The L.A. Times has a new story about the plans for Paramount Pictures and its Nickelodeon Movies imprint to bring the classic Saturday morning cartoon character Mighty Mouse to the big screen.
The studio is currently looking for a new writer and director in hopes of moving the long-gestating project forward. The success 20th Century Fox had with the “Alvin and the Chipmunks” movies is certainly a strong motivator for bringing back the superhero mouse whose name and theme song is almost more known than the actual cartoons in large part thanks to the late Andy Kaufman. The Terrytoons cartoon ran from the ’50s through the ’80s, creating a similar sense of nostalgia among those over thirty that should be easy to capitalize on with the right movie. It’s unclear whether the project will be fully animated or a combination of live action and animation such as the “Alvin” movies, the “Stuart Little” or “Garfield” movies or Disney’s failed attempt to bring Underdog to the screen.
You can read the full article over at the L.A. Times, and let us know whether you have any interest either way on seeing the animated rodent superhero back on the screen in any format.