"DIR: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
SUMMARY: Tired of country life, Jerry writes Tom a goodbye note and heads off for the bright lights of Manhattan... but it prove to be a tougher city than he expected.
WHY IT'S HERE: Of all the experiments Hanna and Barbera made in this era of Tom and Jerry shorts, 'Mouse in Manhattan' is probably the most audacious. After all, Tom and Jerry were a duo and audiences expected to always see them together. So the idea of making a solo Jerry cartoon in which To"
“Tom & Jerry where a defining part of my childhood. I could spend hours watching T&J shorts on Cartoon Network when I was younger, and to be honest, this is my favourite, was then, and still is now.
Mouse in Manhattan is not a traditional Tom & Jerry short at all, no carnage, no chases. It begins with Jerry leaving his life in the country in favor of the bright lights and broadway of New York city (Tom only appears in the short at the beginning and end). The rest of the cartoon involves Jerry's escapades in the Big Apple.
What makes Mouse in Manhattan perfection however is the music. The orchestrated version of "Manhattan Serenade" is timed perfectly with Jerry's actions. It is so heart renderingly beautiful, as well as just fun to watch. As a kid, I would always get exc” read more
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"Plot: Jerry decides to move out of the country and into the big city. He writes a note for Tom, telling him about his departure. He arrives in the city to have bad luck everywhere he goes. Jerry sees that the city is just not for him, so he goes back to the country, tearing the note he wrote for Tom to shreds. He then gives Tom a nice big kiss before happily walking into his mouse hole."