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The Milky Waif (1946)

Jerry finds himself in charge of a foundling mouse called Nibbles, who is eager to steal milk from Tom's bowl and oblivious to the danger.
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Lillian Randolph ...
Jerry (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Jerry is awakened from a nightmare by a knock on the door: someone has left a foundling in a walnut shell with a note, giving his name as Nibbles and saying he needs lots of milk. Fortunately, there's a dish handy, but it's next to Tom. Nibbles scurries out and dives off Tom's nose, then grabs a whisker for balance, waking Tom up. Jerry grabs him just in time and they hide under the milk. Tom laps up some milk and gets Nibbles; Jerry rescues him, and they run for the hole. Next, they try a very long straw; Tom catches them and sucks Nibbles through the straw. Much chasing follows, with a pause now and then for some milk. Tom traps Jerry in a milk bottle and chases Nibbles a while; he finally corners Nibbles and spanks him with a flyswatter. Jerry is so enraged he burst out of the milk bottle and lets out a ferocious roar; he grabs Tom by the tail and thoroughly pummels him, then stands over him as Tom feeds Nibbles milk. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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24 March 1946 (USA)  »

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Den forslugne mus  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The first appearance of Nibbles (later known as Tuffy). See more »

Connections

Followed by Jerry's Cousin (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

I'll See You In My Dreams
Music by Isham Jones
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
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Super Jerry saves the day.
14 June 2008 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

The Milky Waif introduces Tom and Jerry fans to a new character in the form of Nibbles, an impossibly cute little grey mouse in a diaper, who is left abandoned in a basket on Jerry's doorstep. Attached to Nibbles' basket is a note that says the wee little fella needs lots of milk, which means that Jerry must risk life and limb to raid Tom's bowl...

Apart from the introduction of a new pal for Jerry, this is another unremarkable episode full of generic chase scenes and the usual violence one expects from the duo. It's fun for most of the running time, but is completely let down by a ridiculous ending which sees Jerry lose his temper and totally trash Tom the cat. This leads me to ask why Jerry has never blown his top before, since it obviously imbues him with supernatural strength.

This one was a 6/10 up until the silly closing scene, which forced me to lower my rating to a 5.


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