Flirty Birdy (1945) - Tom and Jerry Theatrical Cartoon Series

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Flirty Birdy

Flirty Birdy

Alternate Title: Love Boids

Flirty Birdy (Love Boids) (1945) - Tom and Jerry Theatrical Cartoon Series Flirty Birdy

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  • Tom and Jerry Theatrical Cartoon SeriesTheatricalSeriesCartoon
  • Traditional Animation
  • MGM
  • Distributed by: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Cartoon Characters: Tom, Jerry, Eagle.
  • Directed By William Hanna, Joseph Barbera.
  • Produced By Fred Quimby.
  • Animated By Irv Spence, Kenneth Muse, Ray Patterson.
  • Music: Scott Bradley.
  • Originally Released on September 22, 1945.
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 7:13 minutes.
  • Production Number: MPAA #: 09919
  • TechniColor
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

Cartoon Summary:

Tom is all set to eat Jerry when an eagle swoops down and grabs Jerry. To get Jerry back, Tom poses as a female eagle, and quickly finds his new lover to be more than he bargained for.

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Alternate Title:

"Love Boids (Working Title)."


  • "St. Louis Blues" (W.C. Handy)
  • "You're a Sweetheart" (Jimmy McHugh), "My Blue Heaven" (Walter Donaldson)
The scene in which the bird throws Tom down the tree and into a laundry basket to emerge looking like an Indian...  (more)

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Dangerous Flirting

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Poor T just wants his lunch and a hawk steals it. And rather than just going elsewhere to eat, he does an extreme thing and dresses up like a female bird. (Dress, lipstick, eye shadow and all. (He even shakes his butt at the bird.)

On a side note,...  (read more)

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A neat early example of how the Avery influence was creeping into HB's Tom & Jerrys: though I wouldn't give Avery full credit for the hawk character......he's pretty much the "anonymous"-type MGM cartoon animal character...  (read more)

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Flirty Birdy

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Again, I voted this one a perfect 10. Tom running around in drag--and that ridiculous eagle falling for it--was unbelievably funny. And the finale is a hoot, too.

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Flirty Birdy

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I thought this was one of the funniest and cutest Tom and Jerry's ever! I brought one of my videotapes to work for lunch, and that one was on it!
It was hilarious to see Tom trying as hard as ever to capture Jerry, but the buzzard gets in the way! ...  (read more)

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