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Professor Tom (1948)

Passed  |   |  Animation, Family, Short  |  7 August 1948 (USA)
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Tom, complete with mortarboard, is teaching a kitten the basics: "cats chase mice." But Jerry keeps subverting this lesson at every opportunity, adding his own phrases, like "cats and mice ... See full summary »

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Tom, complete with mortarboard, is teaching a kitten the basics: "cats chase mice." But Jerry keeps subverting this lesson at every opportunity, adding his own phrases, like "cats and mice are chums." Eventually, Jerry gets Tom locked out of the house; he runs back in and gets slingshotted into the mailbox. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Follows The Bowling Alley-Cat (1942) See more »

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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
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Must try harder!
29 June 2008 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

Tom is teaching a kitten (yet another new character) the rules of being a house cat; as he tries his best to get his student's attention, Jerry the mouse does his utmost to disturb the lesson, even going so far as to teach the young cat that 'mice and cats should be friends'.

Tom, naturally upset that a mouse is undermining his authority, now tries to teach Jerry the error of his ways with the usual violent results.

It pains me to say this, but this cartoon is pretty much a laugh free zone, going for cuteness (with the mouse and kitten becoming friends) rather than delivering the hilarity fans have come to expect from the series.

And is it my imagination, or is this the second consecutive adventure for the guys that features inexplicable musical cues from The Wizard of Oz? Weird!


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