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Jerry's Diary (1949)

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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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The Yankee Doodle Mouse's date is Saturday, July 4th. The previous and next Saturday, July 4th's were in 1942 and 1953. See more »

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Followed by Buddies... Thicker Than Water (1962) See more »

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Shorter Than Me
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Written by Gene de Paul (as De Paul)
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Nice kitty...? Great laugh!
31 July 2001 | by (Thatcham, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Tom, who has just set up a heap of traps outside Jerry's mousehole, learns from Uncle Dudley's radio slot that it is 'Be Kind To Animals Week', so he replaces the traps with gifts, only Jerry is not in. Tom spots Jerry's diary on the desk and sneaks a peek at some of the entries (cue excerpts from previous cartoon in the Tom & Jerry series). Unfortunately each entry Tom reads reminds him of an occasion where he is on the receiving end of punishment, which gradually increases his anger. Will he be able to stay kind to Jerry or will his declining patience get the better of him?

Very enjoyable, if 'economic', entry to the series.


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