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The Bowling Alley-Cat (1942)

Approved | | Family, Animation, Short | 7 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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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 Southbound Duckling (1955) See more »

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Sleeping Beauty
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Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Begins To Set The Pins, Er Stage
17 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For at least one reason, this was better than the rest of these 1942 Tom and Jerry cartoons: they got out of their house. With new surroundings - in this case, a bowling alley, - it allowed for different and better gags than the normal house scenes.

This starts off slowly, however, and I wondered if it was every going to produce some laughs, but it did, especially with Tom caught in the automatic pinsetter and then the caravan of bowling bowls was pictured as a train. Decent, overall, with the really clever stuff to come in a couple of years. This would have been much better, let's say, in 1945, with crazier stunts.

Nonetheless, this cartoons starts to set the stage for the really funny (and violent) material that also was to come.


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