The Missing Mouse
Studio: MGM Release Date : January 10, 1953 Series: Tom and Jerry (II)

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When Tom is frightened by the news of an escaped lab mouse that had consumed a very sensitive explosive, Jerry paints himself white to scare the cat out of his wits.


Tom (II)
Jerry (II)



William Denby "Bill" Hanna
Joseph Roland "Joe" Barbera


Ray Patterson
Ed Barge
Kenneth "Ken" Muse
Irvin "Irv" Spence


Edward "Ed" Plumb


Robert Gentle


Fred Quimby


Cartoon Network



Clips Used In:

Matinee Mouse

Laserdisc (CLV)

United States

The Art of Tom & Jerry


United States

Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection Volume 2
Tom and Jerry's Greatest Chases Volume 4
Tom and Jerry - Hijinks and Shrieks

Technical Specifications

Running Time: 6:33
Production No.: 254
MPAA No.: 15545
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Color Type: Technicolor
Negative Type: 35mm
Original Country: United States
Original Language: English
Print Type: 35mm
Sound Type: Mono: Western Electric Sound System

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From Gnik_LJN :

Notably, this short was the only MGM cartoon by the specific studio that wasn't composed by Scott Bradley, but Disney veteran Ed Plumb. Compare this short to 1953's Donald Duck short "The New Neighbor" and you can figure out some major similariries. These two shorts didn't utilize the rich, full orchestra that Scott Bradley (at least seemingly) enjoyed, but emphasized on simple reoccuring leitmotifs, and pushed for sheer power. Very interesting.
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