Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures

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  • TV-Y7
  • 1987
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.0  (644)

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.

Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures
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The New Adventures: A Star Is Milked/Mighty's Tone Poem
6. The New Adventures: A Star Is Milked/Mighty's Tone Poem
October 22, 1988
Mighty Mouse goes to Hollywood to film his life story. / MightyMouse rounds up all the criminals and forces them to watch his home movies.
The New Adventures: Mouse and Super Mouse/Bride of Mighty Mouse
5. The New Adventures: Mouse and Super Mouse/Bride of Mighty Mouse
October 15, 1988
Petey Pate goes to a marketing research firm to help him build a better Mouse. / Mighty marries Pearl and has a child.
The New Adventures: Snow White and the Motor City Dwarfs/Don't Touch That Dial
4. The New Adventures: Snow White and the Motor City Dwarfs/Don't Touch That Dial
October 8, 1988
Mighty Mouse goes to a T.V. executive with a new concept for a TV show. / A toddler channel surfs and sends Mighty Mouse into each of the cartoon shows.
The New Adventures: Bat With the Golden Tongue/Mundane Voyage
3. The New Adventures: Bat With the Golden Tongue/Mundane Voyage
October 1, 1988
Mighty Mouse helps Bat-bat come to terms with his wisecrack addiction. / Mighty Mouse and Pearl are miniaturized by the Adam smasher.
The New Adventures: Mighty Mouse's Wedlock Whimsy/Anatomy of a Milquetoast
2. The New Adventures: Mighty Mouse's Wedlock Whimsy/Anatomy of a Milquetoast
September 24, 1988
Sourpuss and Gandy Goose get Mighty Mouse and his girlfriend Pearl to the altar. / Mighty Mouse in on trial for the disappearance of Scrappy.
The New Adventures: Day of the Mice/Still Oily After All These Years
1. The New Adventures: Day of the Mice/Still Oily After All These Years
September 17, 1988
Mighty Mouse is forced into retirement by a fascist regime which restores order to Mouseville thereby eliminating the need of a "superhero". / The Cow impersonates a prison psychiatrist and gets Oil Can Harry paroled.
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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.

  • Premiere Date
    September 19, 1987
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (644)