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The Bodyguard (1944)

Approved  |   |  Family, Animation, Short  |  15 June 1944 (USA)
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Spike the bulldog, grateful to Jerry for getting him out of the dogcatcher's van, offers to help the little mouse any time he whistles. Tom, Jerry's feline tormentor, seeks to overcome this new disadvantage.

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Spike / Tom (voice) (uncredited)
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Jerry rescues Spike from the dogcatcher. In gratitude, Spike tells him that any time he needs help, just whistle. Tom proceeds to give Jerry many reasons to whistle, and tries several approaches to keep him from whistling, notably a glue-covered jawbreaker. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Jerry garde du corps  »

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Followed by Cat Fishin' (1947) See more »

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The Darktown Strutters' Ball
Music by Shelton Brooks
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you know how to whistle, don't ya?
30 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After Jerry the mouse rescues Spike the dog from being caught by the dog pound, he offers to be a bodyguard for the mouse. All he has to do is whistle whenever he's getting attacked by Tom the cat, and spike will be right their to pummel Tom. At first it works superbly but after Tom gives Jerry a jawbreaker covered in glue Jerry finds that he can no longer whistle. This short has some great sight gags. And while Spike might seem a bit thick-headed and dense I enjoyed it immensely.This cartoon can be found on disc one of the Spotlight collection DVD of "Tom & Jerry"

My Grade: A


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