Good Will To Men (1955) — MGM Theatrical Cartoon

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Good Will To Men (1955) - MGM Theatrical Cartoon

Good Will To Men (1955) — MGM The­atri­cal Cartoon

CotD: A remake of 1939’s Peace On Earth, “Good Will To Men” with mice instead of squir­rels… and a bit more graphic point to the hor­rors of war.

Good Will To Men (1955) — MGM The­atri­cal Cartoon

A group of young mice is in the ruins of a church, prac­tic­ing singing for an upcom­ing ser­vice. After singing an adul­ter­ated ver­sion of “Hark! The Her­ald Angels Sing,” the mice won­der about the last line, “Good will to men.” One of them asks the cho­rus mas­ter, an old mouse, “What are men?”

The old mouse explains that they all killed each other off by build­ing big­ger and more destruc­tive weapons, first guns, then mis­siles, then bombs. At the end of the fight­ing, clouds are seen, imply­ing that nuclear weapons were used by each side.

The old mouse shows the boys some rules to live by that men seem to have for­got­ten. He is read­ing from a Bible.

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