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Hatch Up Your Troubles (1949)

Approved | | Family, Animation, Comedy | 14 May 1949 (USA)
A baby woodpecker mistakes Jerry for his mother. The mouse rejects the newly hatched bird but soon finds himself protecting it against his feline nemesis, Tom.
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A woodpecker's egg falls from its nest, rolls into Jerry's home, and settles underneath the sleeping Jerry. When it hatches, the bird naturally calls Jerry "Mama." Jerry soon realizes that a woodpecker can be an ally in his battles with Tom. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Followed by Sleepy-Time Tom (1951) See more »

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The King Who Couldn't Dance (The Worry Song)
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Music by Sammy Fain
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A mouse named Jerry as the "Mama" to a baby woodpecker! How charming!
15 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

This Tom and Jerry, nominated for an Oscar, concerns an egg, Jerry mouse and the joys and headaches of unexpected "motherhood" for a very surprised mouse when the egg hatches into a baby woodpecker. Tom gets involved and typical sight gags (most rather painful to Tom from the looks of things) abound with great rapidity, resulting in an enjoyable time for all, except for Tom, of course. Recommended.


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