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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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Won Oscar. See more »
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Fast, funny, beautiful to look at 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:
This is the first Tom and Jerry cartoon in which Nibbles and Jerry work together, two-on-one, as a team, against Tom. Plus, it was Nibbles' second appearance. His first was The Milky Waif (1946).See more »
Movie Connections:
Followed by Snowbody Loves Me (1964)See more »
Soundtrack:
Shortnin' BreadSee more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Fast, funny, beautiful to look at, 13 February 2008
Author: Wayne Malin (wwaayynnee51@hotmail.com) from United States

Jerry gets a little orphan mouse named Nibbles for Thanksgiving dinner. The problem is Nibbles LOVES to eat and Jerry has no food. So him and Nibbles have to sneak around to get food without Tom getting them.

I'm no big fan of Tom & Jerry cartoons. I find the cartoon violence in most of their shorts way TOO violent. Also I happen to love cats and Tom is always the one being hurt. Still I do like this one. It's just beautiful to watch with bright strong colors and the violence has been toned down (a little). Also the views of the huge Thanksgiving meal set out for the humans are actually mouth-watering:) And Nibbles isn't TOO cutesy. Fast and funny. Recommended.

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