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The Yankee Doodle Mouse (1943)

Approved  |   |  Animation, War, Family  |  11 May 1943 (USA)
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In honor of the U.S. military during WWII, Tom and Jerry do battle in the basement using household items as either war weapons or vehicles.

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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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According to animator Mark Kausler, Irven Spence was responsible for the action, while Kenneth Muse took care of the facial expressions. See more »

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Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
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Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Curious title, but one of the better early Tom and Jerry cartoons
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There is no doubt in my mind this was one of the better early Tom and Jerry cartoons. Even with its decidedly curious and somewhat ironic title. The Yankee Doodle Mouse is extremely good all the same, with a great story and a very patriotic ending. The animation is fantastic, the visual effects are dazzling especially with the US flag and the music score here is one of my favourite soundtracks on a Tom and Jerry cartoon. Even more impressive were the sound effects, they were really authentic, and the sight gags are brilliantly timed and all of them work superbly. Overall, even with the curious title, but it is for me one of the better early Tom and Jerry cartoons. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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