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Heavenly Puss (1949)

Approved | | Family, Animation, Short | 12 May 1949 (USA)
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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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Billy Bletcher ...
Devil Dog (voice) (uncredited)
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Conductor (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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Release Date:

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)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Cartoon historian Jerry Beck has stated that he does not like the cartoons where Tom and Jerry were friends or at least cordial with one another, but this was the only exception. (This was stated during his commentary on the cartoon on the Spotlight Collection DVD.) See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Conductor: [reading from list] Fluff, Muff and Puff?
[He then looks down to see a wet bag bouncing towards him, out of it pops three cute kittens, apparently drowned by someone. They meow at him, shake off the water, climb out of the bag and proceed through]
Conductor: [he then shakes his head & clicks his tongue] Tsk. Tsk. Tsk. What some people won't do.
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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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