The lady of the house has gone out for a few hours, leaving her baby in the care of a stereotypical 1950s teenager, who immediately begins calling her friends. Tom and Jerry must call a ...
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Tom is playing with Jerry when someone delivers a cute lady cat for Mammy to take care of. Tom is smitten at first sight, and primps a bit. He offers a fish and a canary, but she's not ... See full summary »
Spike the bulldog, grateful to Jerry for getting him out of the dogcatcher's van, offers to help the little mouse any time he whistles. Tom, Jerry's feline tormentor, seeks to overcome this new disadvantage.
The kiddie radio host, Uncle Dudley, reminds his listeners that it is "Be Kind to Animals" week. Tom resolves to be kind to his mouse-nemesis, Jerry, but the cat changes his mind after sneaking a look at Jerry's diary.
When a duck hatches from the egg underneath Tom, he is convinced he is his mother. Tom thinks that he would like to eat the newborn duck, but Jerry shows him the truth while saving him from being eaten.
The lady of the house has gone out for a few hours, leaving her baby in the care of a stereotypical 1950s teenager, who immediately begins calling her friends. Tom and Jerry must call a truce to their constant chases as the baby, unsupervised, continually gets loose. When the baby escapes out the front door, Tom and Jerry chase it to a construction site, where they frantically try to keep it from harm.Written by
Jason A. Cormier
A rather disappointing swan-song for Hanna-Barbera Tom and Jerry
This makes me sad as I love Tom and Jerry, at their best(which was late 40s to middle 50s) their cartoons were close to or were masterpieces. Tot Watchers is far from Tom and Jerry's worst, it is far better than the abominable Gene Dietch cartoons(then again almost anything is) but at the same time it is not an example of them in their glory days. The music of course is outstanding, and apart from the poorly drawn baby I did like the colourful if not always fluid animation. The end gag is quite amusing, and Tom and Jerry are still likable characters, though Tom is the only character that you feel any shred of sympathy for. Unfortunately, I didn't find Tot Watchers all that funny. Apart from the ending being amusing, I spent most of the cartoon actually worrying about what would happen to the baby which really detracted from my enjoyment. The story started with a concept that would either work or wouldn't, and instead of interesting it got increasingly formulaic and dull. The side characters are poor, the baby is little more than a plot device and a completely bland one at that, and Jeannie the babysitter is annoying. Overall, for Hanna-Barbera Tom and Jerry this was a disappointing swan-song. But at least it was better than what was going to come. 5/10 Bethany Cox
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