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* FollowTheLeader: ''Maus'' led to several more graphic novels which serve as [[TrueArtIsAngsty gritty]] memoirs, notably ''ComicBook/{{Persepolis}}'' and ''ComicBook/FunHome''.

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* FollowTheLeader: ''Maus'' led to several more graphic novels which serve serving as [[TrueArtIsAngsty gritty]] memoirs, notably ''ComicBook/{{Persepolis}}'' and ''ComicBook/FunHome''.

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* FollowTheLeader: ''Maus'' led to several more graphic novels which serve as [[TrueArtIsAngsty gritty]] memoirs, notably ''ComicBook/{{Persepolis}}'' and ''ComicBook/FunHome''.


** Art mentioned he ''turned down'' offers to have the comic turned into an animated movie - it's even alluded to in the second volume.

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** Art mentioned he ''turned down'' offers to have the comic turned into an animated movie - movie-- it's even alluded to in the second volume.volume. According to Art, the reason why he's turned down all these offers is because he feels that it would be too difficult to make a film adaptation without commercializing and trivializing the Holocaust.

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* NoExportForYou: During its initial publication Spiegelman refused to allow publication of ''Mause'' in South Africa in protest of Apartheid. More recently a potential [[https://www.npr.org/templates/transcript/transcript.php?storyId=141085597 Arabic translation]] is stuck in DevelopmentHell.

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* 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.

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* SchoolStudyMedia: Now a legitimate component of high school and university reading lists.


** 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 racism the similarities between the two works end there.

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** 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 racism antisemitism, the similarities between the two works end there.
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** 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 be dist. Just imagine how ''Maus'' would have been with Anja's diaries if Vladek hadn't destroyed them.

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** 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 be dist. find Vladek destroyed them. Just imagine how ''Maus'' would have been with Anja's diaries if Vladek hadn't destroyed them.diaries.


** Just imagine how ''Maus'' would have been with Anja's diaries if Vladek hadn't destroyed them.

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** 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 be dist. Just imagine how ''Maus'' would have been with Anja's diaries if Vladek hadn't destroyed them.


** In addition, Art asks his father about the letters of his French friend (a frog) from the camps they corresponded after the war. Vladek regretfully mentions he destroyed those too.

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** 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 mentions says he destroyed those too.


** Art mentioned he ''turned down'' offers to have the comic turned into an animated movie and its even alluded to in the second volume.

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** Art mentioned he ''turned down'' offers to have the comic turned into an animated movie and its - it's even alluded to in the second volume.


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Just imagine how ''Maus'' would have been with Anja's diaries if Vladek hadn't destroyed them.

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Just imagine how ''Maus'' would have been with Anja's diaries if Vladek hadn't destroyed them.



** Art mentioned he ''turned down'' offers to have the comic turned into an animated movie.

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** Art mentioned he ''turned down'' offers to have the comic turned into an animated movie.movie and its 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's publicly accused the directors Steven Spielberg and Don Bluth of plagiarism, though beyond using cats and mice as a metaphor for racism the similarities between the two works end there.

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** 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's Spiegelman has publicly accused the directors Steven Spielberg and Don Bluth of plagiarism, though beyond using cats and mice as a metaphor for racism the similarities between the two works end there.



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** 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's publicly accused the directors Steven Spielberg and Don Bluth of plagiarism, though beyond using cats and mice as a metaphor for racism the similarities between the two works end there.


** Art mentioned he ''turned down'' offers to have the comic turned into an animated movie.

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** Art mentioned he ''turned down'' offers to have the comic turned into an animated movie.movie.

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