The Flying Cat

The Flying Cat
Tom and Jerry series

The poster of The Flying Cat
Directed by William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Produced by Fred Quimby
Story by William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Music by Scott Bradley
Animation by Kenneth Muse
Irven Spence
Ed Barge
Ray Patterson
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date(s)
  • January 12, 1952 (1952-01-12)
Color process Technicolor
Running time 6:44
Language English
Preceded by Cat Napping
Followed by The Duck Doctor

The Flying Cat is a 1952 one-reel animated cartoon and is the 63rd Tom and Jerry cartoon directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera and produced by Fred Quimby. The cartoon's music was composed by Scott Bradley (with use of Grande valse brillante by Chopin), and the animation was by Kenneth Muse, Irven Spence, Ed Barge and Ray Patterson.


Tom tries to capture a sleeping canary, but Jerry trips him up and the cage rolls into a tree, waking the canary up. As Tom chases Jerry, the canary helps Jerry by pulling a drying line, which tangles Tom. Tom then chases the canary with an axe, but misses and chops down a tree, which bounces off Tom's head to compress him. The canary motions for Jerry to join him in the birdhouse; Tom follows, but the canary gives him a 2,000 lb weight to send him plummeting. Jerry and the canary shake hands, but Tom uses a ladder to climb up again. The canary sets the ladder on fire to send Tom falling again. Tom uses a swing, but Jerry and the canary jump onto his hands. Tom then tries to pole vault to the birdhouse, but the canary uses a rollerskate to send Tom crashing into a nearby house, where he is hung up by a girdle. However, Tom then realises he can use the girdle to fly, much to his delight, and decides to use it to get on an equal playing field against Jerry and the canary.

After crashing into a mailbox, Tom learns to fly, jumping off a house roof and flying around the birdhouse, much to Jerry's shock. Jerry wakes up the canary, who refuses to believe Jerry, but is also shocked to see Tom flying. Tom flies after the canary, but they both hit a church bell. The canary and Jerry then turn the roof of the birdhouse upside down, causing Tom to fly into nails and fall into a pond. Jerry goes to leave the birdhouse, but Tom catches him. The canary unties Tom's wings and grabs Jerry, sending Tom falling through a tree. The canary carries Jerry away as Tom chases them in hot pursuit, but a train suddenly comes out of a train tunnel and slams Tom onto a grade crossing signal. Tom becomes a wigwag for the train to allow it to pass through, where, on board, Jerry and the canary shake hands again.


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