1 July 2010 | TheLittleSongbird
A futuristic cartoon with our favourite cat and mouse...
From Chuck Jones comes a pretty good Tom and Jerry cartoon. Guided Mouse-Ille I admit doesn't hold a candle to the wonderful Tom and Jerry cartoons of the '40s and '50s, most of which are cartoon classics and even the weakest of them are worth watching, but it is a huge improvement over any of the Gene Dietch cartoons, Switchin' Kitten should never have been made especially.
Guided Mouse-Ille also in my opinion is one of the better Chuck Jones-produced Tom and Jerry cartoons, and I actually found it funnier than Advance and Be Mechanized. The story is a little on the predictable side and the ending doesn't quite work. I had mixed feelings on the animation, the backgrounds are very handsome with unique colouring, however the characters don't look the same, Tom especially looks odd. On a more plus side, the soundtrack is nice, jazzy and upbeat, and the visual and sight gags are fun and clever- Invisibility and electrocution in typical Tom and Jerry fashion. Plus the pacing is very brisk. So overall, Guided Mouse-Ille isn't outstanding but it is a good cartoon. 7/10 Bethany Cox