Thursday, 12 November 2015

Jerry Mouse Gets Caught

Why can’t Tom make up his mind? First he wants to kill Jerry. Then he doesn’t. Witness this scene in Trap Happy (1946). Tom’s hired an exterminator who has succeeded in catching the mouse. As usual, the animation tells the story. And, as usual, there are always fun poses.

Mike Lah, Ken Muse and Ed Barge are the credited animators.

Trap Happy was reissued a couple of times by MGM. It appeared in theatres again starting in June 1954. The ad to the left plugs a re-release in the 1963-64 theatrical season, running simultaneously with the new cartoons being made by producer Walter Bien and director Chuck Jones.

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