Guide to Animation still photographs from the "Tom and Jerry" short "Johann Mouse" C0477
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"Tom and Jerry" is an American cartoon series created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera in 1940 for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The classic series features a cat named Tom and a mouse named Jerry who perpetually play at a literal game of cat and mouse, with Tom generally being thwarted by Jerry.
The "Tom and Jerry" short "Johann Mouse" premiered on March 21, 1953 and features the duo in mid 19th century Vienna, living in the home of the composer Johann Strauss (which the title plays off of). The plot revolves around Tom attempting to catch Jerry by learning the piano like his master, which Jerry loves to dance to. The short culminates in a performance by the duo at the court of Emperor Franz Joseph I.
Four black and white animation still photographs from the "Tom and Jerry" short "Johann Mouse," February 24, 1953. Each photograph features a scene from the short, with a typewritten description on the verso and an official approval stamp from the Advertising Code Administration of Hollywood.
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Animation still photographs from the "Tom and Jerry" short "Johann Mouse," C0477, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.
Purchased by Steve Gerber from Schubertiade Music in September 2017.
Processing completed by Amanda Brent in April 2021. EAD markup completed by Amanda Brent in April 2021. This item was formerly part of the Performing Arts Manuscript Materials collection, C0215.
Britannica, T. Editors of Encyclopaedia. "Tom and Jerry." Encyclopaedia Britannica, accessed April 16, 2021. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Tom-and-Jerry.
"Johann Mouse (1953)." Dailymotion. Accessed April 16, 2021. https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x60rb9y.
"Johann Mouse (1953)." International Movie Database. Accessed April 16, 2021. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045937/