When a duck hatches from the egg underneath Tom, he is convinced he is his mother. Tom thinks that he would like to eat the newborn duck, but Jerry shows him the truth while saving him from being eaten.
Tom sells Jerry to a local pet story that's buying white mice. Yes, Jerry's brown, but a little paint fixes that. The lady of the house finds the money Tom got and uses it to buy a cute ... See full summary »
George gives Joan a baby duck for her birthday. While they are out celebrating, Tom goes after the duck but his plans are thwarted when the duck (and, later, Jerry) finds a jar of vanishing... See full summary »
Jerry's eccentric uncle, Pecos, a Texas mouse, comes to spend the night with him before his musical performance on television the next day. He decides to rehearse with his guitar for the ... See full summary »
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 »
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 »
Tom has a chunk of the leftover chicken just before his owner George goes to look at the fridge. He threatens to take care of whichever animal did it. Tom frames Spike the dog, but Jerry ... 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 »
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 »
So says "Spike" to his little bulldog pup "Tyke" after Tom winds up in the salad bowl. All Spike is trying to do is have a barbecue with some steak and salad, but Tom keeps interrupting by chasing Jerry, who hides in the salad bowl, bag of charcoal, etc., and Tom blindly disrupts things always forgetting Spike is there.
This cartoon theme is similar - too similar - to another Tom and Jerry animated short in the '50s, called "Pup On A Picnic." In that one, Spike takes his pride-and-joy, baby bulldog "Tyke," on a picnic out in the woods. In this cartoon, he's preparing a barbecue out in the backyard. The material in both cartoons is basically the same. This is really noticeable when you're viewing these on the Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection Volume Three, which I was, because they come almost back-to-back.
Even the endings on both cartoons feature the same twist: a army of ants (complete with trumpeter), invading the premises and stealing the food.
So....overall, not bad but too much of a rip-off of the other cartoon. Were the writers running out of ideas?
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