EN - Snickers is a lonely mouse in a pet shop, craving to be bought by someone. But he’s got one big problem: his huge ears. The kids entering the store keep laughing at him. Will Snickers find the buddy he so desires: someone who will accept him for who he really is?

FR - Snickers est une souris solitaire dans un magasin d’animaux qui rêve d’être adoptée par quelqu’un. Mais il a un gros problème : ses énormes oreilles. Les enfants qui entrent dans le magasin se moquent de lui. Snickers rencontrera-t-il l’ami qu’il désire tant, quelqu’un qui l’accepterait pour qui il est ?


Title Mouse for Sale
Original title Mouse for Sale
Original language no dialogues
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Shorts , Animation
Year 2010


Photography Wouter Bongaerts
Sound Bert Lenaerts
Art director Wouter Bongaerts
Music Olivier Wery
Visual effects Wouter Bongaerts
Animation Wouter Bongaerts

Technical specs

Running time film 4'15''
Colour Colour


Mouse for Sale crosses the Atlantic

Wouter Bongaerts’ Mouse for Sale has been selected for the Toronto International Film Festival Kids (TIFF Kids, 10-22 April). The screening is part of the festival’s Loot Bag programme featuring ‘international animated adventures’. The public section offers a collection of imaginative stories showcasing a diverse range of animation styles.

Still from Wouter Bongaerts's Mouse For SaleIn Mouse For Sale, directed and produced by Wouter Bongaerts, Snickers, a lonely mouse in a petshop, desperately wants someone to buy him. But he’s got one big problem: his huge ears. The kids entering the store keep laughing at him. Bongaerts graduated cum laude with Mouse For Sale at the Media, Arts & Design Academy in Genk, Belgium.

Published on Thursday 5 April 2012

Four Flemish shorts hop the border to Lille fest

Four Flemish shorts have been selected for competition at the Lille European Film Festival. Nicolas Daenens’ 27, Rosto’s The Monster of Nix, Kevin Meul’s The Extraordinary Life of Rocky and Wouter Bongaert’s Mouse For Sale will screen in the French-Flemish “métropole” from 30 March-6 April.

27 meulThe Lille European Film Festival is organised annually with the purpose of revealing short film talents, facilitating meetings with potential partners or buyers, and increasing the general public’s awareness of short films. The European Film Festival was founded as a festival exclusively dedicated to shorts, but now shows feature films as well. Participation in the fest’s competition, however, is reserved for short films only.

Published on Thursday 8 March 2012

Anima presents Flemish shorts and C.A.S.P.E.R.

Anima, the Brussels International Animated Film Festival, which runs from 4-13 March, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. The festival offers a wide variety of animation fare: 118 shorts and 12 features from all over the world will be shown at the festival. Anima 2011 will also welcome key players such as Michel Ocelot, Bill Plympton and Peter Lord.

Still from animation short Mouse For SaleMost of the animation selected from Flanders comes from recently graduated animators. Among them is Mouse For Sale, the winner of the first VAF Wildcard for Animation. Director Wouter Bongaerts studied at the Media & Design Academy of Genk. His internships during his last year offered him new insights into 3D animation, leading to the heart-warming short of a mouse in a pet shop, and a potential buyer. dANCE, an animated short by Wouter Sel, will premiere at Anima 2011. It portrays a graphic choreography which evokes the rise and fall of two different clans. This production is supported by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), among others.

Published on Monday 28 February 2011

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Director Wouter Bongaerts
Producers Wouter Bongaerts
Writers Wouter Bongaerts, Roland Javornik

Wouter Bongaerts

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