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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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Excellent... but not for any of the reasons identified! 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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Additional Details

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: Tom picks up a yellow phone book that turns green the moment he touches it.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1913/I)See more »


List: Wacky Jekyll-and-Hyde stories
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Excellent... but not for any of the reasons identified!, 11 September 2008
Author: HavocFactory from United States

I am actually very fond of this cartoon for what it is: an intentional tribute to the Mickey Mouse cartoon "The Worm Turns" of 1937. That this has been left out of every other post on this message board is utterly amazing! It also makes it slightly surprising that the cartoon itself was nominated for an Academy Award, although many other tributes and parodies have had the honors over the years.

The scene with the fly is a direct parody of the Mickey toon, in which a fly is the first to benefit from the newly concocted "Courage Builder" strength elixir. The sound effects, as well as much of the visual popping and sparkling in the mixture, are directly lifted from this cartoon.

The complex, and undeniably great result is a cartoon with a unique twist in the ending, which provides a much greater entertainment value for someone familiar with the earlier toon, who can appreciate the contrast and the blatant inter-textual references.

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