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The Invisible Mouse (1947)

Approved  |   |  Family, Animation, Short  |  27 September 1947 (USA)
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Tom chases Jerry into a bottle of invisible ink, and Jerry then proceeds to have fun torturing Tom.

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Tom chases Jerry into a bottle of invisible ink, and Jerry then proceeds to have fun torturing Tom.

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Jerry sets Tom's left foot on fire, but Tom puts his right foot into the fishbowl to dowse the flame. See more »

Crazy Credits

Just after Tom locates Jerry seeing his shadow (that should not be revealed) Tom chases Jerry to the refrigerator, where Jerry hides. While Jerry is below the refrigerator, Tom quickly throws flour, on the floor, so Tom can see Jerry's footsteps, when Jerry runs out from the refrigerator, quickly, after seeing a footstep, on the flour Tom tries to hit Jerry but misses him then Jerry quickly spells out "Missed me!" and in cursive handwriting. See more »

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Followed by Pent-House Mouse (1963) See more »

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Here's to the Girls
Music by Roger Edens
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
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Drawn Out
7 February 2006 | by (Virginia Beach) – See all my reviews

The basic joke here is simple. These characters -- all cartoon characters of the era -- are drawn on paper with ink. So using "invisible ink" will make a character invisible.

I'm sure this isn't the first cartoon that implicitly plays with the notion that the characters are drawings on a page. (I'd like to know which was the first.) And this is a pretty subtle reference. But we get it without even thinking about it.

Other than that, the chases and such are ordinary, most involving techniques Tom uses to make Jerry visible.

Ted's Evaluation -- 1 of 3: You can find something better to do with this part of your life.


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