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Jerry's Diary (1949)

The kiddie radio host, Uncle Dudley, reminds his listeners that it is "Be Kind to Animals" week. Tom resolves to be kind to his mouse-nemesis, Jerry, but the cat changes his mind after sneaking a look at Jerry's diary.

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Joseph Forte
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Joseph Forte Joseph Forte ... Be Kind To Animals Radio (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

The radio announces "Be Kind to Animals" day, so Tom gets Jerry flowers, chocolates, and a nice pie. Jerry isn't home, but Tom spots his diary and starts reading it (an excuse to show old clips). In the process, he grows increasingly irate, and trashes the flowers, then the chocolates. Jerry returns, and Tom decides to give him the pie, in the face, of course (in fact, it plasters him all over the wall). Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jerrys dagbog See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

"Jerry's Diary" is the first "cheater" in the "Tom and Jerry" series. To save money on animation, studios sometimes made short subjects that employed clips from older cartoons. In this case, the plot involves Tom reading Jerry's diary, which allows for flashbacks, each of which is really a clip of an earlier short. See more »

Goofs

The Mouse Trouble clip and date are only correct month, date and year, of Thursday, May 12th, 1949. See more »

Connections

Followed by Smitten Kitten (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

Shorter Than Me
(uncredited)
Written by Gene de Paul (as De Paul)
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'Be Kind (sort of) To Animals Week'
24 January 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Tom's got all his traps lined up outside Jerry's hole in the wall and just waits for the "kill." The radio is playing and the announcer is asking, "Do you know that it's 'Be Kind To Animals Week?' Are you being kind to animals? Why, of course you are, especially this week...." Before long, he gets to Tom's conscience and the cat exchanges the traps for flowers, candy and pie!

However, there is no sign of Jerry. Tom investigates, looking inside the mouse's hole but Jerry's lair is empty. The cat spots the mouse's dairy, begins reading and it's entertaining stuff which has Tom in stitches....until he reads a few things that bring back bad memories.

This is another solid T&J cartoon, filled with a lot of funny moments and a few nostalgic ones from past episodes.


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