G | | Animation, Adventure, Drama
Adaptation of Russell Hoban's novel about two mechanical toy mice, and their quest to become "self-winding".
During Manny's first scene after the mouse and his child find themselves in the dump, the words that briefly appear on the bottom of the father mouse when a tractor approaches and the rat grabs the two out of the way in a panic read "Made in Japan". The film is a co-production with Sanrio (a Japanese toy company).
Aw, go ahead, I need a minute to think anyway.
The Frog: At least.
During the spring when an insane Manny shows up and uses a rock to smash the two toy mice, he isn't wearing his scarf, most likely due to the season change, and his tail was briefly missing when he cowers at the sight and aftermath of the damage he did to the toys. They both reappeared later of in his next scene when he and the other rats invade the dollhouse.
In the Japanese release, the closing credits are altered and feature pictures of characters from the film, which are shown alongside the text on multi-colored backgrounds.
The American release has closing credits simply displayed against a pink background. However, the Japanese release has alternative closing credits with images of characters (see Crazy Credits).