"Mouse Soup"--Early Animation by creator of Ren and Stimpy?

My kid is in the hospital. They gave him a video to watch titled “Curious George goes to the Hospital.” Following that film, however, there were two further stop-animated films on the tape. The first one was called “Mouse Soup.” Included within that film, there was a drawn-animation sequence featuring some very bizarre looking flowers singing some strange song. The animation style here reminded me in many ways of the style of the creator of Ren and Stimpy. I theorized that I was viewing an earlier example of his stuff. Its hard to explain why, so I won’t go into it here. Anyway, I checked the Ren and Stimpy guy’s website (or perhap it was a fan website) and didn’t see this production listed as something he did. But I wanted to double check, so I looked up “Mouse Soup” to see if his name was in the credits. But I can’t find a complete list of the credits from the film anywhere. I checked IMDB, among other sites.

Anyone familiar with this film? Anyone know where I can find a complete list of the credits? Etc.

By the way, this film was weird. And following it was some stop-animation featuring a race of talking elephants, based on some kids book or other. This one, too, was weird. What I mean by “weird” is, basically, that while it was clearly (I think) supposed to be cute and kid-friendly, my wife and I both found it creepy and sort of morbid. The elephants look kind of like something like the guy from “Mask” but with trunks.

The flowers in “Mouse Soup” had talking uvulas. (Which is one thing that reminded me of the Ren and Stimpy guy’s style, though I know he (uses but) didn’t originate this particular gag.)


Mouse Soup (1992) is not John Kricfalusi’s work.