Mighty Mouse Meets Jekyll and Hyde Cat (1944)

Article 3581 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 5-15-2011
Posting Date: 6-4-2011
Directed by Mannie Davis
Voice actors unknown
Country: USA
What it is: Mighty Mouse cartoon

A group of mice are lured into the empty house of Dr. Jekyll. A cat stalks them, but when he is frustrated, he recreates Dr. Jekyll’s potion to become a monster cat. Can no one save the mice?

One of the things I discovered when I first started watching these Mighty Mouse shorts is that there are different types of them, and how good they are is often dependent on which type you encounter. This is the series at its most boring; weak creatures encounter evil predator, Mighty Mouse saves them. The only voice acting is a single narrator, and there’s very little in the way of humor here; it’s played for action. For horror fans, it has the Jekyll and Hyde plot, but it eschews the good-turning-into-evil approach in favor of the already-evil-becoming-a-monster approach. It’s the series at its most predictable.


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