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Even the weaker entries of the Tom and Jerry cartoons are saved with excellent character animation and by
the pure likability of Tom & Jerry themselves.
LITTLE RUNAWAY (1952) has a very Disneyesque storyline (Jerry protecting a baby seal from Tom eager to collect the reward money for the return of it), but it's saved with great acting. Like this scene by Irv Spence!
I love Tom's stupid look of pure enjoyment from Jerry's dancing number. Only a master like Spence could put
so much life, energy, and humor into a dead fish.
The timing and Scott Bradley's music score are perfect for this scene too. (Ed Barge picks up when Jerry
keeps coming back for an encore).