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 »
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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 invites the frisky runt inside, where he has to hide it from Tom, who keeps throwing it out. A thunderstorm starts, and Tom takes pity on the pup, goes out looking for it, and falls into the river himself, where Jerry rescues him. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Too cutesy for me.
20 November 2016 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

I'll be honest: what I love most about Tom and Jerry cartoons is the creative ways in which the characters inflict pain on each other. Some of these cartoons eschew this violence in favour of cuteness, and these leave me less impressed. Puppy Tale is one such example.

It is late one night and Jerry sees a sack thrown from a car into the river. Pulling the sack from the water, the mouse discovers that the bag contains a litter of unwanted puppies, all but one of which scamper away. The last pup follows Jerry, and makes himself at home, drinking from Tom's bowl and sleeping in his bed.

Exasperated, Tom throws both the mouse and the dog out of the house, but when the weather turns bad, his conscience gets the better of him, and he goes out into the storm to find them. While outside, Tom is blown into the river by a gust of wind, but is rescued by Jerry and the pup. Tom decides to let the pair back into the house, after which the pup goes to the door and calls his siblings to join him.

It's all way too saccharine for my liking.


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