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Hatch Up Your Troubles -- Jerry is forced to take care of a baby woodpecker and try to avoid Tom while doing it.


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14 May 1949 (USA) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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A mouse named Jerry as the "Mama" to a baby woodpecker! How charming! See more (6 total) »

Directed by
Joseph Barbera 
William Hanna 
Produced by
Fred Quimby .... producer
Original Music by
Scott Bradley 
Animation Department
Ed Barge .... animator
Kenneth Muse .... animator
Ray Patterson .... animator
Irven Spence .... animator
Richard Bickenbach .... layout artist (uncredited)
Music Department
Uan Rasey .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
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Also Known As:
"Tom and Jerry: Hatch Up Your Troubles" - USA (long title)
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8 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Argentina:Atp | South Korea:All | UK:U | USA:Approved (MPAA Certificate No. 13012) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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A mouse named Jerry as the "Mama" to a baby woodpecker! How charming!, 15 May 2001

This Tom and Jerry, nominated for an Oscar, concerns an egg, Jerry mouse and the joys and headaches of unexpected "motherhood" for a very surprised mouse when the egg hatches into a baby woodpecker. Tom gets involved and typical sight gags (most rather painful to Tom from the looks of things) abound with great rapidity, resulting in an enjoyable time for all, except for Tom, of course. Recommended.

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