Talk:The Cat Concerto

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Release date[edit]

Can someone explain how this won the 1946 Oscar when it was apparently released in 1947, and after the award ceremony? --KJBracey 17:54, 23 October 2005 (UTC)

The cartoon was made and finished in 1946, and so won the Oscar for that year. It wasn't released to cinemas until 1947, though. BillyH 18:29, 23 October 2005 (UTC)
But didn't a film have to be released in the calendar year 1946 to qualify? Did it just get an early Los Angeles release to qualify? If so, does anyone know where/when? --KJBracey 20:06, 23 October 2005 (UTC)
At the urging of Tex Avery, who found out that Warner Brothers were going to release "Rhapsody Rabbit" in November 1946, MGM arranged to have a rough cut of "The Concerto" be shown in a Los Angeles area theater for a couple of days in November 1946 to qualify for Oscar consideration. In fact, it was Avery who found out from his Warner friends about "Rhapsody Rabbit" (which at the time was close to completion) while Hanna, Barbera, and company were busy with the animation of "The Cat Concerto". Production on "Concerto" was completed in March of 1947, after it won the Oscar. 147.70.242.40 00:35, 8 November 2007 (UTC)
Oh, and it was not the last Tom and Jerry short to get an L.A. "sneak peak" and win an Oscar before it was completed: it happened the same way for "The Little Orphan" two years later... and "The Two Mouseketeers" three years after that. "Johann Mouse" had its sneak peek in L.A. in 1952 (the same year "Mouseketeers" was released), but it, too, won the Oscar before its "official" release in March 1953.147.70.242.40 01:08, 8 November 2007 (UTC)


The Cat Concerto is brilliant, dead good.

Yeah, cats are intelligent animals!

Performer[edit]

Who is the pianist? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.65.209.23 (talk) 10:50, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

Tom, of course ;) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 201.215.122.10 (talk) 22:51, 26 April 2013 (UTC)