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The Mouse Comes to Dinner (1945)

Tom invites Toots to an elegant dinner. However, he's made the mistake of trying to put Jerry to work, as a serving boy, a corkscrew, and other tasks. Jerry puts up with a little of this, ... See full summary »
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Sara Berner ... Toots (voice) (uncredited)
William Hanna ... Tom (voice) (uncredited)
Lillian Randolph ... Mammy Two-Shoes (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Tom invites Toots to an elegant dinner. However, he's made the mistake of trying to put Jerry to work, as a serving boy, a corkscrew, and other tasks. Jerry puts up with a little of this, but mostly gets revenge on Tom, mostly involving the tip of Tom's tail, which ends up in a sandwich, inside a dessert, and in a candle-holder. Meanwhile, Toots isn't too happy about Tom getting fresh with her. There's a chase, of course, featuring Tom stabbing a turkey while Jerry, safely outside, makes sounds of pain. Tom ends up with his tail stuck up like a mast as Jerry paints "S.S. Drip" on his side and Toots launches him into the punchbowl with a bottle of champagne. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mouse to Dinner See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Tom and Toots both speak in this cartoon. See more »

Quotes

Tom: Hey, what's cookin'?
Tom's Sweety: You are, stupid!
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Alternate Versions

Some TV version cut the appearance of Mammy (Tom's African American owner) in the beginning. This version starts where Tom jumps out of the flower pot. See more »

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Followed by Tot Watchers (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet and Lovely
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Written by Gus Arnheim, Neil Moret and Harry Tobias
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The Mouse Comes to Dinner
30 December 2015 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

The Mouse Comes to Dinner (1945)

*** (out of 4)

Tom gets a cute cat to come over to dinner so he obviously wants to impress her so he makes Jerry serve the food, which of course ends up with one fight after another. THE MOUSE COMES TO DINNER is certainly an entertaining film that manages to go at a very fast pace and of course there are plenty of laughs as well. This film offers up some rather creative fights and especially the sequence where Tom keeps biting his own tail. Another highlight is the scene where the poor cat is too stupid to realize that he's on fire and not in a good way. As you'd expect the animation is top-notch as are the sound effects, which certainly add a few nice laughs.


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