Casanova Cat (1951)

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Casanova Cat is a 1951 animated short that is the 55th Tom and Jerry cartoon. It is a very offensive, albeit fun entry.

Tom courts Toodles because she inherited a lot of money and uses Jerry as a doll. The mouse invites Butch to get his revenge and in the end he ends up with the female cat. That ending is absolutely ridiculous. And the fact that it is racist does not bother me as much as I watch it contextually. But the bigger offender here is the film’s sexism. Toodles is even more of a sex object this time around and she is basically a non-entity. That was frustrating and very annoying.

This is another Tom and Jerry short that I remember loving as a child, but even though I do not share the same sentiment now, I still like it quite a bit because it is very entertaining. The torturing of Jerry continues in this installment and it is hilarious with the doll scene being so good. Butch is also well used and Tom is very funny here. And those scenes with Toodles, although sexist, are certainly funny and the whole flick is a lot of fun. It is troublesome, but amusing.

Casanova Cat is offensive, but also very funny and entertaining with many amusing scenes.

My Rating – 4.1

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