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Jerry-Go-Round title card
|Directed by||Chuck Jones|
Maurice Noble (co-director)
Abe Levitow (credit only)
|Produced by||Chuck Jones|
|Story by||John Dunn|
|Starring||June Foray (uncredited)|
Mel Blanc (uncredited)
|Music by||Eugene Poddany|
|Animation by||Ben Washam|
Jerry-Go-Round is a 1966 Tom and Jerry cartoon produced and directed by Chuck Jones (although he and co-director Maurice Noble went uncredited in the latter). The title Jerry-Go-Round is a play on the name of a classic amusement park carousel: a merry-go-round. It was the last Tom and Jerry cartoon produced in 1965.
Running from Tom, Jerry loses him in a traveling circus where he finds a female elephant crying. Jerry notices a golden tack on her foot and Tom smiles intently. The mouse remove a golden tack from the elephant's foot and at first she is scared of him. She grabs the cat with her trunk and uses him to try and smack Jerry away. However, when she notices Jerry's kind deed in removing the tack off her foot, she is overjoyed and he wins her affections. On the other hand, Tom manages to make enemies with the elephant by climbing up a ladder and trying to take the mouse from her. The angry elephant uses her trunk to grab Jerry and place him safely on her head. She then beat Tom with her trunk and causes him to fall on the ground with a ladder. When Jerry sides back on the trunk, she continues showing her affections. A bewildered Tom climbs out of the hole and collapses.
Tom is annoyed as he sees a bunch of clowns walk by. He spies on the elephant and the mouse who both are dressed up as clowns as they perform a circus dance, passing a ball back and forth. Tom bursts the ball with a slingshot. The elephant looks for her friend in concern while 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 walks across the wire and stomps on it repeatedly, bouncing Jerry into his hands. He walks over the wire back to the ramp only to run into the irate elephant. She uses her weight to pull the wire and both of them all the way down to the ground. She suctions the mouse into her trunk and releases the cat, launching him out of the circus tent.
Later, Tom chases Jerry up a tall ladder to a diving board. Jerry dives and Tom soon follows. The elephant drinks the water and sees the mouse. Relieved, she kisses Jerry and walks away. Tom crashes through the ground with such force he falls all the way into Hell. A irate devil takes him back up to the surface and throws him out using his trident, as if telling him don't come back. He heads back down into Hell.
The elephant plays with Jerry. Tom shakes pepper into the elephant's nose, causing a gigantic sneeze that shoots Jerry miles from the circus. Tom runs backwards with a baseball glove to catch the mouse, but somehow the elephant is behind Tom. He runs up the elephant's leg and readies to catch the mouse. However, she has other plans and in anger lowers her trunk down to confront Tom again. Realizing too late he is in trouble, the elephant throws Tom off and catches the glove and then catches Jerry. She hugs the mouse.
Leading the circus parade together, Jerry plays the bugle and the elephant plays a very loud drum. Tom hides in a manhole to set a trap with dynamite that will explode when the elephant stomps on the switch. However, the stomping bounces the dynamite back with Tom as he unwittingly closes the manhole, without him even realizing it. The elephant steps on the switch and Tom explodes. The defeated cat waves a "The End" white flag as the elephant stops temporarily to kick some dust up near the manhole.