Old Rockin’ Chair Tom is a 1948 animated short which is the 36th Tom and Jerry entry. It is very good and one of the more original entries of the time.
I found this film to be very authentic and refreshing on multiple levels. First of all, we see the duo working together which is something they haven’t done in a while. I really loved that endearing finale. The short also starts well and the pacing is superb with all parts being very good. Tom is excellent as is Jerry, but I also really liked Lightning and although his design wasn’t the most original, his properties, on the other hand, are as he truly is a superhero of this series.
The action is mostly phenomenal with the exception of the use of iron which I found rather boring and that is the weakest point of this movie. But everything else is fantastic as it is so incredibly entertaining and wonderfully fast-paced. I really loved Mammy here as she got such a long amount of running time and is beautifully incorporated into the plot and I wish they use her more often as she usually makes the films much better. And the short is simply hilarious with a couple of really funny moments (Lightning kicking Jerry out instantly comes to mind).