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Tom and Jerry: Barnyard Bunk

1932

"The Great Depression has hit a rundown farm owned by a Farmer Alfalfalike farmer. As the old man sleeps on his porch, objects around him begin to break down. /.../ Just then saxophone salesmen Tom and Jerry happen by the farm. The farmer is indifferent to their music ("Aw, nuts!"), so the duo decide to show him how useful saxophones can be. Their jazzy tunes soon have the farmer's chickens laying eggs, his cow churning out milk, and his woodpeckers chopping wood to the beat. The music even brings the farmer a nice, frothy mug of beer." (http://www.cartoonresearch.com/tomjerry/1932.html) Van Beuren's "Tom and Jerry" series was renamed "Dick and Larry" in the 1950s. That's why the title card presents this cartoon as a "A Dick and Larry Carton".

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Van Beuren Studios

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