Below here, for reference, is some additional information about the Courageous Cat cartoons:
Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse
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Created by: Bob Kane
Directed by: Marvin Woodward, Reuben Timmins, Sid Marcus
Starring: Dallas McKennon
Country of origin: United States
Number of episodes: 130
Executive producer: Sam Singer
Running time: 5 minutes
Original network: Syndicated
Original release: 1960 – 1962
Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse is a children's cartoon television show that was produced by Trans-Artists Productions and syndicated by Tele Features Inc. in 1960. The characters were created by Bob Kane as a spoof of his earlier creations, Batman and Robin. In many ways, Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse presages the “campier” aspects of the later Batman live action series, which William Dozier and Howie Horwitz produced as a villain driven action - comedy lampoon.
In the animated series, the pair are anthropomorphic animal superheroes without known secret identities (the green eyed caped crimefighter and his squeaky voiced companion are usually addressed as simply “Courageous” and “Minute”) who live in the Cat Cave and, when summoned via the Cat Signal over their television set, race to the scene of the crime in their sleekly feline red Cat Mobile which can convert into both the extendable winged Cat Plane and submersible Cat Boat and thwart the criminal plots of various villains who threaten Empire City. Though they fought many miscreants, the duo's recurring arch enemy, who appeared in nearly every episode, was known as Chauncey “Flat Face” Frog. The five minute length of the cartoons made the series suitable for use as interstitials or airtime fillers, especially to accommodate a movie or show that ended at an unusually early time, as well as animated content for local children's shows.
Heroes and protagonists
Courageous Cat - The protector of Empire City. Whenever fighting bad guys, Courageous Cat would use his all purpose Cat Gun or a vast variety of different deus ex machina “trick guns” he pulls out of his cape that (like the Green Arrow's trick arrows) fire whatever the situation requires like a rope, some water, a parachute, cages, boxing gloves, lightning like magnetic rays, or even more bizarre ammunition, and even the occasional actual bullet. (In case of emergency, Courageous also has extra pre James Bond secret gadgets hidden in his belt buckle and the star emblem on his chest.)
Minute Mouse - Courageous Cat's rodent sidekick.
The Chief - A canine chief of police who calls in the “furry foes of felony” via the Cat Signal.
Marilyn Mouse - Minute Mouse's movie star girlfriend.
Sassy Bones - A blond mouse who is a chanteuse at nightclub called The Pad, with whom Rodney Rodent is enamored.
Periscope Pete - A living, breathing periscope with a bush for a body.
Chauncey “Flat-Face” Frog - Chauncey is a chortling, cigar smoking, derby hatted criminal mastermind whose voice was based on Edward G. Robinson.
Harry Gorilla - Chauncey “Flat-Face” Frog's hulking, half witted henchman.
Professor Shaggy Dog - A mad scientist with an Einsteinian mop of white hair who is tall, thin and bewhiskered in some episodes and short and bespectacled in others.
Big Shot and Little Shot - A burly bulldog (talks like James Cagney in some episodes) and his short sidekick are a generic gruff gangster who are Chauncey “Flat-Face” Frog's rivals in crime.
The Black Cat - A sinister thief. He is a “cat burglar” who is a caricature of Cary Grant.
Rodney Rodent - A French accented rat artist gone bad.
Shoo Shoo Fly - A tiny insect whose small size belies its enormous appetite, its name is a reference to Shoofly pie and the tsetse fly.
Robber Rabbit - A gravel voiced thug in a black turtleneck.
Foxy the Fox - A debonair thief in top hat and tuxedo.
The Great Hambone - An egotistical canine actor and master of disguise.
Iron Shark - A fish shaped submarine.
Professor Von Noodle Stroudel / Strudel - A German accented scientist who is not so much a villain as unconcerned about the effects of his experiments on the world around him.
Comrade and Commissar Russian accented, trench coat clad foreign dog spies whom Courageous and Minute were never able to apprehend due to their “diplomatic immunity” - true Cold War villains.
The Unmentionables and The Unthinkables - Rival gangs headed by Chauncey “Flat-Face” Frog and Big Shot. Their names are a parody of The Untouchables.
Outrageous Cat - Courageous Cat's Wild West outlaw style cousin who talks like Yosemite Sam.