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The Zoot Cat (1944)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Family, Comedy  |  13 February 1944 (USA)
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"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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Kleider machen Leute  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Irven Spence worked mainly on the jitterbugging sequence, according to animator Mark Kausler. 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 Cat Napping (1951) See more »

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Music by Phil Boutelje and Dick Winfree
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Look who's talking
22 September 2006 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

Tom is trying to impress a female cat by grooming his whiskers, offering Jerry as a gift and trying his damnedest to be smooth. But it doesn't work and the girl tells him to take a hike.

Not discouraged, Tom fabricates a sophisticated-looking suit out of an old hammock and tries once more. This time she falls for him and they start to play around. Obviously Jerry is going to ruin it for him and end up with the gal himself.

What's weird about this cartoon is that Tom and Jerry actually talk, which is not something I thought they ever did until that awful movie in 1992. Either way, it's still a rather funny short.


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