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Release Date:
22 February 1957 (USA) See more »
Spike the bulldog warns Tom to keep away from his son, Tyke. Jerry realizes that sticking close to the boy is the best way to repel his feline tormentor, but Tom is not about to let the mouse evade him so easily. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Daws Butler ... Spike (voice)

Directed by
Joseph Barbera 
William Hanna 
Produced by
Joseph Barbera .... producer
William Hanna .... producer
Original Music by
Scott Bradley 
Animation Department
Ed Barge .... animator
Richard Bickenbach .... layout artist (as Dick Bickenbach)
Don Driscoll .... background artist
Kenneth Muse .... animator
Ray Patterson .... animator
Irven Spence .... animator (as Irvin Spence)

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8 min (TCM print)
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:Approved (PCA #13390)

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This cartoon re-uses the same animation and soundtrack from Love That Pup (1949). The old drawings (with some alterations) were 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 »
Movie Connections:
Follows Trap Happy (1946)See more »
Love That PupSee more »


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Not a very original cartoon, but entertaining at least, 15 January 2013
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

Tops With Pops is not one of Tom and Jerry's- of whom I have always been a great fan of- best. It is not one of their most original, with a story that is basically a retread of Love That Pup(a stronger cartoon generally), so naturally some are going to question the point of it. The animation is not quite as detailed-looking, though still has a lot of colour and vibrancy. The music though is full of sumptuous orchestration and character, enhancing every bit of humour there is in Tops With Pops. The gags are not as clever as Love That Pup, but are still very funny. All the characters are spot on in characterisation and work so well together, very rarely in Tom and Jerry has it been any other way.

All in all, for all that it lacks in originality Tops With Pops more than makes up for it in entertainment value. 7/10 Bethany Cox

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