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Might Mouse flying

Mighty Mouse is an animated superhero mouse. He is a little mouse character that can fly and has super strength inspired by Super Man’s powers. Terrytoons created Mighty Mouse for 20th Century Fox in the early 1940s and produced over 80 short films. 

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Background

He was initially called a Super Mouse cartoon but was later changed to Mighty Mouse after seven episodes when the creators found another comic book character called Super Mouse. 

The character also changed costumes as the mouse switched from a red outfit with blue pants to wearing a yellow outfit and a red cape, along with the name change. His powers include incredible strength, the ability to fly, and invulnerability. 

The theme song by Marshall Barer was perhaps the most popular thing about the shorts. Years after the character no longer appear on the big and small screen, its theme song is still used on various shows. 

Might Mouse flying through the blue sky in his red suite

The Mighty Mouse cartoon lasted from the 1940s until the late 1980s. He went up against numerous villains, primarily cats. Despite having several adversaries, none of them came close to putting him down. 

Perhaps, the villain who came somewhat close to putting up his unbeatable powers would be Pinhead. There were also a few times when humans became the main villain.

In the 1960s, the cartoon became a Saturday morning feature thanks to Terry Toons. Undoubtedly, the character is their most popular, and they did not waste any time showcasing it to a desirable time slot. 

Mighty Mouse sword fighting with Oil Can Harry

Mighty Mouse animation teamed up for a year with other Terry Toons characters Heckle & Jeckle, Quackula, and Swifty. The group appeared in 80 cartoons starring one of the four. 

Believe it or not, the most memorable episode for this series was the episode titled Zeroes and Heroes, where Mighty mouse teamed up with a superhero group called the Mighty Heroes. 

The story saw them more washed up than usual, then Mighty Mouse teams up with them to fight a nasty villain. Unfortunately, this was the last we would see the cartoon on the small screen. 

Mighty Mouse rescuing a blonde hair mouse

A few years later, we saw the superhero appearing in comic books. In the movie Curbside, Mighty Mouse made a brief cameo appearance. The series was only ten issues. 

It was his last appearance on the big screen as new cartoon characters kept popping up.

Mighty Mouse Personality and Characteristics

Mighty Mouse has a calm and straightforward personality with characteristics that show he is mature beyond his years. He always tries to do the right thing and lets his heroics talk for him. 

Might Mouse holding hand with a girl mouse

He is soft-spoken and sometimes says, “Here I come to save the day,” when he flies into action. He also shows how he can be shy and nervous. He blushes bright red when saving a young female mouse and receiving a kiss on the cheek. 

Mighty Mouse Physical Appearance

Might House is a brown mouse who initially wears a red outfit with blue pants, similar to Super Man. After seven episodes, when his name officially changed to Mighty Mouse, his costume also changed. 

Might Mouse in his retired blue and red uniform

Mighty Mouse’s official uniform is a yellow outfit with red pants, red boots, and a red cape. He wears white gloves and does not have a superhero logo on his chest like many characters in animation and comics. 

Mighty Mouse Strengths and Abilities

Might Mouse’s strengths and abilities mirror Super Man, which inspired the Might Mouse spoof. 

A lamb walking on Might Mouse's contrails

Might Mouse shows his super strength, speed, flying ability, invulnerability, and X-ray vision. He has shown that he can shoot lightning bolts from his hands when attacking during flight. 

Might Mouse even displays the ability to control lifeless objects and turn back time in a few episodes. 

Mighty Mouse Pictures

Mighty Mouse Terrytoons Shorts

  1. The Mouse of Tomorrow
  2. Frankenstein’s Cat
  3. He Dood It Again
  4. Pandora’s Box
  5. Super Mouse Rides Again
  6. Down With Cats
  7. The Lion and the Mouse
  8. The Wreck of the Hesperus
  9. The Champion of Justice
  10. Mighty Mouse Meets Jekyll and Hyde Cat
  11. Eliza on the Ice
  12. Wolf! Wolf!
  13. The Green Line
  14. Mighty Mouse and the Two Barbers
  15. Sultan’s Birthday
  16. At the Circus
  17. Mighty Mouse and the Pirates
  18. The Port of Missing Mice
  19. Raiding the Raiders
  20. The Kilkenny Cats
  21. The Silver Streak
  22. Mighty Mouse and the Wolf
  23. Gypsy Life
  24. Mighty Mouse Meets Bad Bill Bunion
  25. Krakatoa
  26. Svengali’s Cat
  27. The Wicked Wolf
  28. My Old Kentucky Home
  29. Throwing the Bull
  30. The Johnstown Flood
  31. The Trojan Horse
  32. Winning the West
  33. The Electronic Mouse Trap
  34. The Jail Break
  35. The Crackpot King
  36. Mighty Mouse and the Hep Cat
  37. Crying Wolf
  38. The Dead End Cats
  39. Aladdin’s Lamp
  40. The Sky Is Falling
  41. Mighty Mouse Meets Deadeye Dick
  42. A Date for Dinner
  43. The First Snow
  44. A Fight to the Finish
  45. Swiss Cheese Family Robinson
  46. Lazy Little Beaver
  47. Mighty Mouse and the Magician
  48. The Feudin’ Hillbillies
  49. The Witch’s Cat
  50. Loves Labor Won
  51. Triple Trouble
  52. Magic Slipper
  53. The Mysterious Stranger
  54. The Racket Buster
  55. A Cold Romance
  56. The Catnip Gang
  57. Perils of Pearl Pureheart
  58. Stop, Look and Listen
  59. Anti-Cats
  60. Law and Order
  61. Beauty on the Beach
  62. Mother Goose’s Birthday Party
  63. Sunny Italy
  64. Goons from the Moon
  65. Injun Trouble
  66. A Swiss Miss
  67. A Cat’s Tale
  68. Prehistoric Perils
  69. Hansel and Gretel
  70. Happy Holland
  71. Hero for a Day
  72. Hot Rods
  73. When Mousehood Was in Flower
  74. A Soapy Opera
  75. The Helpless Hippo
  76. Reformed Wolf
  77. Spare the Rod
  78. Outer Space Visitor
  79. The Mysterious Package
  80. Cat Alarm

Mighty Mouse Trivia and Fun Facts 

  • Tom Morrison, Roy Halee, Alan Oppenheimer, Patrick Pinney, and Dee Bradley Baker all voiced Might Mouse throughout the 80 short film series. 
  • Isadore Klein and Paul Terry are credited for creating the Mighty Mouse franchise. 
  • Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures featured a sidekick for Mighty Mouse named Scrappy Mouse. 
Might Mouse hitting the cat Oil Can Harry on the head with a hammer

Mighty Mouse Quotes

“Here I come to save the day!”
Mighty Mouse
“Hi, boys and girls. Here we go rocketing into a fun-filled, exciting cartoon show. Hold onto your seats as we blast off to visit all your favorite cartoon stars.”
Mighty Mouse
“You are my sweetheart. Together forever.”
Mighty Mouse

Mighty Mouse is a classic superhero cartoon that many fans remember watching on Saturday morning cartoons. You can find out some more about Mighty Mouse on Youtube.

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Popular Questions About Mighty Mouse

What was Mighty Mouse’s catchphrase?

When Mighty Mouse springs into action, he says, “Here I come to save the day!
Mighty Mouse shooting a bow and arrow from the top of a cloud

How did Mighty Mouse become mighty?

Might Mouse becomes mighty by eating all his vitamin A through Z.
Mighty Mouse talking to a rat with red hair

Why was Mighty Mouse canceled?

Parents became concerned that Might Mouse could possibly encourage children to sniff other harmful substances besides vitamins. The tug of war between CBS and parent groups left a stain on the show, and it was eventually canceled halfway through season 2.
Mighty Mouse dancing with a girl mouse in a purple dress

What was Mighty Mouse’s weakness?

Mighty Mouse was given Limburger cheese when he came to Earth. Something mysterious happened to the cheese, which caused Might Mouse to become weak.
Mighty Mouse rescuing a mouse with blonde hair

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