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Down Beat Bear (1956)

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A dancing bear escapes from the zoo and finds his way to Tom and Jerry's house. He dances with Tom, making it impossible for Tom to call the authorities; Jerry takes every opportunity to ... See full summary »

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A dancing bear escapes from the zoo and finds his way to Tom and Jerry's house. He dances with Tom, making it impossible for Tom to call the authorities; Jerry takes every opportunity to play music and keep Tom and the bear dancing. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Tom tries to call the authorities more than once, but since he can't talk, and caller ID and 911are not available he cannot tell them about the bear. See more »

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Follows Johann Mouse (1952) See more »

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Love That Pup
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soulless, pointless, and cutesy
28 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

It always irritated me when Jerry decided to mess with Tom's mind just for the pure pleasure of it. Here, Tom attempts to collect a reward on find a runaway dancing bear, and Jerry thwarts him by continuously creating music, causing the bear to grab Tom and jitterbug with him. There really is no other purpose or plot, and it's hard to know who to root for, since none of the three characters have any personality. There's really just one joke here, repeated until the ending seems obvious. But for Hanna-Barbera, the animation is surprisingly good, and it's always nice to see that Jerry has been able to find such nice mouse-sized furniture for his hole-in-the-wall apartment.


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