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The Vanishing Duck (1958)

Approved | | Animation, Family, Short | 2 May 1958 (USA)
George gives Joan a baby duck for her birthday. While they are out celebrating, Tom goes after the duck but his plans are thwarted when the duck (and, later, Jerry) finds a jar of vanishing... See full summary »
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Red Coffey ...
Little Quacker (voice) (uncredited)
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Joan (voice) (uncredited)
George O'Hanlon ...
George (voice) (uncredited)
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George gives Joan a baby duck for her birthday. While they are out celebrating, Tom goes after the duck but his plans are thwarted when the duck (and, later, Jerry) finds a jar of vanishing cream and uses it to well, vanish, and get even with Tom (for a while, at least). Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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2 May 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ankka joka katosi  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Last of the Hanna/Barbera classic era to feature Tom's signature scream. See more »

Goofs

When Quacker lands in the vanishing cream completely, he should be fully covered, including his head and arms. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
George: Honey. Oh, honey.
Joan: I'm in here, George .
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Connections

Follows The Million Dollar Cat (1944) See more »

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Not among the best for Tom and Jerry, but at least it entertains
5 February 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Vanishing Duck is not a masterpiece, nor was I was expecting it to be. The animation quality is not as good as before, Tom and Jerry have been drawn much better, the backgrounds are not as smooth and there were some I feel overly-bright colours. The story has a very similar scenario to The Invisible Mouse, though not as inspired or funny. However there is much to like as is mostly the case with Tom and Jerry(I say mostly because after 1958 the output wasn't a patch on their earlier cartoons). The music is very catchy and zesty with some beautiful and dynamic orchestration. The gags are fun and clever, and delivered in a brisk fashion. Tom and Jerry are likable, Tom being the butt of the violence but becoming more vengeful later and Jerry as cute and cunning as ever. Little Quacker is very endearing. All in all, not masterpiece Tom and Jerry but entertaining Tom and Jerry all the same, which is still fine for me. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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