Mighty Mouse is an animated superhero mouse character created by the Terrytoons studio for 20th Century Fox. His costume is suggestive of Superman in particular and all super heroes in general. He wears a gold leotard with a red cape, boots and pants. Unlike most super heroes, he doesn't have an insignia or logo on his chest or cape.
Mighty Mouse is an American animated anthropomorphic superhero mouse character created by the Terrytoons studio for 20th Century Fox. The character was originally called Super Mouse, and made his debut in the short The Mouse of Tomorrow. The name was changed to Mighty Mouse in his eighth film, 's The Wreck of the Hesperus , and the character went on to star in 80 theatrical shorts, concluding in with Cat Alarm. In , Mighty Mouse Playhouse debuted as a Saturday morning cartoon show on the CBS television network, which popularized the character far more than the original theatrical run. The show lasted until Mighty Mouse also appeared in comic books by several publishers, including his own series, Mighty Mouse and The Adventures of Mighty Mouse , which ran from to The character originated in from an idea by animator Isidore Klein at the Terrytoons studio, who suggested a parody of the popular Superman character, making some sketches of a superhero fly. Paul Terry , the head of the studio, liked the idea of a Superman parody, but suggested a mouse rather than an insect.
Ever powerful and confident, he will always have a plan no matter how bad things may seem, he stands for truth, justice, and something or other. The character was created by story man Izzy Klein as a super-powered housefly named Superfly. Studio head Paul Terry changed the character into a cartoon mouse instead click here for the Terrytoon theatrical shorts series. Created as a parody of Superman, he first appeared in in a theatrical animated short titled The Mouse of Tomorrow. The original name of the character was Super Mouse , but after 7 cartoons produced in , it was changed in the cartoon The Wreck of the Hesperus to Mighty Mouse when Paul Terry learned that another character with the same name was being published in comic books. Super Mouse appeared briefly in the Marvel Comics interpretation of the character and was nicknamed Terry the First, as he was the first version of the character. Mighty Mouse originally had a blue costume with red trunks and a red cape, like Superman, but over time this outfit changed to a yellow costume with red trunks and a red cape, his most popular colors. As with other imitations of Superman, Mighty Mouse's superpowers include flight, super strength, and invulnerability. He has demonstrated the use of X-ray vision in at least one episode, while during several cartoons he used a form of telekinesis that allowed him to command inanimate objects and turn back time as in the cartoons The Johnstown Flood and Krakatoa.
It is a revival of the Mighty Mouse cartoon character. Hyde and Terrytoons , it aired on CBS on Saturday mornings from fall through the —89 season. The quality of Mighty Mouse as compared with other s animated television series is considered by animation historian Jerry Beck to "foreshadow the higher quality [animation] boom coming in the next decade. The series was a commercial half-hour format 22 minutes plus commercials , and each episode consisted of two self-contained minute cartoon segments. It differed from the earlier incarnations of Mighty Mouse in many ways. It gave Mighty Mouse the secret identity of Mike Mouse, a sidekick in the form of the orphan Scrappy Mouse who knows the hero's secret identity , heroic colleagues such as Bat-Bat and his sidekick Tick the Bug Wonder and the League of Super-Rodents,  as well as introduced antagonists like Petey Pate, Big Murray, Madame Marsupial and the Cow actually a bull , because he is Madame Marsupial's boyfriend and he possesses male traits. Pearl Pureheart was not always the damsel in distress and many episodes did not feature her at all. Mighty Mouse's light-operatic singing was eliminated except for his trademark, "Here I come to save the day!