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The Mouse Comes to Dinner (1945)

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Tom invites Toots to an elegant dinner. However, he's made the mistake of trying to put Jerry to work, as a serving boy, a corkscrew, and other tasks. Jerry puts up with a little of this, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
William Hanna ...
Tom (voice) (uncredited)
Lillian Randolph ...
Mammy Two-Shoes (uncredited)
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Storyline

Tom invites Toots to an elegant dinner. However, he's made the mistake of trying to put Jerry to work, as a serving boy, a corkscrew, and other tasks. Jerry puts up with a little of this, but mostly gets revenge on Tom, mostly involving the tip of Tom's tail, which ends up in a sandwich, inside a dessert, and in a candle-holder. Meanwhile, Toots isn't too happy about Tom getting fresh with her. There's a chase, of course, featuring Tom stabbing a turkey while Jerry, safely outside, makes sounds of pain. Tom ends up with his tail stuck up like a mast as Jerry paints "S.S. Drip" on his side and Toots launches him into the punchbowl with a bottle of champagne. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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18 January 1945 (USA)  »

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Mouse to Dinner  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Tom and Toots both speak in this cartoon. See more »

Quotes

Tom: Hey, what's cookin'?
Tom's Sweety: You are, stupid!
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Connections

Followed by Kitty Foiled (1948) See more »

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Anchors Aweigh
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Music by Charles A. Zimmerman
Lyrics by R. Lovell and Alfred Hart Miles
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Very nice and funny
5 July 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Now I liked this Tom and Jerry cartoon very much, it isn't a favourite, but I was entertained. Even if some gags were on the predictable side and the pacing a little more leisurely than usual, there is a lot to like about The Mouse Comes to Dinner. The animation is beautiful, old-fashioned but nice and ornate. Just looking at that dinner made my mouth water. The music is a lovely touch, the story is nicely constructed and there are some funny gags as well. I did feel somewhat sorry for Tom here as his tail for example got burned, Tom is cunning if rather dim-witted too(he should have known that Jerry would get his revenge) and Tom's girlfriend is a cute 'un. Overall, lovely Tom and Jerry cartoon, nice and funny if a little predictable on occasions. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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