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The Bodyguard (1944)

Approved | | Animation, Short, Comedy | 22 July 1944 (USA)
Spike the bulldog, grateful to Jerry for getting him out of the dogcatcher's van, offers to help the little mouse any time he whistles. Tom, Jerry's feline tormentor, seeks to overcome this new disadvantage.
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Uncredited cast:
Billy Bletcher ... Spike / Tom (voice) (uncredited)
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Jerry rescues Spike from the dogcatcher. In gratitude, Spike tells him that any time he needs help, just whistle. Tom proceeds to give Jerry many reasons to whistle, and tries several approaches to keep him from whistling, notably a glue-covered jawbreaker. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Language:

English

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22 July 1944 (USA) See more »

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Henkivartija See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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I'm Sitting on Top of the World
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Written by Ray Henderson
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Slapstick fun!
7 October 2013 | by WakenPayneSee all my reviews

When I was a kid I loved Tom and Jerry. I loved seeing the constant formula of Tom finding a new way to try and catch Jerry and being foiled every time, both are don in the most outlandish of ways. I must say out of all the Tom and Jerry cartoons I watched back then - this was my favourite. Does it still hold up? Does Tom get hurt consistently in these things?... So here is The Bodyguard.

In this one instead of Jerry consistently foiling Tom's plans on catching him - he runs away from them as fast as he can. Until he meets a trapped bulldog. After freeing the dog he declares them both pals and will always help out Jerry if Jerry whistles. When finding out the bulldog actually hurts Tom Jerry decides to have a little fun with this.

The animation is good for the time and The slapstick holds up even to this day. That's really all I can talk about for a review for a Tom and Jerry short. If you aren't a fan of Tom and Jerry then this short will probably not change your opinion of them. If however you want to see silent cat, mouse and bulldog fighting each other in outlandish, cartoony ways then this short is definitely worth a look.


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