Frankenstein’s Cat (1942)

Animated short
Article 3158 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 2-4-2010
Posting Date: 4-7-2010
Directed by Mannie Davis
Voice actors unknown
Country: USA
What it is: Mighty Mouse cartoon (sort of)

When a robot cat kidnaps a newborn bird, Super…er Mighty Mouse comes to its rescue.

The early version of Mighty Mouse was called Super Mouse, and when this cartoon was brought to television, it was modified to replace “Super” with “Mighty”; in fact, when he is first introduced in the cartoon, you can almost here the word “Super” before a slightly different voice comes in and says “Mighty”. The fact that the villain is a monster cat modeled after the Frankenstein monster gives this cartoon a little more horror content, and it does add a few nice little horror touches; the cat lives in a big castle, and when birds and mice march on the castle, they do it in classic quintessential angry-villagers-with-torches mode. Still, the cartoon is perfunctory; it’s neither very exciting or funny. It’s also weird to hear Mighty Mouse with a Brooklyn accent as well.


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