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William Hanna (written by) and
Joseph Barbera (written by)
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Release Date:
22 December 1945 (USA) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Won Oscar. See more »
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"You're a dope, you're a lug, and I hope you don't wake up." See more (10 total) »


  (in alphabetical order)
Billy Bletcher ... Spike (voice) (uncredited)
William Hanna ... Tom (voice) (uncredited)

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
Ed Barge .... animator
Kenneth Muse .... animator
Ray Patterson .... animator
Irven Spence .... animator
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7 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Did You Know?

The only short, under Hanna & Barbera's direction, that won an Academy Award, with Spike Bulldog, along with Tom Cat and Jerry Mouse. Plus, Tom and Jerry were not alone.See more »
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!See more »
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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
"You're a dope, you're a lug, and I hope you don't wake up.", 11 July 2007
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

"If I hear one more sound, I'm going to skin you alive!"

That's all Jerry needs to hear after eavesdropping on Butch's threat to Tom. Poor Butch had been trying to take a nap and been constantly interrupted by Tom making a racket chasing Jerry around the house.

The lengths Tom goes to keep things quiet, and the things Jerry does to produce noise so that the big bulldog will wake up and beat the tar out of the cat are all very funny. There are some excellent sight gags connected with the above, many defying the law of physics!

This cartoon also featured the first time I've ever heard Tom sing a lullaby to Spike, and that was funny, too. "Go to sleep, go to sleep, close your big, bloodshot eyes," is just one of the verses he sings. "You're a dope, you're a lug, and I hope you don't wake up."

My favorite "bit" was Tom's drum solo on the out-cold dog.

This cartoon, by the way, won an Oscar. I have no arguments with that.

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