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  • Format: PAL
  • Classification: U
  • Run Time: 81 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 257,465 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Adaptation of Russell Hoban's novel about two mechanical toy mice, and their quest to become "self-winding".

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I haven't seen this in YEARS!!! I'm looking forward to watching it with my 3 year old as it was one I remember watching many times! My mum didn't like this when I was little, she thought it was a bit depressing for a kids film, but I remember liking it alot.

The story is very good and well thought through and there are strong lessons to be learned about life and how dangerous it can be, but also learning about yourself and where you belong.

Theres not many of these videos around now so for a refreshing change from Disney, give it a go.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x8e458d2c) out of 5 stars 15 reviews
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8e449420) out of 5 stars Actually, pretty good. 24 Mar. 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
I saw this movie years ago on HBO, and didn't quite understand it. It centers around two wind-up toy mice. A mouse and his child. The father mouse speaks in a monotone voice that may possibly drive you up a wall. Anyway, they end up on a journey to become independent and self winding. During their travels they run into Manny the Rat, who uses toys especially wind-ups, to do his dirty work. A very interseting, and funny part is Manny the Rat crashing the theatrical production and starts to recite some heavy vocabulary until getting hit in the head with a tomato. Will Manny get his? Will the mice conquer? Some interseting things to look at in this film: Forgiving, A fathers wisdom, love, and little life lessons that we all can pick up on. Pretty good animation too. Youngsters may not sit through it all, but it's a good film to have in your collection.
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8ea9a72c) out of 5 stars Oh please put this on dvd... 27 Jan. 2006
By Penny G - Published on Amazon.com
I haven't seen this movie in ages but I never forgot it and neither has my daughter who was about 8 y/o at the time. And ever so often we still talk about it. She's now 26 and recently graduated from college.

It sparked many interesting discusions but of the things I loved besides the storyline was the music. I remember what I believed to be the main theme sung by a child. That and a few other instrumental tunes stuck with me over the years because of their beauty.

This would be one movie that I would have to get if it ever came out on dvd.
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8e44d090) out of 5 stars Twisted yet enduring... 9 Oct. 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
I saw this movie when I was really young, too young probably to see it. Since then, I'd forgotten a lot about it, including the title and plot, but I have that impression (the gghost you could say) of the movie. All I clearly remembered was the can of dog food...for some reason it stuck with me. When I saw this reprinted (the book) I was so excited, and bought it immediately. This movie is crazy, dark, and disturbing, along the lines of the Hobbit. It has pretty deep meaning, most of which would fly over kids heads, but adults might like. If you're really uptight and only enjoy Disney-fied overdone saccharine things, this is not for you. But if you're willing to be disturbed, and hate and love a movie at the same time, this will stick with you.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8e446f24) out of 5 stars A Lost Gem and Forgotten Masterpiece 26 May 2004
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Im afraid to watch this film again because it had such an impact on me as an eleven year old boy.The year was 1979 and it played sometime in the late winter or early spring.The HBO catalog used to have pictures of the movies playing back then and this one was definately in it. There are so many themes in this film I wont waste your time.It was so powerful for me back then that Im apprehensive about watching it now because I went through a bad time in my life recently with my health going sideways and I think the memories would come flooding back.If you want to see something highly unique and moving then see this film.Absolutely devoid of American sentimentality that permeates and ruins most "films" today.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8ec9ae58) out of 5 stars I've been searching and have finally found........ 16 Jun. 2004
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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There is something about this movie that becomes indelible in your memory. I watched it only a couple times as a really young child but it made such an impact that as an adult I had to find it. The subject matter is a bit heavy at times, there is an underlying sadness in this movie. But it really leaves an impression. It is a really great movie, as an adult I like it.. Wish it where on dvd.
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