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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)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The length of Tom's dream and nightmare (after opening credits conclude to a piece of coal popping out of the nearby fireplace, landing on his rear and immediately waking Tom up from his nightmare) is 409 seconds, equaling 6 minutes & 49 seconds. 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

Devil Dog: [as Tom is heavily tempted to bash Jerry with a fireplace shovel for ripping up the certificate of forgiveness] Attaboy, Tom! Hit him and let's go! Come on!
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Connections

Followed by Calypso Cat (1962) See more »

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Tom goes through hell.
5 November 2011 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

Fatally crushed by a piano while pursuing Jerry, Tom must be assessed before being permitted to ride the Heavenly Express; rather than being congratulated for his mouse chasing efforts, he is told that he has one hour to seek Jerry's forgiveness or he will forever be condemned to Hell.

After a couple of fun but relatively uninspired capers—The Little Orphan and Hatch Up Your Troubles—it's nice to see the people behind Tom and Jerry at least trying something a little different for a change, even if it isn't a wholly successful idea. The basic premise—that Tom would be punished for all eternity just for following his natural instincts—is admittedly daft, but it's a lot of fun to see Tom begging Jerry to sign his name while the devil (Butch the Bulldog) prepares a bubbling pot of brimstone in Hell.

Of course, it all ends up being a dream, and thus a bit of a cop-out, but it's fun while it lasts. Plus, it has a gag about drowned kittens in a sack—not something you see every day in a cartoon!


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