Tom and Jerry Tales: Adventures in Penguin Sitting by Charles CarneyOne afternoon Jerry is sitting in his front room watching television and dreaming of Mozzarella cheese when a newscast informs him that a very dangerous penguin has escaped from the local zoo. The instructions to viewers is to shut your windows, lock your doors and most of all - HIDE YOUR REFRIGERATORS! And it is stated that the penguin is also extremely hungry.
Jerry closes the windows and is about to lock the door when it bursts open to reveal a very menacing penguin. Jerry immediately hides in an umbrella but hearing nothing worrying he looks out to see what appears to be now a very cute little penguin who is pointing at his mouth to indicate that he is hungry.
Thats when the trouble begins as the penguin spots the refrigerator, opens its door and begins to grab armfuls of ice lollies. Tom, who is casually drinking his milk nearby, tries to stop the penguin but ends up with a frozen face as the penguin burps his cherry ice lolly into his face! More mayhem follows as ice is scattered all over the floor.
Then the Lady of the House enters, blames Tom and gives him a broom to sweep everything up. But things arent that easy and Jerry, delighted to see Tom get into trouble, piles on the agony by pinching a grape ice lolly. As Tom gives chase he steps on the thermostat and suddenly a growing cold front spreads through the house, covering everywhere with ice.
Jerry manages to get the penguin into his mouse hole and when Tom peeps through the opening the penguin gives his face another frosty covering - this time grape flavoured! Back in the house there is ice everywhere, on the curtains, on the lamps and on the chandeliers. The carpet too is covered in ice and Tom, giving chase once more to Jerry and the penguin, slips and ends up with a mouth full of icicles.
Meanwhile the penguin lounges in the freezer enjoying a variety of ice lollies. Tom eventually grabs hold of the penguin but Jerry hits him on the foot with a frying pan. The shock sends Tom into the freezer and into the ice maker, which freezes him up and spits him out as a series of ice cubes!
Re-formed (!) Tom gives chase to the troublesome twosome when the Lady of the House once more appears and again scolds Tom for the devastation she can see. As this altercation is going on Jerry and the penguin depart and head for the zoo, where the penguin is reunited with his friends.
Jerry returns home and is watching The World of Cheese when the doorbell rings. Jerry opens the door to discover the garden full of little penguins who have heard of the best place in town for ice lollies! Far from being delighted to see visitors, Jerry simply faints! Tom is nowhere to be seen.
Tom and Jerry are always entertaining and this story is full of the usual mayhem and madness that the duo produce - great fun!
Tom and Jerry: Tom with his head in the shape of the pan
Irv Spence and Michael Lah animation The Milky Waif
It broke the heart of poor Billy Waters, the one-legged musical negro, who died in St. Clement Danes, Strand, W. With Life in London , its language became the language of the day; drawing-rooms were turned into chaffing cribs , and rank and beauty learned to patter flash ad nauseam. The Lady taking her gunpowder was enabled to amuse her visitors with the adventures of Tom and Jerry on her highly-finished tea-tray. The lovers of Irish Blackguard experienced a double zest in taking a pinch from a box, the lid of which exhibited the laughable phiz of the eccentric Bob Logic. Everybody talked of Tom and Jerry , and crowds rushed to the theatres where the uproarious adventures of these popular personages were represented in a dramatic form. But although Life in London , or, Tom and Jerry did make our grandfathers so very— very!
Quiet Please! The cartoon is notable for featuring a speaking Tom, a decided rarity throughout the original series. In this film, Tom says to Jerry: "One custard pie?! Let me have it! Tom's enemy, Spike is trying to take a nap.
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Tom and Jerry - Southbound Duckling
A perky little cartoon, Southbound Duckling opens with Quacker attempting to fly south for the winter even though 1 he can't fly and 2 Jerry informs him domestic ducks don't migrate. Just about every attempt to launch himself into the sky leads the little duck straight to Tom's mouth or frying pan. Pup on a Picnic or "pick-a-nick", as Spike pronounces it is a standard Tom, Jerry, Spike and Tyke short meaning it's good and a standard "picnic gag" short has there ever been a picnic depicted in a cartoon that didn't feature a line of rhythmically marching ants? But check out those backgrounds! Perhaps because of the widescreen format, the background artist, Robert Gentle, created an entire forest out of impressionistic dabs and slashes of paint, much like the style later made famous by TV icon Bob Ross, who taught people how to create lovely forest landscapes in one half hour. I know that Bob Ross is sometimes considered to painting what Rachel Ray is to cooking, but hell, he made nice pictures and Rachel Ray makes good meals!
If you grew up watching Tom and Jerry cartoons, you know what competition looks like. Despite both characters having their own place in the house, life is a constant battle in which each tries to outsmart the other and yes, Jerry always wins. Throughout the years, however, in between mousetrap missteps, electrical errors, frying pan faux pas, and any other array of torture devices, there have been a few unique episodes where the two have come together for a momentary cease-fire. The first of these actually occurred quite early on in the show in season one, episode five, which aired on April 18, Like any other, this episode starts out with Tom chasing Jerry, but the scene takes an unexpected turn when viewers are introduced to Spike the Bulldog for the first time. Getting angry, Spike begins chasing Tom and Jerry, until the two decide to make a pact, unite their talents, and get back at Spike. In this example, picture Tom and Jerry as each of their own companies, looking to prosper over Spike, their mutual competitor.