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The Bodyguard (1944)

Approved | | Family, Animation, Short | 15 June 1944 (USA)
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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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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The Bodyguard
30 December 2015 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

The Bodyguard (1944) **** (out of 4) Without question one of the best films in the long-running series, this one has Jerry helping a bulldog out of a dogcatcher's van and the dog offers to help him whenever he needs it. All Jerry has to do is whistle and the dog will be there to protect him, which of course means Tom gets beat up countless ways. THE BODYGUARD was the first truly great film in the series and it really doesn't matter how many times I've seen it, I laugh as hard each and every time. What makes this one so much fun is just how brutal it is in regards to the cartoon violence. Tom is constantly getting punched and thrown around, which leads to fast action and a lot of fun. The animation, music score and sound effects are all wonderful as well. Certainly one of the best Tom and Jerry ever did.


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