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Jerry's Cousin (1951)

Approved | | Family, Short, Animation | 7 April 1951 (USA)
When Tom's harassment gets out of hand, Jerry writes to his Cousin Muscles, a tough inner city mouse, and asks for his help.

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Paul Frees ...
Cousin Muscles (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

On Hogan's Alley, all the cats are afraid of Muscles Mouse. He pounds them at will. His cousin Jerry sends a letter asking for help dealing with Tom. Muscles immediately sets out for Jerry's and upon arrival shows Tom who's boss. Tom doesn't go gently: he works out with weights to build his strength, he uses craft to launch an attack, and he calls in reinforcements. Is Muscles up to the challenge? And what will happen to Jerry when Muscles has to go home? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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7 April 1951 (USA)  »

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City Cousin  »

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(Westrex Recording System)| (Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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[Cousin Muscles is reading Jerry's telegram]
Cousin Muscles: Dear Cousin Muscles. Am having serious trouble with Tom. Need your help at once. Jerry.
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Connections

Follows Puttin' on the Dog (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

The Dickey Bird Song
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Music by Sammy Fain
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Hooray for Muscles!
20 May 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Jerry's Cousin is not my favourite Tom and Jerry cartoon, but it is really entertaining and I definitely recommend it. Tom and Jerry are both great, but the real star of the show is Muscles, Jerry's cousin. He is quite small in stature but he is so strong, and it isn't long before Tom himself gets on the wrong side of him with hilarious consequences. While the story is a little predictable, the colourful animation, fun music and wonderful visual gags more than compensate as do Muscles's threats to Tom. Overall, this is not my absolute favourite or what I consider the best, but I had a wonderful time watching this cartoon. If you love a cartoon with great visual gags especially, you have a winner with Jerry's Cousin. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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