HEATHER’S TOP TEN MOVIE MICE AND SHIT
10. HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN
Peter Pettigrew or “Wormtail” was an animagi, meaning he could shapeshift and played a sneaky little mouse in Azkaban. I’m still compelled of the wonders he saw in the twelve years he spent living with the Weasley family.
9. STUART LITTLE
Stuart Little was adorable with the voice over played by Michael J. Fox that was followed with several sequels. The story is sweet, but the character is charming and it makes for a good family film.
Crispin Glover weirds out and uses rats to do his sociopathic bidding. It’s devious, maniacal and unnerving. If you didn’t have a slight disdain for rats before you’ve seen this movie, you will after.
Gus was one of the mice that helped Cinderella, he was slightly clumsy, not all that bright, and his shirt didn’t fit him to the point that it almost looked awkward instead of cute, but his dim witted good nature gave this pauper turned princess tail a lighter sense of humor.
6. CHARLOTTE’S WEB
Templeton the Rat is another fat rat that only helps Wilbur and Charlotte when they feed him, but gives enough comic relief to the story that he ends up being halfway okay.
These evil biznatches be turning kids into rats with their little potion. A few of the kids catch on to the witches and trick them making the queen boss nasty witch played by Angelica Houston gets a taste of her own medicine at the end and it’s pretty freaking gross, and good.
4. THE GREEN MILE
Mr. Jingles shows the gentle side of the inmates and is an example of what everyone so sees as a miracle and becomes the mystical heart of the film. The absolute torture he gave Percy was one of the more light hearted moments in a film greatly stilted on somber tones.
3. TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
Splinter can throw down and make funnies, for fricks sake he’s a mutant ninja rat. He may look like he is the one true perpetrator of the black death, but he’s really just a quiet hippy ninja master that could kick your bum onto someone else’s lips.
Remy doesn’t fall into the category of your stereotypical gluttonous rat, and as it turns out he has a delicate palate and a finesse for cooking. The story is endearing along with Remy.
1. AN AMERICAN TAIL
If Fievel Mousekowitz doesn’t make you cry your heart is homeless. As his family sings happily about there being no cats in America and they port only to lose his family and wander an orphan in a foreign world that may be even more dangerous than his homeland.
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