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Mouse Wreckers (1948)

Mice Hubie and Bertie try to remove Claude the Cat from his house by driving him insane.

Director:

Chuck Jones (as Charles M. Jones)

Writer:

Michael Maltese (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Hubie / Claude (voice)
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Storyline

Before they can invade the house, mice Hubie and Bertie must first deal with "Champion Mouser" Claude Cat (making his first appearance in a Warner Bros. cartoon). They decide to drive the high-strung feline insane by, among other things, nailing the furniture and rugs to the ceiling while Claude's asleep. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der preisgekrönte Mäusefänger See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of Claude the cat's trophies is similar to the Academy Award but with a cat instead of a man. See more »

Goofs

When Bertie says, "Now we have the whole place to ourselves", his mouth doesn't move. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the original print of the film, Claude Cat, after being driven insane, tries one last and desperate time to reclaim his house. He climbs down the house's chimney, but is singed by the fire that Hubie and Bertie build in the fireplace. In the release print, this scene was replaced with Hubie and Bertie enjoying their new home in front of the fireplace, which fades into the familiar Warner Bros. cartoon end-title concentric circles rather than the traditional iris-out. See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Lost Weekend (1945) See more »

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Home Sweet Home
Music by H.R. Bishop
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2 May 2009 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Mouse Wreckers (1948)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Mice Bertie and Hubie come to their new home when they notice Claude the Cat, the best mouse catcher out there, is staying there. Together the two try to make Claude think he's crazy so that he'll move out. This here is a minor cartoon that makes for one great ending but everything before it is rather dull and bland. All of the "tricks" being done to the cat are rather blandly done and for the life of me I could never believe that the cat would be dumb enough to think everything that was happening was only a dream. A dumb cat would have fallen for this but apparently this one was a great one so I don't buy it. The ending is terrific as the cat thinks he's in an upside-down room. The payoff to this sequence is enough of a reason to watch the film.


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