Director: Chuck Jones
Release Date: February 17, 1966
Stars: Tom & Jerry
Rating: ★★★½

Jerry Jerry Quite Contrary © MGMIn ‘Jerry Jerry Quite Contrary’ Jerry is a somnambulist who teases Tom in his sleep, much to his own dismay.

This is a good story idea, and it leads to a wonderful scene of Jerry trying to stay awake, but also to a weak ending of Tom migrating to a distant desert and Jerry sleepwalking after him.

Two other things are noteworthy about ‘Jerry Jerry Quite Contrary’: it reuses the wire gag from Chuck Jones own classic cartoon ‘Mouse Wreckers‘ (1949), and Don Elliott’s music is even better here than in ‘Duel Personality‘.

Watch ‘Jerry Jerry Quite Contrary’ yourself and tell me what you think:

This is Tom & Jerry cartoon No. 145
To the previous Tom & Jerry cartoon: Duel Personality
To the next Tom & Jerry cartoon: Jerry-Go-Round