old cartoon

A co-worker of mine is driving herself crazy trying to remember an old cartoon.

The premise: There’s a whole civilization of mice that live behind walls and borrow household items and build stuff. Their enemies were the rats, natch.
She thinks it wasn’t on every Saturday morning, but a Saturday afternoon special that aired periodically (on ABC, we think). Anyone know what it was?

Wasn’t it the Rats of Nimh? The something of Nimh, anyway. I remember that much.

“It says, I choo-choo-choose you. And it’s got a picture of a train.”

The Secret of NIMH, by Don Bluth Studios, I think. It was a movie, not a series though.

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Can’t be Secret of NIMH, because my co-worker swears she never even saw it, much less heard of it. We’re almost positive it was a series of Saturday afternoon specials, that rotated with a few other cartoons.

Could it be “the littles”? they weren’t mice but had tails and pointy ears…

To deal with men by force is as impractical as to deal with nature by persuasion.

Thank you Burn, we can work in peace now. :slight_smile:

If you’re really interested you can reminisce by listening to the theme song: