Jerry, with the help of a mouse friend, is lowered on a fishing line, abuses the sleeping Tom in various ways, and is yanked away before Tom sees him. First, he hits Tom with a fireplace ... See full summary »

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Jerry, with the help of a mouse friend, is lowered on a fishing line, abuses the sleeping Tom in various ways, and is yanked away before Tom sees him. First, he hits Tom with a fireplace shovel and plants it in Tom's hand; next, he puts a gun in Tom's hand and pulls the trigger; he puts a noose around Tom's neck; positions a ketchup-covered knife (complete with ketchup "wound"); and finally puts Tom into an archery bow. Tom finally gets his revenge, though. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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The title refers to the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. One animal is the mouse or the rat that has occurred in 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009 and will in 2021. See more »

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Follows Heavenly Puss (1949) See more »

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Brahm's Lullaby
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The Chuck Jones Version
12 November 2002 | by (Your Critic of Critics) – See all my reviews

If I'm not mistaken this is Chuck Jones' second attempt at a Tom and Jerry short and boy is his version VIOLENT! Compared to action/adventure cartoons, especially the ones from my generation this short is sissy stuff. But compared to any other animated short Tom and Jerry or not, this is perhaps one of the most violent ones. Regardless it's kind of funny but Tom shooting himself in the forehead was a little disturbing!

2(**)out of 4(****)stars


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