THE MOUSE ON THE MAYFLOWER (1968): FORGOTTEN TELEVISION

Mouse on the Mayflower

From the people who brought you The Titmouse on the Titanic

 

THANKSGIVING IS ALMOST HERE! ONE OF THE GREATEST HOLIDAYS OF THE YEAR!

THE MOUSE ON THE MAYFLOWER (1968) – Country western star Tennessee Ernie Ford narrates and supplies the voice of the title character – a Puritan mouse named Willum – who stows away on the Mayflower during its trip to America.

The little rodent also gets to participate in the very first Thanksgiving celebration with a Native American mouse.

Their same-sex relationship is a moving plea for tolerance set against the backdrop of the Pilgrims and the Native Americans coming together to share a feast and give thanks. Okay, the same-sex relationship element is purely an assumption on my part, but still …

At any rate this cartoon, which COULD have been a holiday classic, is horrendously boring and I doubt 21st Century children will even sit through it. If the tale had been set in a half-hour timeslot instead of an hour it might have been more watchable. As it is it’s a challenge to endure even if you’re desperate for a Thanksgiving cartoon version of the Grinch and all the other Christmas cartoons.

FOR ADDITIONAL THANKSGIVING BAD MOVIES CLICK HERE

FOR MORE BAD MOVIES CLICK HERE:  https://glitternight.com/category/bad-and-weird-movies/

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