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Tennis Chumps (1949)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Short, Comedy  |  16 October 1949 (USA)
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Tom plays championship tennis against a cigar-smoking bully, but both cats find themselves battling Tom's much-abused lackey, Jerry Mouse, for the trophy.

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Tom's playing tennis, and Jerry is carrying his equipment for him. However, Tom's opponent, a cigar-smoking cat, is much better than Tom and is soon (literally) beating him soundly. Jerry comes to the rescue with a special "killer" tennis ball. But before long, everyone seems to be playing against everyone else. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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It's game, set and match to Jerry mouse—again!
28 September 2014 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

Tom plays a game of tennis against cigar-chomping alley-cat Butch, with Jerry the mouse on hand to carry the equipment and cause a little mischief.

This animated short goes all out to cram as much crazy, tennis-themed humour as possible into its seven minutes running time, but few of the gags it serves are aces: there are far too many jokes that simply rely on the two cats hitting each other with tennis balls and rackets, which is funny for a while but eventually becomes very repetitive. It would have been nice to have seen a little more imagination and variety to the chaos.

It might seem like me being a little picky, but I also felt a little disappointed with the animation: the tennis court backgrounds lack detail and the cats' rackets seem desperately short of strings.


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