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Good Will to Men (1955)

A group of young mice is in the ruins of a church, practicing singing for an upcoming service. After singing an adulterated version of "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," the mice wonder about ... See full summary »

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Daws Butler
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Daws Butler ... Preacher Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

A group of young mice is in the ruins of a church, practicing singing for an upcoming service. After singing an adulterated version of "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," the mice wonder about the last line, "Good will to men." One of them asks the chorus master, an old mouse, "What are men?" The old mouse explains that they all killed each other off by building bigger and more destructive weapons, first guns, then missiles, then bombs. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Animation | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 December 1955 (USA) See more »

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Color (Technicolor)

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2.39 : 1
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The first cartoon since War Dogs (1943) by the team of William Hanna and Joseph Barbera starring characters other than "Tom and Jerry." See more »

Quotes

Choir mouse: And and then what?
Reverend Mouse: And then each one of them built the biggest, the most awful-est bomb ever! And while one of them was dropping the bomb over here, the other one was dropping the bomb over there.
[shows two nuclear bombs joining together and turning everything white]
Reverend Mouse: And that was the end of the last man on Earth. Everything was quiet, and kind of peaceful like. Those of us that were left gathered in the ruins of a church.
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Remake of Peace on Earth (1939) See more »

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(1862) (uncredited)
Written by Daniel Butterfield
Performed offscreen by an unidentified bugler at the graveyard scene
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All men are evil........
18 February 2004 | by bigtommyboySee all my reviews

The old man mouse in this cartoon would have you believe that all men are created equally EVIL............so if we have to kill men in order to stop Hitler..........we are just as bad as Hitler was killing the Jews........ Well.....I don't buy it Mr. Mouse............but I guess it paints a pretty picture and makes a cute cartoon.......but it wasn't the reality then and it ain't reality now.


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