Saturday Morning Cartoons: Animated Inspiration

Saturday, January 28, 2012

WQXR’s China in New York festival comes to a close Saturday. In honor of the festival, for this week’s cartoon is the 1946 Tom & Jerry ’toon The Cat Concero featuring Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-sharp Minor. 

The connection between Tom & Jerry, Liszt and China may not immediately make sense, but 29-year-old pianist Lang Lang, who has been featured during this festival, says this cartoon helped get him interested in playing the piano.

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Comments [5]

What time on saturday does this program air?

Jan. 28 2012 03:38 PM
survivor11215 from Brooklyn

Very funny

Jan. 28 2012 12:50 PM

One of my fave T & J episodes! Great depiction of nuanced emotion in Tom's animation in the beginning.

Jan. 28 2012 12:34 PM
Tom

Cat's don't have thumbs.

Jan. 28 2012 10:52 AM

Tom Cat plays amazingly well for only having two thumbs and six fingers! Great series.

Jan. 28 2012 01:26 AM

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