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Designs on Jerry (1955)

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)  »

Also Known As:

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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Goofs

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 »

Connections

Followed by Of Feline Bondage (1965) See more »

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Love That Pup
(uncredited)
Written by Scott Bradley
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Designs on Jerry is yet another delight from the Tom and Jerry canon
24 June 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I may sound like a broken record, but I just love Tom and Jerry. They were part of my childhood, and I still adore them. Designs on Jerry is so clever in visuals and constructions it ranks among my favourite of their cartoons. I also love it for its originality and fun. The animation is excellent, the backgrounds are colourful and the characters well drawn but the real delight comes from anything to do with the drawings on the black board. The music has a lot of energy and the gags and chases are clever and fresh. The pacing is fast, the story is original, the ending is hilarious and both Tom and Jerry are their usual likable selves. Overall, just delightful. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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