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Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures 

Mighty Mouse has humorous, satirical adventures in this short-lived Saturday Morning cartoon by Ralph Bakshi.
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1988   1987  
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Series cast summary:
Patrick Pinney Patrick Pinney ...  Mighty Mouse / ... 19 episodes, 1987-1988
Dana Hill ...  Orphan Scrappy / ... 19 episodes, 1987-1988
Rodger Bumpass ...  Moe 17 episodes, 1987-1988
Michael Pataki ...  The Cow / ... 14 episodes, 1987-1988
Maggie Roswell ...  Pearl Pureheart 14 episodes, 1987-1988
Beau Weaver ...  Sandy Bottomfeeder 11 episodes, 1987
Wendell Washer Wendell Washer ...  Chester P. Chieseler 10 episodes, 1987-1988
Janet May Janet May 10 episodes, 1987-1988
Charlie Adler ...  Bat-Bat / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1988
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Mighty Mouse has humorous, satirical adventures in this short-lived Saturday Morning cartoon by Ralph Bakshi.

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Taglines:

"Here I Come to Save the Day!"


Certificate:

TV-Y7
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

As Novas Aventuras de Super Mouse See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(19 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The episode "Mighty's Benefit Plan" features a singing group called Elwy and the Tree Weasles, an obvious lampoon of Alvin and the Chipmunks. Their creator, Ross Bagdasarian, was unflatteringly represented by the character Sandy Bottomfeeder. Ralph Bakshi used to work with Bagdasarian and did not get along with him. The constant appearance of cheerios coming out of Sandy's mouth is a reference to Honey Nut Cheerios and their aggressive promotion of The Chipmunk Adventure movie of the 80's. See more »

Quotes

[as thousands of ping-pong balls fall from the ceiling... ]
Man: Only one man could have done this!
Bat-Bat: Yes, but Captain Kangaroo's been in re-runs for years.
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"so let the trumpet players play, for Mighty Mouse is here today..."
11 March 2000 | by Rid.XSee all my reviews

Undoubtedly this is one of the more innovative cartoons of the '80s, which is not particularly surprising, given it has the talents of both Ralph Bakshi (of "Fritz The Cat" fame) and John Kricfalusi, who would score another cult-favorite four years later with "Ren & Stimpy."

The show, which lasted only one season, added tongue-in-cheek humor to the proceedings (see the "Quotes" section.) It was this rapid-fire wit that was the precursor to the likes of "The Simpsons", among others. This is the same kind of wit that's missing in most cartoons nowadays, which are more concerned with product placement and commercial accessibility (how else to explain how a generation of youngsters embrace something as hollow as "Pokémon"?)

Sadly, there's a dark spot in the show's history, one that led to it's demise. An episode that aired on April 23(?), 1988, drew the attention of Rev. Donald Wildmon. This particular episode featured a scene that showed Mighty Mouse sniffing what appeared to be cocaine. In actuality, Mighty Mouse was sniffing a dead, dried-up flower that had been given to him by Scrappy, the orphan. (This was an incredible piece of symbolism: the flower represented good in a world of evil.) Even when confronted with this, Wildmon insisted that it was cocaine. This led to protest from media watchdogs, which prompted brass at CBS to move the show to a later timeslot, only to cancel it shortly thereafter. Aside from a brief reappearance on the Fox network in November 1992, the show hasn't been widely seen.

All in all, if there's one relic from the 80's worth bringing back, this is it. And you gotta love that a capella reworking of the theme. :-)


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