Friday, September 17, 2010

Mighty Mouse - "The Reformed Wolf"

This is one of the more enjoyable Mighty Mouse cartoons. It's not the same old Oil Can Harry, Pearl Pureheart story that Terrytoons treated audiences to over and over. As usual the highlights for me is when Jim Tyer's scenes come on. Tyer takes over right after the sheep snowballing down the hill scene. There's also some nice Carlo Vinci animation in this one.


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6 comments:

Roberto Severino said...

This cartoon is a gem that I definitely haven't seen in forever. Thanks for putting it up, Kevin. Any chance you could put up the Terrytoon "Cat Happy," with that Little Roquefort character? I remember seeing some great Jim Tyer animation on that short as well, but I think it was taken down, because I can't find it anywhere.

RooniMan said...

I can always tell when Tyer comes in, but I can't seem to pinpoint Carlo Vinci's stuff. It seems to blend in with everything else.

Chris Sig said...

I love this Mighty Mouse cartoon purely for the fact that it broke out of the "1-2-3" patten audiences were so used to - and the fact that MM himself appeared more than just near the end, as well.

But yeah, the animation also won me over here, too =)

Will Finn said...

I remember seeing this on TV nearly thirty years ago and the "Who's doing this to me?" scene and the subsequent run cycle just completely blew my mind. I had liked Terrytoons as a little kid but as an adult already working in animation the Tyer stuff just left me thunderstruck. It still does and I've been a born-again Terry fan ever since. I remember trying to convince colleagues that something really genius was going on in these shorts, despite their somewhat well deserved reputation as fifth rate. People thought i was nuts.

Here in 2010, with a least a century of film animation behind us, Tyer still amazes more than ever. I can't think of another animator like him...

Thanks for posting it.

Mike said...

Hey Kevin! Thanks a ton for putting this up! You exposed me to some great Milt Gross-directed cartoons in the past, but somehow this seems to be a more logical -- or should I say more intuitive? -- solution to the way his kind of drawings would animate.

Amir Avni said...

Awesome cartoon!! thank you for posting