Neapolitan Mouse

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The Neapolitan Mouse
Tom and Jerry series
Neapolitan Mouse 1.JPG
The title card of Neapolitan Mouse
Directed by William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Produced by Fred Quimby
Story by William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Music by Scott Bradley
Animation by Ed Barge
Irven Spence
Ray Patterson
Kenneth Muse
Backgrounds by John Didrik Johnsen
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date(s) October 2, 1954
Color process Technicolor
Running time 7:15
Language English, Italian
Preceded by Mice Follies
Followed by Downhearted Duckling

The Neapolitan Mouse is a 1954 one-reel animated Tom and Jerry short directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera and produced by Fred Quimby with music by Scott Bradley. The cartoon was animated by Ed Barge, Irven Spence, Ray Patterson and Kenneth Muse, with backgrounds by John Didrik Johnsen. It was released on October 2, 1954 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.


Tom and Jerry both arrive in Naples, Italy. Tom chases Jerry until an Italian mouse named Topo defends Jerry. Topo explains that he dislikes it when a bigger creature picks on a smaller creature, and proves it by saving Tom from an Italian dog. Topo then recognizes Tom and Jerry and befriends them, showing the duo the sights and treating them to local delicacies. Tom struggles with his large sandwich, making Jerry laugh, but Topo then drops a form of caciocavallo into Jerry, making Jerry inflate. The Italian dog and his two friends follow behind and confront Topo. However, with the help of some very large cheeses, the dogs retreat into the Bay of Naples and Tom, Jerry and Topo emerge victorious. Tom shakes Topo's hand and Jerry hugs him before they board a ship for America. As they leave, Topo and the dogs bid them farewell.




  • Much Ado/Mousing
  • Tom and Jerry Whiskers Away



  • Directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera
  • Animation: Ed Barge, Irven Spence, Ray Patterson, Kenneth Muse
  • Backgrounds: John Didrik Johnsen
  • Music: Scott Bradley
  • Produced by Fred Quimby


  1. ^ Ben Simon (July 14, 2003). "The Art Of Tom And Jerry: Volume Two - Animated Reviews". Retrieved October 17, 2016. 

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