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The Yankee Doodle Mouse -- Tom is attacking Jerry with everything that's in the house. He throws vases, paper airplanes, lamps, and anything he can get his hands on to get Jerry. Jerry retaliates by using a cheese grater, and using fireworks to fight Tom back with.

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Writers:
William Hanna (written by) and
Joseph Barbera (written by)
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Release Date:
26 June 1943 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Won Oscar. See more »
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An perfect game of Cat and Mouse See more (8 total) »

Directed by
Joseph Barbera 
William Hanna 
 
Writing credits
William Hanna (written by) and
Joseph Barbera (written by)

Produced by
Fred Quimby .... producer
 
Original Music by
Scott Bradley 
 
Animation Department
Pete Burness .... animator
George Gordon .... animator
Kenneth Muse .... animator
Irven Spence .... animator
Jack Zander .... animator (credited on original issue)
Harvey Eisenberg .... layout artist (uncredited)
John Didrik Johnsen .... background artist (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
8 min
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Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (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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Featured in Manorama Six Feet Under (2007)See more »
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Marching Through GeorgiaSee more »

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
An perfect game of Cat and Mouse, 7 September 2006
Author: Shawn Watson from The Penumbra

In this Oscar-winning cartoon (a fact that they're modest enough to mention in the opening credits) Tom and Jerry wage war on each other in the basement of a house. Using household objects as weapons in a variety of imaginative ways, they advance and retreat on each other, desperate to win their mini-conflict.

I suppose this was one of MGMs entries into the pro-WWII cartoon efforts that Disney and Warner seemed to be having a blast with. It's got a very patriotic feel to it and makes war out to be fun. I have no problem with this kind of propaganda at all, but I am surprised that PC-thug groups haven't forced outrage over this, since their lot have ruined many other Tom and Jerry cartoons. Maybe their so blinkered that they cannot really see the subtext.

Anyway, it's a surprisingly good cartoon and really did earn the Academy Award it was honored with.

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