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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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William Hanna (written by) and
Joseph Barbera (written by)
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Release Date:
26 June 1943 (USA) See more »
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 »
Won Oscar. See more »
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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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8 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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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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T&J do their bit for the war effort., 13 March 2008
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

By the end of 1941, the US had entered WW2, and Hollywood was doing its part to raise morale with uplifting movies depicting the heroic efforts of American service men and women. Tom and Jerry also joined in with the war effort with Yankee Doodle Mouse, a war-themed cartoon that sees the beleaguered mouse fighting bravely against the odds against the imposing cat, and ultimately succeeding in winning his battle.

The main purpose of this episode was to boost morale, and the cartoon definitely succeeds in being extremely entertaining stuff, with a lively pace and some lovely visual humour on display: Tom laughing at a tiny explosive which results in a massive explosion; Tom putting his face into a kettle containing more explosives, and being turned into a 'flower'; Jerry using a bra as a parachute; and Tom tying his own hands to a rocket.

Very patriotic (Jerry salutes a firework Stars and Stripes at the end!), but also very funny and inventive, this one deservedly won an Oscar in 1944.

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