Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse (1947)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. MouseDirected by:
Fred QuimbyAnimated by:
7:24 minutes.Color process:
A Tom and Jerry cartoon, riffing off of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, in which Tom concocts a deadly potion but finds that it only makes Jerry stronger.
- Academy Award Nominee, Best Short Subject (Cartoon), 1948.
In a 1947 article called “Personality in the Soundtrack” composer Scott Bradley writes that in this cartoon as Jerry stalks Tom, “the full orchestra plays an ostinato march, the harmonic structure being based on parallel fourths in altered form, while the timpani and four horns blast out the Superman theme. Fun? Loads of it! I’d rather score a cartoon like this than a half-dozen ordinary live-action pictures. No noisy actors shouting at the top of their voices, drowning perfectly good music!”
- Big Cartoon Database entry
- Cooke, Mervyn. The Hollywood Film Music Reader. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.