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The Egg and Jerry (1956)

A baby woodpecker mistakes Jerry for his mother. The mouse rejects the newly hatched bird but soon finds himself protecting it against his feline nemesis, Tom.
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One spring morning, a mother woodpecker heads out for lunch. The egg has just roll on the way to Jerry's house. In fact, Jerry decides to take the woodpecker back to the place where it came from. So, Jerry warns the woodpecker to leave home and decides to have another family. Tom finally chases him, so he decides to chase him until he caught Jerry. In the end, a mother woodpecker shows up to Jerry, so he decides to let the woodpecker back to it's mother. Written by ryan

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23 March 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tom und ich auf der Jagd  »

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2.35 : 1
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This cartoon re-uses the same animation and soundtrack from Hatch Up Your Troubles (1949). The animation was re-filmed over different backgrounds. The purpose was to accommodate the wider screen of Cinemascope: the new backgrounds are much wider than the old ones. The result is a "remake" that is nearly identical to the earlier film. See more »

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(at around 1 min) Jerry goes back home and slams the door, but his legs are still visible outside. See more »

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Follows Jerry and the Lion (1950) See more »

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The King Who Couldn't Dance (The Worry Song)
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Music by Sammy Fain
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Egg-streme... but...
30 July 2001 | by (Thatcham, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A baby woodpecker's egg falls out of a tree whilst it is trying to hatch itself. In doing so, it rolls into Jerry's house, and problems arise when not only does the little woodpecker think that Jerry is its 'Mama', but it gets a bit peck-happy and destructive. Unsurprisingly when Tom gets caught up in the action, Jerry comes to the little bird's rescue... This is a CinemaScope remake of the 1949 Tom and Jerry cartoon, 'Hatch Up Your Troubles'. Apart from the wider screen display, the other difference is in the imagery. This time around, due to rising costs of cartoons at the time, although the animation is identical to the earlier cartoon, the colours are less easy on the eye, and the backgrounds are also more schematic. Definitely best enjoyed in its original 1949 version.


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