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Tom, Jerry, and Butch sign a peace treaty.

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Butch convinces Tom and Jerry that there's no reason to fight and they should all sign a peace treaty. Tom and Butch even rescue their pals from a fellow cat and dog. But then a steak falls off a truck and the boys can't decide how to divvy it up, ultimately losing it completely, and the truce is off. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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5 April 1948 (USA)  »

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This is the first Tom and Jerry cartoon in which Spike is called "Butch". See more »

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Followed by Little Runaway (1952) See more »

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Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Ralph Freed
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A Nice, Well-Done Change Of Pace
12 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Butch the peacemaker? Evidently. After the violent beginning with Spike, Tom and Jerry all swinging away at each other, Butch calls a halt and wants to know why. It's a good question.

"Cats can get along with dogs, can't they?" he asks Tom, who nods his head in agreement. "Mice can get along with cats, right?" Jerry nods "no," and then sees that isn't the right answer.

They go inside and Butch draws up a "Peace Treaty" (complete with professional artwork!). Most of the rest, and the bulk of the cartoon, is the three of them being extremely nice to one another What a refreshing change-of-pace. I found it fun to watch. I can a million of these cartoons in which every beats each other over the head.

Anyway, you knew the peace wasn't going to last. A big piece of steak spells the death of the "peace treaty" but en route it was nice change and still had some of usual Tom & Jerry clever humor.


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