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Jerry's Diary (1949)

Approved  |   |  Family, Animation, Short  |  15 October 1949 (USA)
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The kiddie radio host, Uncle Dudley, reminds his listeners that it is "Be Kind to Animals" week. Tom resolves to be kind to his mouse-nemesis, Jerry, but the cat changes his mind after sneaking a look at Jerry's diary.

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The radio announces "Be Kind to Animals" day, so Tom gets Jerry flowers, chocolates, and a nice pie. Jerry isn't home, but Tom spots his diary and starts reading it (an excuse to show old clips). In the process, he grows increasingly irate, and trashes the flowers, then the chocolates. Jerry returns, and Tom decides to give him the pie, in the face, of course (in fact, it plasters him all over the wall). Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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"Jerry's Diary" is the first "cheater" in the "Tom and Jerry" series. To save money on animation, studios sometimes made short subjects that employed clips from older cartoons. In this case, the plot involves Tom reading Jerry's diary, which allows for flashbacks, each of which is really a clip of an earlier short. See more »

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Three of the four dates, are incorrect. The first date, Sunday, April 5th, on Tee For Two, the previous Sunday April 5th, was in 1942. The next Sunday, April 5th, was in 1953. Second date, on Mouse Trouble clip, Thursday, May 12th, 1949 was a Thursday, and it is the only correct month, date and year. Third clip and date, Solid Serenade's date of Monday, June 3rd, the previous and next Monday, June 3rd's were in 1934 and 1945. Fourth and final is Yankee Doodle Mouse clip. Its date was Saturday, July 4th. The previous Saturday, July 4th, was in 1942 and the next Saturday, July 4th, was in 1953. See more »

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It had to happen eventually.
28 September 2014 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

Overhearing the radio, Tom discovers that it is 'Be Kind To Animals Week' and bakes Jerry a pie. While searching for the mouse, Tom discovers Jerry's diary and reads some of his entries. Cue numerous flashbacks to earlier cartoons in which the rodent repeatedly humiliates the poor cat. When Tom finally finds Jerry, he splatters the surprised mouse with the pie.

In order to keep production costs down, many series resort to the 'compilation' episode, wherein characters recall moments from their previous adventures, thus allowing for the recycling of old footage; this is the first of several T&J cartoons to exploit this economic but rather lazy format, and as such it holds very few surprises for fans of the animated duo.


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