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* BadassGrandpa: Old Tom goes out fishing in one of the worst storms ever seen so the people in his town will have food again.



''The Mousehole Cat'' is a 1994 animated short film based on the children's book of the same name by Antonia Barber. It is based on the legend of Cornish fisherman [[CoolOldGuy Tom Bawcock]] and tells the tale of his cat, Mowzer, who goes with her owner on a fishing expedition in rough seas to save their town from starvation.

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\n->''A merry place you may believe\\
T'was Mousehole 'pon Tom Bawcock's Eve\\
To be there then, who wouldn't wish\\
To sup on seven sorts o' fish''
-->-- '''"Tom Bawcock's Eve"''' (1927), by Robert Morton Nance

''The Mousehole Cat'' is a 1994 animated short film based on the children's book of the same name by Antonia Barber. It

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is based on the legend of Cornish fisherman folk hero [[CoolOldGuy Tom Bawcock]] Bawcock]]. According to legend, he was a fisherman in the town of Mousehole who, during a terrible winter storm that left the townsfolk on the verge of starvation, pulled off a ChristmasMiracle by catching a haul of fish big enough for the entire town to feast on. The film and tells book tell this story from the tale perspective of his cat, Tom's beloved cat Mowzer, who goes with her owner accompanies him on a fishing expedition in rough seas to save their town from starvation.
his fateful excursion.


'''''The Mousehole Cat''''' is a 1994 animated short film based on the children's book of the same name by Antonia Barber. It is based on the legend of Cornish fisherman [[CoolOldGuy Tom Bawcock]] and tells the tale of his cat, Mowzer, who goes with her owner on a fishing expedition in rough seas to save their town from starvation.

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'''''The ''The Mousehole Cat''''' Cat'' is a 1994 animated short film based on the children's book of the same name by Antonia Barber. It is based on the legend of Cornish fisherman [[CoolOldGuy Tom Bawcock]] and tells the tale of his cat, Mowzer, who goes with her owner on a fishing expedition in rough seas to save their town from starvation.


* TrueCompanions: Mowzer and Old Tom.

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* TrueCompanions: Mowzer and Old Tom.Tom.
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* CatsAreMean: Averted with Mowzer and played straight with the Great Storm Cat.
* CoolOldLady: Mowzer is a cat version.



* CoolOldLady: Mowzer is a cat version.

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* CoolOldLady: Mowzer is a cat version.HeroicSacrifice: Old Tom, and by extension Mowzer, are prepared to make one if they have to. Tom even says they'll either get the fish or die trying.


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* MakingASplash: The Great Storm Cat controls the sea.
* MusicSoothesTheSavageBeast: Mowzer's singing tames the Great Storm Cat.
* SympathyForTheDevil: Mowzer comes to pity they Great Storm Cat when she realises how lonely he must be.
* ToServeMan: The Great Storm Cat likes to eat the "mice-men".

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* LimitedAnimation: A stylistic choice. The short feels more like an illustrated book with a few frames of animation per page than a traditional cartoon.

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* KindheartedCatLover: Old Tom is one and his cat loves him dearly.
* LimitedAnimation: A stylistic choice. The short feels more like an illustrated book with a few frames of animation per page than a traditional cartoon.cartoon.
* TrueCompanions: Mowzer and Old Tom.

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'''''The Mousehole Cat''''' is a 1994 animated short film based on the children's book of the same name by Antonia Barber. It is based on the legend of Cornish fisherman [[CoolOldGuy Tom Bawcock]] and tells the tale of his cat, Mowzer, who goes with her owner on a fishing expedition in rough seas to save their town from starvation.

The short was commissioned by Channel 4 and narrated by Siân Phillips.

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!!''The Mousehole Cat'' provides examples of the following tropes:
* AnimatedAdaptation: Of the children's book of the same name.
* BadassGrandpa: Old Tom goes out fishing in one of the worst storms ever seen so the people in his town will have food again.
* FoodPorn: The various beautifully painted fish dishes.
* CoolOldLady: Mowzer is a cat version.
* LimitedAnimation: A stylistic choice. The short feels more like an illustrated book with a few frames of animation per page than a traditional cartoon.

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