By Word of Mouse
By Word of Mouse
Directed By: Friz Freleng
Produced By: Eddie Selzer (uncredited)
Released: October 2, 1954
Series: Looney Tunes
Story: Warren Foster
Animation: Ben Washam
Ted Bonnicksen
Arthur Davis
Gerry Chiniquy
Layouts: Hawley Pratt
Backgrounds: Irv Wyner
Film Editor: Treg Brown (uncredited)
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Stan Freberg (uncredited)
Walker Edmiston (uncredited)
Music: Milt Franklyn
Starring: Sylvester
Preceded By: Goo Goo Goliath
Succeeded By: From A to Z-Z-Z-Z
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By Word of Mouse is a 1954 Looney Tunes short directed by Friz Freleng, and starring Sylvester.


Hans, a mouse from Germany, arrives in America to visit his cousin, Willie. Hans wants to know everything is there to know about the free market capitalist system. Willie takes Hans to see a mouse lecturer from a university, who talks to Hans about the capitalist system. All the while, the three mice are chased by Sylvester.





  • It is the first of three Looney Tunes shorts underwritten by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, followed by "Heir-Conditioned" and "Yankee Dood It".
  • The department store Stacy's is based on Macy's.


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