Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse
is a 1947 one-reel animated cartoon
and is the 30th Tom and Jerry short
. The cartoon was released on 14 June 1947, and was directed by William Hanna
and Joseph Barbera
, produced by Fred Quimby
and animated by Ed Barge, Michael Lah, Kenneth Muse and Al Grandmain. The episode is a parody of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
. It was nominated for the Cartoons
in 1947, but lost to Warner Bros. Tweetie Pie
Near a basement window are two milk bottles. Through the basement window, Tom reaches for one of the bottles and then snatches it, rushing into the living room to pour it in his bowl and drink it but Jerry also wants Tom's milk. Tom makes various attempts to catch Jerry but when they all fail, the cat dreams up a murderous plot to rid himself of his annoyance.
The next scene shows Tom mixing chemicals into his milk, upon mixing the deadly elixir
, the chemicals cause the spoon to dissolve. After seeing a fly taking a little sip from the bowl before crying in pain and then dropping dead, Tom carefully carries the bowl and places it outside Jerry's hole, confident that his potion works, gleefully watching Jerry about to drink from the bowl.
Seeing the bowl of milk once again, the mouse drinks the milk, causing him to yell in pain and collapse "dead". Just before Tom can celebrate over the "dead" mouse, the full effects of the potion take place: Jerry then turns into a much bigger and stronger version of himself who is now more than able... Read More