1951 theatrical reissue poster.
|Production company:||MGM Cartoons|
|Release date:||November 23, 1944|
|Music composed by:||Scott Bradley|
|Screenplay by:||William Hanna|
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Mouse Trouble is the seventeenth animated theatrical short of the Tom and Jerry series. It was released on November 23, 1944 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was produced by Fred Quimby, and written and directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.
Tom follows a help book in catching Jerry.
In order of appearance:
The music was composed by Scott Bradley.
Dates are in order of release:
- United States: November 23, 1944; December 15, 1951 (rerelease)
Behind the scenes
- How to Catch a Mouse is "A Random Mouse Book", which is a parody of Random House books.
- Tom dying at the end is the first time a main character dies on-screen.
- Tom reads about this short in Jerry's diary (with accompanying flashbacks) in the aptly named short Jerry's Diary. He marked it May 12, Thursday.
- In the live-action film Tom & Jerry, Jerry redoes the gag where he tricks Tom into thinking he's hiding something in his hands so he can punch Tom in the eye.
|Award||Date of ceremony||Category||Recipient||Result|
|Academy Award||March 15, 1945||Best Short Subject: Cartoons||Fred Quimby||Won|
- "The 17th Academy Awards (1945) Nominees and Winners". Oscars. Retrieved November 23, 2020.