My Top 10 Tom and Jerry cartoons

Posted: December 26, 2011

I hope that everyone had a very Merry Christmas!

I got a very interesting email yesterday and thought that I would do a posting of it rather than just an email reply. In this email I was asked what was my "top 10 or favorite five" cartoons from the first Hanna & Barbera years. So here are my top 10 and why:

10.) Downbeat Bear I love how persistent the bear is with the dancing and how annoyed Tom gets throughout the cartoon until finally he just gives up and excepts the fate of dancing all night. Plus, my wife and I like to ballroom dance.

9.) Neapolitan Mouse Just a fun adventure in Italy. I liked how Tom and Jerry put aside their differences and fought a common foe.

8.) Flying Cat Dig the cleverness of Tom in trying to get the canary and the bond that is forged between Jerry and the bird.

7.) The Two Mouseketeers Classic. Touche' Pussycat! You can't beat the swashbuckling affair in this 'toon.

6.) Cruise Cat There is a lot of slapstick in this cartoon that I really enjoy and Jerry really uses the ship to his advantage.

5.) Yankee Doodle Mouse This one is pretty clever. I always enjoyed the fight between Tom and Jerry in this one. Plus it's got a great historical value in my opinion.

4.) Johann Mouse I love the music and the grandeur of this cartoon.

3.) Uncle Pecos Crambone! 'Nuff said.

2.) Solid Serenade Is you is? Do I even need to explain this one?

1.) Mice Follies What? Mice Follies? Yup. That is my all time favorite. Why? Because of all the cartoons this one has the most heart. The interaction between Jerry and Nibbles is fantastic and very genuine in my opinion. Plus I really dig the music too.

So there you have it. My top 10.

Honorable mentions go "Mouse from H.U.N.G.E.R." , "Catty Cornered", and "Dickie Moe" from the later eras.

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