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Tot Watchers (1958)

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 ... See full summary »

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Homer Brightman (story)
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Credited cast:
Daws Butler ... (voice)
Bill Thompson ... Policeman (voice)
Janet Waldo ... Jeannie / Joan (voice)
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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

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Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tom und ich als Babysitter See more »

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Perspecta Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Last MGM cartoon composed by Scott Bradley due to his retirement. See more »

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Follows Kitty Foiled (1948) See more »

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The inspiration for the Roger Rabbit shorts?
7 May 2017 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

A mother leaves her baby in the care of teenage babysitter Jeannie while she goes out for a couple of hours, during which time the girl spends most of her time on the telephone, chatting to her friends. While Jeannie is busy gabbing, the baby crawls out of its pram and into several precarious situations, only to be saved in the nick of time by Tom and Jerry.

Tot Watchers doesn't appear to be very popular with the other reviewers here on IMDb, but while it is certainly no classic, I enjoyed it more than the last few T&J shorts (Royal Cat Nap, The Vanishing Duck and Robin Hoddwinked). I like how the little nipper repeatedly gets into potentially fatal scrapes only to be saved by the cat and mouse at the last moment—it reminds me a lot of those Roger Rabbit shorts where Roger has his work cut out for him looking after Baby Herman.

5.5 out of 10, rounded up to 6 for IMDb.

N.B. This was the last Tom and Jerry cartoon produced and directed by Hanna Barbera. The next batch of T&J capers would be made on the cheap in Czechoslovakia by director Gene Deitch.


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