The Port of Missing Mice (1945)
Article 5965 by Dave Sindelar
Directed by Eddie Donnelly
Voice cast unknown
What it is: Mighty Mouse cartoon: standard plot number one
Sailor mice enjoying themselves on the Barbary Coast are shanghaied by cats. Can Mighty Mouse save the day?
Standard plot number one of the Mighty Mouse cartoons can be classified thusly: a group of mice is engaged in some activity but are interrupted by cats who mean them harm. Mighty Mouse shows up and saves the day. They’re usually narrated with no operetta. These are usually the most boring of the Mighty Mouse cartoons. However, this one manages to heighten the interest level quite a bit by dint of having the mice engage in somewhat more adult activities than is usual for the series; they’re in bars on the Barbary Coast, drinking beer and enjoying dancing mice doing the can-can. For Terrytoons, this is pretty racy. It was also amusing seeing the cats gathering up the mice by using vacuum cleaners. Once you get beyond the setting, everything’s strictly routine, but the setting is enough to make this one of the better Mighty Mouse cartoons as well.