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The Cat Concerto (1947)

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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The Cat's Concerto  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This Tom & Jerry short is included as a bonus on the Warner DVD of The Yearling (1946). See more »

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Followed by Ah, Sweet Mouse-Story of Life (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe
(1943) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
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note perfect performance
10 July 2002 | by (warwickshire, england) – See all my reviews

Tom flawlessly performs a Liszt piano concerto despite simultaneously engaging in the usual Tom and Jerry antics.

Lifted above the usual high standard of the Fred Quimby produced series by the flawless melding of action and music


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