The Witch’s Cat (1948)

aka Mighty Mouse in The Witch’s Cat
Article 5266 by Dave Sindelar
Date: 10-8-2016
Directed by Mannie Davis
Voice cast unknown
Country: USA
What it is: Mighty Mouse cartoon

Mice celebrating Halloween are threatened by a witch who wants to feed them to her cat. Can Mighty Mouse save the day?

At first this looks like it’s shaping up to be largely a repeat of the approach used in GYPSY LIFE; it’s another operetta-style cartoon without the serial elements. However, unlike that earlier cartoon, it concentrates less on the singing and tries to add a little humor to the mix; the latter doesn’t always work, but I’m glad they gave it a try. Instead of a bunch of evil cats, there’s only one this time and he’s rather stupid. Furthermore, Mighty Mouse doesn’t have quite as easy a time with things as he usually does, as the witch comes up with a potion that takes him out of the action for a bit. Ultimately, I like this one better than that previous example. And, for those who are into slightly risque humor, try counting how many pairs of bloomers the witch wears.


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