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Solid Serenade (1946)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Family, Short  |  26 June 1946 (USA)
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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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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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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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Follows Sufferin' Cats! (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

You Were Meant for Me
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
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It's Tom & Jerry from 1946---and that's reason enough to see this one.
28 August 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The title of this Tom & Jerry short refers to Tom--who does something VERY uncharacteristic--you hear him sing. He serenades a cute lady cat with his rendition of "Is You Is or Is You Ain't". While he was careful to tie up Butch when the cartoon begins, he didn't anticipate the troubles he'd have with Jerry--who is MORE than willing to destroy Tom's good time--and untie Butch. Most of the film consist of Tom trying to stop Butch from killing him.

If you are familiar with the Tom & Jerry cartoons of this era, then it's no surprise that artistically it's among the best cartoon shorts you can find...period. While Tom & Jerry are quite predictable, these cartoons during their glory years of the 1940s cannot be matched even by Disney or Looney Tunes when it comes to the art. I always am amazed by the gorgeous backgrounds and colors--and this one is no exception. Overall, this is yet another marvelous Tom & Jerry cartoon. Not among the very best--but awfully good.


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