Outer Space Visitor (1959)

OUTER SPACE VISITOR (1959)
Article 4587 by Dave Sindelar
Date: 7-23-2014
Directed by Dave Tendlar
Featuring the voices of Bern Bennett and Tom Morrison
Country: USA
What it is: Mighty Mouse cartoon

The residents of Mouseville are terrified by an outer space visitor who turns out to be just a baby. However, when they take him to a scientist to translate his words, they discover that his dad is on the way to Earth… and he’s big and angry.

By this time, it appears that Terrytoons fully embraced the limited animation style of television cartoons of the era, a move that made the cartoons more cost-effective, but sadly, it often left them looking a lot cheaper as well. That’s the most glaringly obvious difference that distinguishes today’s Mighty Mouse cartoon from yesterday’s; on a purely visual level, it’s not near as much fun to watch. On the plus side, the script is at least a bit funnier than yesterday’s; there’s a few mildly funny moments that did amuse me. Still, it’s quite a ways lower on the ladder than your average Warner Brother’s cartoon.

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