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The Wreck of the Hesperus (1944)

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When the sailing ship 'Hesperus' gets into trouble in a raging sea-storm, the ever-vigilant lighthouse keeper, Mighty Mouse, flies forth and comes to the rescue of the captain, his fair-maiden daughter, and the crew.

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When the sailing ship 'Hesperus' gets into trouble in a raging sea-storm, the ever-vigilant lighthouse keeper, Mighty Mouse, flies forth and comes to the rescue of the captain, his fair-maiden daughter, and the crew.

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Animation | Short

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11 February 1944 (USA)  »

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Mighty Mouse in the Wreck of the Hesperus  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Out of Terrytoons, by Longfellow (with a happier ending)
27 October 2006 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This short is mostly memorable for the narration, which is primarily taken from the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem it's entitled after. It takes the poem, adapts it in spots to incorporate plot changes and to allow for Mighty Mouse to be included in the ending. I want to discuss some details here, so here there be spoilers:

The short opens with a sea voyage, a ship's captain taking his daughter to sea and getting caught in a raging storm. The use of Longfellow's poem as the narration is an interesting conceit, thought the best part is where the animation has little to do with the narrative, such as an octopus setting up a dinner "table" for eight, including several sharks. At one point, you see mice leaving the ship, using doughnuts as flotation devices.

Mighty Mouse comes in at the end in a rather different manner-some of the mice wash ashore at a lighthouse and Mighty Mouse is the lighthouse keeper and spots the ship. He saves the ship, captain and crew of one and his daughter.

There are some nice visual bits and this is a fairly good short, at least so far as the series is concerned. Worth watching, if you can track it down.


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