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Director: Ben Washam
Release date: September 8, 1967
Stars: Tom & Jerry
Rating:  ★

Purr-Chance to Dream © MGM‘Purr-Chance to Dream’ was Tom & Jerry’s very last theatrical cartoon.

It marks the rather welcome end to the Chuck Jones era, which, despite a few highlights, was a very disappointing age for the cat and the mouse. ‘Purr-Chance to Dream’ is no exception. In this short, Tom is haunted by nightmares about large bulldogs. But when Jerry has acquired a tiny bulldog, this reality is even worse.

The tiny bulldog is the same as was featured in ‘The Cat’s Me-ouch‘ (1965), and so ‘Purr-Chance to Dream’ reuses quite a lot of animation from the earlier cartoon. The good news is that this results in better designs of Tom and Jerry than usual in their 1967 cartoons. Carl Brandt’s music, however, is terrible, and so are the gags, making ‘Purr-Chance to Dream’ anything but enjoyable.

Watch ‘Purr-Chance to Dream’ yourself and tell me what you think:

This is Tom & Jerry 162nd and last theatrical cartoon

To the previous Tom & Jerry cartoon: Advance and Be Mechanized

Director: Chuck Jones
Release Date: December 22, 1965
Stars: Tom & Jerry
Rating: ★★★

The Cat's Me-ouch © MGMJerry orders a bulldog to help him against Tom. The bulldog turns out to be very tiny, but he’s ferocious nonetheless.

Unfortunately this nice idea leads to a slow and weak story, despite a clever gag with Tom and the little bulldog swapping doors.

The little bulldog, however, was a character to remember, and he would return in Tom & Jerry’ very last theatrical release, ‘Purr-chance to a Dream‘ (1967).

Watch an excerpt from ‘The Cat’s Me-ouch’ yourself and tell me what you think:

This is Tom & Jerry cartoon No. 143
To the previous Tom & Jerry cartoon: The Year of the Mouse
To the next Tom & Jerry cartoon: Duel Personality

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