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Malta, Illinois: Mighty Mouse and Elephant

Mighty Mouse protects all customers of a pizzeria from evil cats and sneaky wolves. Restaurant is full of pop culture items.

Old School Pizza

507 N. 3rd St., Malta, IL
Old School Pizza. IL-38/Lincoln Hwy to town. Turn south (no stoplight) onto N. Fourth St. Drive two blocks. Turn right onto E. Jackson St. You'll see the pizzeria on the right; it's in an old school building.
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Mighty Mouse and Elephant

I believe that this statue originated from New England Playworld, which was the new name in the final year of Benson's Wild Animal Farm [Hudson, New Hampshire] before it closed in 1987. Playworld had licensed Terrytoon characters from CBS in a last-ditch rebranding. Old photos of the statue that I've seen have a Magic Forest [Lake George, New York] sign on it, so it must have ended up there for a time, like so many other fiberglass items from closed attractions in the area.

[Jay Pennington, 07/15/2022]

Elephant and Mighty Mouse at Old School.

Mighty Mouse and Elephant

Mighty Mouse and elephant still there. The restaurant is in a 1937 grade school gymnasium filled to the brim with pop culture relics. But Mighty Mouse and the ghostbusters car out front are free photo ops if you are not hungry.

[Clark W, 09/06/2021]

Pop culture displays.

Mighty Mouse and Elephant

Inside the restaurant there are many pop culture items and displays.

[Craig Grondfeldt, 08/30/2021]

Mighty Mouse and Dumbo.

Dumbo Statue and Movie Cars

The temperature was 89 degrees, so at first we thought this was a mirage: a big, weird statue in front of the old high school. A Ghostbusters ambulance and the Pacer from Wayne's World are parked behind it.

[Ben, 06/16/2021]
Mighty Mouse and Elephant

The Mighty Mouse and elephant statue was sold and has been removed from the car wash. It is now standing in front of Old School Pizza in Malta, Illinois.

[jonrev, 05/22/2021]

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