Tom chases Jerry around a high-rise apartment, and then around the ledge surrounding the building. They torment each other with a compressed air horn. Jerry goes down a drainpipe and Tom ... See full summary »
Tom and Jerry are on a building construction site. Things explode, Tom loses his fur for a while, Jerry hides in a glove, Tom falls from a great height, and Tom has great trouble with a rock-and-girder see-saw.
Jerry's magician friend (cousin?) drops by, levitating Tom. Later, when Jerry is preparing dinner, Tom accidentally grabs the magician, who hypnotizes him. While Tom is under, the magician ... See full summary »
Jerry keeps sleepwalking and doing violence to Tom. He realizes this and tries to keep awake, but fails. He catches himself a couple more times just as he's about to do serious damage, but ... See full summary »
Tom tries setting out things to lure Jerry into a trap, but Jerry, riding on Tom, picks them up as Tom puts them down. Tom chases Jerry upstairs, where he runs out a door to the outside. Tom puts on a lady mouse costume and plays the ukulele and is suddenly surrounded by dozens of amorous mice then hungry cats.Written by
Jon Reeves <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The title refers to the novel "The Brothers Karamazov" by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Dostoyevsky spent nearly two years writing The Brothers Karamazov, which was published as a serial in The Russian Messenger and completed in November 1880. See more »
As the cat got hit by a mallet as he pops his toes up. And a Cat reads a book as he wobbling on his toes. See more »
Three magenta logos appear on a white fence and a green-yellow grass. See more »
Veers dangerously close to Gene Deitch levels of suckiness.
I've really struggled with the titles of the last few Tom and Jerry cartoons, the puns bearing no relevance whatsoever to the content. This one is no different: why is it called 'The Brothers Carry-mouse-off' when it has nothing at all to do with the famous philosophical work of Fyodor Dostoyevsky?*
Almost as annoying as the irrelevant titles is Chuck Jones' totally misplaced humour. From the dumb opening scene in which Jerry is seen to have a secret swimming pool that folds away into the carpet at the press of a button, to the terrible 'expanding mallet' gag, to Tom dressing up in a convenient cat-sized mouse costume, the The Brothers Carry-mouse-off is a laugh-free dud, veering dangerously close to Gene Deitch levels of suckiness.
*Perhaps there was a deeper meaning to this cartoon that I simply missed, but I sincerely doubt it.
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