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The Night Before Christmas
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Release Date:
6 December 1941 (USA) See more »
Plot:
Well, a mouse *is* stirring... And he's having fun playing with the toys, until he mistakes Tom for a stuffed toy and wakes him up. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
User Reviews:
I don't like Tom and Jerry but I liked this one! See more (13 total) »

Directed by
Joseph Barbera 
William Hanna 
 
Produced by
Fred Quimby .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Scott Bradley (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Pete Burness .... animator (uncredited)
George Gordon .... animator (uncredited)
Bill Littlejohn .... animator (uncredited)
Kenneth Muse .... animator (uncredited)
Irven Spence .... animator (uncredited)
Cecil Surry .... animator (uncredited)
Jack Zander .... animator (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
9 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Finland:K-3 (2004) | South Korea:All | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #7739) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)
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Trivia:
The third Tom and Jerry cartoon released into theaters.See more »
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Followed by Tom's Photo Finish (1957)See more »
Soundtrack:
Jingle BellsSee more »

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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
I don't like Tom and Jerry but I liked this one!, 10 December 2007
Author: Wayne Malin (wwaayynnee51@hotmail.com) from United States

Cartoon about a cat and a mouse fighting each other on Christmas Eve. I personally never liked Tom & Jerry. I found their cartoons way too violent and mean-spirited to enjoy. Also I'm a cat lover and seeing the poor cat constantly being tortured was not fun. I realize these are just cartoon characters but still...

However I DID like this. It was in bright beautiful colors (in the TCM print at least) and the violence was toned down. Also the two of them do call a truce at the end. Short, colorful and a little sweet. What surprised me is that this was supervised by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. This is a lot better than the truly awful animation they did on "The Flintstones".

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