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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The Tom and Jerry Concerto

The Tom and Jerry cartoon The Cat Concerto (wiki) has Tom giving a concert performance of Franz Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, which Jerry keeps interrupting. 

The same year (1947) that MGM produced The Cat Concerto, Warner Bros. released a very similar Bugs Bunny cartoon (see below) called Rhapsody Rabbit (wiki), with Bugs against an unnamed mouse. Both shorts used near identical gags, the same piece by Franz Liszt, and had similar endings.

Here's 16 year old pianist Yannie Tan:



Rhapsody Rabbit - I can't find a better version - please share if you find one. 



Related: Yannie Tan plays Snowbody Loves Me - Tom and Jerry - A Chopin Medley:



Piano arranged version of the following pieces by Frederick Chopin:
- Grande Valse Brillante in E-flat major
- √Čtude Op. 25, No. 9 in G-flat major
- Fantaisie-Impromptu in C♯ minor Op. posth. 66
- Scherzo No. 2 In B-Flat Minor Op. 31