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The Milky Waif (1946)

Approved | | Animation, Short, Comedy | 18 May 1946 (USA)
Jerry finds himself in charge of a foundling mouse called Nibbles, who is eager to steal milk from Tom's bowl and oblivious to the danger.
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Tom's scream (uncredited)
Lillian Randolph ... Jerry (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Jerry is awakened from a nightmare by a knock on the door: someone has left a foundling in a walnut shell with a note, giving his name as Nibbles and saying he needs lots of milk. Fortunately, there's a dish handy, but it's next to Tom. Nibbles scurries out and dives off Tom's nose, then grabs a whisker for balance, waking Tom up. Jerry grabs him just in time and they hide under the milk. Tom laps up some milk and gets Nibbles; Jerry rescues him, and they run for the hole. Next, they try a very long straw; Tom catches them and sucks Nibbles through the straw. Much chasing follows, with a pause now and then for some milk. Tom traps Jerry in a milk bottle and chases Nibbles a while; he finally corners Nibbles and spanks him with a flyswatter. Jerry is so enraged he burst out of the milk bottle and lets out a ferocious roar; he grabs Tom by the tail and thoroughly pummels him, then stands over him as Tom feeds Nibbles milk. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den forslugne mus See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The first appearance of Nibbles (later known as Tuffy). See more »

Alternate Versions

Cartoon Network's print cuts the sequence where Jerry and Nibbles disguise themselves as African-Americans, and very badly too. See more »

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Followed by Jerry and the Lion (1950) See more »

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Who has custard pies anyway?
8 January 2007 | by CuriosityKilledShawnSee all my reviews

Jerry wakes from a nightmare by a knock at the door only to discover he's been made a surrogate daddy to a baby mouse called Tuffy. The attached note claims that Tuffy loves milk and Jerry must find a way to get him some. Tom has a big bowl full of it, but they'd only be asking for trouble if they were to go steal.

The chase begins and it is rather funny, if a bit generic. I did notice moment of weird editing in a certain scene, but later found out that the version I saw was censored by the PC Police for containing a scene where Jerry and Tuffy disguise themselves as African Americans. I would say 'black men' but they ARE mouses. I do wish the overzealous censors would leave these harmless cartoons alone.

This gripe aside, it was entertaining nonetheless. But the crappy custard pie jokes are beneath Tom and Jerry standards!


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