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27 April 1951 (USA) See more »
When Tom's harassment gets out of hand, Jerry writes to his Cousin Muscles, a tough inner city mouse, and asks for his help. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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  (in alphabetical order)
Paul Frees ... Cousin Muscles (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Joseph Barbera 
William Hanna 
Produced by
Fred Quimby .... producer
Original Music by
Scott Bradley 
Animation Department
Ed Barge .... animator
Kenneth Muse .... animator
Ray Patterson .... animator
Irven Spence .... animator (as Irvin Spence)
Richard Bickenbach .... layout artist (uncredited)
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7 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Perspecta Stereo (Westrex Recording System) | Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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[Cousin Muscles grabs Tom and eyes him closely]
Cousin Muscles:Listen, pussycat! Don't let me catch ya pickin' on my little cousin while I'm around. Y'understand? Now BEAT IT!
[Muscles throws Tom into a vase]
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Referenced in Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring (2002) (V)See more »
The Dickey Bird SongSee more »


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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Muscle was robbed, 3 June 2005
Author: movieman_kev from United States

Tom the cat is giving Jerry the mouse more trouble then usual, so he sends a telegram to his cousin Muscles to come help him as soon as possible. What a great violent (even for a Tom and Jerry cartoon) short. Definitely one of the classics in my mind. It was nominated for an Oscar as best animated short in 1951, but just like "Sunset Blvd." (the best picture nominee of the year), it was cheated out of winning by a less superior product. Stupid Academy Awards. This hilarious classic cartoon can be found on disc two of the Spotlight collection DVD of "Tom & Jerry"

My Grade: A+

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