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The Cat Concerto (1947)

Jerry is determined to disrupt Tom's concert while Tom fights him with the piano without missing a single note.
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Tom enters from stage left in white tie and tails, sits at the piano, gets his focus as the orchestra in the pit beneath him warms up, and begins to play Liszt's "Hungarian Rhapsody." Unbeknownst to Tom and the audience, Jerry is asleep across several of the low-note keys inside the instrument, so Tom's playing eventually wakes him. Jerry is pummeled by hammers, bounced by wires, and squeezed by Tom as the cat tries to play the concerto while dispensing with Jerry. Jerry's defensive antics add to the brio of the program and answer Tom with Jerry's own skillful musical attack. By the concerto's end, the duet leaves only one animal standing for the audience's applause. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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26 April 1947 (USA)  »

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The Cat's Concerto  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The piano playing of Tom the cat was dubbed by Scott Bradley (the Musical Director of MGM's Animation Department) who also made the special arrangement of Liszt's 2nd Hungarian Rhapsody. In some passages, to make it sound extra difficult and impossible for the cat to play while dealing with Jerry, it is arranged for 4 hand piano duet, and this is played by Bradley and John Crown, Head of Piano at University of Southern California in the 1940s and 50s. See more »

Connections

Follows The Zoot Cat (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C Sharp Minor
(1847) (uncredited)
Music by Franz Liszt
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Quite simply the greatest cartoon in history!
11 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

It doesn't matter how many times you see it, it will still bring tears of laughter to the eyes!

A perfect blend of classical music and the chaos that only Jerry Mouse could ever wreak on Tom's efforts as a classical pianist...

The only other cartoon that comes close is Bugs Bunny's "What's Opera, Doc?"

Cat Concerto is simply, the funiest, greatest, best cartoon ever made.

Enjoy!! Over, and over and over again!


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