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Blue Cat Blues (1956)

As Tom prepares to commit suicide, Jerry recounts the cat's hopeless lover's pursuit of the opportunistic lady that led to this.

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Paul Frees ...
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Jerry narrates in voiceover: Tom has fallen hard for the cat next door, and competes with rich cat Butch for her affections. But Butch outspends Tom to a ludicrous level at every turn. Tom goes downhill after that, until we see him contemplating suicide. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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16 November 1956 (USA)  »

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Dreimal armer schwarzer Kater  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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2.35 : 1
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The implied suicide in this short film has made various American TV networks hesitant to air it on TV. See more »

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Followed by Guided Mouse-Ille (1967) See more »

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I've Got a Feelin' You're Foolin'
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Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
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A very atypical Tom and Jerry.
8 September 2003 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

Not your everyday Tom and Jerry short for many reasons. One, there's a voiceover narration by Jerry, which is odd, because Tom and Jerry rarely speak. Two, the two are friends, which was also rare and seldom works as well as the more adversarial shorts do. Third, and most importantly, the cartoon is rarely humorous (by design) and the jokes here are dry chuckles with a little cough and a bubble of blood at the end. Think a Tom and Jerry cartoon directed by Tim Burton. Not wholly successful, but it largely does work. The creepiest ending for an MGM short that I can recall. Not for everyone and proof that these shorts were never intended solely with children as the target audience. Well worth watching. Recommended with the caveats above.


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