Blue Cat Blues
Studio: MGM Release Date : November 16, 1956 Series: Tom and Jerry (II)
  1. General Info

Cumulative rating: No Ratings Posted

Synopsis

Jerry, through inner monologue, tells of how Tom's efforts to win over a female cat left him broke, depressed, and awaiting his demise on the train tracks.

Characters

Tom (II)
Butch
Jerry (II)

Credits

Director

William "Bill" Hanna
Joseph "Joe" Barbera

Animator

Ed Barge
Irvin "Irv" Spence
Lewis Marshall
Kenneth "Ken" Muse

Music

Scott Bradley

Backgrounds

Robert Gentle

Voices

Paul Frees

Layout

Richard "Dick" Bickenbach

Producer

William "Bill" Hanna
Joseph "Joe" Barbera

Video Information

Laserdisc (CLV)

United States

The Art of Tom & Jerry: Volume II

DVD

United States

Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection
Tom and Jerry's Greatest Chases Volume 3
Tom and Jerry - No Mice Allowed!

Technical Specifications

MPAA No.: 17981
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 2.55 : 1
Color Type: Technicolor
Sound Type: Mono: Western Electric Sound System
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Format: CinemaScope
Original Language: English
Original Country: United States

Reviews and Comments

From Gnik_LJN :

This cartoon. Tom attempts a suicide. And that's not a gag at all. There's no payoff of the suicide. The payoff IS ths suicide. The satire of romance is played out in this cartoon to such an extent that I'm kinda confused whether this short is ultimately supposed to be funny. It's so drenched in its dramatic and depressed tone that it's clear why many misinformed people nowadays can't quite get the joke of it and think of it as Hanna and Barbera's painful farewell for the series.
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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

    Paul Frees: Voices
    • Unverified

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

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

    Lewis Marshall: Animator
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

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

    Richard "Dick" Bickenbach: Layout
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

    Robert Gentle: Backgrounds
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

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

    William "Bill" Hanna: Producer
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

    Joseph "Joe" Barbera: Producer
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)