Watch Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures
- 2 Seasons
The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse centers upon a remake of the classic cartoon from the 60s about an anthropomorphic mouse with superpowers in a more modern context. In contrast with the original Mighty Mouse, the new adventures tend to go on a more deconstructive path in terms of plot without sacrificing its cartoon styled tinge. For example, rather than have the villain simply kidnap the damsel in distress, we are introduced to him in the first episode, going as far as breaking down his insanity until he sees the errors in his ways and almost lets her go. The show is almost twice as surreal as the original, but its realistic dialogue and unique character development make it stand out enough from the original, let alone the way the stories deviate to a more straightforward approach rather than the typical hero saves the day trope. In another episode, for instance, Mighty Mouse fights off a giant glove villain yet manages to change his ways just by finding his long lost brother by the end. A noteworthy fact is that Canadian animator John Kricfalusi worked on this show with Ralph Bakshi before going on to create Ren and Stimpy.