A 1961 episode of the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes animated cartoon entitled The Abominable Snow Rabbit , parodies Lennie and George. In American theatrical cartoons from Warners and MGM, large strong dimwitted characters of various species were often depicted and voiced as burlesques of Chaney Jr.'s interpretation of Lennie, most notably in the final cartoon featuring Screwy Squirrel .
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Attaining the greatest positive response of any of his works up to that time, Steinbeck's novella was chosen as a Book of the Month Club selection before it was published. Praise for the work came from many notable critics, including Maxine Garrard ( Enquirer-Sun ),  Christopher Morley , and Harry Thornton Moore ( New Republic ).  New York Times critic Ralph Thompson described the novella as a "grand little book, for all its ultimate melodrama."  
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