Mice Follies (1954 film)
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|Tom and Jerry series|
Mice Follies title card.
|Directed by||William Hanna
|Produced by||Fred Quimby|
|Story by||William Hanna (unc.)
Joseph Barbera (unc.)
|Music by||Scott Bradley
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
|Animation by||Kenneth Muse
|Backgrounds by||Robert Gentle|
|Running time||6' 49"|
|Preceded by||Baby Butch|
|Followed by||Neapolitan Mouse|
Mice Follies is the 85th one-reel animated Tom and Jerry short, created in 1953, directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera and produced by Fred Quimby with music by Scott Bradley (mainly incorporating Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty Waltz). The cartoon was animated by Kenneth Muse, Ed Barge, Irven Spence and Ray Patterson with backgrounds by Robert Gentle. Mice Follies was released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on September 4, 1954. For The Looney Tunes short see released in 1960 of the same name.
Jerry and his nephew Tuffy flood the kitchen and freeze the water, turning the room into a skating rink. The two mice go about their own business, skating and sliding across the frozen floor - until Tom is woken up and peeps through the wall. While Tuffy slips through the ice, he accidentally pulls off half of Tom's whiskers. Tuffy attempts a fix, but the whiskers fall off and Tuffy brushes them under the mat. Tom pursues the two mice, but is not as mobile on ice as he thought. However, as he skids across the "rink", he crashes into a closet and comes across a pair of ice skates. The chase resumes as Tom stumbles across many kitchen obstacles, including an ironing board, a door and some stools, before sliding up a table-come-ramp and falling down into the cellar.
Tom emerges from the cellar and just as he is about to catch Jerry, Tuffy defrosts the ice, causing Tom to slip over on the watery floor. Jerry climbs to higher ground as the soaking wet cat searches for him. Ready to squirt Jerry, who Tom has spotted hiding on a shelf, Tuffy sets the freezer to 'Quick Freeze', re-freezing the floor, with Tom frozen and just standing on the floor. Jerry and Tuffy resume their ice dancing, skating around the frozen cat who can do nothing but move his eyes around as the mice skate across the floor.
- Tom and Jerry's Greatest Chases, Vol. 1
- Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection Vol. 1, Disc Two
- Directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera
- Animation: Kenneth Muse, Ed Barge, Irven Spence, Ray Patterson
- Backgrounds: Robert Gentle
- Music: Scott Bradley
- Produced by Fred Quimby
- Ben Simon (July 14, 2003). "The Art Of Tom And Jerry: Volume Two - Animated Reviews". Retrieved October 17, 2016.