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William Hanna (written by) and
Joseph Barbera (written by)
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Release Date:
21 March 1953 (USA) See more »
At the home of Viennese composer Johann Strauss, lived Johann Mouse. Whenever the composer played his waltzes... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Hans Conried ... Narrator (voice)

Directed by
Joseph Barbera 
William Hanna 
Writing credits
William Hanna (written by) and
Joseph Barbera (written by)

Produced by
Fred Quimby .... producer
Original Music by
Scott Bradley (uncredited)
Animation Department
Ed Barge .... animator
Robert Gentle .... background artist
Kenneth Muse .... animator
Ray Patterson .... animator
Irven Spence .... animator
Richard Bickenbach .... layout artist (uncredited)
Music Department
Scott Bradley .... musical director
Other crew
Jakob Gimpel .... piano arrangement and interpretation
Crew believed to be complete

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8 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Did You Know?

Co-directors, William Hanna and Joseph Barbera deserved seven Best Short of Year Oscars. In order, 1st: The Yankee Doodle Mouse (1943). 2nd: Mouse Trouble (1944). 3rd: Quiet Please! (1945). 4th: The Cat Concerto (1947). 5th: The Little Orphan (1948). 6th: The Two Mouseketeers (1951). 7th: Johann Mouse (1952).See more »
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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Beautiful Artwork & Charm Highlight This Award-Winner, 24 January 2007
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

Spectacular artwork takes center stage instead of the normal humor in this Oscar-winning Tom and Jerry animated short. Also unusual is that these two adversaries actually work together for half or more of this story. Not only is this one of the prettiest cartoons I've ever seen, it's a pleasing story.

This is a "take," so to speak on famous composer Joan Strauss and his waltzes. Jerry plays a little mouse who lives in the home of Strauss. When the master is at the piano, playing one of his waltzes, Jerry comes out and dances. When that happens, house cat Tom seizes upon the opportunity and chases him.

When Strauss leaves one day, Tom has a predicament: how to get the mouse out of his hiding place. Tom quickly studies how to play the piano. He is the fastest learner in history, apparently, as he becomes a virtuoso in no time! Soon, he's playing away and here comes Jerry. The house servants hear and see a fantastically-talented cat playing and a mouse dancing beautifully and they spread the word about this amazing pair. The next thing you know, the two are giving a performance at the palace! (All of this happens in one day? Apparently.)

The rest of the cartoon is the command performance the two give, before returning to their normal cat-and-mouse chasing ways!

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