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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1.37 : 1
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When Jerry's mouse hole is first seen, it's in a wooden section of the attic wall to the left of the blueprint. Once Tom has finished assembling his mousetrap, the mouse hole has inexplicably moved to a painted white wall on the other side of the attic. See more »

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Followed by Muscle Beach Tom (1956) See more »

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Three Blind Mice
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Very, Very Clever Material
19 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was extremely clever, a real treat. I love something that is off the wall, even for a cartoon. This qualifies for OTW status, as blueprint stick figures come to life, right off a big chalkboard.

Tom is building the world's greatest mousetrap and has an elaborate blueprint of it. He goes to bed dreaming of fame and fortune. Then the fun kicks in as the mouse pictured in the blueprint comes alive, climbs out the drawing and goes to warn Jerry of his impending doom. Later, the cat in the picture comes to life (not Tom) and it's he and two Jerry's - the drawn one and the real Jerry - battling it out from that point with very unique sight gags. That is because the stick figures react differently than the real Tom and Jerry. Suffice to say, this is different.

Watch this if you ever have the opportunity because it mixes brains and slapstick and humor just beautifully.

This was part of disc two on the Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection, Volume One


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