Tom screams in pain when Jerry directs a swarm of bees into the cat’s mouth via a hollow reed in the climax gag of ‘Tee For Two’ (1945). Thought you could escape violence by hiding in a lake, eh, Tom? Not in a Hanna and Barbera cartoon.
This is one of three cycle drawings on ones. Tom’s disclosure is set up really well by Scott Bradley’s tympani roll.
The credited animators are Ray Patterson, Ken Muse, Irv Spence and Pete (né Wilson David) Burness. This was the last time Burness’ name appeared on an MGM cartoon; he moved to the John Sutherland studio. Replacing him from the disbanded George Gordon crew was Ed Barge, giving the unit its best-known configuration.
Anyone have an idea what the theme is over the opening titles? Or who supplied the muted background colours?