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Director: Gene Deitch
Release Date: August, 1962
Stars: Tom & Jerry
Rating: ★★★

The Tom and Jerry Cartoon Kit © MGM‘The Tom and Jerry Cartoon Kit’ is based on an original idea and this makes it arguably the best of the Gene Deitch Tom & Jerry cartoons.

Nevertheless, the initial idea of a ‘Tom and Jerry cartoon kit’ is badly developed and most of the cartoon focuses on Jerry’s judo skills. The cartoon is rescued by some clever gags and by daring (almost absent) backgrounds, creating a fairly surreal atmosphere. This cartoon contains probably the most original gag of all Gene Deitch’s Tom & Jerry’s: the one in which Tom’s thinking process makes his eyebrows knit a sweater.

Watch ‘The Tom and Jerry Cartoon Kit’ yourself and tell me what you think:

This is Tom & Jerry cartoon No. 123
To the previous Tom & Jerry cartoon: Dicky Moe
To the next Tom & Jerry cartoon: Tall in the Trap

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