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The Lyin' Mouse

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The Lyin' Mouse
Lying mouse-1-
Directed By: I. Freleng
Produced By: Leon Schlesinger
Released: October 16, 1937
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: Tedd Pierce
Animation: Ken Harris
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Billy Bletcher
Bernice Hansen
Music: Carl W. Stalling
Starring: Cat
Lion Tamer
Ostrich (cameo)
Preceded By: Rover's Rival
Succeeded By: The Case of the Stuttering Pig
The Lyin' Mouse is a 1937 Merrie Melodies cartoon.


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."



The three clips are the DVD version.

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