I love how Tom hops away on the bass like a pogo stick.
Actually, the highlight of the cartoon is Tom accompanying himself on the song. The cat has Ken Muse’s trademark upturned grin and closed eyes.
Variety reported on October 9, 1946:
METRO has four Tom and Jerry cartoons it plans to put up for Academy awards for 1946. Group includes “Cat Fishin’,” “Solid Serenade,” “Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Mouse” and “Part-time Pal.” Studio feels it has good chance to win award for one of quartet, since cartoon characters have garnered three consecutive Academy Oscars.An MGM cartoon won, all right, but it wasn’t one of the four listed. Fred Quimby rushed The Cat Concerto into production and it beat Chopin’s Musical Moments (Lantz), John Henry and the Inky Poo (Pal), Squatter’s Rights (Disney) and Walky Talky Hawky (Warners).