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>TerryToon Cartoons
  • TerryToon Cartoons
  • Animated Characters: Mighty Mouse, Captain, Captain's Daughter, Other Mice, Sharks, Octopuses.
  • Originally Released in 1944.
  • Production Number: 4403
  • Running Time: 5:50 minutes.
  • TechniColor
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.


Production Notes:

Follows the poem "The Wreck of the Hesperus" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow very closely, up until Mighty Mouse arrives.

This was the first cartoon in which TerryToons changed the name of the character "Supermouse" to "Mighty Mouse."

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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