The Milky Waif (1946)

The Milky Waif The Milky Waif Review

The Milky Waif is a 1946 animated short which is the 24th of Tom and Jerry shorts. It is a good entry, but has its problems.

Jerry receives a baby mouse called Nibbles and must feed him milk, but has to steal it from Tom. It is a great concept, but not that well executed. I liked the introduction of the new character and Nibbles truly is a memorable creation. But the two protagonists aren’t as good here which is why the little one steals the show. The moment where he carries Jerry is so hilarious and easily the highlight of this story.

I liked the action here. The ending I was not a big fan of, but it was still funny and the short has many great chase sequences. I particularly liked the many milk stealing scenarios, most of which were very creative and quite funny. The short is as always fun and funny and introduces a character properly, but ends on an unsatisfying note and isn’t that well crafted all around.

The Milky Waif has its problems, but Nibbles is a great new character and it has many inventive and hilarious moments that make it worth a watch.

My Rating – 4.1

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