The Racket Buster (1948)

Animated Short
Article 2765 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 12-2-2008
Posting Date: 3-9-2009
Directed by Mannie Davis
Voice cast unknown

Mighty Mouse is kidnapped by gangster cats, locked in a safe, and dumped into the ocean. The gangsters then begin to terrorize the mice in the neighborhood.

This Mighty Mouse cartoon plays down the humor and ups the action; it’s more like a gangster picture (as you might expect from the title and plot description), and my favorite touch was that the head of one of the gangsters was modeled off of Edward G. Robinson. Despite the gangster angle, though, the fantastic content increases at the end of the cartoon by having the climax occur in outer space.

Well, that’ll do with Mighty Mouse for the moment.


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