Love Me, Love My Mouse

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Love Me, Love My Mouse
Tom and Jerry series
Love Me Love My Mouse.jpg
Title Card
Directed by Chuck Jones
Ben Washam
Produced by Chuck Jones
Story by Michael Maltese
Voices by June Foray(Toodles/Jerry, uncredited)
Mel Blanc(Tom/Jerry, uncredited)
Music by Eugene Poddany
Animation by Phil Roman
Ben Washam
Don Towsley
Dick Thompson
Layouts by Robert Givens
Backgrounds by Robert Inman
Studio Sib Tower 12 Productions
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date(s) United States April 28, 1966
Color process Metrocolor
Running time 6:02
Language English
Preceded by Jerry-Go-Round
Followed by Puss 'n' Boats

Love Me, Love My Mouse is a 1966 Tom and Jerry cartoon directed and produced by Chuck Jones and co-directed by Ben Washam. The title Love Me, Love My Mouse is a play-on-words of the phrase "Love me, love my dog." Unlike most other cartoons, this one shows Jerry in a deliberately malicious light with him frequently framing Tom so that he is in trouble.

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Tom is in love with Toots and flies to her house, carrying Jerry in a ring box. Tom presents Jerry to his love interest. Jerry then pretends to be frightened of Tom and cuddles up to Toots, who instantly sympathises with him, now taking sides with Jerry, as it was.

Jerry then makes efforts to work his way into Tom's mouth, leading to Toots coming to Jerry's rescue. Realising Jerry is milking the sympathy for all its worth, Tom grabs the conniving rodent and tries to do away with him once and for all, unfortunately for Tom, Toots storms in and rescues Jerry. Tom then by accident releases the rope of the concrete block that he was using to defeat Jerry, the block soon comes crashing down on Tom.

A bandaged Tom hobbles to the dinner table to find his love interest putting baby powder on Jerry's butt and repeatedly kisses him. Toodles soon realises something else when kissing Jerry: aside from being cute, Jerry is also quite tasty. She has a change of heart, and attempts to eat Jerry, taking sides with Tom. At the sight of this, Tom cheers over his victory. When Toots is about to eat Jerry, she sees that the mouse had escaped, and chases him with her utensils. Jerry hops out the door, right before Toots pursues him, and then Tom limps to outside following her.

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