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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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William Hanna ... Tom / Butch (voice)
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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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Trivia

A scene was cut from re-runs and dvd releases of the three titular characters with black face after a car splashes mud in their faces 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

Followed by Casanova Cat (1951) See more »

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Sing Before Breakfast
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Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
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Can't we all just try to get along?
29 June 2008 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

In an effort to put an end to all of the pointless violence, Spike, Tom, and Jerry draw up a truce and attempt to live in harmony together. All is going well for a while, with the trio even protecting each other from harm by other cats and dogs (including alley cat Butch, and a very toothy mongrel).

Of course, the peace was never going to last very long, and, after the threesome find a very large and tasty looking steak and decide to divvy it up (each trying to get the largest piece for themselves), they are soon back to their usual tricks.

An unexceptional T & J caper, made slightly more interesting by the unusual sight of the characters protecting each other, The Truce Hurts gets a very-slightly-above-average rating of 6/10 from me.


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17 July 1948 (USA) See more »

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