Pandora's Box Super Mouse (Mighty Mouse) Production Cel and Key Master Background Setup, Group of 2 (Terrytoons, 1943). "Here I come to save the day!" Mighty Mouse came to the screen in 1942. He was first called Super Mouse, and had a Superman-like blue costume, red trunks and a cape. Due to pressure from Superman copyright owners and another similarly-named character (Supermouse, who appeared in Coo Coo Comics), the name was changed to Mighty Mouse after seven cartoons. His costume colors changed as well, from blue to yellow. This is a rare hand-painted production cel of Mighty Mouse in his original Super Mouse colors. This is a hand-inked, hand-painted 3-cel setup, on its Key Master hand-painted production background. You can see this cel at about the 4:33 mark into the film. This is one of the earliest Mighty Mouse cels known to exist and may well be the earliest Key Master setup of Mighty Mouse/Super Mouse! A second cel is of the burning windmill, where the mice first go to escape bat cats throwing lightning bolts. The fire and smoke effects make up a 4-cel setup, also on its Key Master hand-painted background. The backgrounds are marked Sc 38 and SC 42 in upper right margin. This is only the fourth Super Mouse/Mighty Mouse cartoon made. Minor handling. Some paint loss in effects flames, otherwise Very Good condition.

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