History WesternAnimation / MightyMouse

31st Mar '18 2:33:06 PM MrMediaGuy2
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A SuperHero anthropomorphic mouse saves the day, the world and his girlfriend, Pearl Pureheart. Originally one of the Creator/{{Terrytoons}} (yes, from the same fine company as WesternAnimation/HeckleAndJeckle and "[[MemeticMutation SOMEBODY TOUCHA MY SPAGHET!!!]]") from UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation.

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A SuperHero anthropomorphic mouse saves the day, the world and his girlfriend, Pearl Pureheart. Originally one of the Creator/{{Terrytoons}} (yes, from the same fine company as WesternAnimation/HeckleAndJeckle and "[[MemeticMutation "[[WesternAnimation/TheThreeBears SOMEBODY TOUCHA TOUCHA]] [[MemeticMutation MY SPAGHET!!!]]") from UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation.
23rd Mar '18 2:31:35 AM DarkStorm
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Mighty Mouse was originally called Super Mouse, though many of the early cartoons were clumsily redubbed to replace every mention of Super Mouse with Mighty Mouse, and given newer title sequences. He also had a fairly different appearance, with a different blue-and-red costume and noodle-like limbs. In "Frankenstein's Cat", he also had a brief speaking line with a different voice which paints him as uncharacteristically aggressive, whereas in his other cartoons, he only spoke when he was singing!

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Mighty Mouse was originally called Super Mouse, though many of the early cartoons were clumsily redubbed to replace every mention of Super Mouse with Mighty Mouse, and given newer title sequences.Mouse. He also had a fairly different appearance, with a different blue-and-red costume and noodle-like limbs. In "Frankenstein's Cat", he also had a brief speaking line with a different voice which paints him as uncharacteristically aggressive, whereas in his other cartoons, he only spoke when he was singing!singing! Many of those early cartoons were clumsily redubbed to replace every mention of Super Mouse with Mighty Mouse, and given newer title sequences, so they're hard to find in their original "Super Mouse" form.



* FromBeyondTheFourthWall: The cartoon "Goons From The Moon" has alien cats abducting all the mice in Terrytown. The radio reporter (a mouse caricature of Walter Winchell) comments "there's only one mouse who can save this situation!" Cut to an animator's table where the animator's hand draws Mighty Mouse in flight atop a missile. (The artist stops drawing briefly, causing Mighty Mouse to chime in "Hurry up! I've got a job to do!")

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* FromBeyondTheFourthWall: A common joke
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The cartoon "Goons From The Moon" has alien cats abducting all the mice in Terrytown. The radio reporter (a mouse caricature of Walter Winchell) comments "there's only one mouse who can save this situation!" Cut to an animator's table where the animator's hand draws Mighty Mouse in flight atop a missile. (The artist stops drawing briefly, causing Mighty Mouse to chime in "Hurry up! I've got a job to do!")



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: played with in ''The Wreck of the Hesperus''. The skipper's daughter sits down, revealing the long Victorian pantalettes under her dress - not very sexy to a 20th-century viewer but likely scandalous at the time the poem takes place. Then, when the narrator reads the "And her bosom white as the hawthorn buds/That ope in the month of May" - which is taken directly from Longfellow's original poem -, she is shown ''covering'' her bosom with her hand. One way or another, the "bosom" part is cut from at least one release.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: played with in ''The Wreck of the Hesperus''. The skipper's daughter sits down, revealing the long Victorian pantalettes under her dress - not very sexy to a 20th-century viewer but likely scandalous at the time the poem takes place. Then, when the narrator reads the "And her bosom white as the hawthorn buds/That ope in the month of May" - which is taken directly from Longfellow's original poem -, - she is shown ''covering'' her bosom with her hand. One way or another, the "bosom" part is cut from at least one release.



* HumanoidFemaleAnimal: The female mice were usually far more humanoid than the male, and usually [[PantslessMalesFullyDressedFemales wore more clothes]]. There were exceptions (Pandora of "Pandora's Box", the unnamed female mouse of "Svengali's Cat" before her makeover, and all the female mice in early cartoon "He Dood It Again" were [[HalfDressedCartoonAnimal half-dressed cartoon animals]]), but they were relatively rare.

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* HumanoidFemaleAnimal: The female mice were usually far more humanoid than the male, and usually [[PantslessMalesFullyDressedFemales wore more clothes]]. There were exceptions (Pandora of "Pandora's Box", the unnamed female mouse of "Svengali's Cat" before her makeover, and all the female mice in early cartoon "He Dood It Again" were [[HalfDressedCartoonAnimal half-dressed cartoon animals]]), only had TertiarySexualCharacteristics to distinguish them), but they were relatively rare.



* MadeOfIron: Mighty Mouse, sure, but also Oil Can Harry. In "Triple Trouble", he gets punched into a wall, has a cast-iron stove dropped on his head, and then is shot repeatedly in the butt. All it does is annoy him (and the shooting propelled him into Pearl's window, which let him actually capture her after she'd been holding her own to that point).

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* MadeOfIron: Mighty Mouse, sure, but also Oil Can Harry. In Harry just shrugs off all of the injuries that Pearl inflicts on him and even most of what Mighty Mouse inflicts. For example, in "Triple Trouble", he gets punched she punches Harry into a wall, has hits him with every piece of pottery in her apartment, drops a cast-iron stove dropped on his head, and then is shot repeatedly throws an anchor at him to knock him off the edge of the building. ''Then'' a passing policeman shoots him in the butt. butt with a machine-gun spray of bullets. All it does is annoy him (and the shooting merely propelled him into Pearl's window, which let him actually capture her after she'd been holding her own to that point).


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* StrongAsTheyNeedToBe: Mighty Mouse was often presented as weaker and less invulnerable in the Oil Can Harry stories, in order to give the villain a sporting chance (or just for [[RuleOfFunny the sake of humor]]... or [[{{Padding}} the short's run time]]). Sometimes his strength varied from scene to scene within a single cartoon or even ''within a single scene''. For example, in "A Fight to the Finish", Mighty Mouse is tied to railroad tracks, and unable to break the perfectly-normal rope binding him; he can, however, stop the train from running over him with just his feet, and then the ''train'' breaks the ropes.


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* AnimalGenderBender: Recurring villain The Cow, who is male (but has udders).
6th Mar '18 9:35:31 PM DSTHNRGFHJRFG
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6th Mar '18 8:37:16 PM nombretomado
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A SuperHero anthropomorphic mouse saves the day, the world and his girlfriend, Pearl Pureheart. Originally one of the Creator/{{Terrytoons}} (yes, from the same fine company as WesternAnimation/HeckleAndJeckle and "[[Main/MemeticMutation SOMEBODY TOUCHA MY SPAGHET!!!]]") from UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation.

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A SuperHero anthropomorphic mouse saves the day, the world and his girlfriend, Pearl Pureheart. Originally one of the Creator/{{Terrytoons}} (yes, from the same fine company as WesternAnimation/HeckleAndJeckle and "[[Main/MemeticMutation "[[MemeticMutation SOMEBODY TOUCHA MY SPAGHET!!!]]") from UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation.



** "Mighty's Musical Classics" is a long music video made entirely of old TerryToons clips. Sane goes with "Animation Concerto".

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** "Mighty's Musical Classics" is a long music video made entirely of old TerryToons [=TerryToons=] clips. Sane goes with "Animation Concerto".



** "Stress for Success" uses footage from four TerryToons for Mighty's dreams, including "The Owl and the Pussycat" (the first Sourpuss cartoon), "Prehistoric Perils" and "Beauty on the Beach".

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** "Stress for Success" uses footage from four TerryToons [=TerryToons=] for Mighty's dreams, including "The Owl and the Pussycat" (the first Sourpuss cartoon), "Prehistoric Perils" and "Beauty on the Beach".
23rd Feb '18 3:05:15 AM Ccook1956
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* ShoutOut: [[ShoutOut/MightyMouse Has it's own page for it.]]

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* ShoutOut: [[ShoutOut/MightyMouse Has it's its own page for it.]]
4th Feb '18 8:56:18 AM KagSwirby
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A SuperHero anthropomorphic mouse saves the day, the world and his girlfriend, Pearl Pureheart. Originally one of the Creator/{{Terrytoons}} (yes, from the same fine company as WesternAnimation/HeckleAndJeckle) from UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation.

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A SuperHero anthropomorphic mouse saves the day, the world and his girlfriend, Pearl Pureheart. Originally one of the Creator/{{Terrytoons}} (yes, from the same fine company as WesternAnimation/HeckleAndJeckle) WesternAnimation/HeckleAndJeckle and "[[Main/MemeticMutation SOMEBODY TOUCHA MY SPAGHET!!!]]") from UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation.
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* DastardlyWhiplash: Oil Can Harry
** Lampshaded by Scrappy in the Ralph Bakshi episode ''Scrappy's Playhouse'', where, among the many classic cartoon clips that are shown, there's a black and white one of a traditional human version of the trope.
--> "Hey, didn't he used to be a cat?"

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* DastardlyWhiplash: DastardlyWhiplash:
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Oil Can Harry
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Harry. Lampshaded by Scrappy in the Ralph Bakshi episode ''Scrappy's Playhouse'', "Scrappy's Playhouse", where, among the many classic cartoon clips that are shown, there's a black and white one of a traditional human version of the trope.
--> "Hey, --->'''Scrappy:''' Hey, didn't he used to be a cat?"cat?



*** In the same story, he also fights "the Anti-Minotaur" alongside WesternAnimation/TheMightyHeroes, superhero-parodies (albeit from the 60s) created by ''New Adventures'' director RalphBakshi.

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*** ** In the same story, he also fights "the Anti-Minotaur" alongside WesternAnimation/TheMightyHeroes, superhero-parodies (albeit from the 60s) created by ''New Adventures'' director RalphBakshi.Creator/RalphBakshi.
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