7.2/10
302
9 user 2 critic

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 »

Director:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Sylvester the cat imitates the Pied Piper of Hamelin to lure a group of mice into a jug that he seals with a cork. But Speedy Gonzales won't be hypnotized by Sylvester's flute and gradually rescues his friends from Sylvester's clutches.

Directors: Friz Freleng, Hawley Pratt
Stars: Mel Blanc
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A pair of not-too-bright Mexican cats, one shorter-tempered than the other, decide to chase Speedy Gonzales, the fastest mouse in all Mexico. And when their schemes - involving use of ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc, Tom Holland, Dal McKennon
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

In this spoof of Alcoholics Anonymous, pussy cats are cast as bird-eating addicts and go through the 12-step process to deal with their addiction. Sylvester, who could never quite get the ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Court jester Bugs races against the Black Knight (Yosemite Sam) and his sneezing dragon in pursuit of the Singing Sword.

Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Finding that the prize for best duck at the National Poultry Show is only $5.00, but $5,000 for the best rooster, Daffy disguises himself as one, but then becomes the object of Henery Hawk's chicken hunt.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Sylvester Cat is head of a household consisting of himself, a mother cat, and their spoiled-brat son, Junior. In this parody of "Goldilocks", Sylvester and Junior try to catch "Goldimouse",... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc, June Foray
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

When Bugs attempts to perform Liszt's Second Hungarian Rhapsody, he is troubled by a mouse.

Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc
A Wild Hare (1940)
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Elmer is a dimwitted hunter who's "wooking for wabbits." Bugs proceeds to confuse, bamboozle, and otherwise humiliate the poor simp.

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Elmer Fudd walks out of a typical Bugs cartoon, so Bugs gets back at him by disturbing Elmer's sleep using "nightmare paint."

Director: Robert Clampett
Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Sam, the Duke of Yosemite, will inherit one million pounds if he can keep his temper in check. Thing is, he has to endure Bugs Bunny as his house guest.

Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc
Slick Hare (1947)
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Humphrey Bogart visits the Mocrumbo Restaurant. He orders fried rabbit and Elmer Fudd has twenty minutes to serve it.

Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan, Dave Barry
Hyde and Hare (1955)
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Bugs Bunny comes to a city park to be daily fed carrots by a meek, little man. Bugs proposes that the man adopt him as a pet. The man accepts and takes Bugs home, where he states he is a ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc, Jack Edwards
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Sylvester / Mouse (voice)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 July 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Il Topo della Discordia  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Moonlight Bay
(uncredited)
Music by Percy Wenrich
Lyrics by Edward Madden
Sung by Mouse
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Fun stuff and one of the better 60s Looney Tunes cartoons
31 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

Saying that Mouse and Garden is one of the better 60s Looney Tunes cartoons is saying a fair bit actually. Some cartoons like this were good though not up the standards of the Looney Tunes cartoons of the 40-50s, some like the middling Roadrunner/Wile E. Coyote efforts ranged from mediocre to relatively decent and it also saw some dreck like Pre-Hysterical Hare, Devil's Feud Cake and the worst of the Daffy-Speedy cartoons. The cartoon at times is a little rushed and some of the detail and character designs in the animation can lack finesse. The colours are nice to look at and the main setting is effective. The music is composed with beautiful orchestration and energetic character, Carl Stalling is a superior composer but Milt Franklin stands very well on his own indeed. The writing has freshness and wit, and the visual gags are well timed and never less than amusing. Sylvester is still his usual funny and charismatic self, but fellow cat Sam steals the show this time round, a hilarious character that makes you ask the question why you don't see him more. Mel Blanc and Daws Butler give superb vocal characterisations, no surprise as they are two of the greatest ever voice actors who added so much to everything they did. Overall, fun stuff indeed. 8/10 Bethany Cox


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page