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The Milky Waif (1946)

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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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

I'm Nobody's Baby
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Music and Lyrics by Milton Ager, Benny Davis and Lester Santley
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30 May 2005 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

Featuring the first appearance of Tuffy (known in this short as Nibbles). After Jerry awakens from a nightmare, he finds a baby mouse at his door with a note asking him to care for it. Jerry then attempts to get milk for the infant much to Tom's chagrin. This is the first cartoon short that the Spotlight Collection DVD drops the ball with. Originally the two mice appeared in black face for a gag. But it's gone here in a misguided attempt at being overly PC and the short is worse of for it. That got on my nerves. This cartoon (minus the black face part) can be found on disc one of the Spotlight collection DVD of "Tom & Jerry"

My Grade: A for the original; C for the bastardized DVD version


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