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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

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)  »

Also Known As:

The Extraordinary Adventures of the Mouse and His Child  »

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Trivia

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

Quotes

The Mouse Child: I wanna go home.
Manny the Rat: The very place I had in mind. Come on, now, my lovelies, I'm taking you home.
The Mouse Child: We're going back to the toy shop?
The Mouse: I don't think that's the home he's talking about.
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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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This has got to be one of the BEST BEST BEST animated features ever!
5 August 2002 | by (New Iberia, LA) – See all my reviews

Where in the hell did the public get off not going see this wonderful animated gem? This movie is AMAZING! The surreal animation and the deep meanings...these could really change a kid's life and give them a better understanding of life. The performances, the art...the music... There is so much to say that is good about this film. I truly feel this is one of the most perfect films I have ever had the pleasure of seeing.

The novel this wonderful film is based on is also great. Well, Greatness spawns greatness. This film is wonderful...wonderful. The plot, the writing...See for yourself and "Be Happy".


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