The Truce Hurts
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|The Truce Hurts|
|Tom and Jerry series|
The reissue title card of The Truce Hurts
|Directed by||William Hanna
|Produced by||Fred Quimby|
|Story by||William Hanna
|Voices by||Billy Bletcher|
|Music by||Scott Bradley|
|Animation by||Kenneth Muse
|Release date(s)||July 17, 1948|
|Preceded by||Kitty Foiled|
|Followed by||Old Rockin' Chair Tom|
The Truce Hurts is a 1947 one-reel animated cartoon and is the 35th Tom and Jerry short released. It was produced in Technicolor and released to theatres on July 17, 1948, by Metro-Goldwyn Mayer. The title is a pun on the phrase "the truth hurts".
As the three of them sleep together, Tom covers Jerry up, Jerry closes Spike’s mouth to stop him snoring and Spike turns off the alarm clock to make breakfast. Spike pours three glasses of milk as Tom brushes Jerry's teeth. Jerry goes outside, but Butch, making a meal on a garbage can, picks Jerry up and puts him on the plate. Tom saves Jerry by flipping the can's lid into Butch's face. Tom then kisses Jerry, much to Butch's disbelief.
Tom then walks along the sidewalk until a dog eating a bone grabs Tom and goes to eat him. Spike saves Tom by knocking all off the teeth out of the dog and pokes an apple stuck in Tom's mouth into Tom's throat, saving him but knocking him out by accident.
The three then walk along the sidewalk, and Spike takes off his fur to help them walk across a muddy puddle, but a steak drops out of a meat truck driving by, much to the trio's delight. They take it home, but each of them greedily divides the steak so that they have the largest share, causing a fight that causes the steak to fly out of the window and drop into the water. Spike then tears up the treaty and the trio resume to fighting each other.
- Directed by: William Hanna and Joseph Barbera
- Animation: Kenneth Muse, Ed Barge, Ray Patterson, Irven Spence, Tom Johnson, Frank Endres
- Story by: Larz Bourne, Tom Golden
- Backgrounds: Robert Little
- Sequence Director: Seymour Kneitel
- Music: Scott Bradley
- Produced by: Fred Quimby
- Billy Bletcher as Spike the bulldog (uncredited)
The scene where the meat truck splatters mud all over Tom, Jerry and Spike, leaving them in blackface, is edited out of broadcasts on Cartoon Network, Boomerang and iTunes Store.The uncut version is on disc one of Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection Vol. 1 and disc two of Tom and Jerry Golden Collection.