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Tom designs a better mousetrap that would have made Rube Goldberg jealous. While he sleeps, the mouse that Tom drew wakes Jerry and they get chased by the cat Tom drew. As Tom awakes, they ... See full summary »
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Tom designs a better mousetrap that would have made Rube Goldberg jealous. While he sleeps, the mouse that Tom drew wakes Jerry and they get chased by the cat Tom drew. As Tom awakes, they make a strategic alteration to the design. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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2 September 1955 (USA)  »

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Tom der alte Fallensteller  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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When Tom finishes drawing up the blueprint, he draws the mouse and writes "Mouse" underneath. When the blueprint mouse comes to life after Tom lies down on his bed, the word "Mouse" is suddenly underlined. See more »

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Followed by Tops with Pops (1957) See more »

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Three Blind Mice
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Building a better mousetrap
4 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tom the cat takes great pride in the new mouse trap he deigned and dreams of how he will get rich by patenting it. But while he's sleeping the drawling of the mouse comes off the piece of paper and wakes Jerry the Mouse up to sabotage Tom's plans. They must first contend with a dawning of a cat who has also come to life first. This short was rather amusing but it was a tad experimental (not nearly as much as the later "Blue Cat Blues) I just like it more when Tom and Jerry can actually be Tom and Jerry. This animated short can be found on disc 2 of Warner Brother's 2-DVD Spotlight Collection set.

My Grade: B-


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