Quiet Please
Studio: MGM Release Date : December 22, 1945 Series: Tom and Jerry (II)
  1. General Info

Cumulative rating:       (1 rating submitted)

Synopsis

Tom is threatened with a beating from a bulldog if he makes a single noise so the dog can take his nap.

Characters

Tom (II)
(Voice: William "Bill" Hanna)
Jerry (II)
Spike, the Bulldog
(Voice: Billy Bletcher)

Credits

Director

William "Bill" Hanna
Joseph "Joe" Barbera

Animator

Kenneth "Ken" Muse
Ray Patterson
Irvin "Irv" Spence
Ed Barge

Music

Scott Bradley

Voices

Billy Bletcher

Producer

Fred Quimby

Awards

Won the 1945 Academy Award (Oscar) for Best Short Subject

Video Information

VHS Video

United States

Starring Tom & Jerry!
National Velvet

Laserdisc

The Art of Tom & Jerry
Tom & Jerry Classics

DVD

15 Winners (commentary by Mark Kausler)
Tom and Jerry - Golden Collection - Volume 1 (commentary by Mark Kausler)
Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection
Tom and Jerry's Greatest Chases Volume 2
Tom and Jerry: Deluxe Anniversary Collection
Tom and Jerry - In the Dog House
15 Winners, 26 Nominees (commentary by Mark Kausler)

BluRay Disc

Tom and Jerry - Golden Collection - Volume 1 (BluRay)

Technical Specifications

MPAA No.: 11020
Running time: 7:53
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Color Type: Technicolor
Sound Type: Mono: Western Electric Noiseless Recording
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Type: Spherical
Original Language: English

Reviews and Comments

From TibbyH :

This cartoon is so good, it's driving me NUTS! The Tom & Jerry theatricals took a while to migrate from the slower paced early entries to the faster more violent shorts we know associate with the series. In my personal opinion, this is when the series started to feel like what we know it as today and is up their with best in the series. My favorite thing about the MGM cartoons were how they were able to elevate simple premises into energetic works of art. What is this cartoon about? A cat and a mouse chase each other while the cat tries to keep a bulldog asleep. Oscar worthy? Well, yes. The excellent timing and the addictive fast paced animation are the reasons this is a classic. Simple doesn't mean bad. Simple plots can be boosted by great animators like Irv Spence and Ken Muse and a great team of directors. Not to mention Scott Bradley's cartoony musical score, which always helped to elevate this and most every MGM cartoon. Tom's desperation to chase Jerry and keep Spike asleep is fun to watch. Just when Tom's got it figured out, Jerry right there to ruin his plan. You can never go wrong with watching a good Tom & Jerry cartoon (this being no exception).
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Screenshots

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    Sources

    William "Bill" Hanna: Director
    • Verified by "Of Mice and Magic" by Leonard Maltin

    Joseph "Joe" Barbera: Director
    • Verified by "Of Mice and Magic" by Leonard Maltin

    Kenneth "Ken" Muse: Animator
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

    Ray Patterson: Animator
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

    Irvin "Irv" Spence: Animator
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

    Ed Barge: Animator
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

    Scott Bradley: Music
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

    Fred Quimby: Producer
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    Billy Bletcher: Voices
    • Unverified