Mighty Mouse: “The Trojan Horse” (1946)

Terry Toons production, 6 minutes

This is the 25th short in the “Mighty Mouse” series, produced by Paul Terry of Terry Toons, which also produced an “Aesop’s Fables” series during this period.

In this short, the story of the Trojan War is retold with the mice as the Trojans and the cats as the Greeks. After a ridiculously Orientalizing introduction to Priam’s court featuring sexy belly-dancing female mice, the cats are shown deploying the horse. The mice call on Mighty Mouse to save the day. He swoops down from the heavens and succeeds in fighting off the cats. The Trojan mice win the battle and Mighty Mouse is rewarded with lots of love from the sexy lady mice.

Just like Homer, right??

 

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