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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26 April 1947 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This Tom & Jerry short is included as a bonus on the Warner DVD of The Yearling (1946). See more »

Connections

Followed by I'm Just Wild About Jerry (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

24 Preludes, Op. 28//xxiv D min
(uncredited)
Music by Frédéric Chopin
Played during the opening credits
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The greatest cartoon masterpiece
20 January 2002 | by (Rio De Janeiro,Brazil) – See all my reviews

I'm 20 years old and I'm still crazy for "Tom And Jerry".This is not just a "Tom And Jerry"cartoon,this is the greatest cartton ever made.All cartoonist should see this classic to learn how to create a great cartoon.Everithing is at his best:the music,the settings and of course there is Tom.Is impossible you don't fall in love with Tom.If I had to rate this cartoon 1-10,I certanly would give 10000.


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