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Hatch Up Your Troubles (1949)

A baby woodpecker mistakes Jerry for his mother. The mouse rejects the newly hatched bird but soon finds himself protecting it against his feline nemesis, Tom.
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A woodpecker's egg falls from its nest, rolls into Jerry's home, and settles underneath the sleeping Jerry. When it hatches, the bird naturally calls Jerry "Mama." Jerry soon realizes that a woodpecker can be an ally in his battles with Tom. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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11 March 1949 (USA)  »

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The Egg and Jerry  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Followed by The Duck Doctor (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

M-O-T-H-E-R, a Word That Means the World To Me
(1915) (uncredited)
Music by Theodore Morse
Lyrics by Howard Johnson
Performed by studio orchestra
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The Woodpecker Adds A Lot To This Cartoon
16 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a very entertaining Tom and Jerry cartoon, thanks in part to a cute little woodpecker who is funny and a bit a change. Instead the whole cartoon being a chase scene, as so many T&J cartoons tend to be, it's only the last two minutes. For most of it, we see Jerry trying to deal with this little just-hatched woodpecker, who buzzes through furniture faster than a chain saw.

It all started when the bird's mother put a "Gone to lunch - back in 10 minutes" sign draped over his nest where a pink egg remains. That eggs falls out of the nest and miraculous lands on the ground safely after several soft items broke its fall. Then it rolls right into Jerry's bed! Of course, it hatches and the little guy thinks Jerry is "mama." Craziness really abounds after that incredulous premise.

Overall - very, very entertaining and highly recommended!


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