Tom's cousin, George, comes to visit, even though he's terribly afraid of mice. When Jerry gets out of Tom's ineffective prison, he discovers this and takes full advantage of it though he's... See full summary »
The lady of the house has gone out for a few hours, leaving her baby in the care of a stereotypical 1950s teenager, who immediately begins calling her friends. Tom and Jerry must call a ... See full summary »
When a duck hatches from the egg underneath Tom, he is convinced he is his mother. Tom thinks that he would like to eat the newborn duck, but Jerry shows him the truth while saving him from being eaten.
Tom's chasing Jerry when he runs, literally, right into the sleeping (and quite nasty) dog later known as Spike. Spike chases Tom up a lamp; Jerry's quite amused, until Spike turns on him ... See full summary »
As I have said many times before, I love Tom and Jerry. And I love Chuck Jones as well. Having the two together had potential to be a match made in heaven if done right. Jones' Tom and Jerry output has been rather hit-and-miss for me, at least it is far better than the Gene Deitch cartoons- easy feat really as anything's better than them- but the MGM/Hanna-Barbera cartoons are where you'll find the classics. Tom-ic Energy just didn't do it for me and I do have to agree that while not a disasterpiece like any of Deitch's output it is one of the weakest of Jones'. It's not all bad, the animation is good with some nice colours and fluidity- much easier on the eyes than the later entries-, the music does have memorable moments and is fitting with the atmosphere of the cartoon- essentially it is one of the more listenable scores of the Jones Tom and Jerry cartoons- and the lead characters are still likable. Unfortunately the story feels empty and virtually is plot-less. Worse is that there is very little energy to be seen so everything feels uninteresting, and it all feels like one big chase sequence that feels more like part-Roadrunner, part-Pepe LePew(as much as I do like those cartoons generally it just didn't feel like Tom and Jerry). Tom-ic Energy doesn't come across as very funny either, none of the gags are all that surprising and suffer from poor timing. While the titular characters are fine, the supporting characters are rather bland, and that is even with Mel Blanc's involvement. In conclusion, not terrible but disappointingly lacklustre. 4/10 Bethany Cox
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