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The Yankee Doodle Mouse (1943)

Approved | | Animation, Short, Action | 26 June 1943 (USA)
In honor of the U.S. military during WWII, Tom and Jerry do battle in the basement, using household items as war weapons and vehicles.
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Storyline

As Tom and Jerry stage their typical fight sequences, the patriotic soldier theme of the title is evidenced by such things as a carton of eggs labeled "Hen Grenades"; Jerry dropping light bulbs from an airplane like bombs; and Jerry sending a telegram with the message "Sighted Cat - Sank Same." Musical phrasings from various patriotic war songs are heard throughout. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Yankee Doodle Mouse See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (re-issue)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

According to animator Mark Kausler, Irven Spence was responsible for the action, while Kenneth Muse took care of the facial expressions. See more »

Alternate Versions

The re-released version not only had the opening and ending titles altered, but had a short scene removed. After Jerry whacks Tom with the board, he runs off and Tom jams his head into the mouse hole. Jerry proceeds to wet stamps on Tom's tongue and paste them onto a book. A second war communique reads "Enemy gets in a few good licks! Signed, Lt. Jerry Mouse." See more »

Connections

Followed by The Vanishing Duck (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Yankee Doodle
(uncredited)
Performed by studio orchestra
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Tom and Jerry go to war
30 May 2005 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

Jerry the mouse and tom the cat are at war with each other, Jerry using such items as egg 'hen' grenades, light bulb bombs, and various other Weapons of Mass Distraction. Tom is pretty much the Nazi to Jerry's American soldier in this one. It won the Oscar for best short cartoon in 1944 and rightfully so as this is one of the funnier Tom and Jerry cartoons that I've seen and worth having in ANYone's collection. This hilarious award winning cartoon can be found on disc one of the Spotlight collection DVD of "Tom & Jerry" Which is a great buy however way you slice it.

My Grade: A


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