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Mouse Trouble (1944)

Approved  |   |  Family, Animation, Short  |  17 October 1944 (USA)
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Tom's new book on "how to catch a mouse" doesn't prove too helpful against Jerry; actually, Jerry seems to make better use of it than Tom.

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Tom is excited when the postman brings a package; it's the Random Mouse book "How to Catch a Mouse." Tom tries each chapter in succession: locating the mouse, the basic trap, the snare, being scientific, and preying on the mouse's curiosity. At each turn, Jerry uses the chapter's information better than Tom, so Tom turns to brute force: a mallet, a bear trap, a double-barreled shotgun, and a mountain of explosives. By the end, will the cat or the mouse have earned his eternal heavenly reward? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Second of 8 Tom & Jerry cartoons, co-directed by William Hanna & Joseph Barbera, that won best animation short of year. In order, 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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Tom's "how to" book must have been written by a mouse!

This cartoon won an Oscar in 1944 and it's easy to see why. Tom tries to use a book's advice on how to catch a mouse. Which works out very well for Jerry, but not for Tom! I suspect that the book was written by a mouse-maybe even Jerry himself. Tom certainly comes out the worse for wear here. I almost feel sorry for Tom. Almost. A very funny (and violent, even for a Tom and Jerry!) cartoon that runs frequently on the Cartoon Network. Recommended.


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