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The Egg and Jerry (1956)

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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One spring morning, a mother woodpecker heads out for lunch. The egg has just roll on the way to Jerry's house. In fact, Jerry decides to take the woodpecker back to the place where it came from. So, Jerry warns the woodpecker to leave home and decides to have another family. Tom finally chases him, so he decides to chase him until he caught Jerry. In the end, a mother woodpecker shows up to Jerry, so he decides to let the woodpecker back to it's mother. Written by ryan

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tom und ich auf der Jagd See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This cartoon re-uses the same animation and soundtrack from Hatch Up Your Troubles (1949). The animation was re-filmed over different backgrounds. The purpose was to accommodate the wider screen of Cinemascope: the new backgrounds are much wider than the old ones. The result is a "remake" that is nearly identical to the earlier film. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1 min) Jerry goes back home and slams the door, but his legs are still visible outside. See more »

Connections

Follows Tee for Two (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

The King Who Couldn't Dance (The Worry Song)
(uncredited)
Music by Sammy Fain
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Déjà vu.
3 May 2017 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

The Egg and Jerry is a CinemaScope retread of the not-particularly-memorable Hatch Up Your Troubles (1949), wherein a baby woodpecker mistakes Jerry for his mother and proceeds to peck away at any wooden objects it can find, including Tom's deckchair, which kick-starts the inevitable chase routine with Jerry doing his best to ensure the safety of the bird.

The only real difference between this and the original (picture ratio aside) is that this version features some truly horrible, slapdash backgrounds, no doubt the result of a cost cutting exercise by Hanna-Barbera. My advice: watch Hatch Up Your Troubles instead, or any one of the many excellent early Tom and Jerry shorts.


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