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Safety Second (1950)

Approved | | Animation, Short, Comedy | 1 July 1950 (USA)
Jerry forbids young Nibbles from lighting fireworks on the Fourth of July, but both mice find these dangerous toys to be useful weapons when their cat-nemesis, Tom, starts trouble.
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It's Independence Day, and Jerry's little nephew, Nibbles, wants to celebrate with fireworks, while Jerry reminds him to "keep it safe and sane." Initially, this backfires against Jerry, as his attempts to dispose of the firecrackers Nibbles lights explode in his face, but ultimately, Nibbles saves Jerry from Tom with the usual cartoon uses of black powder. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

F'r Safety Sake See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System) (original release)| Perspecta Stereo (Westrex Recording System) (re-release)

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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First cartoon to use in the end titles, the words "MADE IN HOLLYWOOD, U.S.A." at the bottom of the screen. See more »

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Followed by Smarty Cat (1955) See more »

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Love That Pup
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Written by Scott Bradley
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Danger First
13 October 2008 | by CuriosityKilledShawnSee all my reviews

It's Independence Day, and Jerry's nephew Nibbles is determined to get himself blown up by playing around with all kinds of fireworks, leading to Jerry getting blasted every time. Tom appears and torments the mice, and a war breaks out between them leading to the usual tricks, chases and fights.

Safety Seconds repeats a lot of jokes from previous cartoons and is treading water for most of the running time. One thing I don't get is why Nibbles wears a diaper. I mean, neither he nor Jerry are toilet trained and mice just defecate wherever they please. So surely it would be more hygienic for Nibbles to do just that rather than going around with it all mashed-up between his butt cheeks.

An average cartoon regardless.


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