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The Flying Cat (1951)

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When Jerry befriends a canary Tom finds it necessary to construct a makeshift pair of wings.

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When Jerry befriends a canary Tom finds it necessary to construct a makeshift pair of wings.

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3 December 1951 (USA)  »

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Katten som flög  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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When Tom is given a 2000 lb. weight, causing him to fall down from the birdhouse, why can the canary easily pick it up and give it to him beforehand? See more »

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Followed by The A-Tom-inable Snowman (1966) See more »

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Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry Bush
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Famishus Vulgaris Domesticus
23 May 2006 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

Yes, "Kitty Foiled" was somewhat better than this cartoon with its nonstop action and gags, but this cartoon is still above average T&J cartoon, even compared to the ones made earlier than this.

What really caught my attention was how much this cartoon borrows from the "Fast and Furry-ous", the first (and in 1952 the only so far) Road Runner cartoon combined with some elements from Sylvester and Tweety shorts.

This time the canary moves to a bird's nest located on a high pole which should be a familiar element to most who have seen Sylvester chasing Tweety.

The Road Runner references are easier to spot. Although Tom doesn't have ACME tools, he really tries to get to the nest in numerous unlucky ways à la Wile E. Coyote, until he invents wings. He also flashes the trademark grin of the coyote at the camera just before he hits that mail box...

All these non-dissimilar cartoons had of course the same central element (The Chase), but I can't really tell whether I prefer one over the others.


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