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|Tom and Jerry series|
The reissue title card of Texas Tom
|Directed by||William Hanna
|Produced by||Fred Quimby|
|Story by||William Hanna
|Music by||Scott Bradley|
|Animation by||Kenneth Muse
|Release date(s)||March 11, 1950, November 1957 (Re-release)|
|Preceded by||Saturday Evening Puss|
|Followed by||Jerry and the Lion|
Texas Tom is a 1950 one-reel animated cartoon and is the 49th Tom and Jerry short directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera and produced by Fred Quimby. It was animated by Kenneth Muse, Irven Spence, Ray Patterson and Ed Barge and released to theatres on March 11, 1950. Excerpts of this cartoon are seen in two other Tom and Jerry shorts, Smitten Kitten and Cruise Cat; both instances with altered audio.
Tom and Jerry are at Texas dude ranch and Tom is getting his lasso and lifts a flower pot get Jerry out and catches him with a lasso and while he is pulling he is hit with a spur, and a cactus and runs away but Tom yanks on his lasso but is hit by a support pole and gets him and uses a revolver but blows with and putts bullets in Tom's mouth and kicks it and hits him and shoot out of his mouth but spots Toodles dressed a a cowgirl and transforms into a bull and overcome with lust, he goes to dress up in his best cowboy duds and tries to impress the cowgirl, but Jerry sabotages his efforts. Tom takes out tobacco and rolls it up on a piece of paper, then uses Jerry's tongue to stick it closed, Tom smokes it and breathes out the smoke to spell "Howdy" as she is flustered and giggly.
At one point he sings "If You're Ever Down in Texas, Look Me Up" for her on a guitar but has a record player secretly playing the song for him, Jerry then takes the chance to mess with the speed of the recorder to make Tom sing fast and slow, causing him to whack Jerry with his guitar, and uses a branding iron and hits him in his rear and then cools off in the water and then chases after Jerry for humiliating him and tries to lasso the mouse.
Jerry manages to evade capture, and throws the lasso around the left horn of a nearby bull and pulls him with his lasso and then tries to pull him by his horn but pulls his horn out smiles nervously and blows it like a horn and puts it back on him and turns it on him and charges him but Tom holds on a nearby tree when the bull crashes and he flees to a fence door and the bull goes through it and spots big horns and replaces his small horns with big horns and Tom hides in a chicken coop and the bull gets his horns in it and the chickens got scared of him and run away and their eggs are left behind and Tom grabs one of them clucks and splats the angry bull with it and goes after him, but when he finds himself cornered he uses a blindfold and uses a cigarette, and the bull hits him and gets his head bunked on the roof and goes down a downspout. Jerry, now wearing his own cowboy duds, waves his hat over to Toodles, then excitedly runs up to her face, grabs her by the cheeks, presses his lips onto the cowgirl's red lips, giving her a big kiss, and rides off into the sunset on Tom's back.
- Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection Vol. 1, Disc Two
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