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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse -- Jerry drinks a potion that makes him grow to the size of a giant. He decides to go after Tom, because THIS time he's bigger. Once the potion wears off, Tom drinks some of it, and he gets bigger. Academy Award nominee for 1948 Best Short Subject.


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Robert Louis Stevenson (novel) (suggestion)
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Release Date:
30 August 1947 (USA) See more »
Tom, sick of Jerry stealing the milk out of his bowl, poisons it. Instead of killing the mouse, the potion transforms him into a muscular beast. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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While a good cartoon, this is not one of the better ones See more (12 total) »

Directed by
Joseph Barbera 
William Hanna 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Robert Louis Stevenson  novel "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (suggestion)

Produced by
Fred Quimby .... producer
Original Music by
Scott Bradley 
Animation Department
Ed Barge .... animator
Al Grandmain .... animator
Michael Lah .... animator
Kenneth Muse .... animator
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" - USA (informal title)
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8 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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The title makes reference to the novel 'The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' by Robert Louis Stevenson.See more »
Continuity: When Jerry drinks the "toxic" milk, which Tom put outside the mouse hole, there's only a little bit left in the bowl. Then later when Jerry goes back to drink another dose of the milk, the bowl has more milk in it than it did after Jerry drank it the first time.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Jekyll & Hyde (1990) (TV)See more »


List: Wacky Jekyll-and-Hyde stories
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2 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
While a good cartoon, this is not one of the better ones, 24 April 2001

The fact that this was nominated for an Oscar puzzles me somewhat, as it wasn't one of the better Tom and Jerry cartoons. It wasn't even the best one that year (Invisible Mouse was much better). The ending, which is creative, makes this worth watching, but that's the most memorable part of the short.

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