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|Tom and Jerry series|
The title card of Baby Butch
|Directed by||William Hanna
|Produced by||Fred Quimby|
|Story by||William Hanna
|Voices by||Paul Frees (uncredited)|
|Music by||Scott Bradley|
|Animation by||Irven Spence
|Backgrounds by||Vera Ohman|
|Preceded by||Little School Mouse|
|Followed by||Mice Follies|
Baby Butch is the 84th one reel animated Tom and Jerry short, released by Metro-Goldwyn Mayer in 1954 and directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera and produced by Fred Quimby with music by Scott Bradley. The cartoon was animated by Irven Spence, Kenneth Muse and Ed Barge with backgrounds by Vera Ohman. It was released on August 14, 1954, by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Butch is walking down an alleyway at night picking up food. He sees a bottle of milk and ham at Tom and Jerry's house, but Tom retrieves both items before Butch can steal them. Seeing their full refrigerator and determined to gain access to it, Butch disguises himself as an abandoned baby on the doorstep in order to gain Tom's sympathy and infiltrate the house.
Crying and talking like a baby, Butch's ruse works, and Tom brings him into the house. Butch takes the ham, but is forced to stay in disguise as Tom tries to give him aid, while at the same time, fight off Jerry, wanting to steal the ham for himself. Tom dumps Butch into a boiling water bath, but Butch kicks Tom into it and chases Jerry, in possession of the ham. After Butch bumps himself, he gains sympathy from Tom by pointing at Jerry and crying, but Jerry turns the tables and alerts Tom to Butch, who has now stolen everything in the refrigerator. His cover blown, Butch knocks Tom out and flees, but Jerry slams a door against Butch, leaving Butch empty-handed.
Tom and Jerry then eat the ham together for dinner, but Butch, still in his baby disguise, appears and asks for some ham. Amused by Butch's nerve, Tom passes the ham to him. Butch seemingly only cuts a small amount for himself. But he then steals the entire ham and he munches it greedily, holding off Tom and Jerry.
- Paul Frees as Butch.
- Tom and Jerry's Greatest Chases, Vol. 3
- Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection Vol. 1, Disc Two
- Ben Simon (July 14, 2003). "The Art Of Tom And Jerry: Volume Two - Animated Reviews". Retrieved October 17, 2016.
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