Blue cat blues tom. Blue Cat Blues (1956) 2019-07-18

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Tom and Jerry 'Committed Suicide'

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The music was understated and sensitively orchestrated. Its premise is so oddly, off-puttingly dark yet its execution is as charming as ever. In fact, the more I watched this, the better it got as I laughed over this soap opera parody. I'm sure there's a scene that's lifted out of Springtime for Thomas, which ties in with how Tom and the female cat Toots or something or other first met, but that beautiful scene does jar with the scenes before and after that are not so much. The article did accurately describe a real episode of Tom and Jerry that first aired on 16 November 1956. I loved the sexy design for the female cat, but if only her looks matched her personality.

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The Story Behind the Heartbreaking Final Episode of ‘Tom and Jerry’

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The actual short isn't entirely unpleasant, even providing a couple of laughs, but it culminates in a really dark overall experience. Overall I found this Tom and Jerry cartoon sad and depressing. It tells the tale of Tom's spiral into suicidal depression in a deceptively upbeat, generally jovial way. It's told through Jerry's voice which sounds more like a soft Keifer Sutherland than some little mouse that we'd expect. Then, Jerry learns that his girl has now taken up with another mouse and he decides to join Tom--and the cartoon ends!! I did like how beautiful how some of the animation colours looked, and in regard to the animation I'd say the jewel was the sexy character design of the female cat. Plus, after presenting the ring to her, the white cat revealed to Tom that Butch had already given her a diamond ring of his own—however, 4. One, there's a voiceover narration by Jerry, which is odd, because Tom and Jerry rarely speak.

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The Story Behind the Heartbreaking Final Episode of ‘Tom and Jerry’

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The narration tells us the sad tale of how Tom ruined himself over this woman. It's a bizarre choice, to say the least. Not being liked by the audience is the worst sin possible in the entertainment business. Then another question arrives, and the race starts again. Tom's third gift to the white cat after squandering his savings was a diamond ring from a jeweler. Emotionally distraught, the mouse climbs onto the tracks to join poor Tom as a train whistles in the distance. I felt myself really feeling for Tom here especially for how literally broken he looked, I did in the Gene Deitch cartoons too but that was for a different reason entirely.

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Blue Cat Blues / Recap

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And as the whistle get louder and louder - We know the story won't get any better - The iris-out delivers us from the pain - And who knows? This one is slower in pace and only has a few funny moments, and they are mild I think, in alternative to the laugh-a-minute usual standard. A dynamite stick could turn him black - A rollercoaster did all the flattening - He could go to Heaven but he was always back - Each episode was like a new beginning. As Jerry recounts, the cat has a broken heart, having lost the love of his life to rival Butch, who has outclassed Tom at every turn. Not exactly a barrel of laughs and consequently not one of my favourites. This is Tom's story but Jerry's as well - Lovesick schmucks in a nutshell - Sitting the two of them on the railroad tracks - Until the train comes with the deadly climax! Holy shit, was this the last episode of the series or something? Not wholly successful, but it largely does work. The cartoon is also presented in Cinemascope.

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Tom and Jerry 'Committed Suicide'

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We find out Tom was in love, but his girl went for a richer guy instead and married that one. So, for entertainment value alone despite having mediocre animation , I'd give this one a 7. I see that's the consensus here, and I understand it. Because of this—along with the very heavy implications that the iconic duo ends up committing suicide at the end—this short has rarely ever been aired on American television and television in general for that matter. Trouble is, Butch has more money to burn.

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Blue Cat Blues (1956)

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We investigate as thoroughly and quickly as possible and relay what we learn. Thumbs up, I recommend checking it out. To ensure Snopes endures — and grows to serve more readers — we need a different kind of tip: We need your financial support. And luckily, nobody jumped or got rolled over as many other cartoons with the two should follow. Unlike Tom though, Jerry knows better than to spend vastly to win her over—but sadly like Tom, Jerry knows he has no hopes of winning her heart and decides to commit suicide. His name was Butch and he was stinking rich - He was Tom's rival and she was clearly his -itch! For every gift Tom would give - Butch would prove to be far more combative! Two, the two are friends, which was also rare and seldom works as well as the more adversarial shorts do.

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Tom and Jerry 'Committed Suicide'

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However, the diamond on Tom's ring was so small that you needed a magnifying glass just to get a good look at it. Why not show the cat doing a line of coke or committing some atrocities while they're at it?! Its overall effect is a strangely unsettling one. Now we know where The Sopranos got the idea for the finale, except that at least they made it somewhat ambiguous and not totally soul-crushing. First of all, we have a narrator here who tells us during the entire thing why Tom is so depressed and the narrator is actually Jerry. However, the white cat ultimately proved herself to be nothing more than some as she wound up leaving Tom for her next-door neighbor, an obscenely rich black tomcat named Butch. It's not bad but it's not great.

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Tom and Jerry 'Committed Suicide'

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I did mention in my review of Down Beat Bear that I remembered loving this cartoon as a child, so I decided to revisit Blue Cat Blues to see whether it held up. Not for everyone and proof that these shorts were never intended solely with children as the target audience. After turning to drink, the cat has finally decided that suicide is his only salvation. Ignoring Jerry's warnings, Tom pushed himself as well as his finances to the limit and beyond, all in ultimately futile attempts at winning back the white cat's affections—however, because of his vast wealth, Butch's gifts to the white cat were much larger and more extravagant versions of the stuff that Tom got for her. We do this work every day at no cost to you, but it is far from free to produce, and we cannot afford to slow down. She comes across as very shallow, which actually changed my initial view of her.

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Blue Cat Blues / Recap

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This is Tom's story called the Blue Cat's Blues - When you throw your heart, you're bound to lose - And Jerry threw his heart to his own girlfriend - But it was the same story in the end! Jerry narrates this tale that revolves around Tom the cat falling in love and losing her to his rival, Butch. With Jerry, I did get the vibe that he really cared for Tom and wasn't gloating or saying I told you so over his loss. The car was the last attempt to win her affection - 112% of annual interest rate! I must say I enjoyed the watch here. Think a Tom and Jerry cartoon directed by Tim Burton. This has a very surprising and dark tone for a series that has been driven by humour not that it has none , and so may not be a favourite for many fans. There are a few funny moments, like a couple of little words and phrases in Jerry's narration, and I was always fascinated by the lengths Tom and Butch went through to win the female cat's heart, which was what drove me to re-watching Blue Cat Blues in the first place.

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Blue Cat Blues (1956)

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However, Tom's car was an outdated jalopy that's ultimately flattened by Butch's much longer, more luxurious coupe when he drove up the white cat's house to pick her up. There are good things definitely about the cartoon. While resuscitating Tom, And now we're back to where the short originally started—Jerry, though still sad for Tom, expresses happiness about how his own girlfriend, Toots who looks like the mouse version of the white cat , has remained faithful to him. The film begins with Tom sitting on the railroad tracks--waiting for a train to kill him! It seems he was in love but lost the sexy cat!! Jerry the mouse tried to warn his buddy - He saw the poor Tom losing his head - He felt his ground of love turning all muddy - When she loved another one instead. That said, I can definitely see why people mayn't like Blue Cat Blues very much.

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