Tom chases Jerry into a fish cannery; they get sealed into cans. Tom breaks out, but falls off a pier as the cans roll under him. A shark chases him out of the water; Tom drops an anchor on... See full summary »
Perhaps because he's grown weary of chasing Jerry, Tom sets his sights on the house's goldfish. But the female goldfish is a friend of Jerry's, and the little mouse has a crush on her. When... See full summary »
Tom chases Jerry around a pool hall. Jerry's fairy godmouse arrives, and Jerry tells the story; she gives him an invisibility potion. Jerry uses this to do some creative barbering on Tom, ... See full summary »
Tom chases Jerry through city streets, gets run over by a streetcar (twice), and follows Jerry into a department store. In the toy department, they have some fun with radio-controlled cars ... See full summary »
Tom is on the canals of Venice, singing opera. He ends up on a cruise ship, where another cat tricks him out of Jerry (who Tom has just caught), then mirrors his every move. Eventually the ... See full summary »
Secret agent Jerry-akin has to steal a giant refrigerator full of cheese, guarded by the evil Tom Thrush with a vast array of diabolical gadgets and traps. Of course, Jerry has a few tricks of his own.
Jerry's magician friend (cousin?) drops by, levitating Tom. Later, when Jerry is preparing dinner, Tom accidentally grabs the magician, who hypnotizes him. While Tom is under, the magician ... See full summary »
Tom's fishing, but his bait is cheese, and his quarry an unusually gullible Jerry on a boat across the harbor. Jerry gets reeled in, but that's only the start, particularly once Jerry hides... See full summary »
Jerry keeps sleepwalking and doing violence to Tom. He realizes this and tries to keep awake, but fails. He catches himself a couple more times just as he's about to do serious damage, but ... See full summary »
Jerry lives in a wall separating a duplex. The mouse holes on both sides of the wall allow him to visit either living area, but they also leave him vulnerable to the two cats who live opposite each other. Luckily for Jerry, neither Tom nor his orange counterpart know of the other's existence. That gives him the opportunity to pit one against the other without the cats even knowing. Jerry tricks Tom into reaching into his hole with a flyswatter; and, as the wily mouse planned it, Tom hits the orange cat with great force. The fly-swatted feline, imagining a muscle-bound mouse, throws his fist through the hole and socks Tom across the room. Poor Tom imagines his longtime enemy to be an even more muscle-bound rodent. The fighting continues with a spear gun, a cannon, a stick of dynamite and a pair of grenades, each cat doing all the damage to his feline confrère rather than the intended target. Written by
Being released immediately after "Cat & Dupli-Cat," this film immediately strikes one as a very lame rewrite: the second cat character's supposed to provide extra character interest (& hopefully, even upstage the two "stars" here, whom Jones never really got the hang of). But whereas in the first film the orange cat handily took the honors, this film's yellow cat has no such redeeming trait. He's rather insipid looking, and it's perhaps just as well little time was spent with him; this is largely due to the directorship (Jones handed direction to longtime Warner unit animator Abe Levitow for this one). There's very little to offset the fact this is yet another "potboiler" Jones apparently felt obliged to churn out for the new studio he was assigned to (and "potboiler" is a fatal attitude to take in the case of a once-classic cartoon series). And yet, Levitow shows a better grasp of the two star characters than Jones did in his film....so the former MUST be doing something right.
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