Jerry Mouse befriends a newly hatched duck who can't swim and ends up protecting him against his feline nemesis, Tom.

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A female duck with six eggs watches five of them hatch, but the sixth is late to hatch - it hatches while Mama and her new ducklings swim in the lake. The sixth duckling can't swim, so he goes to Jerry, who helps him learn to swim. Tom has devious plans - catch the duckling and cook him so he can have something to eat. Written by Brian Henke <Cincy43235@aol.com>

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5 September 1953 (USA)  »

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Tom steht das Wasser bis zum Hals  »

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Goofs

Jerry, who has Tom by the hand, pulls the cat through a drainpipe. Tom comes out squished into the drainpipe's shape. This typical cartoon gag is accompanied by an animator's goof. In addition to the hand Jerry is holding, Tom has four - not three - little feet. See more »

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Follows Jerry and Jumbo (1953) See more »

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Love That Pup
Written by Scott Bradley
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Out for a duck in a super cartoon
12 September 2001 | by (Thatcham, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

One of the ducklings hatched finds that he cannot swim, so enlists the help of Jerry after he saw the poor thing in tears. After some vain attempts, the duckling wanders off, where a hungry Tom is waiting...

This cartoon's funny, and the little duckling is as amusing as ever. It's just a shame that this was the last of the cartoons where Tom had his most memorably superb appearance visually. From the next cartoon ('Two Little Indians') onwards he began to simplify...


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