Director: Tom Ray
Release Date: July 14, 1966
Stars: Tom & Jerry
Rating: ★

Matinee Mouse © MGMIn ‘Matinee Mouse’ Tom and Jerry make peace and go watch their own cartoons together in a cinema. Of course, the truce doesn’t last long.

‘Matinee Mouse’ is a compilation cartoon, and a very cheap and terrible one, too. It uses footage of the classic Hanna/Barbera entries, but these are set to new sound effects and new music by Don Elliott. The gruesome result is easily one of the worst Tom and Jerry cartoons ever. Its director, Tom Ray (1919-2010), directed only one other Tom & Jerry cartoon, ‘Shutter Bugged Cat‘ (1967). That one is also a compilation cartoon, and arguably just as terrible.

Watch ‘Matinee Mouse’ yourself and tell me what you think:

This is Tom & Jerry cartoon No. 150
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