Ben and Me (film) Special cartoon featurette, released on November 10, 1953. Directed by Hamilton Luske. Amos, a poor, little church mouse, comes to live with the fabulous Ben Franklin and through Amos’s suggestions the Franklin stove and bifocals are invented, electricity is discovered, and the opening words of the Declaration of Independence are provided. Franklin was voiced by Charlie Ruggles; Sterling Holloway voiced Amos; Hans Conried did Thomas Jefferson. Released by Buena Vista Distribution Company with The Living Desert. 21 min. Released on video in 1989.