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|Tom and Jerry series|
|Directed by||William Hanna
|Produced by||Fred Quimby|
|Story by||William Hanna
|Voices by||Paul Frees|
|Music by||Scott Bradley|
|Animation by||Irven Spence
|Backgrounds by||Robert Gentle|
|Release date(s)||October 18, 1952|
|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 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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