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Mice Follies

Mice Follies Title

Directors and story
Producer
Music
Animation
Backgrounds
Robert Gentle
Distribution
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
September 4, 1954
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Mice Follies is the 85th entry of the classic series. It was created in 1953, directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera and produced by Fred Quimby with music by Scott Bradley, mainly incorporating Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty Waltz. The animation was done by Kenneth Muse, Ed Barge, Irven Spence and Ray Patterson with backgrounds by Robert Gentle. This entry was released by Metro-Goldwyn Mayer on September 4, 1954.

Plot

Jerry and Nibbles flood the kitchen and freeze the water, turning the room into a skating rink. The two mice go about their own business, skating and sliding across the frozen floor - until Tom is woken up. He pursues the two mice, but is not as mobile on ice as he thought. As he skids across the "rink", he crashes into a closet and comes across a pair of ice skates. Equally matching the skating prowess of the mice, the chase resumes as Tom crashes into, bangs into, stumbles across and dodges many kitchen obstacles, including an ironing board, a door and some stools, before sliding up a table-come-ramp made by the mice and falling down into the cellar.

Tom emerges from the cellar and just as he is about to catch Jerry by banging the shovel in his hand on his head, Nibbles wisely defrosts the ice, causing Tom to slip over on the watery floor and having to adjust to the changes. Jerry climbs to higher ground as the soaking wet cat searches for him. Ready to squirt Jerry, who Tom has spotted hiding on a shelf, Nibbles sets the freezer to 'Quick Freeze', re-freezing the floor, with Tom standing on it; just as he squirts, he becomes nothing more but a display while the water makes a bridge for Jerry to skate across. Jerry gives Tom a satisfied look as the cat is now motionless. Jerry and Nibbles resume their ice dancing, skating around the frozen cat who can do nothing but move his eyes around and follow the mice as they skate across the floor.

Trivia/Errors

  • When Nibbles accidently pulls down Tom's two whiskers, they were thrown under a mat. But for the rest of the episode, Tom had four whiskers again.
  • This is the episode where Nibbles does not do something wrong with Jerry getting mad at him for it.
  • This was the last Tom & Jerry cartoon to use the 1952 red and blue MGM Cartoon title. And was one of the only 2 cartoons to use a different version of the 1954 blue Tom & Jerry title card. The other being "Baby Butch".

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External Links

Mice Follies at SuperCartoons.net

Mice Follies at B99.TV