The Unshrinkable Jerry Mouse
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|The Unshrinkable Jerry Mouse|
|Tom and Jerry series|
|Directed by||Chuck Jones
Maurice Noble (co-director)
|Produced by||Chuck Jones
|Story by||Michael Maltese
|Voices by||Mel Blanc (as Tom/Jerry/Kitten)|
|Music by||Eugene Poddany|
|Animation by||Don Towsley
|Studio||Sib Tower 12 Productions|
|Release date(s)||December 6, 1964|
|Preceded by||Snowbody Loves Me|
|Followed by||Ah, Sweet Mouse-Story of Life|
The Unshrinkable Jerry Mouse is a 1964 cartoon directed and produced by Chuck Jones. The title is a play on words on The Unsinkable Molly Brown, a popular Broadway musical that was made into a feature film, also in 1964.
The cartoon is essentially a Claude Cat and Marc Antony and Pussyfoot cartoon reworked for Tom and Jerry; most of the production staff on this cartoon had also developed those characters at Warners. Many of the gags were inspired by Warner Bros. cartoons of a similar theme to this short, such as Feline Frame-Up (1954), Feed the Kitty (1952), and Two's a Crowd (1950), which were mostly written my Michael Maltese and directed by Chuck Jones.
Tom wakes up in his basket stretches his foot then gets Jerry to fetch him a glass of milk, but when Jerry returns, he wants him to massage his shoulders. However, a cute brown and white kitten is delivered to the house, and the owner instantly falls in love with her, as does Jerry. However, a selfish Tom who doesn't want to share what he has with someone else takes an instant disliking to the kitten. When the owner leaves the house to get some food for the kitten, Tom tries to throw her out of the window. However, Jerry comes to the kitten's rescue and locks Tom out of the house.
During the kitten's nap, Tom manages to catch Jerry's attention and threatens to persecute them if he continues to ignore him by keeping him out of the house. Tom gestures and formed gesture to kill. Jerry ignores him and antagonizes Tom further by letting the kitten drink milk from a straw. Because of this, Tom tries himself to catch the kitten. Jerry puts banana peel on the floor. Tom avoids them but Tom lands to the roller skates. Tom can't avoid them and go inside the basement. Tom go outside the basement, run, but he steps on banana peel. He gets stuck around the waist in a hole in the wooden garden gate. He manages to rip the board from the gate, but can't get himself out of the hole in the board. Desperately trying to get back into the house, he runs and finds out that with that board around his waist he can jump really high. That gives him the idea to jump though the upper level window, but due to the board around his waist he gets stuck in the window. From the impact, the window shuts itself and Tom is trapped with his upper body inside and his bottom and legs on the outside of the house. He tries to free himself but can't.
Now Jerry enters the scene. First, he closes the window's lock so that Tom has no chance to escape. That done, Jerry chuckles and rubs his hands gleefully. Tom, realizing his helplessness, begins to pray. Jerry decides that as his punishment for both scaring the kitten and forcing him into slavery that Tom needs a good spanking. And he takes advantage of Tom's compromising situation to do just that.
Next we see the scene from outside. Jerry has tied Tom's tail up high with a string so that he has unobstructed access to Tom's behind, effectively baring his bottom. Then he picks up a paddle (twice his own size) and carefully and deliberately takes aim. Taking his time and letting Tom think about what is about to happen. We see Tom on the inside sweating as he can see out the window. Jerry then begins spanking Tom's bare bottom hard and merciless with the paddle. This happens off screen, only Tom's expressions of pain are shown from inside. He gives him nine swats. The first three slow to let it sink in as Tom tries to endure the pain. Then a flurry of swats to drive Tom to tears. Then, from outside again, we see Tom's bare behind blinking like a red warning light, throbbing in pain, and Tom waves a white banner to signal his surrender. After his surrender he is then forced to act as a slave for Jerry and the kitten. She happily sips milk from a straw and Jerry receives a shoulder massage from a disgruntled Tom.
- The Unshrinkable Jerry Mouse at the Big Cartoon DataBase
- The Unshrinkable Jerry Mouse at the Internet Movie Database
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