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Mouse in Manhattan is a 1947 Tom and Jerry cartoon directed by Hanna-Barbera.

In this Lower Deck Cartoon, Jerry, tired of country life, writes Tom a letter of farewell and heads out to the city of Manhattan. At first, he enjoys the hustle and bustle of New York as he takes in the sights. However, as he finds himself in more and more hazardous situations, Jerry starts to prefer life in the country.


  • Country Mouse: Taken very literally.
  • A Day in the Limelight: This is the only Tom & Jerry short to focus solely on Jerry.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: Jerry enters a room from under the door, then quickly exits, looking embarrassed. The camera pulls up to the sign on the door that reads "Powder Room".
  • Lower-Deck Episode: Jerry is the focus, with Tom only making a brief appearance at the beginning and end.
  • Mistaken for Thief: Jerry crashes through the window of a jewelry store, setting off the alarm. He emerges covered in jewels as the cops show up and start firing at him.
  • Oh, Crap!: After popping out of a manhole cover in the middle of a street, Jerry has this reaction when he sees a stoplight turn green and there's a bunch of vehicles in front of him.
  • Out of Focus: Tom only appears at the very beginning and then again at the very end.
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  • Recursive Canon: A theater in the background has Tom and Jerry given billing on it.
  • Scenery Porn: If this cartoon doesn't give you an itching to visit New York City, nothing will.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After being chased by the police when they mistake him for a jewel thief, Jerry decides he's had enough of the city and races all the way back to the country.
  • Sneeze of Doom: Jerry sneezes after landing in a dark alley, which echoes through the streets. Moments later, the cats appear.
  • Soda Can Shakeup: While dancing with doll displays, Jerry accidentally gets stuck in the neck of a champagne bottle. The resulting pressure ends up launching him into the air and landing in a dark alley.
  • Something Completely Different: The cartoon focuses entirely on Jerry and his adventures in New York.

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