Mice Follies (1960 film)

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This article is about the Looney Tunes cartoon. For the Tom and Jerry cartoon, see Mice Follies (1954 film). For other uses, see Mice Follies.
Mice Follies
Looney Tunes series
Directed by Robert McKimson
Produced by John W. Burton, Sr.
Voices by Daws Butler
Ginny Tyler
Music by Milt Franklyn
Animation by Warren Batchelder
Ted Bonnicksen
George Grandpre
Tom Ray
Layouts by Robert Gribbroek
Backgrounds by Bob Singer
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date(s) August 20, 1960
Color process Technicolor
Running time 7 minutes
Language English

Mice Follies is a 1960 Looney Tunes cartoon directed by Robert McKimson. It was the third and last of his parodies of Jackie Gleason's The Honeymooners, following The Honey-Mousers (1956) and Cheese It, the Cat! (1957).

It was the most recent Warner cartoon in a package of selected shorts made available by Warner Bros. to local television stations from the late 1960s into the early 1990s.


Ralph Crumden and Ned Morton are walking home from the Raccoon Lodge at two o'clock in the morning. Ned stops to lasso a cat, but when Ralph grabs the cord, he gets dragged in and pounded by the cat.

The cat enters the house next to Ralph's house, finding a chance to grab the mice. The cat puts his mouth against the mousehole so that Ralph and Ned enter the cat's body. Ralph lights a match in the darkness making smoke and the cat regurgitates the mice. The mice walk on thinking they entered the wrong place. The cat goes into Ralph's house through a grate. Ralph and Ned cautiously enter the house thinking their wives are sleeping soundly. Ralph greets "Alice" and grabs her new fur coat, ripping a piece of fur off the cat. In response the cat slices Ralph. Ned tries to talk with "Trixie", but the cat massacres Ned. Both mice march in to confront their "wives", but the cat beats them up and the two mice go to sleep at the park to get away from their "aggressive wives".

Alice and Trixie return from the movies to Ralph's house cautiously entering, but the cat beats them up as well. Both ladies go to sleep at the park to get away from their "aggressive husbands". Unbeknownst to them, their husbands are asleep on the other side of the same bench.

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