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Tom and Jerry in the Hollywood Bowl -- Jerry wants to help Tom out as a conductor at the Hollywood Bowl but the cat is having none of it.


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22 October 1950 (USA) See more »
Tom is conducting a symphony at the Hollywood Bowl when Jerry comes out to "help" him. | Add synopsis »
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Similar to, but not as good as, The Cat Concerto. See more (12 total) »

Directed by
Joseph Barbera 
William Hanna 
Produced by
Fred Quimby .... producer
Animation Department
Ed Barge .... animator
Kenneth Muse .... animator
Ray Patterson .... animator
Irven Spence .... animator
Richard Bickenbach .... layout artist (uncredited)
Music Department
Scott Bradley .... musical director
Uan Rasey .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
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8 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System) (original release) | Perspecta Stereo (Westrex Recording System) (re-release)
South Korea:All | UK:U | USA:Approved (Certificate #14219) | USA:Not Rated (DVD)

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One of the very few times composer Scott Bradley used the full MGM Orchestra for the soundtrack, since the subject demanded it. He typically scored the MGM cartoons for a 20-piece ensemble, claiming "You don't need more than 20 players for cartoon music."See more »
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Similar to, but not as good as, The Cat Concerto., 28 October 2014
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

Watching Tom and Jerry in the Hollywood Bowl, one can't help but feel that its makers were desperately trying to replicate the success of their Oscar winning T&J classic The Cat Concerto (1947). This time around, the animated mouse causes trouble at the titular L.A. amphitheatre where Tom is attempting to conduct a whole orchestra of cats playing classical music.

There are lots of gags involving the use of orchestra's musical equipment as instruments of pain, but it all feels a lot less inspired than Cat Concerto, the antics far less amusing despite a greater number of musicians (miaowsicians?) to hand. Bigger does not mean better in this instance.

5.5/10, rounded up to 6 for IMDb.

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