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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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  (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 »
Lydia, the Tattoed LadySee more »


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Hooray for Muscles!, 20 May 2010
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

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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