The Cat and the Old Mouse
The Cat and the Old Mouse. Aesop's Fable. Introduced by Bill Cosby as Aesop. Plus a Sing-A-Long Cartoon. About 30 minutes. #40001. Freehold, NJ: ©1990 Trans Atlantic Video. Anaheim: ©1991 Diamond Entertainment Corporation. Gift of John Carlson, Christmas, '91. Extra copy for $2.50 at Nebraska City Mall, Nov., '92. Extra copy for $2.50 at Nebraska Crossing, Nov., '93.
This series uses the same Cosby framework as the earlier Lorimar tape but presents only one interrupted fable and adds a cartoon at the end. This tape features excellent animation work. The rhymed fable's words begin with the beginning of the animated portion of the tape. The fable takes some twelve minutes. A mouse school studies the cat. A wind-up, radio-controlled mouse is let loose into the cat's territory. There is good cat-and-mouse play. The cat uses a TV to monitor mice movements. One mouse gets drunk and almost caught. The cat hangs from a beam. An old mouse uses a vacuum cleaner to reveal the cat in flour-disguise. This tape helps to show that all of these Cosby fable tapes were originally French La Fontaine fable tapes. The closing cartoon is "The Golden State.