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Release Date:
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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The Woodpecker Adds A Lot To This Cartoon 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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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
The Woodpecker Adds A Lot To This Cartoon, 16 November 2007
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

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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