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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 »
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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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)

Did You Know?

For the ominous march music that accompanies "Evil Jerry" stalking Tom, composer Scott Bradley parodied the theme from the popular 1940s radio series "Superman".See more »
Continuity: Tom picks up a yellow phone book that turns green the moment he touches it.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of "Nightmare Classics" (1989)See more »


List: Wacky Jekyll-and-Hyde stories
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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Great Music!, 31 October 2007
Author: Alfie Pugh from United Kingdom

Pretty standard Tom and Jerry cartoon - Tom chases Jerry and Jerry retaliates. Nice twist at the end. The reason I like this cartoon though is because of the music. It starts off with the usual Tom and Jerry MGM screen and music, but suddenly the music goes all dark (for the musicians, a pedal note is held in the high violins, while 3 horns play triads in completely different keys; the result is the most tense piece of Tom and Jerry music ever written by Scott Bradley, a true unsung hero.) This music returns whenever Tom is seen concocting the potion, and also at the end, after the classic ending music, the horn motif returns rounding off the score with a reminder that Tom and Jerry can be a dark cartoon too. 10/10 for the music, also very good for the overall cartoon.

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