Gypsy Life (1945)

aka Mighty Mouse in Gypsy Life
Article 5261 by Dave Sindelar
Date: 10-3-2016
Directed by Connie Rasinski
Featuring the voices of Betty Jaynes and Tom Morrison
Country: USA
What it is: Mighty Mouse cartoon

A band of gypsy mice is attacked by a flock of vampire cats. Can Mighty Mouse save the day?

It’s Mighty Mouse in operetta mode here, though not in serial parody mode; in fact, this cartoon takes things more or less seriously and never goes for a laugh. It’s actually pretty well animated, and it looks like a bit of extra work went into this one. It seems mostly geared to those who get into the operetta-style music, and since I’m fairly immune to that, I have to admit I found this one rather predictable and dull, with the most interesting moment being when I discovered that the inevitable villain cats were portrayed as bats. This is not one of my favorites from the Mighty Mouse library.


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