This is one you’ve been waiting for, the one that’s coming to save the day… Mighty Mouse will be flying into theaters for a decidedly-modern spin, courtesy of Paramount and Nickelodeon. According the Los Angeles Times, the companies have scrapped the numerous scripts and directors that have been attached the project over the years and are now seeking new talent.
Seeing as how this cartoon is a little old (it originally ran in the 50s, and, I believe, the last incarnation rolled out in the mid 90s) I suppose I ought to give some of you youngin’s on this board a little primer on Mighty Mouse’s complex premise….
He’s what Superman would be like if he were a mouse.
With that out of the way, I think it’d be appropriate to get a battle thread going. See, Underdog is what Superman would be like if he were a dog, so it’s only apt to question which one of them would win in a knock-down, drag-out, no-holds-barred, Hell-in-the-cell, steel cage match where pin falls count everywhere in the amphitheater.
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There’s not much to comment upon here, aside from the fact that this fits into a lot of the talk I’ve been hearing in “insider circles” in LA about how “old cartoons are going to be the next superheroes in Hollywood.” That is, THE SMURFS, SPEEDY GONZALES, POPEYE, et al, are following a trend started by the success of things like ALVIN & THE CHIMPUNKS and its SQUEEKUEL. So, expect to see more of these. Fittingly, just as Superman bridges the worlds of Krypton and Earth, so too would the MIGHTY MOUSE movie bridge the worlds of superheroes and funny animal cartoons.