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Safety Second (1950)

Approved | | Animation, Short, Comedy | 1 July 1950 (USA)
Jerry forbids young Nibbles from lighting fireworks on the Fourth of July, but both mice find these dangerous toys to be useful weapons when their cat-nemesis, Tom, starts trouble.
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It's Independence Day, and Jerry's little nephew, Nibbles, wants to celebrate with fireworks, while Jerry reminds him to "keep it safe and sane." Initially, this backfires against Jerry, as his attempts to dispose of the firecrackers Nibbles lights explode in his face, but ultimately, Nibbles saves Jerry from Tom with the usual cartoon uses of black powder. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

F'r Safety Sake See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System) (original release)| Perspecta Stereo (Westrex Recording System) (re-release)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

First cartoon to use in the end titles, the words "MADE IN HOLLYWOOD, U.S.A." at the bottom of the screen. See more »

Connections

Follows Springtime for Thomas (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Here Comes the Sun
(uncredited)
Music by Harry M. Woods (as Wood)
Lyrics by Arthur Freed (as Freed)
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Not quite a classic, but still a lot of fun
5 December 2012 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I may be biased as I have always loved Tom and Jerry since childhood. Safety Second is not one of their absolute best, there are moments where it is a little too routine and predictable, but it has the ingredients that make Tom and Jerry so entertaining. The animation is still wonderful, with a lot of detail in the backgrounds and luscious colouring. Tom, Jerry and Nibbles are all well-drawn as well. The music has always been a large part of Tom and Jerry's energy, in Safety Second I can't make any exception. The lively tempos and lush orchestration makes for very characterful music indeed that succeeds in enhancing the humour. And the gags are enormously entertaining to watch, thick, fast and never laboured. The story is not much new, but is never dull. Tom and Jerry are as likable as ever and true to character, while Nibbles is adorable and is charmingly endearing in his curiosity and innocence.

Overall, a lot of fun even if it falls this short of being a classic. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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