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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse (1947)

Tom, sick of Jerry stealing the milk out of his bowl, poisons it. Instead of killing the mouse, the potion transforms him into a muscular beast.

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Tom grows tired of Jerry constantly drinking from his milk bowl. He concocts a mixture to get rid of Jerry, but when Jerry drinks it... Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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14 June 1947 (USA)  »

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

For the ominous march music that accompanies "Evil Jerry" stalking Tom, composer Scott Bradley parodied the theme from the popular 1940s radio series "Superman". See more »

Goofs

When Jerry drinks the "toxic" milk, which Tom put outside the mouse hole, there's only a little bit left in the bowl. Then later when Jerry goes back to drink another dose of the milk, the bowl has more milk in it than it did after Jerry drank it the first time. See more »

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Followed by Haunted Mouse (1965) See more »

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Excellent... but not for any of the reasons identified!
11 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am actually very fond of this cartoon for what it is: an intentional tribute to the Mickey Mouse cartoon "The Worm Turns" of 1937. That this has been left out of every other post on this message board is utterly amazing! It also makes it slightly surprising that the cartoon itself was nominated for an Academy Award, although many other tributes and parodies have had the honors over the years.

The scene with the fly is a direct parody of the Mickey toon, in which a fly is the first to benefit from the newly concocted "Courage Builder" strength elixir. The sound effects, as well as much of the visual popping and sparkling in the mixture, are directly lifted from this cartoon.

The complex, and undeniably great result is a cartoon with a unique twist in the ending, which provides a much greater entertainment value for someone familiar with the earlier toon, who can appreciate the contrast and the blatant inter-textual references.


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