Love That Pup

1950 animated short film directed by Joseph Barbera

Love That Pup is a 1949 one-reel animated cartoon and is the 44th Tom and Jerry short released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, produced by Fred Quimby, music scored by Scott Bradley, and animated by Ed Barge, Ray Patterson, Irven Spence, and Kenneth Muse. (This is the first time that Daws Butler voiced Spike the Bulldog in the late 1940s, because he took Billy Bletcher's place as an actor.) This is also the first episode which uses the improvised opening theme song which becomes much more prominent within the 50's and 60's episodes.

Directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. Produced by Fred Quimby.


Spike: [to Tom] Hey, you! That's my boy you got in your hand! [grabs Tom's whiskers] Listen, pussycat. If I catch you bothering my boy again, I'll tear you apart! Understand? Now, beat it!
[Spike lets go of Tom's whiskers and the cat flees, crashing into (in turn) a tree, a fountain, a clothesline hanger and into a trash can.]

[Spike busts himself out of the shed and rushes up to Tom.]
Spike: Where's my boy?! [Tom doesn't know where Tyke is.] If he's under that barrel, I'LL SKIN YOU ALIVE!
[Tom gets off the barrel and snaps his fingers. As he tries to lift the barrel up, he hears Jerry's whistle and Spike glares angrily at Jerry. Jerry waves to Tom because he's not under the barrel. Tom gulps twice in fear.]
Spike: Come on! Lift it up!
[Tom nervously struggles to lift up the barrel, but Spike grabs the barrel first and finds Tyke. Tyke wiggles his tail at his father. Tom flees away from Spike and Tyke and crashes into the tree, the fountain, and the clothesline hanger, but instead of the trash can, he runs into Spike's fist, then turns back. Spike furiously charges at Tom and skins him alive off-screen, causing him to scream in pain.]
Tom: [off-screen, screaming in pain] YEOW! YEOW!


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