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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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Wind-up Female Mouse: [Repeated Line] Come up and see me sometime.
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Come up and see me sometime.
12 December 2006 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

Despite the rather generic title (there had already been a T&J short called Dog Trouble) this Oscar-winning cartoon proves that it's worth the Academy Award by being very funny and inventive.

Mouse Trouble has Tom order a book on how to catch mice (from Random Mouse Publishing nonetheless) and follow the foolproof instructions exactly as printed no matter how many times they prove to be completely ineffectual. Naturally they all come back to bite him in the ass. Poor Tom, he gets so beaten up in this one but never lets the pain lessen his enthusiasm.

Plenty of visual jokes and laughs in this one.


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