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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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Release Date:

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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Connections

Follows Springtime for Thomas (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet
Music by Gene de Paul
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Once again, a Tom and Jerry cartoon that is truly excellent!
28 May 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

My brother, sisters and I have loved Tom and Jerry since a very young age. Solid Serenade is one of my favourite cartoons of their, not my absolute favourite though. It is I agree quite violent especially the ending but it is certainly not the most violent, nor a cartoon that is so violent it's unwatchable. Plus the visual gags are funny and inventive. Also helping enormously are the lovely animation and the superb music, the song that Tom sings is really beautiful and romantic. The vocals weren't half bad either. The characters are fine as well, Spike(or Killer as he is known here) isn't given as much to do but he can be quite savage here, while Tom is both charming and dastardly and Jerry sweet and clever. Plus the female cat is a stunner! Overall, if you love Tom and Jerry this is a must see! 10/10 Bethany Cox


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