Down and Outing

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Down and Outing
Tom and Jerry series
Down and Outing Title.JPG
The title card of "Down and Outing"
Directed by Gene Deitch
Supervising animator:
Václav Bedřich (uncredited)
Produced by William L. Snyder
Story by Larz Bourne
Voices by Allen Swift
Music by Steven Konichek
Animation by Jindra Barta
Antonín Bures
Mirek Kacena
Milan Klikar
Vera Kudrnová
Vera Maresová
Olga Sisková
Zdenka Skrípková
Zdenek Smetana
(all uncredited)
Ludmila Kopecná (uncredited)
Backgrounds by Background paint:
Bohumil Siska
with a little help from
Miluse Hluchanicová
(both uncredited)
Studio Rembrandt Films
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date(s) October 26, 1961
Color process Technicolor
Running time 6:56
Language English
Preceded by Switchin' Kitten
Followed by It's Greek to Me-ow!

Down and Outing is a Tom and Jerry animated short film, released on October 26, 1961. It was the second cartoon in the series to be directed by Gene Deitch and produced by William L. Snyder in Czechoslovakia,


Tom goes with his owner on a fishing trip while Jerry joins to tag along, but rudely throwing his fishing gear at Tom, provoking him to knock Jerry out of the car. However, Jerry manages to sneak in by going under the car when it stops in a driveway, coming in from an opening in the floor of a trunk then kicks Tom out of the car, causing Tom’s head to skid along the road. Jerry taunts Tom as he chases down the car, but it stops at the red traffic light and Tom hits bends in his neck on the open trunk door. As a light turns green again, the car drives away, after running towards it, Tom manages to hop back into the car to capture Jerry.

Jerry manages to escape from Tom’s clutches. Tom grabs a frying pan to hit Jerry on it, but misses when Jerry jumps out of the way, causing Tom to whack his owner on the back of his head. Tom's owner, his face was instantly turning red, turns to Tom to grab the frying pan and repeatedly hit him on the head with it. However, only gets into a trouble by the other drivers as he says "It's same to deal, Mac!" and worries. Jerry sneaks under the owner's seat to pushes down on the gas pedal at its hardest, causing the car to speed up so fast that the speedometer breaks. Tom's owner looks down and sees Tom’s hand, now believing that he was a culprit and angrily stomps on it, causing Tom to swell and screams in pain. Jerry offers Tom with the first aid kit. Tom, enraged at Jerry for making him to get a blame for speeding, he tries to hit Jerry with his swollen hand, but misses again and causes his swollen hand to hurt more.

Tom chases Jerry outside of the car and onto the roof, but he falls off onto the front of the car when he blocking an owner's view. The irate owner stops the car, causing Tom to fly off and skid his bottom against the road. Tom see his bottom that they are on fire from the skidding and jumps into a nearby lake to put out the fire, evaporating the water in the process. Tom runs back into the car, but his owner, having enough of Tom’s recklessness and straps him on the passenger seat very tightly to keep him out of trouble.

Tom manages to escape with his confinement and searches around for Jerry. Meanwhile, Jerry is using the first aid kit to disguise one of the owner's shoes as a mouse. When the car finally makes it to the fishing grounds, Tom grabs an oar to whack Jerry with when he sees him. As the owner to exit the car, Tom sees the disguised shoe, believing it to be Jerry as he angrily whacks his owner on the foot with the oar, causing him to scream and jumps up in pain as hit his head on the car roof, creating a large dent into it. A frightened Tom tries to flee, but an infuriated owner catches Tom with his automatic fishing rod before Tom's praying himself and gets thrashed in the long off-screen.

Then Tom is forced to carry the heavy load of equipment to the boat as a punishment, not knowing that Jerry is hiding in the picnic basket. As Tom loads the boat, the owner's sour anger gradually becomes a smile, and the cat is back on his master's good graces. While on the boat, Tom spots Jerry in the basket and uses an air pump to suck him out into the water. In retaliation, Jerry swims under the boat and ties Tom’s fishing hook to the owner's foot before he tugs Tom’s line. Tom, believing he caught the fish, reels in his catch, and making the owner go into the water, only with Tom's joy turns into horror when he sees caught his owner and he once again gets thrashed as Jerry looks on.

Finally, Jerry and Tom's owner are seen happily to fishing after given to know about Tom's trouble attempting to make Jerry's not allowed to join the fishing, while Tom is tied up and placed into a bucket. All their catches are thrown like slapping into Tom’s face as a punishment for not respecting to do so and he sobs his predicament as a cartoon closes.

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