When a bulldog threatens Tom to keep away from his puppy, Jerry realizes that sticking close to the boy is the best way to keep away his feline tormentor. But Tom is not about to let the mouse evade him so easily.
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Animation | Family | Comedy
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Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Stars: Billy Bletcher, William Hanna
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

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Animation | Short | Comedy
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Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
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Family | Animation | Short
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Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Mouse Trouble (1944)
Family | Animation | Short
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Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
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Stars: William Hanna, Lillian Randolph
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Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Stars: William Hanna, Lillian Randolph
Animation | Short | Comedy
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Family | Animation | Comedy
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Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

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Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Stars: Billy Bletcher
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Spike and Tyke are sleeping, when Tom and Jerry run by. Tom, intent on finding Jerry, handles Tyke thoughtlessly and gets a warning from Spike. Of course, this means Jerry hangs out with the dogs and does what he can to get Tom in trouble. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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14 September 1949 (USA)  »

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Tops with Pops  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Tyke makes his first appearance, although he has not yet been given a name. See more »

Connections

Follows Old Rockin' Chair Tom (1948) See more »

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Mexican Hat Dance (El jarabe tapatío)
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Music by Felipe A. Partichela
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Predictable but fun
18 November 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Love That Pup is not one of my favourite Tom and Jerrys, but there are still a lot of good things. The problem with it though is that it is very predictable at times, the repeated running gag especially and there is not really that much new. On the other hand, it is lovingly animated with luscious colours and detailed backgrounds. The character designs are well-drawn as well. The music always has added so much to the humour of the Tom and Jerry cartoons, and with its jaunty, catchy rhythms and lively orchestration, Love That Pup is not an exception. The gags are not exactly fresh, but they are at least amusing, and are helped by the crisp pacing. Tom is cunning and likable, and while Jerry is more I agree malevolent than usual he plays off him very well. The dog is a good character as well.

Overall, rather predictable but still good fun. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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