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12 oz. Mouse 

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In this crudely animated series, a mouse performs odd jobs so he can buy more beer.


Matt Maiellaro




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Series cast summary:
Matt Maiellaro Matt Maiellaro ...  Mouse 'Fitz' Fitzgerald 24 episodes, 2005-2020
Adam Reed ...  Shark 23 episodes, 2005-2018
Nick Weidenfeld ...  The Policeman / ... 22 episodes, 2005-2020
Kurt Soccolich Kurt Soccolich ...  Rectangle 'Square Guy' / ... 18 episodes, 2005-2018
Matt Harrigan Matt Harrigan ...  Liquor 16 episodes, 2005-2006
Nick Ingkatanuwat Nick Ingkatanuwat ...  Eye 16 episodes, 2005-2020
Vishal Roney Vishal Roney ...  Golden Joe 16 episodes, 2005-2020
Scott Luallen Scott Luallen ...  Roostre / ... 13 episodes, 2005-2020
Dana Snyder ...  Buzby 12 episodes, 2018-2020
Edward Hastings Edward Hastings ...  Industry Man / ... 11 episodes, 2020
Paul Painter Paul Painter ...  Professor Wilx 11 episodes, 2020
Mary Spender Mary Spender ...  Aria 11 episodes, 2020
Corey Sherman Corey Sherman ...  Francis 10 episodes, 2020


Do not be fooled! 12 Oz Mouse is a chronology series that follows Mouse Fitzgerald, an alcoholic 12 Oz Mouse who has amnesia and a "crime personality", as he ventures through a dysfunctional, broken, and crudely animated world with dark and mysterious secrets linked to his past. Nothing is what it seems.

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Did You Know?


In the pilot, only the letters "oz.MO" appear in the opening title sequence. But it was discovered that "Ozmo" is the name of an educational cartoon character produced by the BBC. To avoid a potential lawsuit, all subsequent episodes have the full title in the opening credits. See more »


Green Sweatered Woman: I don't have to tell you who I am. You don't ask me who I am, you don't know me, you don't need to know who I am, you don't know who I am, you don't ask me who I am, you don't know me, you don't need to know who I am, you don't know who I am.
Mouse 'Fitz' Fitzgerald: I know. No one knows who you are. Congratulations.
Green Sweatered Woman: I don't have to say thank you to you. I said I don't have to say thank you to you. I don't have to say thank you to you. I said I don't have to say thank you to you. I don't have to say thank you to you.
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Alternate Versions

The 12 oz. Mouse Volume One DVD presents the entire series (excluding episode 13, which is featured separately) as a single, continuous movie, with newly produced footage to bridge the gaps between episodes. See more »


Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Disney's Dishonor (2020) See more »

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Hard work and I'm not totally sure it is worth it
18 November 2007 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

adult swim is a very strange stable at times. All the cartoons seem to be aimed at the same audience and as such are mostly all based on a surreal style of humour. Some of the work brilliantly (and in my opinion ATHF is the best) and others don't. Some feel like they are deliberately forcing the surrealistic aspect at the expense of everything else and at first glance it appears that 12 oz. Mouse is doing nothing but trying to alienate the audience and seeking out those who will embrace anything that is weird or difficult because, somehow, they think it makes them smarter than others.

I am not getting at everyone who loves this show but I do suspect that there are a few out there who like this simply because it is very difficult to get into. Personally I find it intriguing and I quite enjoy watching it because I am not totally sure what it is doing or trying to do. The plot basically revolves around an alcoholic mouse and the many unusual and suspicious characters that are around him and it is sort of told in the quick-talking, shady character populated style of 1950's crime noir. And for my money it is this effective atmosphere that made me keep watching even though I didn't really understand what was going on. The problem with it is that this only took me so far and eventually the novelty of the cool, guarded style and characters started to wear off, making it a bit more hard work that it really needs to be.

And it is this point where I started to struggle because at one point I didn't notice that it was hard work and impenetrable stuff but then gradually I started to enjoy it less and less as it became harder work for less reward as I already knew what it was doing. The animation is cheap and crude but to me that does make for its appeal while the manner of delivery isn't so much "messy" as some have said but for me suitably referential. Overall though it is too hard to get into and, while I don't know if this is deliberate or not, it certainly doesn't welcome its audience with open arms. Impenetrable, scatological and cheaply animated – it has its charms but beyond that it will appeal to a limited audience.

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Official Sites:

Adult Swim | Adult Swim [UK]





Release Date:

19 June 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Oz. Mo See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Williams Street See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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