G | | Animation, Adventure, Drama
Adaptation of Russell Hoban's novel about two mechanical toy mice, and their quest to become "self-winding".
Sir Peter Ustinov (Manny the Rat) and Andy Devine (The Frog) also did voice work for Disney's Robin Hood (1973), in which Ustinov voiced Prince John and King Richard, and Devine voiced Friar Tuck.
The Mouse Child:
Oh, uncle Frog, it *is* coming true. All of it!
Manny the Rat: Not quite, my little lovelies, not quite!
Manny the Rat: It's nice to see you again. I have missed your company.
The Frog: No, no you don't! Not this time, Manny Rat!
Manny the Rat: Yes I do, Frog! THIS TIME!
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).
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