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The Cat Concerto ()


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Jerry is determined to disrupt Tom's concert while Tom fights him with the piano without missing a single note.

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Joseph Barbera
William Hanna

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William Hanna ... (written by) and
Joseph Barbera ... (written by)

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Fred Quimby ... producer
William Hanna ... co-producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Scott Bradley

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Fred McAlpin ... (uncredited)

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Fred MacAlpin ... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Fred McAlpin ... sound (uncredited)

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Jack Stevens ... camera operator (uncredited)

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Ed Barge ... animator
Kenneth Muse ... animator
Irven Spence ... animator
Richard Bickenbach ... animator (uncredited)
Robert Gentle ... background artist (uncredited) / layout artist (uncredited)

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Scott Bradley ... musical director / piano (uncredited)

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Jakob Gimpel ... piano arrangement and interpretation (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • The Cat's Concerto (United States)
  • Le concerto du chat (France)
  • Tom et Jerry au piano (France)
  • Tom gibt ein Konzert (Germany)
  • Jerry pianista (Italy)
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Trivia Was the focus of a short and bitter flurry of allegations between Warner Brothers and MGM of plagiarism over similarities between this film and WB's Rhapsody Rabbit (1946). The controversy began when raw film from "Rhapsody Rabbit" was sent to be processed at a central film lab which serviced both Warners and MGM. By accident, the finished negatives were sent to MGM, who eventually returned them, but Friz Freleng (the director on "Rhapsody Rabbit") suspected that Hanna and Barbera or others at MGM may have viewed the film before sending it on to Warner Bros. Hanna and Barbera counter-charged that Freleng had somehow overheard their ideas for "The Cat Concerto" and acted on it. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Maltese Bippy (1969). See more »
Soundtracks 24 Preludes, Op. 28//xxiv D min See more »

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