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The Zoot Cat

The Zoot Cat (1944) - Tom and Jerry Theatrical Cartoon Series The Zoot Cat

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  • MGM
  • Animated Characters: Tom, Jerry, Toots.
  • Originally Released in 1944.
  • Production Number: MPAA: # 08989
  • Running Time: 7:03 minutes.
  • TechniColor
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

Cartoon Production Information:

This is the first cartoon in which Tom speaks. He talks to his black kitten girlfriend in the voice and accent of Charles Boyer!

Irv Spence worked mainly on the jitterbugging sequence, according to animator Mark Kausler.

This is the first Tom and Jerry cartoon in which William Hanna is credited as Bill Hanna.
  • "You've Gotta See Mama Every Night" (Billy Rose-Con Conrad)
  • "Honey" (Haven Gillespie)
  • "I'm A Ding Dong Daddy (From Dumas)" (Phil Baxter)
  • "Elmer's Tune" (Elmer Albrecht-Sammy Gallop)
  • "The Chase" (Scott Bradley)
  • "Jersey Bounce" (Bobby Plater)
  • "China Boy" (Phil Boutelje-Dick Winfree)
  • "Deep Purple" (Peter DeRose)

Traditional, Hand-drawn Animation.

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This is one of the best T&J shorts! Funny, rousing, goofy & silly!! Tom serenade to Black Kitten is classic!

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When I voted, I had to give this one a perfect "10". I love the put-downs Toots tosses to Tom--especially the one about his being a "goon from Saskatoon"! And it's also fun to see and hear him talking. The hot-foot is...  (read more)

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Yes! Definately one of the best earlier "Tom and Jerry" toons. Love Hina .

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