The program with the mouse

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Television series
Original title The program with the mouse
The show with the mouse Logo.svg
Country of production Germany
original language German
Year (s) since 1971
West German Broadcasting Cologne
length 30 minutes
Episodes 2200+
genre Knowledge and entertainment program for children
idea Gert Kaspar Müntefering
music Hans Posegga
First broadcast March 7, 1971 on German television

The show with the mouse is one of the most successful children's programs on German television . The core of the program are so-called laughing and factual stories , which in addition to short cartoons also include a knowledge film, for example about the production or functioning of an everyday object. It has been broadcast on Sunday mornings since 1971. The broadcast is produced by WDR in cooperation with other member broadcasters of ARD .

Broadcast dates

The broadcast date on ARD has usually been 9:30 a.m. since October 2015. At events such as Every Sunday , the award of the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade or winter sports broadcasts, the broadcast is often earlier in the first. The broadcast in KiKA, however, remains at the original broadcast time at 11:30 a.m. The program is repeated several times a week:

weekday Time Channel
Sunday 9:30 a.m. The first
11:30 a.m. KiKA
Monday 12:30 pm KiKA
Saturday 07:00 a.m. NDR television
07:30 a.m. ARD-alpha
11:30 a.m. WDR television

Concept and content

The program with the mouse consists of three basic elements that are sharply separated from each other:

  • The factual stories are intended to impart knowledge to the children.
  • The laughing stories are for entertainment and reflection.
  • The animated mouse spots act as separators.

The topics of the show are presented in the opening credits. This is done first in German, then in a foreign language (followed by the explanation, for example: “That was Norwegian.”). The title music was composed by Hans Posegga in 1971, the text in the opening credits is spoken by Günter Dybus .

Laughing stories

The so-called laughing stories are short picture stories, cartoons or real cartoons. Contents are e.g. B. children's songs , cinematic implementations of poems (for example his fifth by Ernst Jandl , realized by Norman Junge ), and changing mini-series such as The Little Mole , Petzi , Nulli and Priesemut , Käpt'n Blaubär or Shaun das Schaf . Some episodes of Janosch's dream hour were initially shown on the show with the mouse. A laughing story takes about 5 minutes and always has a "round", self-contained plot.

"The little mole" as a mural at a primary school
Laughter stories premieres (selection)
date history
17th May 1971 The good robber Fearchtenix
0Feb 6, 1972 The little mole
Oct 28, 1979 Janosch story Oh, how beautiful Panama is
  1987 The hare and the lazy forester
0Oct 6, 1991 Captain Bluebear
Nov 15, 1992 The little polar bear
29 Sep 1992 Petzi
  2002 Nulli and Priestemut
Oct 19, 2003 Tom and the strawberry jam bread with honey
Jan. 11, 2004 Krawinkel and Eckstein
Aug 29, 2004 Willi Wiberg
0Oct 9, 2005 Friends
Sep 24 2006 Peppa Pig
Oct 22, 2006 Charlie and Lola
0Apr 8, 2007 Shaun the Sheep
Sep 12 2010 Ringelgasse 19
June 24, 2012 Professor Balthazar (digitally revised episodes)
Apr. 27, 2014 Trude's beast
0Nov 6, 2016 Rico and Oskar

Factual stories

There are usually two factual stories per broadcast by and with Armin Maiwald , Christoph Biemann or Ralph Caspers and, until 2017, also with Malin Büttner . The factual stories are also rarely heard from other moderators such as B. Johannes Büchs , Siham El-Maimouni , Fulgencio Morente Gómez , Urs Wehrli or André Gatzke are presented. These stories are usually completed in one episode. With longer films they are often interrupted by a mouse spot. Particularly complex topics are split into several episodes, for example the construction of an Airbus that a camera team followed for a long time, or an organic farm over the course of the year.

The subjects of the factual stories are very diverse: Ancient Rome , nettles , the Archimedes' principle , the federal election , Chernobyl , chain reaction , the Internet , the post-war period , the Mir space station , the manufacture of countless products (from milk and bread rolls to pencils and tennis balls to the airplane) and much more were and are brought closer to the viewer in a very vivid way. This also includes questions such as "Who will paint the strips in the toothpaste?", "How do you make chewing gum - and how do you remove it later on the sidewalk?" And "How do the holes get in the cheese?"

Christoph Biemann always appears in a green sweater. The reason for this is that he needed identical clothes for a longer film in which he could be seen over and over again, in order to always look the same and thus avoid connection errors when editing the film . Since he owned two green sweaters, which he could change without being noticed if necessary, the green sweater became his trademark. Christoph's stories are commented on by Evi Seibert , Elke Heidenreich and, since 2009, by himself.

Sometimes there is some kind of special program that only deals with a single topic. This is e.g. B. the case on special occasions, such as the Chernobyl disaster or the post-war period; The construction of a passive house or stories about the potato were also reasons for such a special broadcast.

Lufthansa Airbus A321 -100 D-AIRY "Flensburg" with the mouse
Factual stories: special programs
year history
2014 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall
2003 80s mouse
2018 360 degrees
2004 Farewell to the shell
2015 Airbus mouse - how is an airplane built?
2004 Athens mouse
1988 Atom mouse
2001 Atom mouse (2nd version)
2011 Atom mouse (3rd version)
2004 Car mouse
2018 Construction of a fire engine
2015 Tree mouse (four parts)
2019 Bayreuth mouse
2020 Famous buildings and their history
2017 Organic mouse
2012 Brazil mouse
2000 Bridge mouse
2020 Denmark mouse
2008 Railway special
1991 Petroleum mouse
2015 Petroleum mouse (updated)
2020 Build a bike yourself
1996 Television mouse
2003 Airplane mouse (nine parts)
2019 France mouse
2017 The story of the mouse
1994 Money mouse
2002 Law mouse
2013 Greece mouse
2018 High-tech archaeologists in the sock zone
2009 India mouse
2014 Iceland mouse
2005 Japan mouse
2018 Juvenile court
2006 Potato special
2015 Child poverty special
2018 classic
2017 London mouse
2018 fairy tale
2009 Making of Shaun the sheep
2014 A mousetronaut in space
2018 More time with the mouse: art
2000 Middle age mouse
2017 Moon - earth
1993 Garbage mouse
1989 Post-war mouse
2019 New classics
2004 Olympic special
2005 Passive house mouse
2016 Poland mouse
2020 Rescue dog Chilli is trained
1995 Rome mouse
2004 Ship mouse
2019 School mouse
2004 Solar mouse
2017 A summer on the Alps (three parts)
2017 Sun - earth
1997 Stone age mouse
2019 Stone age house
2005 Electricity special
2010 South Africa mouse
2008 Turkey mouse
2019 Does getting old hurt?
2018 The invisible disease
2005 Varus battle mouse
2013 Special about the happiness of life
1998 Choice mouse
2019 Christmas
2017 Viticulture special
1998 Space mouse
2014 Space mouse (updated version)
2017 How is a fire engine made? (four parts)
2017 How does the tree get into town?
2017 How is the mouse produced?
2019 How is an ICE built
2019 We make school!
1995 Wool mouse
2019 Where do cranes go?
2017 What do you believe in?
1988 Circus mouse

Summer travel

During the summer holiday season, the Maus team (including Armin Maiwald , Kai von Westerman (camera), Peter Torringen (sound)) went on a voyage of discovery through Germany every year from 2007 to 2016 and told non-fictional stories in several successive programs.

Summer travel
year travel
2007 Germany trip (with questions from the children to the Maus team about Germany in the form of puzzles)
2008 Along the Elbe
2009 German Unity Trail (from Aachen to Görlitz )
2010 Around the Ruhr area by bike
2011 No summer trip
2012 Traveling by train from north to south (from Sylt to Oberstdorf )
2013 Along the Main by boat (from Bamberg to the mouth of the Rhine )
2014 25 years since the fall of the wall - border stories
2015 Baltic coast (from the Polish to the Danish border)
2016 North Sea coast (from the Danish to the Dutch border)
2020 German Unity Hiking Trail (from Aachen to Görlitz ), repetition from 2009

Summer factual stories

Between 2017 and 2019 there was no more summer trip, instead four-part factual stories with Armin Maiwald on a specific topic.

Summer travel
year Factual story theme
2017 How is a fire engine built?
2018 How is an ICE built?
2019 How do you build a bike?

Mouse spots

A statue of the mouse created by Isolde Schmitt-Menzel in 2013 in the sculpture garden of the Gothic House in Bad Homburg

Between the individual laughing and non-fictional stories, there are around 30-second animated films in 2D animation with the mouse created by Isolde Schmitt-Menzel in Bad Homburg in 1970 , the elephant (1975) and the duck (1987), who were added later. None of the characters speak; instead, sound effects and music form the background for the films, in which the mouse and her friends interact and solve problems. The characters have no names.

  • The mouse is orange in color (with brown ears, arms, and legs). To solve the problems she is faced with in the films, she can e.g. B. lengthen your legs as you like, jump rope with your torn tail or get tools or an alarm clock from your stomach.
  • The elephant is blue (with yellow toenails) and smaller than the mouse. He can be characterized as curious, very strong, spontaneous and loyal. When he takes the stage he usually announces himself with a loud trumpet. He loves to take a little nap in between and likes to laugh when something goes wrong with the mouse. He appears in many mouse spots.
  • The duck is yellow (with orange feet and beak), smaller than the mouse but larger than the elephant. Thus the size of the figures is exactly the opposite of the normal proportions. The duck is cheeky, whenever it appears "chaos comes into the house". It occurs less frequently in the mouse spots than the elephant.

Occasionally other figures have also appeared, such as a green man, a bird, several sparrows or a dog.

The characters have been animated since the beginning of the broadcast by Friedrich Streich , who died in 2014. He produced a total of 333 cartoons with the mouse. In the 80s, other animation filmmakers joined them. Today the Cologne companies Trickstudio Lutterbeck and Trickfilm Steinmetz produce the spots. There are now 546, of which 252 with the elephant (as of January 2015).

In the meantime, non-fiction and laughing films as well as mouse spots are almost always linked thematically.


Logo of the mouse on the WDR Arkaden ; on the right the Cologne Cathedral
Mouse as a sculpture in Erfurt
Elephant as a plastic in Erfurt

The show was developed around 1970 by Gert Kaspar Müntefering , Siegfried Mohrhof , Monika Paetow and Armin Maiwald as laughing and non-fictional stories for TV beginners . The first broadcast took place on March 7, 1971 on ARD. Armin Maiwald shot the first factual stories on behalf of the WDR without words, the laughing stories contained, among other things, the story of the mouse in the shop , which Isolde Schmitt-Menzel had drawn. The editorial team Siegfried Mohrhof (Head of Family TV), Gert K. Müntefering (Head of Children's TV) and Monika Paetow (Editor in the children's program) decided to use the mouse from this laughing story as a template for the mouse spots. Friedrich Streich animated the figure and turned it into the actual television mouse. As a German program for small children and in direct competition with the freshly imported “ Sesame Street ”, Die Sendung mit der Maus was developed to series production readiness within a year . The Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) went with his own production of the children's television series " The fire-red mobile game " , the successor to the " play school " (from 1969), which aired from April 21, 1972 its own way.

On January 23, 1972, the program ran for the first time under its current name. The current form of the opening credits developed in the early years: on October 15, 1972, the well-known opening and closing music composed by Hans Posegga celebrated its premiere. Since September 9, 1973, the program has started with an additional, foreign-language opening credits. In the same year, the series was Peter and Atze by Karlheinz Freynik sent in Peter Lustig explained together with the robot bird Atze technology. In 1975, Friedrich Streich developed the blue elephant as a further figure for the mouse spots. The yellow duck made its first appearance in 1987.

Armin Maiwald , originally just a director, was given the editorial assignment to use his voice and his form of research as a conscious stylistic device and thus became a figure of identification in the series. Editor Dieter Saldecki opened the series to new social and scientific topics that were generally considered too difficult for a children's audience. In 1982 Christoph Biemann stood in front of the camera for the first time in the story of tomato ketchup . His first non-fiction story starring The Ten Best Ways to Cross a River aired on October 27, 1983.

In 1991 the first Käpt'n Blaubär episode ran in the Maus, and the premiere for the little polar bear was a year later . On March 15, 1992, the spaceman Klaus-Dietrich Flade took a soft toy mouse on a flight to the Mir space station . In 1999 Ralph Caspers joined the moderation team. His first, own factual stories were called How does the handle get to the mug? and how does an empties machine work? . In the same year, the creation and commissioning of the Airbus A321 D-AIRY "Flensburg" aircraft was filmed in nine episodes. Since then, two large mouse figures have been stuck to the sides of this plane.

On May 15, 2005, the “Just ask ...” campaign was launched, collecting over 75,000 questions. This led to the development of the independent quiz show Ask the Mouse , which has been broadcast regularly on Saturday evenings on Erste .

On July 10, 2011, on the occasion of the 40th birthday of the mouse, the first mouse door opener day across Germany took place under the motto "Open doors for the mouse". Since 2012 it has always been held on October 3rd. Exactly one year later, the Museum mit der Maus was opened in Cologne . In 2014, the mouse traveled a second time as a stuffed animal into space when the astronaut and researcher Alexander Gerst took it to the ISS . According to the Maus program on May 25, 2014, he takes a mouse stuffed animal with him on many of his expeditions. On New Year's Eve 2014, the one-hour special “A mouse tronaut in space” was broadcast. Also in 2018 Alexander Gerst took the mouse and this time also the elephant on board the ISS.

On April 5, 2015, the 2000th edition of the show with the mouse was broadcast with an Easter special.

Since the middle of 2015, the mouse has been accompanying a family from Syria with their daughter “Tiba”, who comes to Germany in the course of refugee immigration and continues to integrate into Germany one after the other.

For people with physical limitations, the program has been provided with additional services since 2017 to make it more accessible. For the hearing impaired, subtitles and sign language are available, as well as a version with audio description for the visually impaired since 2018

In 2019, Die Sendung mit der Maus was a guest at the Richard-Wagner-Festspielhaus . The title melody of the show was played under the direction of Christian Thielemann . This was one of the few times in the history of the house that music was played that did not come from Wagner. This issue aired on July 28, 2019.

On the occasion of Armin Maiwald's 80th birthday, he was able to choose his favorite contributions for the Maus program on January 26, 2020.


Although the target audience are children of kindergarten and elementary school age, the average age of the audience is almost 40 years. Parents and grandparents often sit with their children in front of the television.

The show (eg the “Atom-Maus”) has won several national and international awards for its outstanding performance, received general recognition and is now running in almost 100 countries (albeit rarely in full), making it one of the most successful German television productions applies at all. Maiwald's characteristic voice and his sometimes flippant way with which he comments on the films have meanwhile been parodied frequently.

It was mainly through the editorial work of Enrico Platter, who was also head of the children's television station WDR, that Janosch's work became known to a larger audience - also internationally through distribution. This was achieved with Janosch's dream hour as a special mouse broadcast. The film adaptation of the story “ Oh, how beautiful is Panama ” was licensed 25 times by WDR worldwide.

The special importance that is attached to the program with the mouse throughout Germany came among other things. a. in 2000, when the mouse advertised the Federal Republic of Germany in the German pavilion at the Expo 2000 in Hanover . The characters from the show have become a symbol, especially for WDR as a producing broadcaster. Thus, on 7 March 1984 500th show with the mouse of the WDR in the foyer Four wheel house the monument mouse and elephant by Olaf Höhnen revealed.


Monuments to the mouse and elephant at the Rathausbrücke in Erfurt (seat of the KiKA )

The show also received around 75 other national and international awards.


There are a number of offshoots of the show with the mouse on television :

a mouse plush figure at a children's party
  • Maus Club : From 1996 to 2000 there was a knowledge magazine in addition to Die Sendung mit der Maus on the WDR and the children's channel . This program was moderated from 1996 to 1998 by Randi Crott and Shary Reeves and from 1998 to July 2000 by Ralph Caspers, Tina Halverscheid and Shary Reeves. From August until the setting in December 2000, only Reeves and Caspers moderated.
  • In the library of non-fictional stories , Armin Maiwald presents his non-fictional stories from Die Sendung mit der Maus . The broadcast date was on Sundays and public holidays at 10:15 a.m. on ARD-alpha . There are additional programs during the school holidays.
  • For a short time there was a cooking show for children called Cooking with the Mouse .
  • In order to do justice to the needs, interests and level of development of the preschool children, the show with the elephant was developed, which is aimed specifically at three to six year olds, as well as the offshoot Elefantastisch! .
  • Before the show with the elephant was developed and produced, there was the show Wolkenkuckucksheim , in which many old laughing stories and songs from The show with the mouse were shown.
  • On September 17, 2011, the animal show for children celebrated elephant-like! in the first premiere with over 13 issues.
  • Since April 9, 2006, there has been a big Saturday evening show twice a year called Ask the Mouse on the first television program.
  • From October 6, 2005, Arte broadcast a French version of Die Sendung mit der Maus under the name La souris souriante (The smiling mouse) on Sunday morning in German-language programs . This program has since been discontinued.
  • One-time special programs: “The Night with the Mouse” ran on March 9, 1996, “The 70s Mouse” on January 1, 1999 (KiKA) and “The Long Mouse Night” on July 10, 2011 (WDR). In 1991 and 1996 two anniversary programs (20 years and 25 years of broadcast with the mouse) were broadcast. The latter was shot in a mouse train, in which the entertainer Stefan Raab also presented his song Here comes the mouse .
  • In Extra 3 there is now and then a parody with the title Die Sendung mit dem Klaus - Ach- und Krachgeschichten .

Outside of television


  • There is a large number of merchandising items such as posters, kitchen items, toys, soft toys, textiles and clothing for the characters from the show with the mouse . Various non-fiction books with the mouse are also available, such as Cooking and Baking with the Mouse or Learning with the Mouse - Counting and Arithmetic .
  • The bimonthly knowledge magazine “Ask noch die Maus” has existed since 2008 and is based on the television show of the same name and the show with the mouse .
  • There are also audio-only adaptations on CD that have the same components as the TV show with the mouse : the bilingual opening credits, laughing stories, factual stories, mouse spots. Songs are more common here as laughing stories.
  • In June 1998 there was a series of stamps with a mouse motif.
  • App: The free mouse app for Apple iOS 6 and Android 4 was released in December 2014 .

Video games

For the show with the mouse, games were published on various platforms:

  • The game "Die Maus" was published in 1998 for the Game Boy . This game was developed by the Spanish development studio Bit Managers and published by the publisher Infogrames . In the game, the mouse and the elephant are looking for the duck. The player must use the mouse and the elephant to remove obstacles, block the path of opponents and collect objects in order to complete a level. At the end of each level, a password is shown, which the player could use to restore his game status. The game was re-released in 1999 for the Game Boy Color .
  • Since 1999, many smaller puzzle games and skill games have been published on the website for the Sendung mit der Maus. With the Flash Player, mouse tricks, i.e. technically advanced games, could be played. The games were initially limited to the mouse, the elephant and the duck as characters, but games with characters from the laughing stories were added later.
  • Tivola published the series "The CD-ROM with the Mouse" for Windows and Mac OS between 2000 and 2002. On the 3 CDs in the series, the player will find educational games as well as laughing and non-fiction stories. Creative tools were also available, including a music studio and later even an animation studio, with which users could make their own videos with the mouse and the elephant.
  • In 2008, Deep Silver published the game "Maus DS" developed by BrainGame for the Nintendo DS . Like the previous series "Die CD-Rom mit der Maus", the game combines various educational games, but does not contain any laughing or factual stories. The player can collect stars in various mini-games and unlock further mini-games. In addition, the player can compete with another player on the same device against each other in the educational games.
  • In December 2016, the game "Ask ... the mouse!" Was launched for the Nintendo Wii U. released. The game was developed by Hammer Labs and ASHGAMES served as publisher . This game is no longer a classic educational game, but a quiz game for up to 3 players. The players walk over a game board with 3 different lengths. Depending on the field, the player is asked a quiz question. However, a player can also land on a field for mini-games or draw an action card to influence the course of the game. The game has 5 mini-games and after a few questions the game shows the players a factual story. The game was re-released for the Nintendo Switch in November 2018 .

Mouse show

The mouse live

In 1991, the mouse itself entered the show with the mouse . The reason for the first live appearance of the WDR character was her 20th birthday. The Terbrüggen Show Production from Cologne was commissioned with the task of bringing the mouse to life. It should look and be like you know it from television. The success of the first MausShow gave the starting signal for many other appearances at family celebrations, city celebrations or the WDR studio celebrations.

Traveling exhibition

In 1998 a traveling exhibition called MAUS OLEUM was put together, which was on tour until 2004. Among other things, you could re-enact experiments, watch films and take a look at over 30 years of “mouse” history. The exhibition included the Film Museum in Potsdam , the Palatinate History Museum in Speyer , the Museum of Industrial Culture in Osnabrück and the Museum of Folklore and Cultural History in Kevelaer . A stone mouse statue, which was created in a mouse broadcast by Olaf Höhnen , has graced the entrance area of ​​the WDR ever since.

Museum with the mouse

The Museum with the Mouse , which is part of the Odysseum in Cologne , was opened on October 3, 2013 .

Doors open for the mouse

Since 2012, the Sendung mit der Maus has organized a door opener day every year on October 3, the day of German unity , under the motto “Open the doors for the mouse”, during which businesses of all kinds across Germany open their doors to curious children . The show with the mouse reports on this day in a special broadcast on the first television program. On October 3, 2016, there was a look behind the scenes of the show with the mouse.

The first door opener day took place in July 2011 on the occasion of the 40th birthday of the mouse.


In June 2020 it was announced that a 20-euro coin with the likeness of the mouse would appear in 2021.


Street art of mouse and elephant
  • On the occasion of the broadcast's 25th birthday in 1996, the entertainer Stefan Raab rearranged the theme music. He expanded the melody to the Hip-Hop - Remix Here comes the mouse , it with 400,000 units sold to No. 2 in the German charts make it. Hans Posegga and Stefan Raab received a gold record . The song can also be found on the album Die CD mit der Maus from the same year, which also features Stoppok , BAP , Tommy Engel , Pur , Die Prinzen and Das Modul , among others .
  • We are the mouse . 2001 with Dirk Bach , Armin Maiwald and others.
  • On March 23, 2014 Anke Engelke presented another mouse song “Something is always - just ask the mouse”.


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Web links

Commons : The broadcast with the mouse  - collection of images, videos and audio files

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