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Writers:
William Hanna (written by) and
Joseph Barbera (written by)
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Release Date:
23 November 1944 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Won Oscar. See more »
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User Reviews:
Too predictable to be very funny. See more (9 total) »

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
Kenneth Muse .... animator (as Ken Muse)
Ray Patterson .... animator
Irven Spence .... animator
 
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Runtime:
7 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
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Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
[Tom corners Jerry and then consults his book for advice - A CORNERED MOUSE NEVER FIGHTS. Tom uses this knowledge to attack... and gets thrashed and bruised by Jerry]
Tom:[said very slow] Don't you believe it!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Safety Second (1950)See more »
Soundtrack:
All God's Chillun Got RhythmSee more »

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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Too predictable to be very funny., 22 March 2008
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

Tom once again attempts to trap Jerry, this time using a variety of ingenious methods which are described in his recent book purchase, entitled 'How To Catch A Mouse'.

An episodic T&J caper (as opposed to the usual, single, prolonged chase scene), Mouse Trouble is basically a series of quick fire gags, which sees Tom's different traps backfiring in amusing ways. I use the word amusing, because, unfortunately, they are very rarely hilarious, being way too predictable in their outcome.

This style of cartoon would be done much better (and again and again) years later by the brilliant Wile E.Coyote and Roadrunner.

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