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Heavenly Puss (1949)

Approved | | Animation, Short, Comedy | 9 July 1949 (USA)
Tom is "killed" while chasing Jerry (as usual). He goes to heaven and meets the cat who meets dead cats boarding the "Heavenly Express." Tom is given one hour to have Jerry sign a letter of... See full summary »
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Billy Bletcher ... Devil Dog (voice) (uncredited)
Daws Butler ... Conductor (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Tom is "killed" while chasing Jerry (as usual). He goes to heaven and meets the cat who meets dead cats boarding the "Heavenly Express." Tom is given one hour to have Jerry sign a letter of forgiveness. If Jerry signs, he goes to heaven; if he doesn't then he goes to hell. Written by Brian Henke <Cincy43235@aol.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 July 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Himmelekspressen See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System) (original release)| Perspecta Stereo (Westrex Recording System) (re-release)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

There are six felines (cats), 3 are grown-up & the 3 others are kittens. The names of the 3 grown-up cats (before Tom's meeting with the honest cat, allowing the dead felines in to Heaven, before Tom's meeting with the honest guarding cat, 1st is Butch, 2nd is Frankie, 3rd is Aloysius. Then a bag bounces & then opens, with 3 kittens. The 3 kittens' names are Fluff, Muff & Puff. See more »

Goofs

The gatekeeper lets the little kittens pass without checking their names or cause of death. See more »

Quotes

Devil Dog: [as Tom is heavily tempted to bash Jerry with a fireplace shovel for ripping up the certificate of forgiveness] Attaboy, Tom! Hit him and let's go! Come on!
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Connections

Follows The Bowling Alley-Cat (1942) See more »

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Villains & Moralizing
12 August 2004 | by runar-4See all my reviews

It's not hard to get tired of the bad reputation cats have been given in animated cartoons (Warner Brothers had Pussyfoot as a sympathetic feline, but that's one of the few). They seem to serve only as punching bags for dogs and persecutors of mice and birds. In this cartoon, we have Tom threatened with condemnation to an animal version of Christian hell populated, of course, by devil dogs, and for what? For following his instincts, nothing more. If Christians can be condemned for following their instincts, there must not be many of them in their version of heaven.

Jim Davis, the creator of Garfield, perhaps said it best: "Way down under, we're all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by theirs." Seeing the way Hanna and Barbera always cast Tom as the endless oppressor and the foil for Jerry's sadistic manipulation makes me want to do two things: watch only Chuck Jones Tom & Jerry cartoons, where the motivations were distilled to their purest essence (the chase for its own sake) and to go find a few mice for my own cats to play with while I watch and cheer them on.


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