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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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Goofs

The gatekeeper lets the little kittens pass without checking their names or cause of death. One, he did say their names, and two, it was already obvious how they died. Why would you think he said, "What some people won't do."? See more »

Quotes

Conductor: [after reading Tom's evil biography] Hmm, apparently, your whole life was spent persecuting an innocent little mouse. With a record like that, I can't let you through. I'm sorry, Tom. However, the Heavenly Express doesn't leave for an hour.
[he then hands Tom a certificate of forgiveness]
Conductor: If, within that time, you can obtain the signature of that little mouse on this certificate of forgiveness, you will be permitted to pass. But if you fail, it's this...
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Followed by Baby Butch (1954) See more »

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I'm in Heaven for This and Highly Recommend It.
19 December 2018 | by c1990See all my reviews

One Announcement before I start this Review.

Next Year, this will mark the 70th Anniversary of this Theatrical Cartoon Episode.

Let's Start this Review.

This is the 42nd Tom and Jerry Cartoon in this Series.

When Tom was sleeping peacefully, he finds out that Jerry sneaking inside the house. While chasing Jerry, Tom got crushed by a Piano (Easily). He was later up to Heaven w/ Golden Escalator (Long isn't it) and entered the Pearly Gates, Where there was a Large Group of Cats in Line, Whether they've been badly Damaged or hurt, Even though, They never see themselves in the light of day.

For a Bonus, Inside the Bag, there were cute kittens that came out, AWWWW! :) <3

Later, Tom came in and the Gatekeeper told him not to go pass the Gates. The Gatekeeper enforces Tom to give "Certificate of Forgiveness" so the Gatekeeper gave Tom an hour (Well, not as long as they thought).

So Tom has to apologize Jerry for things he had done. He wants Jerry to sign the "Certificate of Forgiveness". Whether Tom would faced the Pearly Gates or Face-to-Face on Devilish Bulldog (Spike), so it turn out that it was all a Nightmare (that came True). "End of Story"

Oh, and one thing,

P.S: This got released on the same month and year on one of the MGM's Public Domain Cartoon.

Back to this Review on depths and Details.

This Cartoon Episode has one of Tom and Jerry's Best Episode that I've seen in years. It was funny, It has Beautiful, Goregous, Remarkable Animation Backgrounds and (also) Characters. Scott Bradley was a wonderful Composer for the Dramatic and Soothing (or Smooth) Music. Other Animators were Good, But Ken Muse was at his Strongest. It was different Tom and Jerry cartoon, It was like Pluto's Judgement Day meets Little Audrey styled Cartoon Episode. It does have effects on Morals Whether Grief, Emotional or Loved. It has a Strong Message. Hopefully one day in the near Future, It will be listed as part of the National Film Registry.

Just to Sum this up.

Forgiveness Conquers ALL!

10/10

Grade: A+


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