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The Cat Concerto (1947)

Passed  |   |  Animation, Short, Comedy  |  26 April 1947 (USA)
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Jerry is determined to disrupt Tom's concert while Tom fights him with the piano without missing a single note.

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Tom enters from stage left in white tie and tails, sits at the piano, gets his focus as the orchestra in the pit beneath him warms up, and begins to play Liszt's "Hungarian Rhapsody." Unbeknownst to Tom and the audience, Jerry is asleep across several of the low-note keys inside the instrument, so Tom's playing eventually wakes him. Jerry is pummeled by hammers, bounced by wires, and squeezed by Tom as the cat tries to play the concerto while dispensing with Jerry. Jerry's defensive antics add to the brio of the program and answer Tom with Jerry's own skillful musical attack. By the concerto's end, the duet leaves only one animal standing for the audience's applause. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Similarities between this film and Rhapsody Rabbit (1946): Main character wears a formal tailcoat, sits at a piano, plays Franz Liszt's "2nd Hungarian Rhapsody" and is bothered by a mouse. See more »

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On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe
(1943) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
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An excellent mix of classical music and animation-and a good Tom and Jerry cartoon as well!

Cartoon studios have been blending animation with music probably since the start of animation. Particularly classical and also jazz. Every major studio has done at least a few cartoons where the animation is done to the beat of the music. This is one of the best of the MGM efforts. One of the few times when my sympathies have been with Tom more than with Jerry. While Rhapsody With Rivets is the best short to blend classical with animation (Sliphorn King of Polaroo was tops for jazz!), this cartoon, with several other Tom and Jerry shorts, does very well indeed and won an Oscar. Highly recommended.


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