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 / Cannibals (voice) (uncredited)
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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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Followed by Cruise Cat (1952) See more »

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Chlo-e (Song of the Swamp)
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Jerry's Voice In Here As To Be Heard To Be Believed!
16 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The funniest part of this politically-incorrect cartoon, I thought, was Jerry's voice. He's on an island, a la "Robinson Crusoe," minding his own business when a starving Tom is washed ashore on his raft.

Tom sees Jerry only as a steak, or a leg of chicken, a hot dog or whatever. The poor cat is dying of hunger and would eat about anything. However, Jerry isn't ready to sacrifice himself. He winds up painting himself dark brown, putting a bone on top of his head and brandishing a big spear - yes, a racist stereotype - and ordering Tom around. It's Jerry gruff voice, imitating this rough African native, that should make you laugh. He speaks gibberish for awhile and then English, telling Tom what to do, as he tries to make a vegetable stew out of him.

It's amazing how dumb Tom is at times, as he goes along with this! Can you picture someone sitting in a big tub under a fire and being made into stew....all the while tasting the "soup" and adding a little salt here and there so you taste better?

If you aren't offended at Jerry's savage-native appearance, it's got some good humor, a cute ending and you should enjoy this. Overall, however, the cartoon is entertaining....nothing super, but worth watching.


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