Looks like baby boomers will see another old favorite come to the big screen. With Alvin & the Chipmunks and its sequel being so successful, studios are now looking at other past cartoon favorites to see if they can build on past success. After chipmunks, where better to start than with another rodent, Mighty Mouse.
Originally created as a parody of Superman, the character was referred to as Super Mouse when he first appeared in the 1940’s. To avoid confusion with another Super Mouse that was already in comic books, the character’s name was later changed to Mighty Mouse. His Superman-like costume was eventually changed as well, to yellow with a red cape. He was originally voiced by Roy Halee Sr., and later by Tom Morrison.
The theatrical cartoons were first aired on Saturday morning television in the 1950s. There have been several TV revivals over the years though, most notably The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse and Heckle & Jeckle and Ralph Bakshi’s Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures.