1 9 6 0 – 1 9 6 1 (USA)
5 minute episodes
Empire City is a modern metropolis beset by crime. Courageous Cat is a mysterious feline who has developed unique crime-fighting weapons that he and his assistant, Minute Mouse, use to battle evil.
They are based in the Cat Cave and ride in a car called the Catmobile. They receive orders from the Police Chief (a dog), and Courageous Cat’s weapon of choice is the multi-purpose Cat Gun.
Stories relate their endless crusade against the sinister villains who seek to take over Empire City, including The Frog, Professor Shaggy Dog, Black Cat, Harry (a gorilla), Professor Noodle Stroodle (the only human character) and Rodney Rodent.
The series – aired in some regions as Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse – was devised by Batman creator Bob Kane as a parody of his other (more famous) creation. Bob Kane passed away in 1998, aged 83.
The theme music was by Johnny Holiday.
Courageous Cat/Minute Mouse