* AdaptationDisplacement: Because of the massive importance of Bakshi version, no-one cares about the 1970's Filmation revival anymore.
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: The 1945 cartoon "Gypsy Life" was nominated for an Outstanding Animated Short Subject Academy Award.
* FlatCharacter: Mighty Mouse literally has no personality in the original cartoons. '''NONE.''' In fact, the only time he appears is more than midway through each cartoon, acting on a established threat. Creator/RalphBakshi deliberately inverted this in the newer show to give the mouse some character to work with.
!!''Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures''
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Mighty Mouse's diatribe about Saturday morning TV to the toddler, who said he was bored:
-->'''Mighty Mouse''': Well, of course you're bored! Look what you're watching! Hour upon hour of electronic pablum!! Imitation is the sincerest form of television!!
** And then after he convinces the tyke to go out and play:
-->'''Mighty Mouse''': (''to us'') But enough of all this lying and hypocrisy...time for what television's ''really'' about. (''cut to commercial'')
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The a cappella/barbershop theme song [[ManlyTears made me cry a little]], seriously.
* GenreTurningPoint: John Kricfalusi explained the series' massive influence on and importance to all American animation that would come after it to the [[TheOnion AV Club]] [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/john-kricfalusi,13702/ in 2001]]:
-->It was the first series that was completely created by cartoonists: It was written by cartoonists, all the creative decisions were made by cartoonists, and we created all the characters. It was totally different from anything anybody had done. We broke every rule you could think of, everything they told you that you couldn't do.[...]A whole bunch of things we did once or twice on Mighty Mouse became whole trends in other people's cartoons. [[FollowTheLeader Everybody copied it instantly]].
* TheScrappy: Parodied by Mighty Mouse's young ward, Scrappy the mouse
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: ''The New Adventures'' suffers from this badly nowadays, especially compared to its successor ''TheRenAndStimpyShow''. It was a revolutionary show and concept for its day, and essentially served as a training ground for future animation pros today, and for bringing back cartoon animation in the vein of classic cartoons to the mainstream in TV. Unfortunately, the actual production quality of the show has aged horribly, not helped that the show had many production woes, animation and art mistakes and sloppy execution (as attested by former staff, [[http://johnkstuff.blogspot.com/2008/09/wonky-2.html including]] JohnKricfalusi) and many of the jokes and satire will seem either tame or fly right over the heads of today's viewers.