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Jerry's Cousin (1951)

Approved | | Animation, Short, Comedy | 7 April 1951 (USA)
When Tom's harassment gets out of hand, Jerry writes to his Cousin Muscles, a tough inner city mouse, and asks for his help.

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Paul Frees
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Paul Frees ... Cousin Muscles / Thug Cat (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

On Hogan's Alley, all the cats are afraid of Muscles Mouse. He pounds them at will. His cousin Jerry sends a letter asking for help dealing with Tom. Muscles immediately sets out for Jerry's and upon arrival shows Tom who's boss. Tom doesn't go gently: he works out with weights to build his strength, he uses craft to launch an attack, and he calls in reinforcements. Is Muscles up to the challenge? And what will happen to Jerry when Muscles has to go home? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

City Cousin See more »

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Perspecta Stereo (Westrex Recording System)| Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Paul Frees provided the voice of not only Muscles, but also the leader of the tough cat gang. See more »

Goofs

Just before Tom drops the bowling ball on Muscles, just after he starts to lift it in preparation for dropping it, the ball disappears for a split-second, as if someone had forgotten to put in an animation cel containing it. See more »

Quotes

[Cousin Muscles is reading Jerry's telegram]
Cousin Muscles: Dear Cousin Muscles. Am having serious trouble with Tom. Need your help at once. Jerry.
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Connections

Follows Love That Pup (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Lydia, the Tattoed Lady
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Music by Harold Arlen
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Muscle was robbed
3 June 2005 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

Tom the cat is giving Jerry the mouse more trouble then usual, so he sends a telegram to his cousin Muscles to come help him as soon as possible. What a great violent (even for a Tom and Jerry cartoon) short. Definitely one of the classics in my mind. It was nominated for an Oscar as best animated short in 1951, but just like "Sunset Blvd." (the best picture nominee of the year), it was cheated out of winning by a less superior product. Stupid Academy Awards. This hilarious classic cartoon can be found on disc two of the Spotlight collection DVD of "Tom & Jerry"

My Grade: A+


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