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The Top 10 Animated Mice List (Cartoons)

Greetings, and welcome to the list of The Top 10 Animated Mice. How does a mouse get on this list? Various ways, although no computer animated mouse was even considered. The mouse can be funny. Perhaps the mouse has a lot of depth in terms of character & emotion. Was the mouse a trailblazer? Originality is also important. Who will be the number one mouse?

NUMBER TEN… we begin our countdown with…

Cinderella - Gus Jac and other Mice
Cinderella © 1950 – Walt Disney Productions

10. Gus

Jaq and Gus are two of the tiny heroes in Cinderella, and Gus certainly is the comic relief. Gus is second from the left, short, with the green hat. Gus is from a long, loooong time ago. And he makes the list not just because he is awesome, but he is one of the first animal sidekicks featured in a Disney movie. Gus’ comedic timing and heroic charm ring true today as much as they did decades ago. In addition, being a trailblazer for Disney carries a lot of weight… even for a little mouse.

NUMBER NINE

Gadget Hackwrench Image Cartoon
Gadget Hackwrench by Disney

9. Gadget Hackwrench

The mechanical genius and love interest of Chip and Dale (Rescue Rangers). Gadget presented a female role model who was intelligent and a mechanic. Sure, not all of her creations work perfectly… but she’s still a genius… and a pretty cool inspiration for little girls.

NUMBER EIGHT

The Delivery Boy
Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Image “The Delivery Boy” © 1931 – The Walt Disney Co. All rights reserved.

8. Minnie Mouse

She’s dating Mickey Mouse, the most iconic mouse in the history of animation. So, yeah, she made the list. If Mickey is the king of the Magic Kingdom, then she is the queen.

Although, the last I heard… they were still only dating. I’m not putting pressure on Mickey to pop the question… but 90-something years is a long courtship little dude.

NUMBER SEVEN

Mighty Mouse #1 - Comic Book Cover
Mighty Mouse by Paul Terry, September 1st 1941

7. Mighty Mouse

“what a mouse…”

“WHAT A MOUSE!!”

A tiny version of Superman who can certainly bring the thunder of justice, Mighty Mouse protected mice everywhere from the feline terrors lurking in the night. How many mice can pick up a car? See, little guys really can make a difference.

NUMBER SIX

Tom and Jerry Image by Hanna and Barbera
Tom and Jerry Image by Hanna and Barbera

6. Jerry

In 2000, Time named Tom and Jerry one of the greatest television shows of all time. Tom chases Jerry. A simple formula with some unexpected comedic timing that made it a very fun show. In addition, they later became friends and worked together against common enemies.

NUMBER FIVE & NUMBER FOUR

5. Pinky

Narf!

4. Brain (a.k.a., the Brain)

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THE BRAIN: Pinky, are you pondering what I’m pondering?

PINKY: I think so, Brain, but if they called them “sad meals” no one would buy them.

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THE BRAIN: Pinky, are you pondering what I’m pondering?

PINKY: I think so Brain… but do I really need 2 tongues?

Pinky and the Brain, forever on the cusp of world domination yet just missing every single time. If Mighty Mouse was a tiny Superman, Pinky and the Brain are a tiny Igor and Lex Luthor… but with more charm and wit. Sometimes I would watch Animaniacs HOPING to see a Pinky and the Brain short. These two genetically altered lab mice are two of the most interesting cartoon characters ever created, and became so popular on Animaniacs that they got their own show. With Steven Spielberg producing, Pinky and the Brain are a dynamic duo!

*Side note, Pinky and the Brain are my favorite mice on this list!*

NUMBER THREE

The Secret of Nimh
The Secret of NIMH movie poster

3. Mrs. Brisby

Mrs. Brisby, the widowed spouse of the late Jonathan Brisby, who was killed while attempting to drug Dragon, the cat that belongs to Farmer Fitzgibbons and his family. Mrs. Brisby is a brown-tan colored field mouse, she has blue eyes and wears a red cloak which is tied around her neck. She lives in a partially underground cinder block on the Ftizgibbon’s farm with her four children Martin, Teresa, Cynthia and Timothy. Mrs. Brisby has a heart of pure gold. She is extrremely loving and kind, even to those who are annoying and treat her with hostility, not even Jenner can fade her modesty.

Mrs. Brisby has no super powers but does have a tremendous amount of will and courage for such a small animal. She faces creatures and obstacles that would normally get a regular mouse killed, even knowing this, she still pursues any solution to save her family from certain death. Mrs. Brisby is a very believable character, she gets injured, extremely frightened and becomes very stressed at times. She puts so much emotional fatigue upon herself out of love, just to save her family, to her, love is and will always be the key. —Source: IMDB

NUMBER TWO, OUR RUNNER-UP FOR TOP MOUSE IS…

Mickey's Choo-Choo
Mickey Mouse “Mickey’s Choo-Choo” © 1929 – The Walt Disney Co. All rights reserved.

2. Mickey Mouse

Mickey is not the most dynamic mouse on this list. He is dating Minnie Mouse and he plays fetch with his dog Pluto. He has been the leading star of many remakes of stories such as “Jack and the Beanstalk” or “The Prince and the Pauper.” But way back when… he was THE star when it came to animation. Mickey is a trailblazer and an animation legend.

Let’s face it, Mickey is the cornerstone of the Disney Franchise. From the Mickey Mouse Club to Disney World, Mickey was the building block for the Disney Empire.

No, he does not have the comic genius or emotional depth as other mice… but he’s Mickey Mouse. Seriously… He’s the iconic logo for Disney.

… AND THE NUMBER ONE ANIMATED MOUSE IS…

An American Tail Movie Poster
An American Tail Movie Poster

1. Fievel Mousekewitz

Journeying by ship from Russia to turn-of-the-century America, Fievel is lost at sea during a ferocious storm. Washing ashore in New York Harbor, Fievel braves the perils and wonders of a strange new world in a thrilling quest to find his family. Don Bluth did an excellent job in bringing Fievel to life.

Make arguments for other mice if you want, none will be as cute or have as much depth as Fievel.

So what do you think? Who was ranked higher than you think they should be? Who is missing from the top ten? Who should not be in the top ten? Leave comments below and share with others!

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day!

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Kittens Found in Cardboard Box

My wife took this picture but let me post it! http://www.rantingaboutrectangles.com
My wife took this picture but let me post it! http://www.rantingaboutrectangles.com

These kittens were somewhere between 2 to 5 days old when we found them in the garage. They were abandoned by their mother, in an empty cardboard box, in the middle of a pile of cardboard boxes in our garage. We found four kittens in the box on Friday, but one was dead. My wife took them in and a second one died on Saturday, but we are doing our best to nurse the remaining two kitties to health.

We had cleaning out the garage on our list of things to do this year… and when we heard these kitties crying, well, we had to at least find them. They are getting help now from us, and our garage is cleaner now too.

Why did we stay in this terrible hotel?

This past weekend my wife and I stayed in one of the worst hotel rooms. It is actually ranked third on my list of worst hotel rooms ever. For a few reasons it was not number one on my list of worst hotels.

First, it was quiet, which allowed my wife and I to at least get a good night’s sleep. Second, my wife said the sheets were clean and the bathroom was clean. Third, the hotel has a deal with a local pizza place which allowed us to get a great discount on great tasting pizza!

Angilo's Pizza 2 Angilo's Pizza

So, not a total loss. For me, the quiet night’s sleep was the most important thing. Plus, it was the cheapest hotel in the area.

However, here were the problems with our particular room at the Day’s Inn in Sharonville, Ohio:

 

hotel safe broken
The hotel safe says to use the key in the lock. But, there was no key left in the lock. Not a big deal because we weren’t planning on using the hotel safe.
hotel room picture
Overview of the room
water damaged ceiling
Crack in the wall paint and water damaged ceiling
night stand
Dried Red Sauce on the night stand
the damaged table legs
the damaged table legs
The Broken Dresser
The Broken Hotel Dresser, and we could only open three of the four drawers
Paint stuck to a loose shower head
The paint stuck to the loose shower head
Paint flaking off the bathroom wall
Paint flaking off the bathroom wall
the bathroom door would not close, so it kept swinging open
The bathroom door would not close, so it kept swinging open.
The toilet seat had several chips broken off
The toilet seat had several chips broken off
The hotel chair was broken
The broken chair

I have stayed in worse hotels. But this one was quiet (very important). In addition, my wife and I did not see any roaches or other nasty bugs. With the state of disrepair within this hotel I checked for signs of roaches. But after a thorough search I did not find roaches or any other nasty bugs (very important).

When we took our shoes off to walk across the carpet in just our white socks, our socks DID NOT change another color. That actually surprised us because the room looked terrible. We stayed in a hotel last year in which the bottoms of our white socks turned a dark shade of grayish- brown.

My wife and I felt like it was pointless to complain to the management of the Day’s Inn. The room quality is a reflection of management quality.

Would my wife and I stay in this hotel again? No.

Would my wife and I recommend this hotel to others? No.

So what is the worst hotel you have ever stayed in? What made it terrible? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!