Tom and Jerry, 44 Episode – Love That Pup (1949)


The short three-minute fragment from series 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 Daws Butler voiced Spike the Bulldog in the late 1940s, because Daws Butler took Billy Bletcher’s place as actor.
Interesting facts:
This is the first appearance of Tyke, the son of Spike.
Reruns of the cartoon (under the name “Tops with Pops”) hosted in 1957 with the same animation effects, but with a new background and screen format.

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