Heavenly Puss Review
Posted: August 28, 2006
Heavenly Puss Review
This is one of the greatest cartoons ever made and the best Tom and Jerry cartoon ever made out of a splendid long running series. Epic movies do not convey and elicit as wide a range of emotions as this 8 minute masterpiece and Tom rivals many a literary protagonist for the depth of his personality, from bullying to terrified to joyfully grateful. Of course "HP" is funny what with Tom's desperate attempts to obtain Jerry's signature to a document that reads - broadly enough - "I forgive EVERYTHING" - in the space of one hour. But what other cartoon could get away with adding some real sadness - drowned kittens - without being forced. It is also a truly frightening cartoon. Tom is not merely trying to avoid incurring the wrath of Mammy Two Shoes for messing up the house as would happen in other cartoons. He is attempting to evade eternal damnation which looms closer and closer as the hour progresses! And he has to do something against his nature - wheedle and cajole the mouse he has tormented. The story and the characters alone would have been enough to carry this piece. Many cartoons manage to be brilliant despite limited animation. But HP is also beautifully and flawlessly animated, filled with stunning backgrounds, and backed up by incredible music that enhances the mood at every turn. The pinnacle of the Golden Age of Animation and it remains timeless and eternally appropriate for television because of its lack of racial gags.
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Posted: August 11, 2003
This cartoon is one of the best of all Tom and Jerry series produced by Fred Quimby.
I always love plots where a dream is used. It is very exciting when Tom is hit by the piano. You don't know if he is really dead. All the adventures he has up in heavy are exciting and anxious at the same time. Every viewer wants to know 2 things:
1. Will he manage to get that signature?
2. Was he really dead?
The end, is always very hilarious. Wow! One of the best cartoons every made!
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