"Square" Tom becomes the coolest cat of all when he puts on homemade green and orange zoot suit,

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Sara Berner ...
Jerry Mouse / Girl Cat (voice) (uncredited)
William Hanna ...
Tom Cat (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Tom's advances on a young jive-talking girl cat get nowhere; nowhere, that is, until Tom gets a zoot suit. Armed with his miles of fabric and a new cool lingo, Tom still has to deal with the tricks of his nemesis, Jerry. Solid, Jackson! Written by Mike Konczewski

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13 February 1944 (USA)  »

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Kleider machen Leute  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This is one of the few cartoons where both Tom and Jerry speak. See more »

Quotes

Bit Part: [on the radio] Boy are you corny! How many times have you been told that? How many girls have said, "No, Horace, I can only be a sister to you." Get your boots laced, buddy. Get hep to the jive. Step in and see Smilin' Sam, the Zoot Suit Man. Step out with a zoot suit, with a drape shape and a reet pleat. Wear an ankle-length jacket, with three-foot shoulders. Pants that begin at the chin, zoom to a fifty-four inch knee, then fade, softly, to a three-inch Victory cuff. Get hep, get one, get lost...
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Followed by Neapolitan Mouse (1954) See more »

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You've Got to See Mamma Ev'ry Night (or You Can't See Mamma at All)
Music by Con Conrad and Billy Rose
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Tom talks too much
30 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tom the cat tries to impress a girl cat by giving her Jerry the mouse and singing her a song. But she rebukes him for being to square. So he makes a makeshift home-made zoot suit and continues to woo her. This is one of the few shorts where Tom and to a little extent Jerry both talk. Whereas most Tom and Jerry cartoons are timeless, this one is dated and not as funny as normally. One of my less favorite shorts, it's still watchable though. This cartoon can be found on disc one of the Spotlight collection DVD of "Tom & Jerry"

My Grade: C

DVD Extras: Commentary by historian Jerry Beck where he talks about the animator, voice actress and the songs amongst other things.


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