animated cartoon Fraidy Cat © Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
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Fraidy Cat

Tom is listening to a scary serial on the radio, which leave him with shattered nerves at its conclusion. Jerry, spying on Tom, realises that he can have fun with Tom's self-professed belief in ghosts and begins pulling pranks designed to look like there's a ghost in the house to scare the cat witless.

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Well this is a bit of a tedious cartoon, at least by usual Tom & Jerry short standards. Before Tex Avery came along, MGM's cartoon output had been just dragged through...
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Here is a Tom & Jerry cartoon that is perfect for Halloween. I know it dosen't have much creepiness, but has the 'trick' as in "Trick or Treat," as Jerry...
Created by: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA
Featuring the voices of:
William Hanna ... Tom, Jerry
Lillian Randolph ... Mammy Two-Shoes
Martha Wentworth ... Witching Hour Radio Announcer
Directed by: Joseph Barbera and William Hanna
Produced by: Fred Quimby
Musical Score by: Scott Bradley

The radio show Tom listens to at the start - The Witching Hour was reference to a real radio show "The Witch's Tale". The series was aired between 1931 to 1938, then went into syndication. Martha Wentworth provided her in-character voice of Old Nancy, the Witch of Salem, for the short. Most of the episodes are lost to time.

Mammy Two-Shoes brief appearance at the end of the cartoon is cut out of some versions of the short due to Tom biting her on the behind.

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