Cruise Cat

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Cruise Cat
Tom and Jerry series
Cruise Cat Title Card.JPG
Title Card
Directed by William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Produced by Fred Quimby
Story by William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Voices by Paul Frees
Music by Scott Bradley
Animation by Irven Spence
Ray Patterson
Ed Barge
Kenneth Muse
Backgrounds by Robert Gentle
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date(s) October 18, 1952
Color process Technicolor
Running time 7:02
Language English
Preceded by Push-Button Kitty
Followed by The Dog House

Cruise Cat is the 71st one reel animated Tom and Jerry short, directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera and produced by Fred Quimby with music by Scott Bradley.This is one of the few where Tom gets the better of Jerry for most of the cartoon until the tables turn. This cartoon was animated by Irven Spence, Ray Patterson, Ed Barge and Kenneth Muse with backgrounds by Robert Gentle. It was released on October 18, 1952 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.


Tom is a mascot aboard a cruise ship and is warned by the captain he will be replaced if a mouse is found on board the ship. Jerry tries to board the ship, but is kicked out by Tom and squashed by a coconut. Jerry then ties a rope to board on, but Tom snaps the rope, which flattens Jerry against a bollard. Jerry then tries to pole vault in through the window, but Tom closes it. Jerry finally boards the ship by grabbing the anchor. Jerry ties Tom's tail to a lifesaver ring and makes a fake call for help, causing Tom to throw the ring and fall off the ship.

Tom and Jerry relive past memories as they watch themselves on the big screen.

Tom gets back on and goes to grab Jerry, but is caught in Jerry's deckchair. Jerry then slips up Tom with a bar of soap to throw him off the ship. Tom emerges again and dives into the pool after seeing Jerry dive into it, but Jerry plugs the water out, making Tom crash onto the floor and break into pieces. Jerry then dashes to the steam machine and pulls boiling water onto Tom. Tom corners Jerry, but is forced to stop and salute the captain, allowing Jerry to throw him off the ship again.

Jerry walks along the deck playing his ukulele, but Tom chases him. Tom throws a stick of dynamite into the ship basement, but Jerry hiding in the door, kicks Tom and locks in him as the dynamite explodes. Jerry flees into a theater, where a flashback of Texas Tom is being shown. When Jerry laughs at Tom, Tom throws Jerry off the ship and into the air. A seagull catches Jerry, but Jerry whacks him with his ukulele. As Jerry falls down, he lands onto a mast, falls into a vent and drops into a food serving tray. The captain praises Tom until the food is served, turning out, to Tom's horror, to be the tray Jerry fell into. Tom is then thrown into the ship brig, watching Jerry surfing to the coast of Hawaii.

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