The Junker, whose base of operations is beneath a junk yard in Good Haven, creates robots that "eat" metal. The Junker's robots consume cars, bridges and other structures. The Mighty Heroes attempt ...
The Monsterizer and his gang of monsters kidnap prominent citizens of Good Haven, including the Mayor and Police Chief. They are then transformed into monsters by a device, creating more lackeys for ...
When a great city is threatened by a wide assortment of supervillians, they shoot up the fireworks to summon the Mighty Heroes. This sextet of stumble bum heroes go out to confront the menace at hand, and with a great deal of difficulty, usually carry the day. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm <email@example.com>
This series was created by Ralph Bakshi at a pitch session where Terrytoons offered their show concepts to the CBS executives only to have them all rejected. While the producers were in shock and preparing for unemployment, the network executives asked the group if there were any other concepts they could hear about. Bakshi, a junior animator who was allowed to sit in on the session provided he sat down and stay quiet, immediately piped up and improvised the concept for the Mighty Heroes series in front of the suits. The idea was accepted and Bakshi was given responsibility for directing it. See more »
This was among my favorite cartoons when I was a child (it was in reruns in the '70s). Even in the sanitized environment of children's cartoons, Bakshi seems to have been able to let his unique style and humor come through. Still, one of my favorite memories these off-beat heroes came not from the original series at all, but from Bakshi's short-lived "Mighty Mouse, the New Adventures" (1987). One episode featured, if I remember right, "Man, Man, Man, Man & Man, Certified Public Accountants." The Mighty Heroes were persuaded to come out of retirement to fight some old nemesis. It was a great example of how the work of an intelligent artist can be realigned to appeal to different age groups without losing any of its inherent quality.
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