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William Hanna (written by) and
Joseph Barbera (written by)
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Release Date:
29 May 1947 (USA) See more »
Jerry is determined to disrupt Tom's concert while Tom fights him with the piano without missing a single note. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Won Oscar. Another 1 nomination See more »
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Directed by
Joseph Barbera 
William Hanna 
Writing credits
William Hanna (written by) and
Joseph Barbera (written by)

Produced by
Fred Quimby .... producer
Original Music by
Scott Bradley 
Sound Department
Fred McAlpin .... sound (uncredited)
Animation Department
Ed Barge .... animator
Kenneth Muse .... animator
Irven Spence .... animator
Robert Gentle .... background artist (uncredited)
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8 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
South Korea:All | UK:U | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #11976) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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Was the focus of a short and bitter flurry of allegations between Warner Brothers and MGM of plagiarism over similarities between this film and WB's Rhapsody Rabbit (1946). The controversy began when raw film from "Rhapsody Rabbit" was sent to be processed at a central film lab which serviced both Warners and MGM. By accident, the finished negatives were sent to MGM, who eventually returned them, but Friz Freleng (the director on "Rhapsody Rabbit") suspected that Hanna and Barbera or others at MGM may have viewed the film before sending it on to Warner Bros. Hanna and Barbera counter-charged that Freleng had somehow overheard their ideas for "The Cat Concerto" and acted on it.See more »
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Encore!, 27 March 2007
Author: Shawn Watson ( from The Underverse

In a departure from the usual household mayhem, Tom stars as a classical concert pianist. Dressed in a tailcoat and hammering out Hungarian Rhapsody Number 2 (which you might recognize as the tune played by Daffy and Donald in Who Framed Roger Rabbit) he is bothered by Jerry, who just happens to live inside the piano.

Cue loads of tricks played on poor Tom, who is desperately managing to stay in tune as Jerry runs amok. This cartoon actually won an Academy Award back in the day and it's easy to see why. The editing and timing are dead on, as is the imagination. A lot of laughs to be had here and one of the best Tom and Jerry shorts.

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