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Mouse and Garden (1960)

Approved | | Family, Animation, Short | 16 July 1960 (USA)
Sylvester Cat and his orange feline friend, Sam, are rummaging through trash cans for food in the evening on a waterfront when they spot a mouse. They agree to share the little rodent for ... See full summary »

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Sylvester Cat and his orange feline friend, Sam, are rummaging through trash cans for food in the evening on a waterfront when they spot a mouse. They agree to share the little rodent for breakfast the next morning, while during the night each tries to snag the mouse for himself. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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There appears to be no continuity in the position of the full moon. In both the beginning and the end of the show, the moon was just barely above the ocean horizon, and in other parts, it was shown to be slightly higher. See more »

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Featured in No 73: Cracked (1987) See more »

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Moonlight Bay
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Music by Percy Wenrich
Lyrics by Edward Madden
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I liked it but I didn't think it was that great
26 September 2015 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Yeah, the Looney Tunes shorts from the '60s were a mixed bag that and finding one that is truly great is not easy to do. But this Oscar-nominated Sylvester short really wasn't that special, in my opinion. I do like it but it wouldn't make my top ten Sylvester shorts and might not even make my top ten Looney Tunes from the '60s. The premise is that Sylvester and his friend Sam both try to keep a mouse they find to themselves and not share it. There are some amusing gags and lines here. The Sam character is the best thing about it. Daws Butler provided the voice and he's just a hoot to listen to. Mel Blanc is great as Sylvester, as always. The animation is scratchy but colorful. I'm not sure why this was nominated for an Oscar but looking at the list of nominees that year, it appears there wasn't a particularly strong selection all around.


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