|The Lyin' Mouse|
A mouse is trying to free himself from a trap when a cat arrives. The mouse, desperate to avoid being eaten, asks if the cat has heard the story of "The Lion And The Mouse." He tells a story about a ferocious lion in the jungle who scares all the animals; the mouse has a horn that imitates the lion's roar, and has some fun with it until the lion catches him. The mouse pleads for his life, and the lion, distracted by a bigger catch, agrees. The bigger catch is a trap set by the Frank Cluck expedition; the lion avoids the first trap, but falls for the second, and find himself in a circus lion-taming act (where he put his head inside the tamer's mouth). The mouse happens by, and chews a lion-shaped hole in the lion's wooden cart/cage, setting him free. Back to the cat: moved by this story, he releases the mouse. Just before entering his hole, the mouse yells one last word at the cat: "Sucker!". The cat then shrugs and says, "Well, can you imagine that."
- This is the first cartoon to give story credit, here to Tedd Pierce. Unfortunately, the Blue Ribbon reissue removes the original titles, and thus the credit.
- This is also the last Merrie Melodies cartoon to have the blue rings and the original Merrie Melodies logo in the opening titles.
- The original BR ending is lost due to the dubbed LaserDisc version, which airs on Boomerang. However, the original BR closing is available through CN Latin America. http://minhateca.com.br/akynxs/Loon...RATO+MENTIROSO+-+EP.+348,116118112.avi(video)
- The EU dubbed uses the 1941-55 MM ending cue, while the US retains the original end cue.
- The ostrich from Plenty of Money and You makes a cameo appearance, running away from the mouse's lion noise.
This cartoon is available on Looney Tunes Mouse Chronicles: The Chuck Jones Collection in its Blue Ribbon reissue with the 1995 dubbed rings at the end. This print is also present on Volume 5 of The Golden Age of Looney Tunes.
The three clips are the DVD version.