Spike the bulldog, grateful to Jerry for getting him out of the dogcatcher's van, offers to help the little mouse any time he whistles. Tom, Jerry's feline tormentor, seeks to overcome this new disadvantage.
Tom heads for a big city penthouse to become acquainted with a rich pretty female cat that lives there. He brings her Jerry as a gift and does some humiliating things to Jerry. Jerry, in ... See full summary »
Spike explains to his son the rules of being a dog: 1: be man's best friend (begging, lying at feet); 2: bury bones; 3: chase cats. Just then, Tom (and Jerry) run by, offering the perfect ... See full summary »
Spike has just washed his pup. Tom and Jerry's chase knocks him into a mud puddle. Spike makes Tom clean him up again and promise to keep him clean which of course is Jerry's opening to get Tom in trouble.
Jerry removes a tack from Spike's paw. In gratitude, Spike gives Jerry a bell to ring when he's in trouble. Soon, Tom is acting as Jerry's servant. But then the city passes a leash law, and... See full summary »
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
Jon Reeves <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 »
[the lion is calling Jerry, to hide, in a closet]
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Not the best, it is somewhat strange, but it is also funny and touching
Jerry and the Lion is not one of the better Tom and Jerry cartoons, but it is light years away from being the worst. If I were to categorise the cartoon it would be somewhat strange yet very enjoyable. The story isn't great to be honest, but the art work is gorgeous and the music is a lot of fun. There are enough jokes and visual gags to impress too, I liked it that Tom never sees the Lion and that he always thinks Jerry is the one messing him around. Speaking of the Lion, he is not the best supporting character there is in a Tom and Jerry cartoon, Mammy Two-Shoes gets that honour, but he is a real cutie. I also thought that his and Jerry's tearful goodbye was very touching. Overall, not outstanding but it is underrated and definitely worth the look. 8/10 Bethany Cox
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