Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse (1947)

Animated short
Article 3986 by Dave Sindelar
Date: 7-21-2012
Directed by Joseph Barbera and William Hanna
No voice actors
Country: USA
What it is: Cat vs mouse

Tom, tired of Jerry constantly drinking his milk, decides to do him away with a poisoned dish of it. However, the poison has an unexpected side effect; it turns Jerry into giant mouse with super strength.

Ah, there’s nothing like a little classic animation to brighten things up for a bit. This one is typical Tom & Jerry with a fantastically themed twist. As expected, all of the gags are visual, there’s quite a bit of violence (though it’s not as violent as the team can be in their most extreme), and it is very amusing. And sometimes, I find the littlest touches amusing; my favorite example here is when Tom discovers that Jerry has a mouse door to the wall safe, the mouse door itself looks like a vault door. To be truthful, I like Hanna and Barbera much better before they discovered limited animation.

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