Jerry has enough of the country life and decides to leave for the city. -Mice Follies (1960) I think there are two reasons why Bill Lava’s scores for The Pink Panther are more enjoyable than most of his work for 1962-1964 Looney Tunes: One, he had the advantage of that Henry Mancini song to weave in-between the gags, and two, it didn’t have the baggage of “I’m replacing classic cartoon composers with my more modern style” that Looney Tunes had.
1. Television prints remove a blackface gag resulting from Jerry getting his head stuck in a bottle of shoe polish. Here are my nominees from the past for best musical scores in a cartoon. Oh, and one more thing: For creative uses of score samples, I give those involved with “THE BEANY AND CECIL SHOW” a lot of credit! Hare-um Scare-um, MGM In one scene, there is a theater marquee announcing a, Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation, William "Bill" Hanna, Verified by "Of Mice and Magic" by Leonard Maltin, Joseph "Joe" Barbera, Fred Quimby, Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable), Scott Bradley, Kenneth "Ken" Muse, Ray Patterson, Irvin "Irv" Spence, Ed Barge, Tom and Jerry - Golden Collection - Volume 1, Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection Volume 2, Tom and Jerry: Deluxe Anniversary Collection, Tom and Jerry - Golden Collection - Volume 1 (BluRay).
reversing the situation of stock cues, here’s the Winston Sharples/Paramount shorts whose cues wound up in later works (New York ones, at least): Cock-a-Doodle-Dino Check box if your review contains spoilers, Jerry decides to move out of the country and into the big city. Just about any of those very, very early scores for Hanna-Barbera cartoons like the first season of “THE HUCKLEBERRY HOUND SHOW”; just listen to the way the Capital music cues, as they have been called, are used in that one PIXIE AND DIXIE cartoon in which Dixie longs to fly, and does…and we know that these scores were used elsewhere, even becoming TV themes for shows like “THE DONNA REED SHOW”. Jerry sees that the city is just not for him, so he goes back to the country, tearing the note he wrote for Tom to shreds. Dopo aver visualizzato le pagine di dettaglio del prodotto, guarda qui per trovare un modo facile per tornare alle pagine che ti interessano. He then gives Tom a nice big kiss before happily walking into his mouse hole. -Tweet and Sour (1956) Later, he dances with several placecards (in the form of attractive women). 7) Rooty Toot Toot (1951) Phil Moore’s score gets third billing in this classic short, and very deservedly so. It’s one of Freleng’s best efforts, but in this case, Stalling’s contribution is absolutely vital to putting the jokes over. Fish and Chips Here’s hoping that cartoon is neatly restored and released on both DVD and blu-ray real soon.
Get a detailed look at every new and returning show coming to broadcast... 2012 Fall TV Preview: Our Night-by-Night Guide. Donald’s Better Self (1938) One of my favorite short’s of all time has a charming Oliver Wallace score. I only wish that, throughout this lenghty bit of commenting, I could provide audio of some of my favorites, but a favorite comes at the beginning of the second “COURAGEOUS CAT” cartoon to feature the shoo shoo fly as the nemesis; the cartoon in question can be found as one of the cartoons on disk four of the complete collection set from A&E Home Video. Mouse in Manhattan
“Building a Building” (1933) 6) We’re on Our Way to Rio (1944) Winston Sharples’ score for this early color Popeye cartoon always makes me happy in both its wonderful energy and sparkle. 4) Under the Spreading Blacksmith Shop Puss ‘n’Boos Jody Morgan mentioned “Coal Black”, above. He then gives Tom a nice big kiss. Scrappy Birthday “The ABC’s of the “Automobile Engine” (1948, Sound Masters) Also: My Scott Bradley nominee is “Heavenly Puss” (1949). Swimmer Take All. After all, Tom and Jerry were a duo and audiences expected to always see them together. That one is one of Arthur Davis’ best. The track on PIPEYE, PUPEYE, POOPEYE AND PEEPEYE (1942) is particularly energetic. Jerry decides to move out of the country and into the big city.
I’d mentioned this before, but there is an incredible redition of Rossini’s “Storm” music used in one of those cartoons where Dishonest John is whirling up a storm to make Cecil seasick (“(gulp) Would someone stop tilting the TV tube!”). However, both cats as well as Jerry are out of the house in the ending. Tom has a cameo role in this cartoon. “Mr.
3) Kitty Foiled (1948) There are plenty of amazing Scott Bradley scores, so picking one is honestly difficult. Metacritic TV Episode Reviews, Mouse in Manhattan, Jerry decides to move out of the country and into the big city. Michael Giacchino really nailed the sound of the vintage Goofy shorts for “How to Hook Up Your Home Theater”. Utilizziamo cookie e altre tecnologie simili per migliorare la tua esperienza di acquisto, per fornire i nostri servizi, per capire come i nostri clienti li utilizzano in modo da poterli migliorare e per visualizzare annunci pubblicitari. Per approfittare dei vantaggi offerti da Prime Music, accedi alla Libreria musicale e trasferisci il tuo account su Amazon.it (IT). -Person to Bunny (1960) Pigs is Pigs I love how he scores the title song and Grampy’s theme music throughout the cartoon. Jerry is getting down because of the country life and decides to head off for Broadway to have a night out dancing with the ladies. 6) The Barber of Seville
As Thad and Bob Jaques said recently on Cartoon Logic, Lantz could’ve ended up on the TerryToons route with cheap music as well as cheap cartoons (“Does anyone really remember a Terrytoons score?”) but Calker provided memorable, sometimes powerful scores for Lantz’s cartoons that at least provided Lantz with good music when the cartoons themselves were sometimes forgettable. “Grandfather’s Clock” (1934, Van Beuren) dug into their music archives and used modern typesetting software to produce score and parts to their classic cartoons in playable condition, and then made them available for hire at reasonable rates. My nominee for all-time best musical score to a cartoon short goes to Sammy Timberg, Bob Rothberg and Sammy Lerner for “Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor” (1936). Sorry for coming late to the conversation. ♬ Mouse In Manhattan | 0 Posts. Planet Mouse-Ola It really fit the quirky tone of the show. I nominate his score to “Joint Wipers” (1932). Required fields are marked *. Anche terzi autorizzati utilizzano queste tecnologie in relazione alla nostra visualizzazione di annunci pubblicitari.
“Christmas Flintstone” (1964). If only more evidence were available…. Already Frank Tashlin’s most perfect cartoon, Stalling enhances it with nary a wasted note. “Three Little Bops” has probably my favorite music score of any short, animated or live-action. He lands in a dark alley in a puddle; sneezes and is heard and scared off by an alley full of vicious cats. -The Honey-Mousers (1956) Dizzy Kitty Anything goes now! -Dog Gone People (1960) Scouting for Trouble Great voices from Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, and Stan Freberg, Carl Stalling’s music in this one is lively and energetic, not to mention some great animation, especially from Emery Hawkins and Bill Melendez. © 2020 METACRITIC, A RED VENTURES COMPANY. “Trick or Treat” (1952) 1 Synopsis 2 Plot 3 Characters 4 Trivia 5 Gallery A fed up Mammy Two Shoes threatens to rid of one of her lazy cats when she's tired of dealing with all the mice problems. Jerry soon finds out that the city life is not always glamorous. It is the only Tom and Jerry cartoon to feature Mammy's face on-screen, though only briefly. He runs Thunderbean Animation, an animation studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan and has compiled over a dozen archival animation DVD collections devoted to such subjects at Private Snafu, The Little King and the infamous Cubby Bear.
I still remember “A hick, a slick, and a chick” from late 1940s Warner Brothers. How could I forget High Note (1960)? SUPERMAN (1941) – the first Fleischer Superman cartoon has one of the most thrilling scores ever composed. Phil Scheib was a very talented musician whose cookie-cutter scores for Terrytoons masked that talent. *Yes, I know this is a Beary Family cartoon but I love its’ score. In a series of antics in New York City, he gets stuck in gum on the floor of Grand Central, ends up as a makeshift shoe-polisher, admires the towering skyscrapers, and even attempts to literally climb the Empire State Building, but to no avail, and gets scared when he sees the statue and runs into a woman's green heeled shoes. School is just ramping up here while the Rainbow Parade project is ramping down. That music is on a par with the best Hollywood film scoring. They remind me of a similarly favorite bit of instrumental music that became a “hit” on radio, the theme to “ROUTE 66”. Mouse in Manhattan (with that definitite “Manhattan Serenade”) The Little Goldfish (with that “Whispering” ripp off and same surprise ending as that Flintstones “Sunsine” episode and, out of the same year as rthe goldfish short, 1939, a certain MGM film with a scarecrow, Judy Garland,etc. The various pre-Curtin stock cues I like.. Favorite Pink Panther score, however, is the jazz-infused Doug Goodwin score for “Extinct Pink”, which he later used as incidental music for the Ant and the Aardvark shorts. Followed by Ernie Pintoff’s uncredited score for “Flebus” is perfect for the cartoon. You know I could go on if I wanted to sit down here and open up all the disks I have, including laserdisks, to find other examples, and it wasn’t just Stalling either. -Birds Anonymous (1957)
When you watched the same cartoons over and on TV in the 60’s, eventually you couldn’t help but notice the scores that stood out. The Little Goldfish (with that “Whispering” ripp off and same surprise ending as that Flintstones “Sunsine” episode and, out of the same year as rthe goldfish short, 1939, a certain MGM film with a scarecrow, Judy Garland,etc. Saturday Evening Puss is a 1950 one-reel animated cartoon and is the 48th Tom and Jerry short directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. The usual…that OPERA, DOC short, though its already a classic 19th century Wagner tune that I’d rather hear by itslef…, A Hick, A Slick, and a Chick One does not realize how much any of these can become ear worms long after you listen to the cartoons. Magoo’s Christmas Carol” (1962) 21 Flirty Birdy: September 22, 1945 Tom disguises himself as a female bird to trick an eagle who also wants to eat Jerry. (just to name the ones with songs)..
“Double or Mutton” was composed by Milt Franklyn. And it sounds more upbeat than Frank Marsales’ generally more conservative style. Funny moment: Jerry was painted by the shoeblack. I wish I could immediately think of more, but there is nearly a festival’s worth of music that I dare any orchestra to play for me live! Whenever it came on TV, even in grainy black and white, its imagery was hypnotizing to a little kid like me, and that was partially due to the music being so perfect. A Mouse in the House is the 32nd cartoon of Tom and Jerry that was made in 1947. This is the second Tom and Jerry cartoon to have animation by Ed Barge, although this is the first time he was credited. -Zoom at the Top (1962) Our fall TV preview concludes with a comprehensive guide to the new and... 2013 Fall TV Preview: Our Comprehensive Guide to the Season's New and Returning Shows.
From my vantage point on the stage I could not see the cartoon, but I could hear the music perfectly clearly through the PA; and listening to it in that setting gave me a deep appreciation of the artistry in that score.