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The Zoot Cat (1944)

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

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Cast

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Jerry Mouse / Girl Cat (voice) (uncredited)
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Bit Part (uncredited)
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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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26 February 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kleider machen Leute  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The title and plot point refers to the zoot suit, a suit with high-waisted, wide-legged, tight-cuffed, pegged trousers, and a long coat with wide lapels and wide padded shoulders. This style of clothing was popularized by Mexican-Americans, African Americans, and Italian Americans during the late 1930s and 1940s. 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 The Two Mouseketeers (1951) See more »

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Music by Phil Baxter
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Tom in a hip suit.
2 January 2002 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

Tom uses material from hammock to made his zoot suit. He tries to be the hippest cat around with the suit, and try to attract a certain feline. Jerry the mouse always get in Tom's way of romancing a female. The Zoot Cat is one of the funniest in the Tom and Jerry cartoons.


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