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Release Date:
22 February 1957 (USA) See more »
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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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A Remake Of A Previous T&J Cartoon See more (4 total) »

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Daws Butler ... Spike (voice)
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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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Runtime:
8 min (TCM print)
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Color (Technicolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
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 »
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Follows The Truce Hurts (1948)See more »
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Love That PupSee more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A Remake Of A Previous T&J Cartoon, 5 December 2007
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

Maybe they skinned the wrong people (animal).

Hanna And Barbera should be skinned alive as poor Tom was here in this cartoon, which is - as another reviewer has already pointed out - almost an exact duplicate of one made over a decade earlier: 1945's "Quiet Please".

For T&J cartoon fans who hadn't seen the earlier cartoon, this will do nicely, but for animated aficionados like me and maybe you, this is an insult and a total rip-off. It's especially annoying when you have doled out your cash for a cartoon set and you get several of these rehashed cartoons.

In a nutshell, the bulldog "Spike" just wants to make sure his little pup gets some sleep and Tom, inadvertently keeps preventing that, getting the ire of the dad. Tom's stupidity is shown to the hilt here, too.

If you're already familiar with "Quiet Please!" you might as well just skip this cartoon.

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