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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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1.37 : 1
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Followed by The Cat and the Mermouse (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock-a-Bye Baby
(1886)
Music and Lyrics by Effie I. Canning
Performed by studio orchestra
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Very cute and funny
15 February 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is not my favourite of the Tom and Jerry cartoons, but I am still very fond of it. The animation is very fluid and colourful, with the colours especially lovely, and the music has just the right amount of energy and quirkiness to satisfy. Hatch Up Your Troubles also has a cute story, that while it starts off slowly has a lot of funny and sweet moments, and interesting sight gags.

Tom is great here, while dastardly he is also quite likable. The baby woodpecker is just adorable, same goes for Jerry's smile. Hatch Up Your Troubles also goes along at a brisk pace and it is rounded off nicely.

All in all, if you want a cute and funny cartoon, look no further than Hatch Up Your Troubles. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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