Tom's just settling in to listen to the radio after another round of chasing Jerry when there's a news bulletin. A lion has escaped from the circus. Tom takes all precautions, including arming himself. Meanwhile, the lion is already hiding in the basement, where he tells Jerry he couldn't take it in the circus any more and wants his help getting back to Africa. Oh, and could you find some food? If there's one thing Jerry excels at, that's it. He sneaks a ham most of the way across the floor to the lion, but Tom spots him and takes the ham, holding Jerry at gunpoint. The lion is able to eat most of the ham while Tom does this, which flusters him so much he fires into the ceiling. Jerry pretends to die, which gives him a chance to sneak the lion out of the house and into a boat headed to Africa; he waves a tearful adieu. Written by
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The title is based on the Aesop Fable about Androcles and the Lion. George Bernard Shaw also wrote a play based on the same story of the man who helps a lion and who's kindness later saves him. See more »
[as this short starts, Tom is listening to a radio station, listening to dancing music, like the waltz, jitterbug and others. After Tom changed stations and lowered the radio volume, he heard Jerry raiding the refrigerator. After Jerry escaped, Tom walked back and listen to the radio]
Attention! Attention, everyone! We interrupt this program to bring you this warning. A ferocious lion has just escaped from the circus. I repeat, a ferocious lion has just escaped from the circus. You are advised ...
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Tom the cat is engaging in his favorite pastime, which is chasing after Jerry the mouse of course. Later Tom hears a news bulletin about an escaped circus lion that mortifies him. Turns out the lion is in the basement and employs Jerry's help to get him some food. This isn't one of my preferred Tom & Jery shorts, as I didn't really care for the lion. That said, even not so great Tom and Jerry shorts are a million times better then the sugar coated homogenized crap that passes for kid's cartoons now a days. This cartoon can be found on disc two of the Spotlight collection DVD of "Tom & Jerry"
My Grade: B-
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