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Springtime for Thomas (1946)

It's spring, and Tom is much more interested in the female cat next door than in Jerry.

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Frank Graham
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Frank Graham Frank Graham ... Jerry's Devil Conscience / Butch (voice) (uncredited)
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It's spring, and Tom is much more interested in the female cat next door than in Jerry.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kevättä rinnassa See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

When Tom pushes the chair with Butch on it into the pool at one point Butch's arms disappear. See more »

Connections

Followed by Nit-Witty Kitty (1951) See more »

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Lovely Lady
(uncredited)
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Ted Koehler
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Love Is In The Air.
15 May 2019 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

Tom And Jerry

Warner Brothers is on a whole new level after these short films hits the screen. With William Hanna and Joseph Barbera creating this love story of universal language, these faces are one of those rare comedy classics, that it belittles other commercial or any sort of success in contrast to its excellence. Depicting such an intimate relationship between two rivals, who would have assumed that it would draw laughs with witty sketchy comic sequences like never encountered before. It always is risky to offer such a premise to kids that is practically based upon food cycle and still be entertaining.

It proves the ingenuity of the creators and how they managed to walk on such a fine line and still be adored perpetually by coming generations over almost a century now- Coco, the Oscar winning animated feature, too had similar idea. The creators of the show brought a newer perspective in this animation and kept it smart on expressing the emotions through various activities as the lead characters often did not communicate verbally. Even though the series is based on the rivalry, the soft spot that they have for each other is what made it so special and everlasting.

The political references that these character whips you with is not only smart but thought provoking. Another head spinning nuanced trick of the series is how maturely they exaggerate the physical acts and how much logic actually goes in there, to tease each other or subsequently play their hand with a winning move. Among multiple other supporting characters barging in, every now and then. Spike- the bulldog, soars above all with high stakes and equally simple gags. Tom And Jerry defines the excellence of animated world, nay our pragmatic world, as it explores the deepest emotion and communicates with the viewers fluently that does not barr any age.

Springtime For Thomas

This is how good the first scene of this probably the first multi-starred act is, it paints the whole picture that it is about to go through. The creators have subtly established the fact that the literal cat and mouse chase, is a game itself for them, and after a new girl arrives in the town who apparently reads books whose title is surprisingly a pun, Tom breathes nothing but air for everyone around it, even Jerry; my question is whether a dog would be a promotion or demotion for a cat.


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