THE HAUNTED MOUSE (1941)
Article 3987 by Dave Sindelar
Directed by Tex Avery
Featuring the voices of Mel Blanc and Walter Tetley
What it is: Cat vs Mouse, once again
A starving cat tries to find sustenance in a ghost town, but the only mouse he finds is a ghost with a chip on his shoulder.
It looks like I’m on a run of scary rodent cartoons at the moment. This one is from my favorite cartoon studio, Warner Brothers, and is directed by one of the animation greats, Tex Avery. Still, I have to admit that Tex Avery really didn’t reach his full powers until he moved to MGM, and though his cartoons with Warners were good, they don’t have the wild abandon of the director at his best. This one is solid and entertaining, but none of the gags really stands out, and there’s nothing particularly special about this one.