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Puss Gets the Boot (1940)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Family, Short  |  10 February 1940 (USA)
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Tom (Jasper) gets told that if he breaks one more thing he is getting thrown out, Jerry Tried his best to make the Jasper "Get the Boot".

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Feline "Jasper" is given an ultimatum by his master: break one more thing and you're out! Rodent Jerry does his best to make sure that his tormentor "gets the boot". Written by Chris Stone <jstone@bellatlantic.net>

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El gato se gana el zapatazo  »

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Tom & Jerry were originally named "Jasper & Jinx" by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. Only Tom was ever identified on-screen by his original name ("Jasper"). The name Jinx was used by H&B in their television cartoon about the mice Pixie and Dixie and their adversary the feline Mr. Jinx. See more »

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Interesting start
2 March 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I do think Tom and Jerry have done better before, the story is rather routine and there are one or two sound effects that sounded a little strange, but this is a very interesting start for the dynamic duo. Here they are called Jasper and Jinx, but they are as likable as ever, Jerry/Jinx especially is very cute when he squeaks.

The animation is quite good. Both Tom and Jerry look different but are well animated, while the backgrounds are very nice. The music is beautiful with a lot of energy, the sight gags and chases are funny and the pace is on the money.

Overall, Puss Gets the Boot is not Tom and Jerry's best, but for a debuting cartoon it is a fun and interesting one. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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