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Safety Second (1950)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Family, Short  |  1 July 1950 (USA)
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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 <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Don't expect explosive laughter.
29 September 2014 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

It's July 4th and cloyingly cute orphan mouse Nibbles wants to celebrate Independence Day by lighting firecrackers; however, his safety-conscious pal Jerry keeps trying to spoil the fun by confiscating the fireworks. Unfortunately for Jerry, Nibbles isn't the only one armed with explosives: Tom has fireworks too and is intent on causing trouble with them.

An extremely one-note comedy caper, virtually all of Safety Second's gags revolve around either Tom or Jerry being blown up, which isn't exactly groundbreaking material (they even roll out the classic 'blackface' joke for the finalé, although this has been cut from certain versions). Ironically, as far as Tom and Jerry cartoons go, this one is a bit of a damp squib.


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