The Two Mouseketeers - Dark Toons

6-Fev, 2021
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It's arguably the darkest ending ever given to a Tom and Jerry cartoon. Did the directors go too far or is it good old slapsticky fun? Doug takes a look at The Two Mouseketeers on a new Dark Toons.
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The Two Mouseketeers is a 1952 American one-reel animated cartoon and is the 65th Tom and Jerry short, produced in Technicolor and released to theatres on March 15, 1952. It was produced by Fred Quimby and directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. The short is a spoof of Alexandre Dumas' 1844 novel The Three Musketeers and its film adaptations, featuring mice Jerry and Nibbles as "Mouseketeers" trying to raid the French king's banquet table, which is protected by Tom as a guard.
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    Channel AwesomeChannel Awesome27 kun oldin
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      AzrielSword100AzrielSword100Kun oldin
    • I think The Two Mousekeeters miniseries made Walt Disney paranoid enough to create competitive Mousketeers with the materialistic, less enlightening Mickey Mouse Club. Had Cold War American culture advantage Disneyland not opened with The Mickey Mouse Club, Disney would've less able to prevent the press from pointing out that these Mousketeers came first and also exploiting this at the right time

      MineWheatiesMineWheaties5 kun oldin
    • Doug watch ren n stimpy a scooter for yaxmas. N review the sick daughter puppet scene. It freaked me out as a kid

      Oz-10Oz-1012 kun oldin
    • You should review = Powerpuff girls: knock it off

      Hannah MatthewsHannah Matthews16 kun oldin
    • I thought it was okay. I did watch this cartoon growing up, among the other Tom and Jerry cartoons that played on Cartoon Network in the mid-2000's, though interestingly the first Tom and Jerry movie was my introduction to them and I didn't mind when they talked. Yet, I still enjoy that movie and the cartoons are fun to watch when I got to see them years later. As for the ending of this cartoon, I didn't know what to think of it or even didn't care. Maybe because I used to watch more than listen when viewing movies and shows. And now, I don't care about it anyway as it didn't feel dark to me.

      Sullivan BardSullivan Bard20 kun oldin
  • 3:42 I died, thanks X)

    Mentally Not ThereMentally Not ThereKun oldin
  • Winnie the Pooh Search for Christopher Robin. Thats really dark for kids

    AzrielSword100AzrielSword100Kun oldin
  • 8:43 A parent could easily say that since it's a Squash and stretch cartoon that Tom put his head back on.

    imperialseiryuimperialseiryu3 kun oldin
  • I remember seeing this and hating the ending. Mostly because I don't think Tom deserved it and I really don't like nibbles. If I ever see that mouse I'm stomping on him.

    Cerulean WalkerCerulean Walker3 kun oldin
  • I loved this episode

    Alec SchellerAlec Scheller3 kun oldin
  • I remember this cartoon as a kid, never put 2 and 2 together on that ending aperently 😆

    RedDragoon24RedDragoon244 kun oldin
  • Either my memory is bad, or the guillotine part was cut out of the russian localization. Because i remember this episode, but i don't remember the guillotine part

    Human JustHuman Just5 kun oldin
  • I don't blame anyone else's reaction for Tom's demise in this episode but let's not forget... He's been dismembered, sliced apart, blown up, shattered, mutilated, frozen, burnt, etc. numerous times in many episodes. Usually those moments are just meant to be comical even if they can be rather painful to look at sometimes. Comedic violence in Tom & Jerry is essentially the core for the show's zany antiques. Tom has literally been through Hell and back (even though that was a nightmare) and has died several other times and comes back the next episode as if death has no form of consequence like in other episodic cartoons.... *COUGH* Kenny McCormick *COUGH*

    Lord Kaiju XLord Kaiju X5 kun oldin
  • Dark fact: the French were using the guillotine up until 1973

    KatarinaDreamsKatarinaDreams5 kun oldin
  • It's like Walt Disney himself was trying to make people forget about the Two Mousketeers Tom & Jerry miniseries with his Mickey Mouse Club Mousketeers which actually debuted three years later. Such a shame Warner Bros. and MGM cartoon could've overpower him after he opened Disneyland.

    MineWheatiesMineWheaties5 kun oldin
  • Not a bad Ernie Sabella impression!

    Depth217Depth2177 kun oldin
  • Moonmim's first episode. It took me off my seat when I saw what happened to one of the characters after he climbed out of a magic hat

    Ray ThunderRay Thunder7 kun oldin
  • Doug: “It has probably the darkest ending Tom and Jerry has ever had.” Me: Um what about Blue cat blues?

    BruhLukey StudiosBruhLukey Studios7 kun oldin
  • I have to lend a recommendation; “Cobweb Hotel”. It’s a cartoon from 1936 about a spider that built a fake hotel where he tricks flies to come stay a night and traps them in their cobweb beds. The premise sounds like a great, simple idea for a cartoon. But the obscurity of this cartoon, the age of it, the voice of the spider, the beds made of cobwebs and the flies who only spoke in high pitched squeals made it such an uneasy cartoon to watch. Especially as a kid and hell even as an adult. Seemed like the perfect cartoon for this series. (Here’s the best quality version I could find on UZworld: And this one has some of that old video scratchiness to it for added effect:

    John RadicalJohn Radical8 kun oldin
  • That's the part I hate in this cartoon. Tom get his head remove all because he couldn't stop Jerry and Nipples?

    Eric M. FeltonEric M. Felton8 kun oldin
  • 6:19 the funniest reaction

    Tiger ninja 25 robotTiger ninja 25 robot9 kun oldin
  • I vividly remember what happened when I first saw this as a kid...I believe I sat with my jaw on the floor for at least 40 seconds then turned off the tv and put in the jungle book XD

    Nezi SingerNezi Singer9 kun oldin
  • Whenever I saw the ending I thought *Jerry, you son of a b####

    Kevin BarkeyKevin Barkey9 kun oldin
  • I remember this on cartoon network

    Obscure MediaObscure Media10 kun oldin
  • I remember seeing this episode in my grandmas house, it was just hilarious in my opinion, but what really got me that Tom just DIED OUT OF SHOT

    FissleDissleFissleDissle10 kun oldin
  • I think my personal favorite of these Mousekateer Tom and Jerry toons is when Nibbles is basically just an errand boy for Jerry..delivering love letters to and from a girl Jerry is dating..and EVERY TIME Nibbles goes to deliver letters Tom is there with an "En Garde!" and Jerry just doesn't give a single F about how beat up Nibbles is after checking like..once iirc for Tom when he comes back..the rest of the time he just is sitting love struck at his desk..and when the final letter from the girl says they are through? He yeets her picture and pulls out ANOTHER from another mouse girl he's being sweet on and sends Nibbles out with a letter to this point Nibbles is just fed up and beat all to hell and when Tom comes with another "En Garde!"..Nibbles doesn't react..Tom tries twice more..and each time his voice gets higher pitched until Nibbles looks at him and says..and I quote: "En gard, En gard..Phooey!" and then just walks off to go deliver the letter

    ShinKyuubiShinKyuubi11 kun oldin
  • Am I the only one who thinks that Tom's scream is better than the Wilhelm Scream

    Damian MartinezDamian Martinez11 kun oldin
  • I saw this as a kid and nothing about the head chopping off thing really registered with me, truthfully speaking when I read the title of this video I remembered the song way more then the ending.

    Gojiro7Gojiro711 kun oldin
  • Can you get the Nostalgia Critic to review the Tom & Jerry Special Shorts on HBO Max?

    SonicToon21 StudiosSonicToon21 Studios12 kun oldin
  • Would have been a good season finale for Tom and Jerry 🤣. Imagine like that was the end of the whole show or the season and you had to wait and see if Tom survived 🤣🤣. Would have been funny yet traumatizing!

    K.A :pK.A :p12 kun oldin
  • don't know if considered scary, but Moomins episode with the Lady of the cold scared me as a child

    BalfazraBalfazra12 kun oldin
  • Uhh I saw it as a kid and I didn't like it at all. First of all, I never was the biggest Tom and Jarry fan to begin with (actually the only thing I liked from Tom and Jerry as a kid was just featured movie when they talked, for the simple reason, it was one time I saw them being amicable to each other), mostly because I never found the constant abuse Tom goes through that funny, maybe it's because I'm very much a cat person, and although I find mice also cute, I never saw Tom as this big mean bully, just as a cat doing what he supposed to do, and being unjustly punished for it. So I find this very unfunny, unwarranted, and VERY disturbing. Plus fact that my mom was very direct also didn't help, I don't wanna go into the details, but I WISH she told me it was just a watermelon and Tom was fine.

    AquaMarinaAquaMarina12 kun oldin
  • when i was a kid i did not know what that thing that cuts peoples heads off so i was like,is that an anvil?

    dudlydudly13 kun oldin
  • finally! someone actually talking about this episode!

    Lola Alarias MiitomoLifeLola Alarias MiitomoLife13 kun oldin
  • The older i get , the more sympathy i get for Tom , Jerry is a jerk .

    VenduraVendura13 kun oldin
  • Hopefully the new movie will do good

    The Black Mesa Research FacilityThe Black Mesa Research Facility13 kun oldin
  • Implying the cat is beheaded is darker than implying suicide by train?

    Jesse GibbonsJesse Gibbons13 kun oldin
  • Will you take a look at Transformers Prime Season 3 episode 8 Thirst it gets frightening and dark at the ending long but short imagine being stuck on a ship with vampire zombies

    Manuel VazquezManuel Vazquez13 kun oldin
  • This is yet another episode why i dont like Jerry.

    firmak2firmak213 kun oldin
  • Definitley saw this as a kid. Definitley disturbed me a bit. I knew the implications of what happened and it left this small bit of dispair as a kid. Lol

    Joshua HicksJoshua Hicks13 kun oldin
  • I always loved T&J as kid, but I think the "Tom goes to Hell" scared me much much more than this. I think saw most episodes randomly on TV, and by the time I saw this, I already saw the other Mousketeers episodes, and I always felt like they don't belong to the "T&J universe". I also understood the "everything will be fine in the next episode" principle, so yeah, I didn't have any particular reaction to the beheading as a kid.

    DarkStornDarkStorn13 kun oldin
  • Jerry and Nibbles are the real villains

    Matthew FranksMatthew Franks14 kun oldin
  • Doesn’t Tom get sliced in half in one of these?

    alex poolealex poole14 kun oldin
  • I didn't change my opinion from my early ages. Still disturbing.

    Boring as frickBoring as frick14 kun oldin
  • When I saw the ending to the cartoon, I assumed Tom just placed a watermelon under the giant gilliteen and ran off.

    Jordan HowellJordan Howell15 kun oldin
  • I did not realise I was a child I remember that episode hahahaah

    Khenji Robin GarcianoKhenji Robin Garciano15 kun oldin
  • Despite the ending, this one didn’t stick as well in my mind as a sequence from the Chuck Jones-era shorts. The one that creeped me out, and thus became my all-time favorite T&J cartoon, was a short where Jerry is granted an invisibility potion by his Fairy Mousemother, chugs it, and then chases after Tom with a pair of snipping scissors. Tom tries desperately to hide from the seemingly-possessed killer scissors, but they keep finding him. It’s a great short in whole, but that particular part with the scissors got to me as a kid.

    kadajsnightqueenkadajsnightqueen15 kun oldin
  • I remember this being ok tv a lot when I was a kid, but I don’t remember that ending. Betty Boop and Bosco during WWI is pretty graphic.

    thEannoyingEthEannoyingE15 kun oldin
  • Absolute proof that Jerry is actually the villain. The villain who always wins.

    Duskus CatballDuskus Catball15 kun oldin
  • I have to say that as a kid, I really didn't understand the concept of pain and death that well I could understand the meaning of that end. I mean I shot and killed little animals etc. Then after I started to understand animals feel pain I didn't want to do that, but I also separated cartoon far from real animals and knew they didn't work with the same logic. I think Simpsons have similar moments where they skip the cartoon logic and go straight to funerals and such

    TesnopesnoTesnopesno15 kun oldin
  • I’d say anything from Adventure Time Especially the Deer episode is creepy as fuck

  • Not gonna lie. When I first saw this short when I was younger, I actually cried and had nightmares about it for a couple nights. I still feel very uneasy when I watch it. I think part of it is that Tom is my favorite character in all of the Tom and Jerry shorts, and seeing my favorite character allegedly killed just bothered me so much. The sudden seriousness of the moment in such a light-hearted short unsettled me so much as well. I also have a mandela effect with the ending. Instead of the blade rising smoothly, I sincerely remember it raising with two short hesitations near the top, and every time the blade rose after a swift hesitation, it was paired with a short trumpet (each rising in pitch) to create a sound of rising movement. Maybe my mind created that small change to make the moment less eerie to me?

    SoulStealerSlayersSoulStealerSlayers16 kun oldin
  • I'm still a bit distracted that Tom's owner/boss or whatever has _instruments of torture_ on display for his guests. Maybe after the feast they were gonna go outside and make s'mores with a _witch-burning stake._

    Rogue the L.I-PrincessRogue the L.I-Princess16 kun oldin
  • I thought It was funny how Tom died

    Luke BrundidgeLuke Brundidge16 kun oldin
  • 1:22 Is it weird that I only know about that show from a Bugs Bunny cartoon?

    ARC the Cartoon MasterARC the Cartoon Master16 kun oldin
  • *Can you talk about the disney cartoon short, Donald's Dilemma, you know the one where Daisy wants to kill herself*

    Sloth InPocketSloth InPocket16 kun oldin
  • Well, that was much darker, than I remember watching this episode as a child. Guess you can say it depends on perception. Thank you for your opinion and the overall idea of DarkToons series. Is there any chance that you've seen The Nutcracker Prince (1990)? The Rat King in there was quite a scary thing....

    Мария КопековаМария Копекова16 kun oldin
  • Review “Don’t wizz on the electric fence” from Ren and stimpy

    Joy AmaiheJoy Amaihe16 kun oldin
  • This was one the episodes that made me feel sorry for Tom. Jerry is ALWAYS portrayed as the hero, even when he steals food, destroys private property, and gets people/animals KILLED!

    rikacheerrikacheer16 kun oldin
  • Do a dark toons review of Extreme Ghostbusters - "Deadliners"

    equus quagga quaggaequus quagga quagga17 kun oldin
  • The Little Mermaid (Series): Season 3, Episode 3 Island of Dear

    Jonathan KrugerJonathan Kruger17 kun oldin
  • The Little Mermaid (Series): Season 3, Episode 3 Island of Fear

    Jonathan KrugerJonathan Kruger17 kun oldin
  • The Little Mermaid (Series): Season 3, Episode 3 Island of Fears

    Jonathan KrugerJonathan Kruger17 kun oldin
  • Literally Steven Universe has plenty of dark episodes, how are you not looking through that show for something on Dark Toons, it’s ripe for an episode!

    CBCB17 kun oldin
  • Love the content that you guys are making at Channel Awesome. I just wanted to post this comment to inform you of a possible topic for a Dark Toons episode: "Tales From the Far Side" Volumes 1 and 2. I'd like to hear Doug's thoughts on these specials.

    Captain BeagleCaptain Beagle17 kun oldin
  • I have a fantastic candidate for a future Dark Toons episode! It’s a Garfield TV special called Garfield And His 9 Lives! As the title suggests, Garfield tells us what the world was like during each of his nine lives, and four of them are animated in different art styles. The darkest one (and my personal favorite) is life #7, in which Garfield is depicted as a realistic-looking laboratory cat, being experimented on by a pair of scientists. What the experiment does, I won’t spoil, but it leads to a surprisingly chilling ending! You can find the full special on UZworld, or you can just watch Life #7 here:

    wattsink2009wattsink200917 kun oldin
  • That’s nothing remember that teen titans Go episode where they lost a court hearing and got their heads chopped off?

    journeymanXjourneymanX17 kun oldin
  • I saw this as a kid and the ending traumatized me i didn't understand at first but then my dad said "son, the cat got his head cut off" i was like😱

    BornAs ClutchBornAs Clutch17 kun oldin
  • One cartoon that terrified me as a kid was Avatar the Last Airbender: The puppetmaster. I like it now but that ish creeped me out.

    RowanRowan18 kun oldin
  • I just saw this the other day. At the end I thought, “Oh, let’s see how Tom gets out of this! There’s probably a ham or something under the guillotine! Let’s see what whimsy awaits us!” Then it ended. Tom just died. What the heck!

    Kristen NowlinKristen Nowlin18 kun oldin
  • If I could make a suggestion, try doing a dark toons on "Duncan Gets Spooked" or "Haunted Henry" from Thomas the tank engine, yes it's Thomas the fucking tank engine, but the show was no stranger to much darker territories.

    Griffin EllisGriffin Ellis18 kun oldin
  • I'd like to see Little Rock of Horrors from The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy. A meteor crashes to earth, eats everyone's brains and sings about it.

    Dan TalbertDan Talbert19 kun oldin
  • YES. This one messed me up. I remember being so upset by the ending of this one.

    Devin WilsonDevin Wilson19 kun oldin
  • I remember when I first saw this episode I missed the beginning of it and didn't realize that the guy at the guillotine was suppose to be Tom. I just thought it was a random thing at the end. When I did find out later still as a kid I still didn't think much of it because I really didn't question much of anything dark or weird I watched as a kid and just accepted it as if it was normal. It never really hit me until now how dark that ending really was.

    OfflineOffline19 kun oldin
  • I don’t know if this counts. But you should do the Supernatural X Scooby doo crossover episode

    TheCrazyfighter19TheCrazyfighter1919 kun oldin
  • The Zig & Sharko episode: Catch You On The Rewind.

    Conner PermaloffConner Permaloff19 kun oldin
  • I only saw this episode once when I was young and it def left an impression lol

    Howdy DaveHowdy Dave19 kun oldin
  • Avatar The Last Airbender, The Puppet Master is a dark toon in my opinion. Please, can you do a video.

    Reactor BroReactor Bro20 kun oldin
  • Now you've gotta do Man's Best Friend.

    ActionBastardActionBastard20 kun oldin
  • Why not do the UPA short "Rooty Toot Toot" which incidentally lost to this very Tom and Jerry short for the Academy Award that year? It's based off of the song "Frankie and Johnny" and revolves around the trial of Frankie, who is accused of shooting her lover, Frankie in a jealous rage when she sees him with another woman.

    glowworm2glowworm220 kun oldin
  • As a kid, I found it funny because of Nibble's causal comment afterwards. But I saw it again as an adult and it made me so uncomfortable.

    Redhead MaidenRedhead Maiden20 kun oldin
  • 👍👍🤣🤣

    Marilynn JohnsonMarilynn Johnson20 kun oldin
  • You should do some of the Gravity Falls episodes. The finale and Northwest Mansion Mystery were both very dark. Perfect entertainment for kids!

    Kaylee SpinnerKaylee Spinner20 kun oldin
  • Loony toons devils fruit cake

    Cameron ProductionsCameron Productions20 kun oldin
  • Strangely enough, I only remember the scene at the dinner table. It is wild to think about it in in context.

    Mitchel SmithMitchel Smith20 kun oldin
  • "Gillunteen"

    LeHarlequinLeHarlequin20 kun oldin
  • Tom got his head cut. Young me got traumatized.

    Ankha LeAnkha Le20 kun oldin
  • suggestion: "The Joy" from the Amazing World of Gumball

  • For the next Dark Toons episode, could I humbly recommend the Spongebob Squarepants Season 3 episode titled *CLAMS!* it's not scary per sei but it is kinda dark in its own way.

    JOHN SUH KIMJOHN SUH KIM21 kun oldin
  • I disagree, Blue Cat Blues will always be the darkest ending to any Tom and Jerry cartoon.

    Joe SegalJoe Segal21 kun oldin
  • Besides the suicide end.

    I AllmanI Allman21 kun oldin
  • Do My Guardian Angel is Killing Me from Flapjack!

    EeveeFamilyPicnicEeveeFamilyPicnic21 kun oldin
  • I always did feel bad for tom. He was just trying to do his job and keep his home but no jerry always has to be a ass to him and making him lose his home

    unboxing magicunboxing magic21 kun oldin
  • How about the episode of powerpuff girls where they get addicted to candy?

    Ironic UgandanIronic Ugandan21 kun oldin
  • Will you look at Dan vs. The Telemarketer (Dan vs.)?

    Tom JacksonTom Jackson22 kun oldin
  • I don't know if I ever saw that ending. I grew up watching Tom and Jerry, Loony Toons, transformers, GI Joe, etc which was at a time the censors decided violence in cartoons was destroying the children (children can't tell reality from cartoon, blah blah, they're going to start blowing each other up or shooting each other, ....) A lot of the old cartoons were edited to remove the more overt violence or anything deemed disturbing. Thus in GI Joe you always saw pilots ejecting from shot planes, or people running away from gunfire, but no one ever getting hit. And Loony toons was edited so that the actual explosion or gun shot was removed, and the scene suddenly jumped to say Elmer Fudd all smoky and ash coverd, or Daffy's beak on backwards, without really knowing why. I remember Nibbles (TIL he was called Nibbles) and Jerry walking off with the food, but I don't remember the guillotine drop.

    Albert NormalAlbert Normal22 kun oldin
  • Y’all should do either Der Fuehrer’s Face or Education for Death

    Animation NationAnimation Nation22 kun oldin
  • When you get the chance Samurai Jack: Jack and the Zombies Amazing World of Gumball: the Joy Avatar: the Puppetmaster

    Cartoon fanCartoon fan22 kun oldin
  • Maybe what’s opera doc? It has a bit of sad/darn elements in there Wild Over You" and "The Cats Bah" have a lot to taboo subjects such as BDSM. Wild over you is controversial.

    xxMintoStarxxxxMintoStarxx22 kun oldin
  • The prince of egypt Moses dream Rive Nile blood The plagues Angel of death 😫😫😫😫😫☠️☠️☠️☠️😱😱😱😱

    Blu TrinacriaBlu Trinacria22 kun oldin
  • Not gonna lie this is one of my favorite shorts in Tom and Jerry

    SwiftClawXSwiftClawX22 kun oldin
  • @Channel Awesome a Tom and Jerry cartoon that disturbed me was their version of invasion of the body snatchers... the eyes and mouths they use are horrifying

    KibaKiba22 kun oldin
  • 6:50 never had a problem with this ending (or even the train tracks ending) because we always see get blown up, sliced up, crushed, bitten shot etc and they're always fine by next episode. Heck, they're always fine by next scene

    floricel_112floricel_11222 kun oldin
  • I watched this episode thousands of times and didn't realize that the tom had cut off his head

    Caroline ViviCaroline Vivi23 kun oldin