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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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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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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Blah, 11 October 2008
Author: Shawn Watson from The Penumbra

I'm not too keen on this one, I'm afraid. Jerry becomes an unexpected 'mama' to a baby woodpecker after an egg falls out of a nest and rolls into his quarters beneath the house. The baby bird hatches and mistakes Jerry for it's mother. Hardly an original concept for a cartoon, even back in 1949.

As expected, the Woodpecker goes crazy, pecking stuff to into dust. When out in the open, Tom (who appears just two minutes before it's finished) takes an instant dislike when his afternoon sitting in a deckchair is interrupted and tries to kill the annoying little chick.

I'm with Tom on this one.

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