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Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures is an animated show produced by Bakshi Animation for CBS from 1987 to 1988. The show is a reboot of the original Mighty Mouse cartoons of the 40's and 50's made by Terrytoons. The show focuses on the adventures of Mighty Mouse who now works as a factory worker for Pearl Pureheart and is faced with new enemies and friends along the way.
Why It Rocks
The show is a perfect follow up to the original cartoons.
While the animation might not be perfect, it’s still fitting for this show and bares a strong resemblance to the classic Mighty Mouse and Terrytoons cartoons, especially the ones animated by Jim Tyer.
Characters like Mighty Mouse and Pearl Pureheart have received a lot of character development on this show.
The show has introduced a wide range of new characters and villains such as Scrappy the orphan, Bat Bat (a parody of Batman), The Cow, Petey Pate, as well as a few others.
A lot of funny pop cultural references to other popular media of the 80's, such as Alvin and the Chipmunks as well as Pee Wee's Playhouse, which also aired on CBS.
The show is a great throwback to cartoons from the Golden Age of Animation of the 1930's to 1960's such as Bob Clampett, Tex Avery, Max and Dave Fleischer, Hanna-Barbera, UPA, Robert McKimson, and especially Terrytoons.
Characters from the original Terrytoons cartoons make cameos on this show every now and then such as Gandy Goose and Sourpuss.
The animation is far from perfect and has a ton of animation errors due to the budget of the show at the time.
Some episodes are clip shows which use stock footage from classic Terrytoons cartoons, the series finale was also a clip show that shows clips from previous episodes of the show. To be fair, this was done because of budget cuts.