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July 21, 2007 10:58 AM   Subscribe

Some of you likely have read, The Mouse and His Child. Some of you may remember the movie. It is not in print. Here it is on YouTube.
posted by Alex404 (14 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
seems to be in print.
posted by mr_book at 12:03 PM on July 21, 2007

I remember this. Thanks for posting it.
posted by homunculus at 12:09 PM on July 21, 2007

Thinking he means the movie is not currently published, and only available used and quite expensive, so it must be fairly rare. Interesting find, I remember reading this in my early teens, very strange and dark-toned fair for an ostensible children's book. I didn't know there was a movie.
posted by nanojath at 12:09 PM on July 21, 2007

dark-toned fare, that is. Kill me now. It's worth noting that the book is widely regarded as an important classic of children's literature.
posted by nanojath at 12:13 PM on July 21, 2007

Wow, I remember being very disturbed by this as a kid.

And I didn't know the book was by Russell Hoban - his very difficult Ridley Walker is a really interesting (and oft-considered important) science fiction novel, written entirely in phonetic dialect.
posted by blahblahblah at 12:37 PM on July 21, 2007

very compelling watch (wonderful dialogue and meaningful animation). thanks. for the teutonic set, a dvd was published in 2005.
posted by progosk at 1:14 PM on July 21, 2007

Thank you for posting this. It was one of my favorite movies as a kid. I'm watching it tomorrow!
posted by triggerfinger at 1:47 PM on July 21, 2007

I loved this as a kid, and I'd totally forgotten it existed. Damn you, repeated alchohol-related head injuries! Bless you, Alex404!
posted by Jilder at 2:38 PM on July 21, 2007

Here's a fine site about Hoban.
posted by Iridic at 5:01 PM on July 21, 2007

Never heard of the book or the movie, but it looks excellent. The animation is very smooth, very high quality.
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 5:12 PM on July 21, 2007

I remember this being on either showtime or HBO in the early 80s. I was ~10 years old, and I recall that it was a pretty freaky movie.

In interesting synchronicity, I was just talking about this movie the other day, trying to find the name of it. :-) Hooray for the internets!
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt at 6:48 PM on July 21, 2007

Oh! I remember feeling uneasy and odd after watching this movie as a little kid. Though as to specifics, I only vaguely remember one scene where they were trapped in a dumpster or something and weren't sure they were going to be able to get out again, and I was very upset at the possibility they wouldn't make it.

It'll be interesting to rewatch this now (and see if I'm actually remembering correctly or not). Thanks for posting!
posted by snowleopard at 11:36 PM on July 21, 2007

Some fair warning:

Now that I've watched it again, this movie is severely disturbing.
posted by Alex404 at 12:48 AM on July 22, 2007

I have no heart; Will I enjoy this?
posted by oxford blue at 2:27 AM on July 22, 2007

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