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Does anyone know why Mighty Mouse has not been released on DVD?


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Initial post: Nov 7, 2008 5:11:32 AM PST
Stephen Roth says:
I have been waiting for years for Mighty Mouse to be released on DVD. Will it ever happen?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2008 7:43:24 AM PST
Walter Five says:
You mean the *original* Mighty Mouse, or Ralph Bakshi's Mighty Mouse (loved that show!)?

I can only imagine what the original Mighty Mouse must play like today, with all its melodrama characters, stereotyping and violence-- worse than the Fleischer Popeyes in a lot of cases, if my memories from those cartoons 30-40 years ago are accurate.

From Wikipedia:

The rights to Mighty Mouse are now divided as a result of the 2006 corporate split of Viacom (the former owner of the Terrytoons franchise) into two separate companies. CBS Operations (a unit of the current CBS Corporation) owns the ancillary rights and trademarks to the character, while Paramount Home Entertainment/CBS DVD holds home video rights (although any sort of home video reissue has yet to be announced), and what is now CBS Television Distribution has television syndication rights (the shorts are currently out of circulation).

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2008 11:44:14 AM PST
My Name says:
He had a cocaine addiction. Seriously, there were people that complained that he appeared to get his powers from snorting drugs. Don't know if this has any impact on the non-release of DVDs.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2008 1:01:47 PM PST
Walter Five says:
That's what Rev. Wildmon claimed, and you're as big an idiot as he is for repeating it. Amazing the B.S. that sticks to some people's minds...

From Wikipedia

The series was cancelled after two seasons, due to the controversy surrounding an episode in which Mighty Mouse sniffed a red flower he had crushed into a powder. Media watchdog Reverend Donald Wildmon asserted that he was actually snorting cocaine. CBS and Bakshi denied this assertion, and Wildmon was soon retired from his position as media watchdog.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2008 10:49:21 PM PST
I would LOVE to see the ORIGINAL Mighty Mouse cartoons again! "Mighty Mouse is on his way...!" I also wish they would release them, what a nostalgia fest we could have!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2008 12:23:36 AM PST
Stephen Roth says:
Walter,

I was refering to the Mighty Mouse cartoons that had that song:

"Here He comes comes to save the day, Mighty Mouse is on the way, on the sea or on the land, He's got the situation well in hand."

I don't know if that's the "original" Mighty Mouse, or the Bakshi Mighty Mouse. That was the one I used to watch on TV, and Andy Kaufman played the song on his SNL skit.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2008 6:40:04 AM PST
Walter Five says:
Oh, *that* would be the original from the '40s. Lotsa fake opera and musical numbers & "Little Nell" type melodrama with cats like Oil Can Harry. Bakshi's Mighty Mouse was rather a salute to those, Bakshi cut his teeth as an animator with Terrytoons back in the mid '60s, with "The Mighty Heroes."

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2008 12:53:43 AM PST
Stephen Roth says:
Thanks Walter,

Now if they would just release them on DVD I'd be happy.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2008 7:25:31 PM PST
W. VANORDEN says:
A CGI animated MIGHTY MOUSE MOVIE is in the planning stages at the moment, sadly WITHOUT Ralph Bakshi's involvement-- if the film is ultimately MADE... I'm sure they will release some of the older original cartoons, but they WILL be selective with the release, due to the political correctiveness of recent years.... Ralph Bakshi's version sits with him in New Mexico, and will one day make it to dvd...HOPEFULLY! --minkwheel

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 6, 2009 3:30:46 PM PST
Mighty Mouse, the original is out on DVD already in the UK. You can buy it from the USA on the TV Classico website, it includes all seasons. You should check it out!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2009 11:50:59 AM PST
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I've purchased other titles from this supplier and they were not "remastered quality" but still very good quality. He has Mighty Mouse available here:

http://www.sell.com/22519J

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2009 11:33:16 PM PST
Stephen Roth says:
Thanks batraylover and Rushead!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 27, 2011 5:34:42 AM PDT
What is the TV Calssico URL? Cannot find it...

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 27, 2011 8:13:05 AM PDT
TY Classico no longer maintains a website of their own, they now use Ioffer but they have not posted anything in awhile. If you notice the original post was in January 2009, websites come and go.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 10, 2011 10:20:35 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 10, 2011 10:24:59 PM PST
R. J. Satori says:
"worse than the Fleischer Popeyes"

If you have problems with Fleischer's Popeye cartoons, you need to stop commenting on cartoons. No true fan of classic cartoons can relate to that kind of political correctness (how do you feel about Tex Avery?).

Granted, Terrytoons went to Hell in the 60s and 70s, along with Hanna Barbera, but that was maybe three or four out of about eighty Mighty Mouse cartoons. Most of the truly awful TV original Terrytoons were not Mighty Mouse.

Oh, and your beloved Ralph Bakshi was involved in some of the very worst of those lame 60s Terrytoons.
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