Mighty Mouse

“Here I come to save the daaaaaaay!”, he sings (theme song by Mitch Miller).

The delightful animated cartoon that rocked the world in 1942 and went on for decades:

The theme song:

About the show (from Wikipedia):

Mighty Mouse is an American animated anthropomorphic superhero mouse character created by the Terrytoons studio for 20th Century Fox. The character made its first appearance in 1942 (originally named Super Mouse), and subsequently appeared in 80 theatrical films produced between 1942 and 1961. These films later appeared on American television from 1955 through 1967 on the CBS television network on Saturday mornings. The character went through two later revivals, once by Filmation Studios in 1979, and again in 1987, by animation director Ralph Bakshi, who had worked at the Terrytoons studio during his early career.

Mighty Mouse has also appeared in comics and other media.

… Mighty Mouse’s superpowers included flight, super strength, and invulnerability. In some films he had X-ray vision and used psychokinesis. He was also able to turn back time in The Johnstown Flood and Krakatoa. Other cartoons showed him leaving a red contrail during flight that he manipulated like a band of solid, flexible matter.

(I have to say I appreciated “American animated anthropomorphic superhero mouse character”, with its great trail of modifiers, inaugurated by an alliterative triple.)

(Mitch Miller and Ralph Bakshi! What a pairing!)

One Response to “Mighty Mouse”

  1. thnidu Says:

    I just listened to the theme song. Boy, did that bring back memories! And boy, did my cat ever look annoyed when the sudden sound woke her up. Σ:•X3

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