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Springtime for Thomas (1946)

It's spring, and Tom is much more interested in the female cat next door than in Jerry.

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Frank Graham
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Uncredited cast:
Frank Graham Frank Graham ... Jerry's Devil Conscience / Butch (voice) (uncredited)
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It's spring, and Tom is much more interested in the female cat next door than in Jerry.

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Goofs

Towards the end of the cartoon, whilst Tom and Butch are battling over Toodles' affections, Tom grabs a swing and places a plant-pot on it. However, he pulls the swing quite far, yet it is still as close to the ground as when it was just dangling initially. With how far he pulled it there is no way that it would still be that close to the ground. See more »

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Followed by Puss 'N' Boats (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Frühlingslied (Spring Song)
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Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
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The Love Cats.
14 June 2008 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Spring has sprung, love is in the air, and Thomas has fallen for Toodles, the fancy rich feline next door. All gooey-eyed and completely under the posh pussy's spell, the once proud mouser no longer has time to chase poor old Jerry, preferring to wait hand and foot on the girl of his dreams.

Nose put out of joint, the rejected rodent plots to ruin Tom's chances: he sends a local alley cat a fake love-letter signed by Toodles, and sits back as the mangy bit of rough becomes Tom's bitter love rival.

After much mayhem, with the guys fighting furiously for temptress Toodles' attention, Tom admits defeat and returns to mouse-chasing duties, only to find Jerry cooing over a ravishing lady rodent. Oh, the irony!

Springtime for Thomas is another reasonable caper, with the usual quota of violence and laughs, but, once again, does not prove to be anything particularly special. Fans of the cat and mouse duo will undoubtedly have fun, but with the old 'devil on the shoulder' gag proving to be the most inspired moment, I felt a little disappointed.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 1946 (USA) See more »

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Kevättä rinnassa See more »

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1.37 : 1
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