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Fit to Be Tied (1952)

Approved | | Family, Animation, Short | 26 July 1952 (USA)
Jerry removes a tack from Spike's paw. In gratitude, Spike gives Jerry a bell to ring when he's in trouble. Soon, Tom is acting as Jerry's servant. But then the city passes a leash law, and... See full summary »

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Jerry removes a tack from Spike's paw. In gratitude, Spike gives Jerry a bell to ring when he's in trouble. Soon, Tom is acting as Jerry's servant. But then the city passes a leash law, and Spike can no longer help. Soon, Tom is taunting Spike (much like Foghorn Leghorn taunts the barnyard dog) and harassing Jerry, who becomes his servant until the leash law is repealed. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Einigkeit macht stark  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Follows The Framed Cat (1950) See more »

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Music by Stephen Foster
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Even if I have seen the story before, this cartoon is still very funny and clever
28 June 2010 | by See all my reviews

The story I agree has been used before, but what I love about Fit to be Tied is that it is very clever and funny. The animation is really nice, colourful and solid-looking, and the music is delightful with plenty of rousing themes. The cartoon moves at a cracking pace and the sight gags are extremely clever and funny and delivered thick and fast. The characters are all on top form, Tom is very crafty here and has a certain likability about him, Jerry is sweet and cunning and Spike is funny and sympathetic with some amusing (if not too much) dialogue. Plus I loved the ending. Overall, clever, funny and delightful, definitely recommended. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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