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The Night Before Christmas (1941)

Well, a mouse *is* stirring... And he's having fun playing with the toys, until he mistakes Tom for a stuffed toy and wakes him up.
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It's snowy and cold outside, and warm inside where Jerry squeezes past a mousetrap to cavort under a present-laden Christmas tree. Mistaking the sleeping Tom for a plush toy, Jerry wakes the cat and a mad chase ensues. Various toys come to Jerry's rescue as he dashes about. Mistletoe is his final refuge before he must escape to the outdoors just ahead of Tom's claws. Out in the snow, he may become a mouse Popcycle, and unless Christmas peace can descend, Tom may be in for a nasty surprise as well. Can the lads find the spirit of the season? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 1941 (USA) See more »

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Not Even a Mouse See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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The third Tom and Jerry cartoon released into theaters. See more »

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Followed by Saturday Evening Puss (1950) See more »

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Jingle Bells
(1857)
Written by James Pierpont
Played by studio orchestra
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The Night Before Christmas
27 December 2015 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

The Night Before Christmas (1941)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

One of the best of the early Tom and Jerry cartoon shorts. It's Christmas night and Jerry is under the tree play with the various gifts left by Santa. Soon he starts jumping on Tom thinking he's a gift and soon the two are back to their fighting ways. The third short in the series has all the classic chases that you'd expect from the series but it also has a bit more heart since this was released around the holidays. The animation is really what stands out here and especially how colorful it was. The scene under the tree are especially beautiful looking and we also get some nice laughs once the fighting starts. The ending is quite nice as the two make up and play nice for once.


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