Mail call. Nothing for Tom, but at Jerry's box, Tom finds a package; inside is a book, "Life with Tom" by Jerry Mouse. As Tom flips to chapters and hears, first a radio audience, then a ... See full summary »
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Mail call. Nothing for Tom, but at Jerry's box, Tom finds a package; inside is a book, "Life with Tom" by Jerry Mouse. As Tom flips to chapters and hears, first a radio audience, then a group of alley cats, then Spike and Tyke, all laughing over the book, we see the clips from earlier shows that everyone is laughing at (the clip from _Little Orphan, The (1949)_ has the original animation of Tom being set on fire, but is cut before the blackface images). Tom gets more and more irate about being the butt of everyone's jokes, and confronts Jerry, clobbering him with the book, when Jerry shows Tom the rest of his mail. The royalty checks have come in, and Jerry has split his $50,000 royalty with Tom. Suddenly, with $25,000 in his pocket, Tom is able to find the book funny. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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When Tom opens the book "Life with Tom" to a random page, there's a typo in the very first line. The word wasn't is misspelled as "was'nt". See more »

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Edited from Kitty Foiled (1948) See more »

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Here Comes the Sun
Music by Harry M. Woods (as Wood)
Lyrics by Arthur Freed (as Freed)
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Still really entertaining
4 May 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Although a lot of the material is recycled, this is still a very entertaining cartoon. Plus, the recycled material thing really isn't a problem seeing as the material used is so good, "Cat Fishin'", "Kitty Foiled" and "The Little Orphan" are some of the better Tom and Jerry cartoons in my opinion. The artwork is stunning here, and the music is an absolute delight to the ears. The concept is also great, Jerry writing a book about Life with Tom is a truly great idea, and the sight gags are a lot of fun. To top it all, the ending was really quite nice, and the whole cartoon moves along very quickly. Overall, a very entertaining cartoon even with recycled material. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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