Friday, April 6, 2012
Title: Spinning Mice
Studio: Van Beuren
Burt Gillett and Tom Palmer
Music by Winston Sharples
Series: Rainbow Parade
Running time (of viewed version): 7:29
Commercial DVD Availability: TTRP
Synopsis: Mice hates nosy kids, tells them an unlikely tale of metamorphosis.
Comments: Live action opening made out of cherry Jell-o. After seeing this cartoon for the first time a few years ago, I saw an actual spinning mouse out on a sidewalk. It looked like it was a broken machine. Terrifying in a sweet fuzzy way. Apparently gnome hat likes pigeons better than lizards. Maybe he just hates lizards. Spinning mice become little humanoid devils. I don't know how he was trying to cute them up. The storyline is ultimately like Gremlins (technically vice versa). So the evil-made juice turned a man into a rabbit? I guess Gillett hated rabbits too. Another cartoon about leaving well enough alone, as delivered by an animal (a mouse here, a parrot in the Popeye cartoon "Leave Well Enough Alone"). Some of the music is well synced to extra fast spinning. This cartoon believes you can put the genie back in the bottle. But it is wrong.