Give and Tyke

Give and Tyke
Spike and Tyke series
Directed by William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Produced by William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Story by Homer Brightman
Music by Scott Bradley
Animation by Bill Schipek
Lewis Marshall
Herman Cohen
Kenneth Muse
Carlo Vinci
Layouts by Dick Bickenbach
Backgrounds by Don Driscoll
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date(s) March 30, 1957 (1957-03-30)
Color process Technicolor
Language English
Followed by Scat Cats

Give and Tyke (1957) is the first of two Spike and Tyke cartoons in a spin-off for Tom and Jerry. The title is a pun on "give and take".


The cartoon begins with an alley dog (whose voice resembles Art Carney's portrayal of Ed Norton from The Honeymooners), is humming the theme song of Tom and Jerry. He stops and gets a bone and a newspaper from the trash can. An alley dog then sits and he uses his newspaper as his napkin. He then reads it, but gets horrified. The newspaper says: "LAST DAY FOR DOG LICENSES! DOGS WITHOUT TAGS TO BE LOCKED UP IN CITY POUND.". He sees the city pound truck is driving past through the street, but the driver sees him. Panicking, he disguises himself to be a lamp. He escapes from the pound and hides from a gate; he looks at the hole, where he sees a sleeping Spike with his dog license. He happily digs a hole in order to get inside, but looks around, he doesn't know that Spike is in his head. He crawls to Spike's dog house.

He tip-toes to Spike and tries to remove his license, but no use. Spike wakes up and the dog hides. Spike yawns and goes back to sleep. The dog frowned and sees Tyke, going to sleep. He took Tyke's license and wears it. He begins to walk away and sees Spike, who is angry.

The dog says Spike to be quiet. Yet, he shows Spike the news. He reads it and chases the dog, who escapes. He sees Tyke, who is barking. The dog catcher caught him, but, he lets Tyke to wear his own license and runs off. He gets his license back from the dog, but, the catcher pursues him. But, Tyke's license is taken by the dog. They are taking turns in attempt to get it. But, when the dog escapes, Spike hits him with some trash can cover and the dog grabs the stick and throws it and Spike catches it and realizes he's been tricked. The dog goes to the gate and Spike grabs him, the dog fools him again and orders Spike to roll himself to the manhole. When he's underground, Spike grabs the dog's feet, but sees Tyke is now caught. Spike tells the catcher to replace his son, giving Tyke to goodbye. An alley dog feels bad about the drama, he soon realizes Tyke will lost his father. Before the catcher prepares to sent Spike to the city pound, an alley dog finally gives up, telling the catcher to give him the license back and attempts to be the officer. He drives the truck and speeds away, causing the truck to lose its doors and the catcher is chasing the truck while Spike and Tyke are remain happy.


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