A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Nothing positive here: Fitz is an anarchist who obeys no one, and his best buddies are a ruthless bully, a giant eyeball with legs, and a police officer who's often high on pot.
Positive Role Models
Fitz drowns himself in alcohol to forget his problems. He's an anarchist who doesn't follow rules and does whatever he feels like.
Violence & Scariness
Animated mouse casually uses automatic weapons to slay his enemies and knives to kill animals.
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"Holy crap," "this blows," etc.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
The main character is an alcoholic and is always drinking. One character smokes pot.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that although this animated series (part of Cartoon Network's Adult Swim lineup) features animals and might appear harmless at very first glance, watching for even a few minutes will convince you that this isn't one for the kids. Protagonist Mouse Fitzgerald is an unapologetic alcoholic who doesn't follow rules, and the other characters in his world aren't much better. Toss in some bathroom humor (in one episode a character relieves himself in a car, filling it to the roof with urine) and violence (a pig's throat is cut, and the animal is gutted), and you get the idea.
Is It Any Good?
The show's animation is crude at best; the characters have limited motion and make the South Park kids look like carefully drawn masterpieces. But even top-of-the-line 3D computer graphics wouldn't hide the fact that Fitz (voiced by Matt Maiellaro) is an anarchist who obeys no one and that his best buddies are a ruthless bully, a giant eyeball with legs, and a police officer who's often high on pot.
Like many Adult Swim shows, 12 oz. Mouse strings together random scenes that seem to have little continuity. What viewers can count on are scenes involving guns, excessive drinking, and Fitz's bitter rants -- in other words, not exactly kid-friendly stuff. Parents with teens who are interested in watching should preview an episode or two before letting them tune in on their own.
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