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The Lyin' Mouse
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Directed By: I. Freleng
Produced By: Leon Schlesinger
Released: October 16, 1937
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: Tedd Pierce
Animation: Ken Harris
Layouts:
Backgrounds:
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Billy Bletcher
Bernice Hansen
Music: Carl W. Stalling
Starring: Cat
Lion
Mouse
Hunter
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.

Plot

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."

Trivia

  • 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.
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  • 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.

Availability

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.

Clips

The three clips are the DVD version.

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