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The Bowling Alley-Cat (1942)

Approved | | Animation, Short, Comedy | 18 July 1942 (USA)
As the title implies, Tom and Jerry are in a bowling alley. Both spend a lot of time sliding on the well-polished lanes. Eventually, Jerry takes up residence among the pins and Tom tries to bowl him down.
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As the title implies, Tom and Jerry are in a bowling alley. Both spend a lot of time sliding on the well-polished lanes. Eventually, Jerry takes up residence among the pins and Tom tries to bowl him down.

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Le champion du bowling  »

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As originally released, this was the final MGM cartoon with the standard MGM live-action lion logo. See more »

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Followed by The Year of the Mouse (1965) See more »

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Sleeping Beauty
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Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Different and enjoyable
6 May 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

While it is slow in pace to begin with, Bowling Alley-Cat is still very enjoyable. It doesn't belong in the best of their cartoons, but in my opinion it is one of their better early ones. For one thing, the animation is lovely, crisp and clean and smooth in general. True, Tom looks like a kitten here, but for 1942 this animation was not bad at all, quite the contrary. The music was a delight, hearing the Waltz from Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty was a real plus, and the sight gags were both original and funny. Also I loved this because it was different, it all takes place in a bowling alley rather than the house, it was really nice to see something new once in a while. Overall, different and enjoyable, definitely worth the watch. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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