Jerry is raiding the fridge while, nearby, a watchful Tom chases Jerry causing him to crash into a wall which, in turn, causes a bottle of white shoe polish to pour on Jerry. It is at this ... See full summary »
The Bide-a-Wee Mouse Home has sent the orphan mouse, Nibbles, to spend Thanksgiving with Jerry. But Jerry's cupboard is bare, and Nibbles is always hungry. They start by raiding Tom's milk ... See full summary »
As the title implies, Tom and Jerry are in a bowling alley. Both spend a lot of time sliding on the well-polished lanes. Eventually, Jerry takes up residence among the pins and Tom tries to bowl him down.
Tom steals an egg from a mother's nest, cracks it over a frying pan and then discovers he can have roast duck. But the uncooperative hatchling runs away from the cat and into a mouse hole, where he finds an able protector in Jerry.
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It takes a while for the decent gags to kick in, but when they do The Flying Cat is incredibly funny stuff.
The action starts with Tom eyeing up a pet canary in a cage, who he intends to turn into a snack. On seeing Tom make off with the cage, Jerry decides to lend the little bird a hand, and Tom chases the mouse as a result. Fortunately for Jerry, the canary isn't as helpless as he seems, and teams up with Jerry to turn the tables on Tom. So far, so predictable
Where the cartoon really gets funny is when Tom becomes entangled in a corset, the material forming a pair of wings with which Tom is able to fly. While this is extremely far-fetched, even for a Tom and Jerry caper, it does lead to some of the funniest moments in the series so far. Tom quickly masters the art of flying and is able to chase both Jerry and the bird, zooming after them at high speed.
Of course, flight isn't without its hazards, and Tom find himself coming a cropper in a variety of painful ways, the most excruciating being when he lands with such great force on a tree (legs apart, the trunk hitting him in the crotch) that the tree is sawn in two. Yeeeoowch!
7.5 out of 10 overall, but everything after Tom learning to fly is easily worth an 8.
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