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Dicky Moe (1962)

The captain's obsession with the white whale Dicky Moe led his crew to abandon ship. He abducts Tom and enlists him as crew but Jerry's already on board to help make Tom's life miserable.

Director:

Gene Deitch

Writers:

Eli Bauer (story), Gene Deitch (story)

Star:

Allen Swift
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Allen Swift Allen Swift ... (voice)
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Storyline

Tom the cat has been shanghaied aboard a whaling vessel manned only by a violently insane one-legged captain obsessed with finding Dicky Moe, the elusive Great Whale. Jerry stows away on board the ship, and soon out to get Tom in as much trouble as he possibly can. Will Tom make it back to dry land, or will he end up as whale bait? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Country:

USA | Czechoslovakia

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 July 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tom und der weiße Wal See more »

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Production Co:

Rembrandt Films (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

The name of the ship is the Komquot, a play on the name of the fruit and also the Pequod, Captain Ahab's ship from "Moby Dick". See more »

Quotes

[last line; to Tom as Dicky Moe swims off with him tied to his side by rope]
The Captain: Come back with my whale!
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Follows The Zoot Cat (1944) See more »

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The cartoons of nightmares...
11 December 2001 | by Rusty-34See all my reviews

I simply don't know HOW Gene Deitch was able to come up with award winning cartoons, especially after watching his "Tom and Jerry" dreck. You cannot blame MGM when they decided to switch to Chuck Jones and Abe Lebtivow afterward.

This obsessed captain is almost pure evil, or at least that's what he depicts. He forces Tom to work on his ship when he tries to retrieve the whale. He keeps going "Dicky Moe" in this angrily, demonic voice that makes you wonder how much of a cold-hearted demon this person really is. This goes with the majority of all the human characters in Deitch's shorts, they are utterly downright cold, you wouldn't want to be near them! In the Hanna Barbara cartoons, at least the human characters had a REASON to be mad at Tom when he was destructive.

If you want to get into Tom and Jerry, PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM THE GENE DEITCH ERA, maybe with the exception of the "Tom and Jerry Cartoon Kit."


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