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Familiar Story, But Herman Adds New Twists, 13 September 2007
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States
All the mice in this barn and starving and hurt. You know that from the
arm slings, casts and the bandages on them. It looks like a hospital
ward during a war. "We've got to get rid of that cat," one says. Does
this story sound familiar?
Cousin Herman comes to visit. He's the wise guy with the straw hat, bow tie, cane and the New York City accent. He's brown while the other mice are all gray, whatever than signifies.
Herman wonders what's going on. "It's that new cat; he's a killer," says one beat-up old mouse. "Oh, yeah," replies Herman, "just leave it to your cousin Herman."
This is very familiar territory, except in different ways the mouse torments the cat and drives him away....well, sort of. Herman's a cocky guy and things don't always go as easy as he thinks they are going.
I've seen a few "Herman" cartoons and they're pretty good. With a little "restoration," they would look excellent and they weren't done on the cheap. There is some very good artwork and colors in here.
The scenes with the cat drugged on "instant catnip" are of the laugh-out-loud variety....surprisingly good material for a character that wasn't well-known. However, Herman had to have some success for 36 of these to be made.
Naughty But Mice was a very funny Herman cartoon, 31 August 2010
Author: tavm from Baton Rouge, La.
Just watched this Herman cartoon on YouTube as linked from a site devoted to Paramount cartoons. In this one, he's a city mouse visiting his country cousins but he finds out that not only are they in bandages but two of them are dead. So it's up to him to find this cat and give him the works. It's not easy but Herman manages to find some catnip which seems to do the trick...This was a very hilarious cartoon from when Herman does his thing to the ending. I mean, seeing that cat's eyes whenever he falls under the catnip's spell? Pure creative visuals that fill the funny-bone. And it's always a pleasure to hear the late Arnold Stang's voice in these vintage cartoons. So on that note, I highly recommend Naughty But Mice.
Herman is unappreciated, 25 July 2010
Author: WarrenWolff from United States
What a shame that this little guy is so poorly known/ remembered. Sure beats the heck out of Casper, and the like. Your spell checker does not recognize Latin prefixes which are common. Is there no real way to get these things re-released? It took a long, long time to get some of the old Tony Curtis flicks released. Still, not all are out there. Why, oh why does this site require 10 line of run on rabble? Just give us an obvious link so we can watch some of these oldies. There are lots of folks to whom I would be happy to share these. Thanks for listening. Now I see that I have not rambled on for enough lines. So let's just repeat the lines: "Who put her in? Little Herman Grin" Is this enough babble?
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How many cartoons have used the clever-mouse-clobbers-hapless-cat routine?, 16 June 2007
Author: Lee Eisenberg (email@example.com) from Portland, Oregon, USA
I think that I saw a Herman Mouse cartoon back when I was in
kindergarten or something; I found it funny, but the series never
really drew me in. Now that I've seen "Naughty But Mice" (on YouTube,
no less), I have to say that it follows a plot line used in a number of
cartoons: a group of mice want some cheese guarded by a lascivious cat,
and then an ingenious mouse enters the fray and makes mincemeat out of
It's an OK cartoon, but the nearly formulaic plot line weakens it. And why does it always seem like cats are the antagonists in cartoons? I've always liked the Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies cartoons the best (in fact, they made their own cartoon called "Naughty But Mice", starring the cute-by-any-measure mouse Sniffles). Acceptable in a pinch.
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