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The Mysterious Package

The Mysterious Package (1961) - Mighty Mouse Theatrical Cartoon Series The Mysterious Package

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>TerryToon Cartoons
  • TerryToon Cartoons
  • Animated Characters: Mighty Mouse, Space Robot, Old Man, Police Chief, Residents of Mouseville.
  • Originally Released in 1961.
  • Running Time: 5:34 minutes.
  • TechniColor
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

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This was the second-last theatrical Mighty Mouse cartoon. One of three shorts produced for inclusion in CBS-TV's Mighty Mouse Playhouse.



Mighty Mouse talks a lot in this episode.

Created by I. (Izzy) Klein in the spring of 1940, this character was originally designed as a fly. Paul Terry liked the concept, and green-lighted the project after changing the fly to a mouse called "Supermouse."

After two years on the screen, the Supermouse name was changed to Mighty Mouse. Some reports are that the threat of a lawsuit from DC Comics was behind this name change. Others insist that Terry did not want to compete against a character of the same name that an ex-TerryToons employee drew for Coo Coo Comics.

In any case, in 1944, the character's name was changed, and the Supermouse cartoons were retitled to the new name.

Traditional, Hand-drawn Animation.

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