Goons from the Moon (1951)

Article 5138 by Dave Sindelar
Date: 4-24-2016
Directed by Connie Rasinski
Voice cast unknown
Country: USA
What it is: Mighty Mouse Cartoon

A planet of outer space cats invades the mouse city of Terrytown and begins kidnapping all its residents. Can Mighty Mouse save the day?

Technically, the goons aren’t from the moon; they’re from some unnamed other planet and a gag at the end involving the moon makes that clear. That being said, this is one of the more energetic and ambitious Mighty Mouse cartoons from this era. It moves fast, the gags are decent, and they even have a bit of “out of the inkwell” fun because Mighty Mouse has to get drawn before he can come to the rescue. Mighty Mouse sings one line in operetta style, but this isn’t one of those cartoons; other than the reports of a radio journalist, there’s very little talk and mostly comic action. Mighty Mouse is very powerful here; he can even move planets if he needs to. I consider this one one of the more entertaining entries in the series.


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