Neapolitan Mouse (1954)

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Neapolitan Mouse is a 1954 animated short that is the 86th Tom and Jerry cartoon. It is a very weird, unusual entry.

I found Neapolitan Mouse to be a flawed and weird, yet very intriguing and original experiment. Basically you have Tom and Jerry here, but they themselves aren’t the focus and even though that annoyed me, it still led to the use of other new and interesting characters. The film lacks humor, but when it happens, it’s great and is very funny.

Topo the mouse is such a great new character and I really liked his Italian speeches as well as his personality. The moment where he recognizes the two is priceless and so funny. I also liked those dogs and I really enjoyed the animation here, especially the character designs which are very unique and different than usual, but also perfectly fitting this setting of Naples. And this is another entry that fully uses classical music to its biggest advantage.

Neapolitan Mouse is weird and it takes time getting used to it, but it is so original, so well animated and so wonderfully scored that it is impossible to resist it.

My Rating – 4

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