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Mouse Trouble (1944)

Tom's new book on "how to catch a mouse" doesn't prove too helpful against Jerry; actually, Jerry seems to make better use of it than Tom.
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Tom is excited when the postman brings a package; it's the Random Mouse book "How to Catch a Mouse." Tom tries each chapter in succession: locating the mouse, the basic trap, the snare, being scientific, and preying on the mouse's curiosity. At each turn, Jerry uses the chapter's information better than Tom, so Tom turns to brute force: a mallet, a bear trap, a double-barreled shotgun, and a mountain of explosives. By the end, will the cat or the mouse have earned his eternal heavenly reward? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cat Nipped See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Co-directors William Hanna and Joseph Barbera won seven Best Short of the Year Oscars. In order: The Yankee Doodle Mouse (1943), Mouse Trouble (1944), Quiet Please! (1945), The Cat Concerto (1947), The Little Orphan (1948), The Two Mouseketeers (1951), and Johann Mouse (1952). See more »

Quotes

Wind-up Female Mouse: [Repeated Line] Come up and see me sometime.
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Connections

Follows Fraidy Cat (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Lord and Lady Gate
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Written by Don Raye (as Raye) and Gene de Paul (as DePaul)
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Excellent tom and jerry short
30 May 2005 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

One of Tom and Jerry's best shorts involves Tom ordering a book on how to catch mice. As Tom finds out, the advice is hardly fool proof and leads to some of the most memorable gags in the history of the cat and mouse duo. the toupee, the robotic female mouse, the pretending to read something uproarious gag, "Don't you believe it". It's all here. This short is excellence personified and a MUST HAVE for everyone with even a passing interest of Tom and Jerry shorts. This hilarious Oscar winning cartoon can be found on disc one of the Spotlight collection DVD of "Tom & Jerry"

My Grade: A+


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