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Heavenly Puss (1949)

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Tom is "killed" while chasing Jerry (as usual). He goes to heaven and meets the cat who meets dead cats boarding the "Heavenly Express." Tom is given one hour to have Jerry sign a letter of... See full summary »

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Devil Dog (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Tom is "killed" while chasing Jerry (as usual). He goes to heaven and meets the cat who meets dead cats boarding the "Heavenly Express." Tom is given one hour to have Jerry sign a letter of forgiveness. If Jerry signs, he goes to heaven; if he doesn't then he goes to hell. Written by Brian Henke <Cincy43235@aol.com>

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12 May 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Himmelekspressen  »

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(Western Electric Sound System) (original release)| (Westrex Recording System) (re-release)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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The length of Tom's dream & nightmare (after opening credits conclude to a piece of coal popping out of the nearby fireplace, landing on his rear and quickly waking him up) is 6:49 = 409 seconds = 6 minutes & 49 seconds. See more »

Goofs

When the three kittens Fluff, Muff and Puff emerge from the bag they were drowned in, the bag remains behind them on the ground, then it disappears in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

Devil Dog: [laughs evilly] Let me have him! Send him down! Give him to me now!
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Connections

Followed by Duel Personality (1965) See more »

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Pretty good cartoon.
22 September 2001 | by (Thatcham, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In an attempt to catch Jerry, Tom gets killed when his plan goes wrong. His spirit then ascends to the clouds, where he finds the Heavenly Express train preparing to disembark. The problem is, the ticket-seller will not let Tom pass due to his malevolent antics with Jerry, so he is given one hour to get Jerry's signature on a Certificate Of Forgiveness -- or go to Hell!

This cartoon is quite amusing, and the oversensitive ones will be pleased to know that there's little of the violence that the T&J series has often been accused of emphasising. The cartoon also has a twist at the end that I won't spoil.


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