* NoAdaptationsAllowed: Creator/ArtSpiegelman has turned down all offers to adapt the graphic novel into a film, viewing it as commercialization of a very personal story he never expected would explode into such popularity. According to him, his wife even joked that his greatest accomplishment has been ''not'' adapting it.
* SchoolStudyMedia: Now a legitimate component of high school and university reading lists.
** Tragically in-universe as there's an arc in Volume I of Art trying to procure his mother's diaries from his father only to find Vladek destroyed them. Just imagine how ''Maus'' would have been with Anja's diaries.
** In addition, Art asks his father about the letters of his French friend (a frog) from the camps when they corresponded after the war. Vladek regretfully says he destroyed those too.
** Art mentioned he ''turned down'' offers to have the comic turned into an animated movie - it's even alluded to in the second volume.
** It was originally going to be one volume, but Spiegelman wanted to get it out ahead of the release of ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'', a movie also featuring Jewish mice. Spiegelman has publicly accused the directors Steven Spielberg and Don Bluth of plagiarism, though beyond using cats and mice as a metaphor for antisemitism, the stories share little.