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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 Pet Peeve (1954)See more »
Love That PupSee more »


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1 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
a watchable retread, 13 June 2006
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This cartoon was a rip-off of an earlier Tom and Jerry cartoon. In the late 50s, the studio simply remade older cartoons instead of coming up with new ones. Plus, the animation quality was significantly poorer than the originals. In this case, I STRONGLY recommend you look for the earlier toons. While this isn't a bad cartoon, it certainly pales in comparison to the older ones.

The original cartoon was QUIET PLEASE (1945) and was, for the most part, exactly what you see in this movie. In both, Tom is making a racket when he is chasing Jerry--so much so that Spike threatens to do bad things to Tom should they wake his little son. And, given that Tom is stupid, he again and again tests the dog's patience until he ultimately gets what he has coming to him.

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