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|Love Me, Love My Mouse|
|Tom and Jerry series|
|Produced by||Chuck Jones|
|Story by||Michael Maltese|
June Foray(Toodles/Jerry, uncredited)|
Mel Blanc(Tom/Jerry, uncredited)
|Music by||Eugene Poddany|
|Layouts by||Robert Givens|
|Backgrounds by||Robert Inman|
|Studio||Sib Tower 12 Productions|
|Release date(s)||April 28, 1966|
|Followed by||Puss 'n' Boats|
Love Me, Love My Mouse is a 1966 Tom and Jerry cartoon directed and produced by Chuck Jones and co-directed by Ben Washam. The title Love Me, Love My Mouse is a play-on-words of the phrase "Love me, love my dog." Unlike most other cartoons, this one shows Jerry in a deliberately malicious light with him frequently framing Tom so that he is in trouble. It is also the first Tom and Jerry cartoon to be animated by Phil Roman.
Tom is in love with Toots and flies to her house, carrying Jerry in a ring box. Tom presents Jerry to his love interest. Jerry then pretends to be frightened of Tom and cuddles up to Toots, who instantly sympathises with him, now taking sides with Jerry, as it was.
Jerry then makes efforts to work his way into Tom's mouth, leading to Toots coming to Jerry's rescue. Realising Jerry is milking the sympathy for all its worth, Tom grabs the conniving rodent and tries to do away with him once and for all, unfortunately for Tom, Toots storms in and rescues Jerry. Tom then by accident releases the rope of the concrete block that he was using to defeat Jerry, the block soon comes crashing down on Tom.
A bandaged Tom hobbles to the dinner table to find his love interest putting baby powder on Jerry's butt and repeatedly kisses him. Toodles soon realises something else when kissing Jerry: aside from being cute, Jerry is also quite tasty. She has a change of heart, and attempts to eat Jerry, taking sides with Tom. At the sight of this, Tom cheers over his victory. When Toots is about to eat Jerry, she sees that the mouse had escaped, and chases him with her utensils. Jerry hops out the door, right before Toots pursues him, and then Tom limps to outside following her.
- Tom and Jerry: Mouse Trouble, Disc 1
- Tom And Jerry: Fur Flying Adventures, Volume 3
- Tom and Jerry: The Chuck Jones Collection, Disc 2
- Tom and Jerry: Classic Collection - Volume 6
- Love Me, Love My Mouse at the Big Cartoon DataBase
- Love Me, Love My Mouse at Internet Movie Database
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