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The Missing Mouse (1953)

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 »

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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 time when Tom hears on the radio that a dangerous white mouse, having swallowed an explosive formula, has escaped from a lab and that the slightest noise will cause an explosion and destroy a city. Tom then notices the now white Jerry and does whatever he can to stop Jerry from doing dangerous things to himself (hitting himself with a hammer,etc.). Written by Anonymous

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10 January 1953 (USA)  »

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Tom sieht weiße Mäuse  »

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Trivia

This is the only Tom and Jerry cartoon for which the music is not by Scott Bradley. See more »

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[last lines]
Radio Announcer: Your attention please! We have just learned from laboratory officials that the explosive contained in the white mouse is no longer dangerous. And they have assured us the mouse will not explode.
[Tom kicks the white mouse out the window only to have it explode reducing the house to rubble]
Radio Announcer: We repeat, the white mouse will not explode.
Tom: [emerging from the rubble and speaking very slow] Don't you believe it!
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Follows Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse (1947) See more »

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It's all white.
7 November 2014 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

A white mouse has escaped from a laboratory having swallowed a very volatile explosive; when Jerry accidentally gets covered in shoe whitener, Tom mistakes his long-time adversary for the missing hazardous rodent—a fact that Jerry takes advantage of whenever possible!

For the most part, this is a fairly routine T&J cartoon that delivers predictable laughs, but there's one particular scene that qualifies this as absolutely unmissable for fans of the chaotic cat and mouse: Tom tries to stop a flat iron from landing on his face by blowing it back into the air with his mouth, the poor cat turning purple with the effort before the inevitable happens. Perfectly executed and absolutely hilarious, this easily ranks amongst my favourite T&J moments, making The Missing Mouse worth a rating of at least 7/10.


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