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Texas Tom

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Directed by
Produced by
Story by
William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Music by
Animation by
Distributed by
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
March 11, 1950
Color process
Technicolor
Preceded by
Followed by

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Original Title Card
Texas Tom Poster
Poster 1
Texas Tom is a 1950 one-reel animated cartoon and is the 49th Tom and Jerry short directed by William Hanna and Joesph Barbera and produced by Fred Quimby. It was animated by Kenneth Muse, Ray Patterson, Irven Spence and Ed Barge and released to theatres on March 11, 1950. Excerpts of this cartoon are seen in two other Tom & Jerry shorts Smitten Kitten and Cruise Cat.

Plot

Tom and Jerry are engaged in the morning some Western-flavored cat-and-mouse games (props such as lassoes, spurs, prickly pear cactus, and revolver pistols are involved) when Tom spots a pretty cowgirl cat. Overcome with lust, Tom dresses 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 to
Texas Tom Poster - Lighter Colors
Poster 2 - Lighter Colors
roundup the numbers " as The cowgirl is flustered and giggly. At one point he sings a song 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. Tom 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. When Tom is confronted by the angry bull, he tries to flee, but when he finds himself cornered, he resigns himself to his fate. With Tom out of commission, Jerry was now wearing his own cowboy duds,and he waves his hat over to Toodles, then excitedly runs up to her face, grabs her by the cheeks and presses his lips onto the cowgirl's red lips, giving her a big kiss, and rides off into the sunset on Tom's back.

Trivia

  • Because of the United Kingdom's ban on TV show characters smoking, Tom smoking a cigarette is omitted from Boomerang in the UK.
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