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Cat Fishin' (1947)

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Tom is a feline fisherman, Jerry is his live bait, and Spike is the bulldog guarding the lake.

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Spike is guarding a private fishing hole - in his sleep. Tom sneaks in to do some fishing - with Jerry as bait. But one particularly vicious fish turns out to be more than Tom or Jerry bargained for, particularly when he wakes up Spike. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Music by Hugh Martin
Played after Jerry ties the fishing line around Spike's ankle
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that fish is fishy
31 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Spike the dog is guarding a watering hole, but he appears to be sleeping on the job. So Tom the cat uses the chance to sneak in hoping to get a little fishing in, using Jerry the mouse as bait of course. But thanks to an over eager fish who wants the mouse badly things don't go as planned. As the fish inadvertently wakes Butch up to get the drop on Tom. I mentioned in an earlier review how I didn't really like the Buzzard/Vulture in Flirty Birdy, well the same can be said about the fish in this one. It's an OK short, but not one of the better ones. This cartoon can be found on disc one of the Spotlight collection DVD of "Tom & Jerry"

My Grade: B-


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