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The Yankee Doodle Mouse

The Yankee Doodle Mouse (1943) - Tom and Jerry Theatrical Cartoon Series The Yankee Doodle Mouse

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  • MGM
  • Animated Characters: Tom, Jerry.
  • Awards: Academy Award Winner, Best Short Subject (Cartoon), 1944.
  • Originally Released in 1943.
  • Production Number: MPAA: # 08895
  • Running Time: 7:23 minutes.
  • TechniColor
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

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This was the first cartoon directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera to receive an Academy Award.

The title refers to the 1942 film "Yankee Doodle Dandy", a biography of George M. Cohan, the composer of "Over There."

Jerry's communiques: 1) "Sighted cat. Sank Same. Signed: Lieutenant Jerry Mouse." 2) Send more Cats. Signed: Lieutenant Jerry Mouse."

There was a scene deleted from the reissue print of the cartoon. TV prints viewed today show the smokescreen gag abruptly ending with Jerry whacking Tom in the head. The original print had the scene resume with Tom chasing Jerry into his mousehole, with Tom's head getting stuck in the hole, followed by Jerry jamming him in with a wrench. He promptly rolls out Tom's tongue, using it to lick stamps and paste it on a book. After this, a second war communique is seen, reading "Enemy gets a few good licks! Signed, Lt. Jerry Mouse"

According to animator Mark Kausler, Irv Spence was responsible for the action, while Kenneth Muse took care of the facial expressions.

Songs: "Over There" (George M. Cohan), "Anchors Aweigh" (Lieutenant Charles A. Zimmerman)

Parts of this cartoon were reused in the Tom and Jerry cartoons "Jerry's Diary" (1949) and "Shutter Bugged Cat" (1967).

One of five Tom and Jerry cartoons in which Tom dies at the end (the others are "Mouse Trouble," "Safety Second," "The Duck Doctor" and "The Two Mouseketeers").

Traditional, Hand-drawn Animation.

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I first saw this cartoon on a vdieo called "Tom and Jerry's 50th Birthday Classics"i enjoyed it and still would today,i recently saw this cartoon on "Toon Heads"and the cut scene with tom in blackface as a result of an exploding tea...  (read more)

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The action in this one is flawless (and deliciously brutal as well).

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