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The Truce Hurts (1948)

Approved | | Animation, Short, Comedy | 17 July 1948 (USA)
Tom, Jerry, and Butch sign a peace treaty.
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Cast

Credited cast:
William Hanna ... Tom / Butch (voice)
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Storyline

Butch convinces Tom and Jerry that there's no reason to fight and they should all sign a peace treaty. Tom and Butch even rescue their pals from a fellow cat and dog. But then a steak falls off a truck and the boys can't decide how to divvy it up, ultimately losing it completely, and the truce is off. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fredstraktat See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first Tom and Jerry cartoon in which Spike is called "Butch". See more »

Alternate Versions

Some TV prints cut part of the scene in which Tom, Jerry and Butch are splashed with mud by a passing van. The part removed is the aftermath of the splashing, which leaves the three characters in blackface. See more »

Connections

Follows The Bodyguard (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

Runnin' Wild
(uncredited)
Music by A.H. Gibbs
Lyrics by Joe Grey and Leo Wood
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Another Classic Tom & Jerry Short!
26 May 2000 | by JonathanDP81See all my reviews

This film seems to be well remembered as the time Tom & Jerry signed a peace treaty. Things are idyllic for a time but, predictably, it goes sour. Probably the most memorable moment was the endless fight involving a pipe, a frying pan, and a baseball bat that the two plus Butch the dog engage in at the beginning and end of the short. I enjoyed one a bunch and you should try to catch it on Cartoon Network.


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