Tom subjects Jerry to his usual harassment; but the cat finds a new enemy, and the mouse finds a new friend, in the canary of the house.
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Tom is, of course, chasing Jerry. He's about to administer the coup de grace when a canary intervenes, dropping the bottom of his cage on Tom. Tom then chases the bird a while, and Jerry intervenes at the critical moment. The bird helps Jerry get to his hole. The two continue to team up against Tom. The bird points a gun at Tom and chases him with it; Jerry drops a light bulb, making Tom think he's been shot. They celebrate, but Tom comes to, tying Jerry to the model train tracks. The bird drops a bowling ball, sending Tom crashing into the basement. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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4 February 1948 (USA)  »

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Zwei Kleine gegen Tom  »

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This Hanna & Barbera short title is reminded, in Tex Avery's 1949 short, Bad Luck Blackie (1949) after a continuously trouble making bulldog to a kitten squeezed the kitten, that kept trying to find a hiding place from the dog. The kitten is in a bookcase, but the dog shoved the set of books together, causing the kitten to look like a book for approximately 5 seconds as KITTY FOILED. William Hanna, Joseph Barbera & Tex Avery were three animation directors at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). They gave and shared ideas to each other. Animation producer, 'Fred Quimby (I)', was deeply disliked, as if he accepted credits of Hanna & Barbera's seven Academy award winning shorts, The Yankee Doodle Mouse (1943), Mouse Trouble (1944), Quiet Please! (1945), The Cat Concerto (1947), The Little Orphan (1948), The Two Mouseketeers (1951) and Johann Mouse (1952). See more »

Goofs

When the canary picks up the pistol in one scene, the pistol's handle turns from brown to silver and turns back to brown in the next scene. See more »

Quotes

[in a disguise, Jerry has the canary, be in the back part of an Indian papoose, after walking out of hiding, in their disguise]
Jerry Mouse: How!
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Followed by The Truce Hurts (1948) See more »

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Auld Lang Syne
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Music by Robert Burns
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Cat Vs. Mouse and Canary
31 March 2000 | by (Niagara Falls, NY) – See all my reviews

Tom tries to catch both Jerry and a canary. Jerry and the bird trick Tom by dressing as an Indian and making him think he got shot. Tom catches Jerry and ties him to toy train tracks, but the canary sends the feline down to the ground with a bowling ball.


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