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Writers:
William Hanna (written by) and
Joseph Barbera (written by)
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Release Date:
30 April 1949 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The Bide-a-Wee Mouse Home has sent the orphan mouse, Nibbles, to spend Thanksgiving with Jerry. But Jerry's cupboard is bare... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. See more »
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Good Mousekeeping See more (12 total) »

Directed by
Joseph Barbera 
William Hanna 
 
Writing credits
William Hanna (written by) and
Joseph Barbera (written by)

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)
 
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Runtime:
8 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Finland:K-3 (2004) (cut) (DVD) | Finland:S (2000) (cut) (DVD) | Finland:S (1981) (uncut) (video) | Finland:K-8 (1976) (uncut) | South Korea:All | USA:Approved (PCA #13132)

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Trivia:
As this short starts, Jerry is reading "Good Mousekeeping" magazine - a spoof of Good Housekeeping magazine and a similar title of another Tom and Jerry cartoon, Mouse Cleaning (1948). The note on Nibbles' shirt reads: This is Nibbles, the little Orphan, you agreed to have as your guest for dinner on Thanksgiving Day Thank you, "Bide A Wee Mouse Home". [bottom line & in red letters] PS: He's Always HungrySee more »
Movie Connections:
Followed by Downhearted Duckling (1954)See more »
Soundtrack:
Shortnin' BreadSee more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Good Mousekeeping, 11 October 2008
Author: Shawn Watson (curiositykilledshawn@gmail.com) from The Underverse

Despite winning an Oscar the PC Brigade still managed to have this short censored to keep us sheltered people in the 21st century safe from whatever material was appropriate in 1948.

Jerry babysits little Nibbles for Thanksgiving, trouble is the baby mouse likes to eat a bit too much, and after they help themselves to Tom's milk a small war begins with Nibbles and Jerry dressed as settlers and Tom dressed as an Native American. The dinner table (set for guests unknown) is their battleground and the cutlery are their weapons.

The cuts made to this cartoon are very noticeable, but it doesn't distract too much from the overall enjoyment.

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