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Jerry and the Goldfish (1951)

Tom, whose appetite was whetted by a radio cooking program, wants to make a meal out of the pet goldfish. Jerry, who is friends with the fish, does what he can to thwart their feline foe.

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Tom is listening to a radio chef's recipe for fish stew when he realizes the key ingredient is right there in the home goldfish bowl. Jerry has been treating this fish as a pet, though, and won't let Tom get away with his plan, saving the fish in a glass of water and a teacup, while Tom abandons his stew plans in favor of a frying pan, a grill, the toaster, and a pressure cooker. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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26 February 1951 (USA)  »

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Yet another delight from the Tom and Jerry canon
22 June 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have loved Tom and Jerry since forever, and I have a lot of affection for Jerry and the Goldfish. Without being my absolute favourite of their cartoons, it is still really entertaining and I think cute as well.

The story is very entertaining, though anyone who has seen the Little Quacker cartoons will see more of the same here except it is a goldfish Tom wants to cook instead of a duck. Still, despite this familiarity, it has an interesting structure, and there are so many entertaining moments you forget that the plot line is a little on the unoriginal side.

The animation is beautiful here too, very crisp, clean and smooth with lovely colours, and the music is a lot of fun with rousing themes. The sight gags here are plentiful and all work, thanks to the cracking pace especially. Jerry is a real hero, Tom is dastardly and the goldfish is a real cutie. So overall, truly delightful, despite not being an immediate favourite. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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