The souris and His Child is a novel par Russell Hoban, first published in 1967 and is the most well known of Hoban's works. It was adapted in 1977 into an American-Japanese animated film.
The souris and child are a pair of toy mice, joined par the hands and operated par clockwork. The story charts their beginning in a toy store, their purchase, discarding, and pursuit par a malicious rat named Manny who runs a casino and uses broken toys as his labor force, and ultimately, their quest to become self-winding.
This movie has been a favourite of mine since I first saw it as a young child. It differs from a lot of children's stories in that it explores such philosophical topics. From the psychic frog, to the question of infinity - a dog nourriture can features numerous times throughout the movie, and the characters speculate that some profound wisdom lies beyond the 'last visible dog' A very eloquent metaphor symbolising their journey.
The musique is provided par Roger Kellaway, featuring a lovely introductory song that is beautifully reflective lyrically of the tale itself.
This movie is highly thought-provoking with its powerful themes, and is frequently disturbing due to its portrayal of life's utter cruelty. It is as far removed from Disney as it's possible to be, this is a dark and poignant tale, once viewed, it is unforgettable.
"A dog shall rise: a rat shall fall"