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Hatch Up Your Troubles (1949)

Approved  |   |  Family, Animation, Comedy  |  11 March 1949 (USA)
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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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M-O-T-H-E-R, a Word That Means the World To Me
(1915)
Music by Theodore Morse
Lyrics by Howard Johnson
Performed by studio orchestra
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Another beautiful Tom & Jerry cartoon.
10 August 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I said that this is a beautiful cartoon--and so are the Tom & Jerry cartoons of the 40s and well into the 50s. While this series lacked the originality and kookiness of some of its competitors, these shorts were the most beautifully animated shorts...period. Not surprisingly, it was also nominated for an Oscar--it was that pretty. Now it's not just the animation that is great, but the backgrounds...wow! They are just gorgeous.

"Hatch Up Your Troubles" begins with a woodpecker's egg falling out of the nest and rolling into Jerry's home. At first, Jerry hates to have the little hatchling about, as it begins destroying EVERYTHING. However, when Tom is up to no good, the little guy saves the day. Overall, a lovely cartoon that also is a lot of fun. While ALL Tom & Jerry cartoons are a bit repetitive, this one is a bit different and a joy to watch.

By the way, the Oscar winner that year was the Looney Tunes short "For Scent-imental Reasons"--starring Pepe Le Pew.


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