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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse (1947)

Approved | | Animation, Short, Comedy | 14 June 1947 (USA)
Tom, sick of Jerry stealing the milk out of his bowl, poisons it. Instead of killing the mouse, the potion transforms him into a muscular beast.

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Robert Louis Stevenson (novel)
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Tom grows tired of Jerry constantly drinking from his milk bowl. He concocts a mixture to get rid of Jerry, but when Jerry drinks it... Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

For the ominous march music that accompanies "Evil Jerry" stalking Tom, composer Scott Bradley parodied the theme from the popular 1940s radio series "Superman". See more »

Goofs

The first time Jerry drinks almost all of the poisoned milk, but the second time he gets to the plate, it's full again. See more »

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Followed by Saturday Evening Puss (1950) See more »

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Forget the gym... mix up some milk, bleach and moth-balls for the perfect physique (disclaimer: that was a joke!).
21 June 2008 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Annoyed that Jerry keeps on 'half-inching' his milk, Tom the cat mixes up a noxious and potentially deadly concoction, puts it in his bowl and waits for the rodent to strike. However, rather than causing Jerry to pop his clogs, the foul mixture of milk and household chemicals turns the meek mouse into a muscle-bound hulk...

This one might not be the greatest of Tom and Jerry's escapades (despite being Oscar nominated), but it packs enough laughs to make it worth a go. The animation is above average, with the scenes in which Tom mixes his potion being particularly well rendered (the coloured lighting and shadows cast by the cat are very effective).

Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Mouse is silly fun and gets a respectable rating of 7/10 from me.


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