The Country Mouse and the City Mouse Adventures
|The Country Mouse and the City Mouse Adventures|
|Also known as||The Mouse Adventures (United Kingdom)|
|Based on||The Country Mouse and the City Mouse|
the same characters from children book
by Random House
|Written by||Joseph Mallozzi (Season 1 only)|
Caroline R. Maria
Paul Schibli (adaptation)
|Voices of||Terrence Scammell|
|Country of origin||France|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||52 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producers||Chris Jenkins|
Jason David Ross
|Running time||24 minutes|
|Production companies||CINAR Films|
Ravensburger Film & TV
Reader's Digest (Season 1)
Videal (Season 1)
Motion Pictures, S.A. (Season 1)
TVOntario (Season 1)
Ici Radio-Canada Télé
|Audio format||Dolby Surround|
|Original release||March 1, 1998 –|
October 27, 1999
|Preceded by||The Country Mouse and the City Mouse: A Christmas Tale|
The Country Mouse and the City Mouse Adventures is an animated television series co-produced by CINAR Films and France Animation, produced in association with Ravensburger Film & TV, WIC Entertainment, Reader's Digest (Season 1), TVOntario (Season 1), Videal (Season 1) and Motion Pictures, S.A. (Season 1), in co-production with Canal J and France 3.
The Country Mouse and the City Mouse Adventures aired in the U.S. on HBO (who also provided development funding for the series) from March 1, 1998 to October 27, 1999. It premiered in France on France 3 on March 27, 1998.
Storyline and basis
The show follows the adventures of two cousin mice, Alexander from the city and Emily from the country, who go on adventures around the world in the late 19th and early 20th century, usually to help their cousins, solve a mystery, or stop the evil rat, No-Tail No-Goodnik.
The two main characters originally appeared in the 1993 television special The Country Mouse and the City Mouse: A Christmas Tale, which was produced by Michael Sporn Animation for HBO and Random House. Loosely based on the classic Aesop fable, the television special was also adapted into a book in 1994, titled The Country Mouse and the City Mouse: Christmas Is Where the Heart Is. But the characters were modified for the Cinar series.
- Emily (voiced by Julie Burroughs) is an American female country mouse who is Alexander's cousin. She wears a red dress with a white apron on it and a straw hat with a red ribbon tied in a bow around it.
- Alexander (voiced by Terrence Scammell) is a British-American male city mouse. He wears a blue suit and a matching hat with a red bowtie and is Emily's cousin.
- No-Tail No-Goodnik (voiced by Rick Jones) is a rat thief with a severed tail. He goes to some countries and often uses fake tails when doing his duty like doing disguises.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||26||March 1, 1998||May 30, 1998|
|2||26||March 21, 1999||October 27, 1999|
The Country Mouse and the City Mouse Adventures was initially produced as a 26-episode series costing US$9 million. Production partners Germany's Ravensburger; Reader's Digest in the U.S., and Canadian CINAR (now WildBrain), which contributed US$6 million towards the original project's funding.
The show's main characters were first introduced in the 1993 HBO special, The Country Mouse and the City Mouse: A Christmas Tale. It was loosely based on the classic fable by Aesop.
Telecast and home media
The Country Mouse and the City Mouse Adventures aired in the U.S. on HBO (who also provided development funding for the series) in the U.S. from March 1, 1998 to October 27, 1999. Until December 31, 2004, HBO's sister network HBO Family aired repeats of the show. The series premiered in France on France 3 on March 27, 1998 and later on Canal J.
In Canada, it first aired on TVOntario in autumn 1997 and also aired on YTV in 1999. Repeats of the show aired on the Cookie Jar Toons block on This TV until September 23, 2011 and mornings in Ireland on RTÉ Two's The Den, normally at 7:15am. However, all CINAR references in these broadcasts have been replaced by Cookie Jar references, but when Netflix began to stream seasons 1 and 2 on its "watch instantly" streaming service on February 29, 2012, all CINAR references have been restored. It formerly aired on Light TV (now as TheGrio) from December 22, 2016 until October 2, 2020.
Reader's Digest released the first season only on VHS and DVD in the U.S., the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Finland and Australia. Direct Source released every four episodes in two DVD volumes from the second season of the show on February 27, 2007. Season 1 is also available on iTunes.
Mill Creek Entertainment released The Country Mouse and the City Mouse Adventures - 26 Mice Tales Around The World on August 4, 2015 on DVD for Region 1. This 2-disc collection features all 26 episodes from the second season on DVD for the very first time. As of 2022, the show is available on Tubi.
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- Review of Operations
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