The Flying Sorceress

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The Flying Sorceress
Tom and Jerry series
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The title card of The Flying Sorceress
Directed by William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Produced by William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Voices by June Foray
Music by Scott Bradley
Animation by Ed Barge
Irven Spence
Lewis Marshall
Kenneth Muse
Layouts by Richard Bickenbach
Backgrounds by Robert Gentle
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date(s) January 27, 1956
Color process Technicolor
CinemaScope
Running time 6:40
Language English
Preceded by That's My Mommy
Followed by The Egg and Jerry

The Flying Sorceress is a 1956 one reel animated Tom and Jerry short directed and produced by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera with music by Scott Bradley. The cartoon was animated by Kenneth Muse, Ed Barge, Irven Spence and Lewis Marshall, with backgrounds by Robert Gentle and layouts by Richard Bickenbach. It was produced in CinemaScope and released to theatres on January 27, 1956 by Metro-Goldwyn Mayer.

Plot[edit]

Tom meets his new owner, the Flying Sorceress. Notice for the first time, a human's head can be seen.

Tom is chasing Jerry through the house, then bumps into a table and breaks an ornament and Tom gets scolded by Joan. While Tom is cleaning the mess, he sees an advertisement on the newspaper, and gets interested in the ad and leaves for the given location.

Tom walks along a road and sees the creepy house, enters the place and a witch (voiced by June Foray) comes in riding on her broom. Seeing the job is less appealing than he thought, Tom tries to leave but the witch grabs Tom on her broomstick. She then gives her broom a kick and they take off. She notes that he doesn't look much like a witch's cat so she screams at him, scaring him so that he rears upand all his hair stands on end. During the ride, the witch loses her hat. Tom had taken it and uses it to parachute down, but the witch grabs Tom, they return to the house and the witch tells Tom that he gets the job. Tom is left to sleep in a coffin. As the witch retires, Tom looks at her broom and decides to take it on a joyride. He gets the hang of riding a broomstick by himself, he does a few tricks and then gets hit by a tree.

Tom then flies by his house spying Jerry, who thinks that he saw something, Jerry then opens the front door and gets knocked down by Tom, who then gets off the broom and points to Jerry. The broom hits Jerry and sweeps him into a dustpan. Tom leaves and returns to the witch's house where the witch is waiting for him. She is very angry about Tom "stealing a ride" so the witch casts a spell on the broom saying that she'll give Tom a REAL ride. The broom takes off on a painful ride with Tom on it. The broom drags Tom's head through the ceiling, causes him to bounce down the stairs, and into a table. The broom then acts like a pogo stick with Tom holding on to it.

However, Tom wakes up to see Joan shaking the broomstick. Realising it was only a dream, Tom is relieved and goes back to clearing up his mess. He then decides to sit on the broom and gives it a kick. Before he can react, the broom takes off with him on it, sailing towards the night sky. Joan and Jerry see this and Joan says, "Now, what's that cat up to?".

Availability[edit]

DVD

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