Tom is shipwrecked on an island, which is inhabited by at least one mouse - Jerry. To thwart the hungry cat, Jerry disguises himself as a cannibal.

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Jerry is far from Tom's servant here. Tom, shipwrecked, washes up on a tropical island. His first attempts at food - a coconut and a turtle - are much too hard. But he spots Jerry just before Jerry sees him, and soon has him in the frying pan. Jerry escapes to a cannibal village; when he sees Tom's frightened reaction, he has his plan. Using soot from a pot, he blackens himself, then threatens Tom and starts cooking him. But Jerry's plan - and tail, and un-blackened bottom - is exposed when his grass skirt comes off during his war dance. Jerry helicopters away using the bone in his hair, and leading Tom right into the real cannibals. But Jerry's triumph is short-lived, as a pygmy cannibal comes after him. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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29 June 1951 (USA)  »

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Kissa ja kannibaalit  »

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Follows Saturday Evening Puss (1950) See more »

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Chlo-e (Song of the Swamp)
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A decent cartoon, but it isn't really Tom and Jerry at their best
26 December 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

From a very early age, I have been a huge fan of Tom and Jerry. His Mouse Friday is not one of their best though, and I can definitely see why people will not be totally enamoured by it. The story is rather slight and has a going-by-the-motions quality to it, while there are moments that will be seen as not just stereotypical but also politically incorrect and somewhat insensitive(though I will say I was not offended by it, others might though). Apart from a cute ending and a priceless scene with Tom and a big soup bowl, there isn't much of note that one would deem as particularly funny. This said, it is crisply paced and is interesting in that Jerry's voice is to be heard to be really believed. The animation is still wonderful with lots of detail and beautiful colouring, and the music is as catchy, cleverly orchestrated and action-enhancing as ever. Jerry is sweet and cunning, and while Tom is dumber than usual he maintains his likability. Overall, decent but not one of Tom and Jerry's finest hours. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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