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The Mouse and His Child (1977)

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Adaptation of Russell Hoban's novel about two mechanical toy mice, and their quest to become "self-winding".

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Manny the Rat (voice)
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Euterpe (voice)
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The Seal (voice)
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The Frog (voice)
Alan Barzman ...
The Mouse (voice)
Marcy Swenson ...
The Mouse Child (voice)
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Iggy (voice)
Regis Cordic ...
The Clock (voice)
Joan Gerber ...
The Elephant (voice)
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Muskrat (voice)
Mel Leven ...
Ralphie (voice)
Maitzi Morgan ...
Teller / Starling (voice)
Frank Nelson ...
Crow #1 (voice)
Cliff Norton ...
Crow #2 (voice)
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C. Serpentina (voice)
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Adaptation of Russell Hoban's novel about two mechanical toy mice, and their quest to become "self-winding".

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Family | Animation

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18 November 1977 (USA)  »

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The Extraordinary Adventures of the Mouse and His Child  »

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The toy store's sign reads "McMacken's Toys," named for the film's art director, David McMacken. See more »

Quotes

The Mouse: [after witnessing Ralphie dismantle the donkey] That was horrible!
The Mouse Child: You're a bad rat!
Manny the Rat: You noticed?
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Connections

Referenced in Hudson Hawk (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Much in Little
Music by Roger Kellaway
Lyrics by Gene Lees
Sung by Robin Reed
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Very *VERY* offbeat.
31 January 2001 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

I aquired my own copy of "the Mouse and His Child" from a video store that (go figure) was just going to throw it away. I hadn't seen it in many years but I did remember it as being good.

Well, memory served me well, but not in the way I'd expected!

I can see why the store was so desperate to get rid of this one. Aparently, these days, you aren't going to make it in the Family section (and this really belongs in with the anime and the Bakshi) if you're quiet and introspective. This is one of the heaviest animated films ever made, but I admire it for that. Check it out, if you're able to.

What, you've never seen a cartoon where the characters contemplate infinity?


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