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Safety Second (1950)

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Jerry forbids young Nibbles from lighting fireworks on the Fourth of July, but both mice find these dangerous toys to be useful weapons when their cat-nemesis, Tom, starts trouble.

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It's Independence Day, and Jerry's little nephew, Nibbles, wants to celebrate with fireworks, while Jerry reminds him to "keep it safe and sane." Initially, this backfires against Jerry, as his attempts to dispose of the firecrackers Nibbles lights explode in his face, but ultimately, Nibbles saves Jerry from Tom with the usual cartoon uses of black powder. Written by Jon Reeves <>

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Release Date:

1 July 1950 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System) (original release)| (Westrex Recording System) (re-release)



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1.37 : 1
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First cartoon to use in the end titles, the words "MADE IN HOLLYWOOD, U.S.A." at the bottom of the screen. See more »


Follows Springtime for Thomas (1946) See more »


Here Comes the Sun
Music by Harry M. Woods (as Wood)
Lyrics by Arthur Freed (as Freed)
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Amusing cartoon about Nibbles and his fireworks...
24 May 2008 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Typically amusing Tom & Jerry cartoon in which the star part goes to Nibbles, the mischievous little mouse with a penchant for getting into trouble. Jerry awakens in the morning and the wall calendar tells him it's July 4th. When Nibbles awakes, he brings him over to view the calendar which warns "Stay safe"--but the lesson is apparently lost on the little one.

He's got fireworks in hidden spots all over the place, including his own diapers. He gleefully sets about lighting them whenever he has a chance--always at the expense of Jerry who gets the worst of it when he attempts to defuse the situation.

Later in the day, while resting in a hammock, Tom finally appears with his own big firecracker ready to light under Jerry. Nibbles quickly goes into action so that the result will literally backfire on Tom.

Amusing stuff, but kiddies aren't likely to learn their lesson from this one!

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