English translation: Kids, Remember to take your vitamins and minerals!
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15:37 Jan 28, 2003
English to English translations [Non-PRO] / Mighty Mouse - Cartoons
English term or phrase:Mighty Mouse related question
I posted this question in the Spanish>English pair and someone told me to come here for more help. Let's see if you can help me.
In Spain (And in Latin America I guess) Mighty Mouse used to tell the kids "No olviden supervitaminarse y supermineralizarse" in each show. Did he actually say something similar in English, or was this a local thing? Was there anything he used to repeat in every show?
Thanks a lot for your time and kind help.
Don't know whether he told the kids that, but I found this:
Explanation: Created by the legendary Paul Terry (Terrytoons Studios), Mighty Mouse made his screen debut in the 1942 theatrical short "Mouse of Tomorrow". Subsequently, Mighty Mouse had several different origins, gaining his super powers through vitamins in Pandora's Box (1943) and a drink from a jug labeled "atomic energy" in "The Johnston Flood" (1947).The paradoxical combination of super strength in the body of a mouse rocketed Mighty Mouse to superstardom.
Refugio Local time: 07:29 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 485
"Mighty Mouse selling drugs to kids? Well, vitamins, actually. It worked, and inspired the flintstones Vitamins that came after. The key was seeing Mighty himself taking the pill, I guess - they sure made a big deal about it!"
Andy Watkinson Spain Local time: 16:29 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 33
Don't forget to take your supervitamins and superminerals!
Explanation: I'm not sure what the classic Mighty Mouse cartoons used to say, but my guess is that this was close to what he said. Most food commercials when I was younger had a line about having all of the vitamins and minerals for a healthy diet. Therefore, taking vitamins and minerals could have been made more appealing to children by making them like his supervitamins.
Hope this helps!
William Clough United States Local time: 10:29 Native speaker of: English