is a cartoon version of Benny's TV show (which I've never seen). In this case, Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson (also an "IAMMMMW" cast member) and Don Wilson provide the voices of mice with their respective names and personalities; Mel Blanc voices vault watcher Maxwell...and he's been watching the vault for a VERY long time! Anyway, after Jack has played the violin - though not equaling Isaac Stern - he makes Rochester return a white vest, as he's about to take Mary out for her birthday. The only thing is, the Kit Kat Klub is in fact a real cat! I've always liked how the Termite Terrace crowd kept finding new things to do in cartoons. The obvious problem with a cartoon like this one is that people in the 21st century might not know who Jack Benny was and the whole premise will go over everyone's heads. But if we just watch what happens, we can surely get a kick out of the cartoon. I certainly recommend it.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (6 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for The Mouse That Jack Built (1959)


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Catty-Cornered The Fifth-Column Mouse The Lyin' Mouse Rocket Squad Stupor Duck
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
IMDb Animation section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.