Approved | | Animation, Short, Action
In honor of the U.S. military during WWII, Tom and Jerry do battle in the basement, using household items as war weapons and vehicles.
The title refers to the song "The Yankee Doodle Boy," a patriotic song from the Broadway musical 'Little Johnny Jones,' written by George M. Cohan. The play opened at the Liberty Theater on Monday, November 7, 1904.
The re-released version not only had the opening and ending titles altered, but had a short scene removed. After Jerry whacks Tom with the board, he runs off and Tom jams his head into the mouse hole. Jerry proceeds to wet stamps on Tom's tongue and paste them onto a book. A second war communique reads "Enemy gets in a few good licks! Signed, Lt. Jerry Mouse."