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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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)  »

Also Known As:

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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Followed by Pecos Pest (1955) See more »

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Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?
Written by Billy Austin and Louis Jordan
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Hep-Cat Tom Gets It On, Musically
19 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tom gets to do some picking early on as he torments and then ties up "Killer" the watchdog. Tom wants to serenade some cat-beauty in the window and needs the dog out of the way. Tom then shows us his musical talent - and it's hilarious - as he sings Cab Calloway-swing-style and plays the bass with the toes! That number - "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby?" is a lot of fun to see and hear.

Jerry, sleeping contently in his sardine can, is woken by the music, hates it and baits Tom into chasing him at his place nearby. That's the second half of this story and there is more funny and clever material, especially when Jerry frees "Killer " and sicks him on the poor cat.

We also get to hear Tom's French imitation of Charles Boyer, which is really a hoot.

This is one excellent cartoon - really good stuff.


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