|Tom and Jerry series|
Jerry-Go-Round title card
Maurice Noble (co-director)
|Produced by||Chuck Jones|
|Story by||John Dunn|
June Foray (uncredited)|
Mel Blanc (uncredited)
|Music by||Eugene Poddany|
|Studio||Sib Tower 12 Productions|
|Preceded by||Duel Personality|
|Followed by||Jerry Jerry Quite Contrary|
Jerry-Go-Round is a 1966 Tom and Jerry cartoon produced and directed by Chuck Jones. The title Jerry-Go-Round is a play on the name of a classic amusepark carousel: a merry-go-round. It was the last Tom and Jerry cartoon produced in 1965.
Tom chases Jerry through the sidewalk as the title cards and credits are shown. Jerry gives Tom the slip and Tom turns around the other way in anger. Jerry stops short when he sees a lion's mouth, but it is only an ad for a local circus. Seeing Tom approach in fury, Jerry sees no alternative but to jump into the lion's mouth. He disappears as Tom pulls up in bewilderment. He pulls some of the advert off and reveals that Jerry was lucky enough to hit a hole in the fence and is disappearing in the distance.
Tom follows Jerry into the circus and Jerry hides behind a post as Tom dashes by him. Jerry laughs and walks away when he is splashed with a tear from an elephant that cries in pain because, she had stepped on a tack. Jerry removes the tack and the elephant hangs back, afraid of Jerry (as he is a mouse), when Tom approaches him and the elephant picks him up with her trunk and beats him like a drum on the stool. Jerry shows the elephant the tack and the elephant looks at her foot, and finding nothing there, hugs Jerry in gratitude. Tom pulls up a ladder and swipes the mouse hoping to flee with him. Tom meet the elephant's anger and she uses her trunk to claim Jerry. After putting him safely on her head, the elephant uses her trunk as a hammerhead to knock him and the ladder to the ground. She then returns to hug the mouse. Tom emerges from the ground, dazed and then falls unconscious.
Tom is sitting behind a stool, annoyed, as the elephant and Jerry participate in the circus with the clowns. Jerry and the elephant dance in the spotlight and pass a ball back and forth. Tom aims a slingshot at the ball and busts it. The elephant looks for her friend in concern and Tom ascends a high-rise ladder to reach the mouse, who is hanging onto the 300-foot (91 m) high wire by his feet. Tom slicks across the wire and stomps on it repeatedly to bounce Jerry into his hands. He then walks over the wire back to the ramp, only to run into the irate elephant. She uses her weight to pull both of them all the way down to the ground with the high wire, pulls the mouse into her trunk via suction, then releases the cat, launching him out of the circus tent.
Later, Tom chases Jerry up a tall ladder to a diving board. Tom grabs for Jerry but misses. Jerry dives, and the elephant carries Jerry away. Tom crashes through the ground with such force he falls all the way into hell. A devil takes him back up to the surface and throws him out.
The elephant plays with Jerry. Tom shakes pepper into the elephant's snout. This elicits a gigantic sneeze which throws Jerry miles from the circus. Tom runs backwards with a baseball glove to catch the mouse, but somehow the elephant has come near Tom. He runs up the elephant's leg and perches himself to catch the mouse. However, the elephant throws the cat off. She then catches the glove and also catches Jerry, and proceeds to hug the mouse again.
Jerry and the elephant are now leading the circus parade, with Jerry playing the bugle and the elephant playing a very loud drum which causes the cymbals to rise and then crash together. Tom hides in a manhole to create violence at the parade by putting a dynamite on the road so it will explode when the elephant stomps on the switch. However, the crashing pushes the dynamite stick back with Tom as he closes the manhole, without knowing it. The elephant steps on the switch and Tom gets exploding despair and waves a "The End" flag in white.