View Full Version : "Mighty Mouse Playhouse" Debut 49 Years Ago Yesterday

12-11-2004, 11:34 PM
Well, it's been almost 50 years since "Mighty Mouse Playhouse" premiered back on December 10th 1955. I don't recall the show though. It was considered the first regularly scheduled Saturday morning show showcased the classic Terrytoons library including such notables as Mighty Mouse, Heckle & Jeckle, Gandy Goose and Dinky Duck. The show stayed on the air until the show finally canceled in 1966. "Mighty Mouse Playhouse" was the longest-running show ever on CBS. It was a long 11-year run. The show had been successful in sydication throughout the 70's and 80's. But now, you cannot see the classic Mighty Mouse cartoons on TV anymore. The cartoons could be available on VHS and 16mm format on Ebay. Since the mid-50's, 20th Century-Fox sold the Terrytoons theatrical library to CBS to air the series. Today, the Terrytoons library are now belong to Paramount. By 1971, the Terrytoons studio the one that Paul Terry created went out of business shortly after he died. CBS Films was spun off into Viacom, the company that currently owns Paramount. "Mighty Mouse Playhouse" was just a fading memory. You can listen to this opening of the show.

"Mighty Mouse Playhouse" (1955-66) (http://www2.wi.net/~rkurer/toontracker/mghtmous.wav)

12-11-2004, 11:45 PM
These are the title cards that "Mighty Mouse Playhouse" aired 49 years ago.