Thursday, June 28, 2018

The Cat Concerto (1947)

The Cat Concerto (1947), a Tom and Jerry animated short (Episode 29; April 26, 1947), for many the best-known of this cartoon series showing the continuing conflict for domestic dominance between Tom (a house cat) and Jerry (a house mouse). Domestic bliss does not exist. Jerry is Tom’s nemesis, his antagonist, befitting the symbolic battle between a cat and a mouse, and yet the relationship between the two is symbiotic. The music is from Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-sharp minor, S.244/2. The animation is by Kenneth Muse, Ed Barge and Irven Spence; the musical supervision by Scott Bradley; and the story and direction by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.
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