Spike explains to his son the rules of being a dog: 1: be man's best friend (begging, lying at feet); 2: bury bones; 3: chase cats. Just then, Tom (and Jerry) run by, offering the perfect ... See full summary »
A baby seal escapes from the circus and ends up in Jerry's backyard pond. Tom finds out soon enough when Jerry grabs a fish from Tom's plate, and when the circus offers a $10,000 reward, ... See full summary »
Tom is duck hunting, and he wings a little duckling that can't quite keep up with the flock. Jerry gets to the fallen duck before Tom, bandages his wing, and shelters him from Tom as he ... See full summary »
Jerry rescues a bag of puppies from the river. Most of them run away as soon as Jerry releases them, but one stays behind. Jerry tries to get rid of it, but ultimately takes pity and ... See full summary »
Spike has just washed his pup. Tom and Jerry's chase knocks him into a mud puddle. Spike makes Tom clean him up again and promise to keep him clean which of course is Jerry's opening to get Tom in trouble.
The Bide-a-wee Mouse Home sends two orphans over for a hike with Scoutmaster Jerry. Trouble is, the orphans, dressed as Indians, want to shoot arrows and tomahawk-chop everything in sight, ... See full summary »
Spike has just put Tyke to bed for his nap when Tom and Jerry chase out the door to Tyke's crib, waking him up. This gives Tyke an attack of hiccups. Spike warns Tom not to wake him up ... See full summary »
Jerry removes a tack from Spike's paw. In gratitude, Spike gives Jerry a bell to ring when he's in trouble. Soon, Tom is acting as Jerry's servant. But then the city passes a leash law, and... See full summary »
Jerry's little duckling friend is depressed because he's just read The Ugly Duckling and thinks that he's ugly. Jerry does his best to help. Tom gets involved when the suicidal duck offers ... See full summary »
Jerry and Tuffy flood the kitchen and use the freezer to turn the floor into a massive ice-rink. Tom discovers the pair of rodents sliding effortlessly around the room and tries to catch them, but isn't as steady on his feetat least until he finds a pair of ice skates in a cupboard.
The problem with watching a lot of Tom and Jerry cartoons in quick succession is that the action can all become a bit 'samey'; the benefit of watching a lot of Tom and Jerry cartoons in a row is that when you get a particularly good one it really stands out from the crowd.
Mice Follies is a great example, the frozen setting making a welcome change from the usual housebound chaos and allowing for some superb gags. What also makes this one sparkle is the quality of the artwork and animation, with great attention to detail in the ice and the reflections of the characters as they skate along.
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