It's Nice to Have a Mouse Around the House

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It's Nice to Have a Mouse Around the House
Looney Tunes series
Directed by Friz Freleng
Hawley Pratt
Produced by David H. DePatie
Friz Freleng
Story by John Dunn
Voices by Mel Blanc
GeGe Pearson
Music by Bill Lava
Animation by Don Williams
Bob Matz
Norm McCabe
Layouts by Dick Ung
Backgrounds by Tom O'Loughlin
Studio DePatie-Freleng Enterprises
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date(s) January 16, 1965
Color process Technicolor
Running time 6'
Language English

It's Nice to Have a Mouse Around the House is a Looney Tunes cartoon animated short starring Daffy Duck, Speedy Gonzales, Sylvester and Granny. Released January 16, 1965, the cartoon is directed by Friz Freleng and Hawley Pratt. The voices were performed by Mel Blanc and GeGe Pearson.

Characters[edit]

The cartoon marked the first theatrical pairing of Daffy Duck and Speedy Gonzales, with Daffy serving as Speedy's new foe. In addition, Granny is voiced here by GeGe Pearson instead of June Foray, who marks her swan song appearance as owner of Sylvester; Granny would make one more appearance in a Warner Bros. cartoon later in 1965.

Plot[edit]

Speedy Gonzales invades Granny's home and drives Sylvester to a nervous breakdown. Concerned about the welfare of her cat, Granny calls on the Jet Age Pest Control to remove the rodent. Daffy Duck is assigned the job.

When conventional traps fail, the determined Daffy decides to use a series of contraptions to capture Speedy. However, Speedy is always one step ahead of the duck, and Daffy winds up getting the worst of his machinery.

The final attempt sees Daffy try to program a robot with a card featuring Speedy's picture, but Speedy grabs a Daffy Duck comic book and fools the robot. The robot is seen chasing Daffy out of the house as Speedy watches and remarks to the audience: "It's pretty nice having a mouse around the house, no?"

Succession[edit]

Preceded by
The Iceman Ducketh
Daffy Duck cartoons
1965
Succeeded by
Moby Duck

References[edit]

  • Friedwald, Will and Jerry Beck. "The Warner Brothers Cartoons." Scarecrow Press Inc., Metuchen, N.J., 1981. ISBN 0-8108-1396-3.

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