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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)

Color:

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

[Tom corners Jerry and then consults his book for advice - A CORNERED MOUSE NEVER FIGHTS. Tom uses this knowledge to attack... and gets thrashed and bruised by Jerry]
Tom: [said very slow] Don't you believe it!
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Connections

Followed by The Mouse from H.U.N.G.E.R. (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

All God's Chillun Got Rhythm
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Written by Bronislau Kaper and Walter Jurmann
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Too predictable to be very funny.
22 March 2008 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Tom once again attempts to trap Jerry, this time using a variety of ingenious methods which are described in his recent book purchase, entitled 'How To Catch A Mouse'.

An episodic T&J caper (as opposed to the usual, single, prolonged chase scene), Mouse Trouble is basically a series of quick fire gags, which sees Tom's different traps backfiring in amusing ways. I use the word amusing, because, unfortunately, they are very rarely hilarious, being way too predictable in their outcome.

This style of cartoon would be done much better (and again and again) years later by the brilliant Wile E.Coyote and Roadrunner.


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