Mother Goose’s Birthday Party (1950)

Animated short

Article 3583 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 5-17-2011
Posting Date: 6-6-2011
Directed by Connie Risinski
Voice actors unknown
Country: USA
What it is: Mighty Mouse cartoon

The Big Bad Wolf, irate at not having been invited to Mother Goose’s birthday party, goes to the castle of Old King Cole to wreak vengeance. Can Mighty Mouse save the day?

Though this one is still somewhat shy of Mighty Mouse in full operetta mode, it’s an improvement over MIGHTY MOUSE MEETS JEKYLL AND HYDE CAT; at least it’s trying for comedy, and sometimes it succeeds. Still, in some ways it feels more like a cartoon from the thirties than from the fifties (especially with its vignette-style narrative of Mother Goose characters), but Terrytoons wasn’t really a cutting edge cartoon company anyway. At any rate, this one is kind of fun.

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