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Capitol Critters is an animated television series about the lives of mice, rats and roaches who reside in the basement and walls of the White House in Washington, D.C. The series was produced by Steven Bochco Productions and Hanna-Barbera Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television for ABC, which aired seven out of the show's thirteen episodes from 31 January to 14 March 1992. Cartoon Network began airing all thirteen episodes in 1995.


The series' first episode began on a Nebraska farm, which was also home to a family of mice, including a young mouse named Max. While the mice were on a trip outside to gather some corn, exterminators arrived to eliminate the mice. Once Max noticed the exterminators from a distance, he quickly returned to the basement. There he witnessed the death of his entire family. Before Max's mother was killed after a failed rescue attempt, she told him to leave for Washington, where his cousin Berkeley could be found. Upon his arrival in the nation's capital, Max encountered a rat named Jammett, who resided along with Berkeley in the White House basement. After meeting Berkeley, Max met a former lab rat named Muggle and Jammett's mother, Trixie, who allowed Max to share her son's room.

A new set of cats (presidential and vice presidential) were just beginning to be a nuisance for the mice before Max's arrival. Also, the familiar sight of rat poison was a part of Max's life in his new home. When death appeared to be his fate, a cockroach named Moze came to his aid and brought him outside the White House basement. When Max returned to the basement, the sight of Muggle unconscious brought back terrible memories that caused him to run outside toward a presidential helicopter preparing to take off. Jammett managed to join Max on the helicopter before returning to the White House, giving the two plenty of time to know each other better.

Voice Cast


  1. Max Goes to Washington
  2. Of Thee I Sting
  3. The Rat to Bear Arms
  4. Hat and Mouse
  5. A Little Romance
  6. Opie's Choice
  7. An Embarrassment of Roaches
  8. Into the Woods
  9. Gimme Shelter
  10. The KiloWatts Riots
  11. The Bug House
  12. The Lady Doth Protest to Munch
  13. If Loving You Is Wrong, I Don't Want to Be Rat

International Airings

Capitol Critters was also shown in Germany as Mäuse an der Macht, in Japan as Kyapitoru Mausu Daibouken (キャピトルマウス大冒険), in Poland as Max and Rat Pack (Maks i szczurza ferajna), and in Brazil as Turma do Max.

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