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Director: Jim Pabian
Release Date: March 3, 1965
Stars: Tom & Jerry
Rating: ★
Review:

The Brothers Carry-Mouse-off © MGM‘The Brothers Carry-Mouse-Off’, its literary title notwithstanding, is Chuck Jones’ fourth Tom & Jerry chase cartoon using blackout gags, this time indoors.

This was the first of the Chuck Jones Tom & Jerries not directed by Chuck Jones himself, and it shows. The designs and the animation are worse than in other entries. Especially Jerry is badly designed here. The music is also particularly uninspired. All this results in one of the weakest entries in the series.

About its director, Jim Pabian, little is known. He co-wrote this cartoon and the next, ‘Haunted Mouse’,with Chuck Jones. ‘The Brothers Carry-Mouse-Off’ is the only cartoon he ever directed.

Watch ‘The Brothers Carry-Mouse-Off’ yourself and tell me what you think:

http://www.veoh.com/watch/v20008062MnN6BagS

This is Tom & Jerry cartoon No. 137
To the previous Tom & Jerry cartoon: Bad Day at Cat Rock
To the next Tom & Jerry cartoon: Haunted Mouse

Director: Chuck Jones
Release Date: January 27, 1965
Stars: Tom & Jerry
Rating: ★★★
Review:

Tom-ic Energy © MGM‘Tom-ic Energy’ is Chuck Jones’s second Tom & Jerry chase cartoon with blackout gags, this time situated in the city streets.

The short contains elements from two of Chuck Jones’ earlier series: Road Runner and Pepe Le Pew. It’s fast, it’s well-animated, its music (by Eugene Poddany) is not bad, and yet, it never becomes really funny. It’s difficult to tell why not.

Watch ‘Tom-ic Energy’ yourself and tell me what you think:

This is Tom & Jerry cartoon No. 135
To the previous Tom & Jerry cartoon: Ah, Sweet Mouse Story of Life
To the next Tom & Jerry cartoon: Bad Day at Cat Rock

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