“Mouse in Manhattan” (1945) is a charming solo cartoon for Jerry Mouse (Tom appears only at the beginning and end), who braves the skyscrapers and the gutters of New York City.
One scene features Jerry in a dimly-lit alley that echoes with his sneeze. Suddenly, eyes start appearing, beginning in the distance and moving toward the foreground.
Jerry steps toward the left of the scene. A vicious cat creeps out of a garbage can.
And Jerry is scared back to the rural outer environs and home with Tom.
The usual crew of Ken Muse, Ray Patterson, Ed Barge and Irv Spence are the credited animators but Thad Komorowski tells me that Pete Burness animated this scene. Louis Alter’s “Manhattan Serenade” gets a lot of play in Scott Bradley’s enjoyable score.