This picture is a special one as it was a gift from my wife for my 40th birthday.
It is also a picture of one of my very favourite comedy duos, Tom and Jerry. Growing up the weekend TV always featured somewhere at least a couple of these classic shorts. Nowadays they are seen as violent and racist with Amazon even putting a warning on their listings for them! What has the world come too. Yes they were violent, but it was slapstick comedy no-one died, everyone survived to do it all again another day. I happily bought the complete collection for my kids and they loved them. All they got from them was a laugh, a giggle and a happy smile.
This image is from the 1945 classic Mouse in Manhattan which is really a solo outing for Jerry mouse who decides he’s had enough of the country life and sets off for the big city. Leaving Tom a note he packs his bags but after a night of adventures, dancing and chases he returns to the quiet life before Tom has even woken. tearing up the note, he kisses Tom and settles back to a life of cat and mouse chaos.
If you haven’t seen it I’m sure it’ll be on Youtube somewhere so have a watch, have a laugh and enjoy a classic slice of animation heaven.
Currently on display in the living room.