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The Yankee Doodle Mouse (1943)

 -  Animation | War | Family  -  11 May 1943 (USA)
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As Tom and Jerry stage their typical fight sequences, the patriotic soldier theme of the title is evidenced by such things as a carton of eggs labeled "Hen Grenades"; Jerry dropping light ... See full summary »

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As Tom and Jerry stage their typical fight sequences, the patriotic soldier theme of the title is evidenced by such things as a carton of eggs labeled "Hen Grenades"; Jerry dropping light bulbs from an airplane like bombs; and Jerry sending a telegram with the message "Sighted Cat - Sank Same." Musical phrasings from various patriotic war songs are heard throughout. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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11 May 1943 (USA)  »

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Yankee Doodle Mouse  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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First of eight Tom & Jerry cartoons co-directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera that won an Academy Award. Won 8 Best Short Awards. 1st: The Yankee Doodle Mouse (1943). 2nd: Mouse Trouble (1944). 3rd: Quiet Please! (1945). 4th: The Cat Concerto (1947). 5th: The Little Orphan (1948). 6th: The Two Mouseketeers (1951). 7th: Johann Mouse (1952) 8th: Neapolitan Mouse (1954). See more »

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Followed by The Tom and Jerry Cartoon Kit (1962) See more »

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Johnny, Get Your Gun
(uncredited)
Music by Sam H. Stept
Lyrics by Lew Brown and Charles Tobias
Performed by studio orchestra
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The first of seven Oscars for the cat and mouse

This cartoon was the first of seven Oscar winners in the Animated Short category. While it is the least of the seven, in my view, it speaks more to the quality of the others than to any weakness in this particular cartoon. Sort of "Jerry Goes To War", it is a reflection of the times and is very well executed and funny. Shows frequently on Cartoon Network. Recommended.


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