Jerry's a wharf mouse; he sees a load of cheese being loaded onto a cargo ship and tries a variety of tricks to board, but Tom is on guard.

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A scent--which looks like a trail of vapor with a hand at the end of it--caresses Jerry as he sleeps on the wharf. It seductively leads Jerry to its source: a crate full of fromage, queso--cheese! Jerry rashly runs toward the cheese, as it is being pulled onto a cargo ship. But the scent holds out its hand to stop him. Watch out, it's telling him. And then it jerks its thumb toward Tom, the cat who is guarding the ship. Now Jerry is determined to sneak aboard, and Tom is determined to keep him on shore. The captain blithely walks about as this drama unfolds. But a shark off the pier is paying more attention. Either Tom or Jerry would make an excellent meal. Written by J. Spurlin

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The title is from the French fairy tail "Master Cat", more commonly known as "Puss in Boots", about a cat who uses trickery and deceit to gain power, wealth, and the hand of a princess in marriage for his penniless and low-born master. The tale was written Charles Perrault (1628-1703). See more »

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Tom's head replaces Leo the Lion after the second roar for a couple meows. See more »

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Follows Pup on a Picnic (1955) See more »

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Some clever ideas, making for an entertaining cartoon that falls short
1 March 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Chuck Jones' Tom and Jerry output is inconsistent, there are some good ones(though none are up there with the classics) and there are disappointments(but not abominations like the offerings from Gene Deitch). Puss N Boats is neither among the hits or misses, it is decent and entertaining but falls short. The action is fun and enough to keep people interested, while the gags benefit from clever ideas that are executed as such. Tom and Jerry are still likable characters and work great together, and the support characters are decent without upstaging them. Puss N Boats does have some let downs though. The animation is not great, some of Jones' Tom and Jerry cartoons do look good but everything here just looks scratchy and dull. Composer Carl Brandt was a first-timer, and judging from the generic and rather pedestrian scoring, the lack of any action or humour enhancing and forgettable orchestration his inexperience really shows. The pacing is sometimes solid but does lag a little too much, and while the gags and ideas save it that doesn't stop the story from being routine. In conclusion, decent but does fall short. 6/10 Bethany Cox


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