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Solid Serenade (1946)

Approved | | Animation, Family, Short | 26 June 1946 (USA)
Tom's love song (Is You Is, or Is You Ain't My Baby) to his girlfriend Toots wakes up Jerry, so he unties Spike (Tom had tied him up).
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Billy Bletcher ...
Vocal Effects - Evil Laugh (voice) (uncredited)
Buck Woods ...
Tom (singing voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Tom's love song (Is You Is, or Is You Ain't My Baby) to his girlfriend Toots wakes up Jerry, so he unties Spike (Tom had tied him up).

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26 June 1946 (USA)  »

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Katteserenade  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Spike, The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer dog, was listed as "Killer", in this short, but with the same person, Billy Bletcher's voice. See more »

Quotes

Tom: [first lines]
Tom: [singing] I got a gal who's always late / Anytime we have a date. / But I love her. / I'm gonna ask her / Is you is or is you ain't my baby? / The way you acting lately makes me down. / You is still my baby, baby. / Seems my flame in your heart's done gone out. / A woman is a creature that's always been strange. / Just when you're sure of one / You find she's gone and made a change. / Is you is or is you ain't my baby? / Maybe baby's found somebody new. / Or is my baby still my baby...
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Connections

Followed by Johann Mouse (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

You Were Meant for Me
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
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Is you is or is you ain't?
31 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Spike the dog (here called Killer, in later cartoons he'd be called Butch) is tied up by Tom the cat so he can serenade the lady he has his eye on with the song "Is you is or is you ain't my baby". He wakes up Jerry the mouse, who tortures him for his act of love by throwing stuff at him. This prompts Tom to grow aggravated and the game of cat and mouse is on. Jerry unties Butch (Killer) to let the dog get into the action. This is a great Tom and Jerry cartoon and Tom's singing is classic stuff. This hilarious cartoon short can be found on disc one of the Spotlight collection DVD of "Tom & Jerry"

My Grade: A


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