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Quiet Please! (1945)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Family, Comedy  |  22 September 1945 (USA)
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The bulldog wants to take a nap. Tom wants to chase Jerry around the house. Naps and noise don't mix, and so the bulldog threatens Tom to keep quiet or else.

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Billy Bletcher ...
Spike (voice) (uncredited)
William Hanna ...
Tom (voice) (uncredited)
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The family dog warns Tom not to make any noise so he can take a nap. Jerry hears this and immediately devises plans to ensure that the dog's nap will be interrupted (breaking plates, playing musical instruments, etc.). One of the few cartoons in the Tom and Jerry series in which one of the main characters speaks. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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22 September 1945 (USA)  »

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Stilhed, tak!  »

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Third of 8 Tom & Jerry cartoons that won Best Animation Short Acadamy Award, co-directed by William Hanna & Joseph Barbera. 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: [singing to Spike to the tune of Brahms's Lullaby] Go to sleep, go to sleep. Close your big blood shot eyes. You're a dope, and you're a lump, and I hope you don't wake up!
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Followed by Is There a Doctor in the Mouse? (1964) See more »

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I'm Sorry I Made You Cry
Music by N.J. Clesi
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great Oscar winning short
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Spike the dog is attempting to sleep and if there's any commotion that wakes him up he will beat Tom the cat to a pulp. Out of this simple plot, comes one of the best Tom and Jerry shorts, as Jerry does pretty much everything in his power to get Spike to wake up so Tom can get a vicious beating. Simply great, genius in it's simplicity and utterly hilarious. And goes to show what a great addition Spike truly was to the comedic duo of Tom and Jerry. Kudos all around. This award winning cartoon can be found on disc one of the Spotlight collection DVD of "Tom & Jerry"

My Grade: A


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