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The Little Orphan (1948)

The Little Orphan
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William Hanna William Hanna
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Joseph Barbera Joseph Barbera
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Description: The Bide-a-Wee Mouse Home has sent the orphan mouse, Nibbles, to spend Thanksgiving with Jerry. But Jerry's cupboard is bare, and Nibbles is always hungry. They start by raiding Tom's milk dish, but Tom wakes up and drains it. Fortunately, Mammy has just put out a huge Thanksgiving feast, just ready for the raiding. And that's just what Tom and Nibbles do, grabbing Pilgrim hats from the table decorations. All goes fairly well until Nibbles eats a whole orange, which is way too big for him. Jerry smacks him with a spoon, which sends the orange flying, right into Tom's mouth. Tom stalks up to the table in a feather duster, which t ... (more)
Release date: 30 April 1949
Tags: Animation (2), Short (2), Tom And Jerry (1), Comedy (1), Cartoon (1), 1940s (1)
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" A lection in slapstick abuse madness. It hurts to be a cat."

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Oscars 1949 Winners (My Version) (26 movies items)

"Best Animated Short! Winner: The Little Orphan! Nominees: Mickey and the Seal Mouse Wreckers Robin Hoodlum Tea for Two Hundred"

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1001 Animated Shorts You Must See - The Full List (1001 movies items)

"DIR: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera SUMMARY: Tom, Jerry and Nibbles do battle amidst a luxurious Thanksgiving banquet, assuming the roles of Pilgrims and Indian. WHY IT'S HERE: The 40th Tom and Jerry cartoon and the fourth Oscar winner for the pair, 'The Little Orphan' also marked the second appearance of Nibbles (also known as Tuffy), who had previously debuted in 'The Milky Waif' as an abandoned baby mouse with a ravenous desire for milk. That theme is carried across to this cartoon, althou"