List of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio films

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The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio was the in-house division of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) motion picture studio in Hollywood responsible for producing animated short subjects to accompany MGM feature films in Loew's Theaters. Active from 1937 until 1957, the cartoon studio produced some of the most popular cartoon series and characters in the world, including Barney Bear, Droopy, and their best-known work, Tom and Jerry. This is the complete filmography.

1930s[edit]

Release Date Series Title Director Notes
1938
February 19 The Captain and the Kids Cleaning House Bob Allen first cartoon to be produced in-house by Metro Goldwyn Mayer
April 2 The Captain and the Kids Blue Monday William Hanna
April 16 The Captain and the Kids Poultry Pirates Friz Freleng
April 30 The Captain and the Kids The Captain's Pup Bob Allen
June 25 The Captain and the Kids A Day at the Beach Friz Freleng
July 16 The Captain and the Kids What a Lion William Hanna
August 6 The Captain and the Kids The Pygmy Hunt Friz Freleng
September 3 The Captain and the Kids Old Smokey William Hanna
September 17 The Captain and the Kids Buried Treasure Bob Allen
October 1 The Captain and the Kids The Winning Ticket
October 15 The Captain and the Kids Honduras Hurricane Friz Freleng
December 17 The Captain and the Kids The Captain's Christmas Friz Freleng
1939
January 14 The Captain and the Kids Petunia Natural Park Friz Freleng
January 28 The Captain and the Kids Seal Skinners Friz Freleng
February 11 The Captain and the Kids Mama's New Hat Friz Freleng
February 25 Count Screwloose Jitterbug Follies Milt Gross
March 18 Count Screwloose Wanted: No Master Milt Gross
April 15 N/A The Little Goldfish Blue ribbon Rudolf Ising
May 13 N/A Art Gallery Hugh Harman
June 10 Barney Bear The Bear That Couldn't Sleep Blue ribbon Rudolf Ising first Barney Bear cartoon to be distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
July 15 N/A Goldilocks and the Three Bears Blue ribbon Hugh Harman
August 26 N/A The Bookworm Hugh Harman
September 30 N/A One Mother's Family Rudolf Ising
October 28 N/A The Blue Danube Blue ribbon Hugh Harman
December 9 N/A Peace on Earth Hugh Harman
December 30 N/A The Mad Maestro Hugh Harman

1940s[edit]

Release Date Series Title Director Notes
1940
January 20 Barney Bear The Fishing Bear Blue ribbon Rudolf Ising
February 10 Tom and Jerry Puss Gets the Boot Rudolf Ising, William Hanna & Joseph Barbera First Tom and Jerry cartoon to be distributed by Metro Goldwyn Mayer
March 23 N/A Home on the Range Rudolf Ising
April 20 N/A A Rainy Day Hugh Harman
May 18 N/A Swing Social Rudolf Ising, William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
June 8 N/A Tom Turkey and His Harmonica Humdingers Hugh Harman
June 22 N/A The Milky Way Blue ribbon Rudolf Ising
July 20 N/A The Bookworm Turns Hugh Harman
August 10 N/A Romeo in Rhythm Rudolf Ising
September 7 Barney Bear The Papa Gets the Bird Rudolf Ising
October 12 N/A The Homeless Flea Rudolf Ising
October 26 N/A Gallopin' Gals Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
November 23 N/A The Lonesome Stranger Hugh Harman
December 21 N/A Mrs. Ladybug Rudolf Ising
1941
February 22 N/A Abdul the Bulbul Ameer Hugh Harman
March 8 Barney Bear The Prospecting Bear Rudolf Ising
April 5 N/A The Little Mole Hugh Harman
April 26 N/A The Goose Goes South William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
May 17 Barney Bear The Rookie Bear Rudolf Ising
June 7 N/A Dance of the Weed Rudolf Ising
July 5 N/A The Alley Cat Hugh Harman
July 19 Tom and Jerry The Midnight Snack Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
August 30 N/A Little Cesario Bob Allen
September 6 N/A Officer Pooch William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
November 1 Barney Bear The Flying Bear Rudolf Ising
December 6 Tom and Jerry The Night Before Christmas William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
December 27 N/A The Field Mouse Hugh Harman
1942
January 17 Tom and Jerry Fraidy Cat Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
February 21 N/A The Hungry Wolf Hugh Harman
March 14 N/A The First Swallow Rudolf Ising
March 28 Barney Bear The Bear and the Beavers Rudolf Ising
April 18 Tom and Jerry Dog Trouble Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
May 16 N/A Little Gravel Voice Rudolf Ising
May 30 Tom and Jerry Puss 'n' Toots Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
July 4 N/A Bats in the Belfry Rudolf Ising
July 18 Tom and Jerry The Bowling Alley Cat Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
August 22 N/A Blitz Wolf Tex Avery
August 29 N/A The Early Bird Dood It! Blue ribbon Tex Avery
September 12 N/A Chips Off the Old Block Bob Allen
October 10 Tom and Jerry Fine Feathered Friend Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
November 7 Barney Bear Wild Honey Rudolf Ising
December 26 Barney Bear Barney Bear's Victory Garden Rudolf Ising
1943
January 16 Tom and Jerry Sufferin' Cats! Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
February 13 Barney Bear Bah Wilderness Rudolf Ising
March 20 Droopy Dumb-Hounded Blue ribbon Tex Avery first Droopy cartoon to be distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
April 24 N/A The Boy and the Wolf Rudolf Ising
May 8 N/A Red Hot Riding Hood Blue ribbon Tex Avery
May 22 Tom and Jerry The Lonesome Mouse Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
June 19 N/A Who Killed Who? Tex Avery
June 26 Tom and Jerry The Yankee Doodle Mouse Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
July 17 Barney Bear Barney Bear and the Uninvited Pest Blue ribbon Rudolf Ising
August 14 N/A One Ham's Family Tex Avery
October 9 N/A War Dogs William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
October 23 N/A The Stork's Holiday George Gordon
November 27 N/A What's Buzzin' Buzzard? Tex Avery
December 25 Tom and Jerry Baby Puss Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
1944
January 22 N/A Innertube Antics George Gordon
February 26 Tom and Jerry The Zoot Cat Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
April 1 Screwy Squirrel Screwball Squirrel Tex Avery
April 22 N/A Batty Baseball Tex Avery
May 6 Tom and Jerry The Million Dollar Cat Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
June 3 N/A The Tree Surgeon George Gordon
June 24 Screwy Squirrel Happy-Go-Nutty Tex Avery
July 22 Tom and Jerry The Bodyguard Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
September 9 Barney Bear Bear Raid Warden George Gordon
October 21 Screwy Squirrel Big Heel Watha Tex Avery
October 28 Tom and Jerry Puttin' on the Dog Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
November 25 Tom and Jerry Mouse Trouble Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
December 30 Barney Bear Barney Bear's Polar Pest George Gordon
1945
January 13 Screwy Squirrel The Screwy Truant Tex Avery
February 17 Barney Bear The Unwelcome Guest George Gordon
March 3 Droopy The Shooting of Dan McGoo Blue ribbon Tex Avery
April 7 N/A Jerky Turkey Tex Avery
May 5 Tom and Jerry The Mouse Comes to Dinner Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
July 7 Tom and Jerry Mouse in Manhattan Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
July 21 Tom and Jerry Tee for Two Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
August 25 N/A Swing Shift Cinderella Blue ribbon Tex Avery
September 22 Tom and Jerry Flirty Birdy Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
November 3 Droopy Wild and Woolfy Blue ribbon Tex Avery
December 22 Tom and Jerry Quiet Please! Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
1946
March 9 Screwy Squirrel Lonesome Lenny Tex Avery
March 30 Tom and Jerry Springtime for Thomas Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
May 18 Tom and Jerry The Milky Waif Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
June 15 N/A The Hick Chick Tex Avery
June 29 Tom and Jerry Trap Happy Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
August 3 Droopy Northwest Hounded Police Blue ribbon Tex Avery
August 31 Tom and Jerry Solid Serenade Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
October 26 George and Junior Henpecked Hoboes Tex Avery
1947
February 22 Tom and Jerry Cat Fishin' Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
March 15 Tom and Jerry Part Time Pal Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
April 12 George and Junior Hound Hunters Tex Avery
April 26 Tom and Jerry The Cat Concerto Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
May 3 George and Junior Red Hot Rangers Tex Avery
June 14 Tom and Jerry Dr Jekyll and Mr Mouse Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
July 12 Tom and Jerry Salt Water Tabby Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
July 19 N/A Uncle Tom's Cabana Blue ribbon Tex Avery
August 30 Tom and Jerry A Mouse in the House Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
September 20 N/A Slap Happy Lion Blue ribbon Tex Avery
September 27 Tom and Jerry The Invisible Mouse Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
December 6 N/A King-Size Canary Blue ribbon Tex Avery
1948
January 31 Barney Bear The Bear and the Bean Blue ribbon Preston Blair & Michael Lah
March 20 N/A What Price Fleadom Blue ribbon Tex Avery
June 1 Tom and Jerry Kitty Foiled Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
June 15 N/A Little 'Tinker Blue ribbon Tex Avery
June 26 Barney Bear The Bear and the Hare Blue ribbon Preston Blair & Michael Lah
July 17 Tom and Jerry The Truce Hurts Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
August 7 George and Junior Half-Pint Pygmy Tex Avery
September 18 Tom and Jerry Old Rockin' Chair Tom Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
October 9 George and Junior Lucky Ducky Blue ribbon Tex Avery
October 30 Tom and Jerry Professor Tom Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
November 20 N/A The Cat That Hated People Blue ribbon Tex Avery
December 11 Tom and Jerry Mouse Cleaning Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
1949
January 15 Barney Bear Goggle Fishing Bear Blue ribbon Preston Blair & Michael Lah
January 22 Spike Bad Luck Blackie Blue ribbon Tex Avery
February 26 Tom and Jerry Polka-Dot Puss Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
April 9 Droopy Señor Droopy Blue ribbon Tex Avery
April 23 Tom and Jerry The Little Orphan William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
May 14 Tom and Jerry Hatch Up Your Troubles William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
June 11 N/A The House of Tomorrow Blue ribbon Tex Avery
July 9 Tom and Jerry Heavenly Puss Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
July 30 N/A Doggone Tired Blue ribbon Tex Avery
August 13 Droopy Wags to Riches Tex Avery
September 3 Tom and Jerry The Cat and the Mermouse Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
September 17 N/A Little Rural Riding Hood Blue ribbon Tex Avery
October 1 Tom and Jerry Love That Pup William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
October 22 Tom and Jerry Jerry's Diary William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
November 5 Droopy Out Foxed Blue ribbon Tex Avery
December 10 Tom and Jerry Tennis Chumps Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
December 24 Spike The Counterfeit Cat Blue ribbon Tex Avery

1950s[edit]

Release Date Series Title Director Notes
1950
January 14 Tom and Jerry Little Quacker Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
February 11 Tom and Jerry Saturday Evening Puss Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
March 11 Tom and Jerry Texas Tom Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
April 22 Tom and Jerry Jerry and the Lion Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
May 27 Spike Ventriloquist Cat Tex Avery
June 10 N/A The Cuckoo Clock Blue ribbon Tex Avery
July 1 Tom and Jerry Safety Second Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
September 16 Tom and Jerry Tom and Jerry in the Hollywood Bowl Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
September 30 Spike Garden Gopher Blue ribbon Tex Avery
October 21 Tom and Jerry The Framed Cat Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
November 4 Droopy The Chump Champ Blue ribbon Tex Avery
November 25 Tom and Jerry Cue Ball Cat Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
December 9 N/A The Peachy Cobbler Blue ribbon Tex Avery
1951
January 6 Tom and Jerry Casanova Cat Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
February 10 Spike Cock-a-Doodle Dog Blue ribbon Tex Avery
March 3 Tom and Jerry Jerry and the Goldfish Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
March 31 Droopy Daredevil Droopy Blue ribbon Tex Avery
April 7 Tom and Jerry Jerry's Cousin Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
May 5 Droopy Droopy's Good Deed Blue ribbon Tex Avery
May 26 Tom and Jerry Sleepy-Time Tom Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
June 6 N/A Symphony in Slang Blue ribbon Tex Avery
July 7 Tom and Jerry His Mouse Friday Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
September 8 Tom and Jerry Slicked-up Pup William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
September 22 N/A Car of Tomorrow Tex Avery
October 6 Tom and Jerry Nit-Witty Kitty William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
November 13 N/A Inside Cackle Corners George Gordon & Carl Urbano
November 17 Droopy Droopy's "Double Trouble" Tex Avery
December 8 Tom and Jerry Cat Napping William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
December 11 N/A Fresh Laid Plans George Gordon
1952
January 12 Tom and Jerry The Flying Cat William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
February 9 Spike Magical Maestro Tex Avery
February 16 Tom and Jerry The Duck Doctor William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
March 15 Tom and Jerry The Two Mouseketeers William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
April 19 Tom and Jerry Smitten Kitten William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
May 3 Tom and Jerry Triplet Trouble William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
May 15 N/A One Cab's Family Tex Avery
June 14 Tom and Jerry Little Runaway William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
July 12 Spike Rock-a-Bye Bear Tex Avery
July 26 Tom and Jerry Fit to Be Tied William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
September 6 Tom and Jerry Push-Button Kitty William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
September 27 Droopy Caballero Droopy Dick Lundy
October 18 Tom and Jerry Cruise Cat William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
November 8 Barney Bear The Little Wise Quacker Dick Lundy
November 29 Tom and Jerry The Dog House William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
December 20 Barney Bear Busybody Bear Dick Lundy
1953
January 10 Tom and Jerry The Missing Mouse William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
January 31 Barney Bear Barney's Hungry Cousin Dick Lundy
February 21 Tom and Jerry Jerry and Jumbo William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
February 28 Droopy The Three Little Pups Tex Avery
March 14 Barney Bear Cobs and Robbers Dick Lundy
March 21 Tom and Jerry Johann Mouse William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
April 18 N/A Little Johnny Jet Tex Avery
April 25 Tom and Jerry That's My Pup! William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
May 30 Barney Bear Heir Bear Dick Lundy
June 6 N/A TV of Tomorrow Tex Avery
June 20 Barney Bear Wee-Willie Wildcat Dick Lundy
September 5 Tom and Jerry Just Ducky Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
September 26 Barney Bear Half-Pint Palomino Dick Lundy
October 17 Tom and Jerry Two Little Indians Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
November 21 Tom and Jerry Life with Tom Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
1954
January 23 Tom and Jerry Puppy Tale Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
January 30 Tom and Jerry Posse Cat Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
February 20 Droopy Drag-a-Long Droopy Blue ribbon Tex Avery
March 20 Barney Bear The Impossible Possum Dick Lundy
April 17 Tom and Jerry Hic-cup Pup Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
May 8 N/A Billy Boy Tex Avery
May 29 Tom and Jerry Little School Mouse William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
June 19 Barney Bear Sleepy-Time Squirrel Dick Lundy
July 10 Droopy Homesteader Droopy Blue ribbon Tex Avery
July 30 Barney Bear Bird-Brain Bird Dog Dick Lundy last Barney Bear cartoon to be distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
August 14 Tom and Jerry Baby Butch Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
September 4 Tom and Jerry Mice Follies William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
September 18 N/A The Farm of Tomorrow Tex Avery
October 2 Tom and Jerry Neapolitan Mouse William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
November 6 N/A The Flea Circus Tex Avery
November 13 Tom and Jerry Downhearted Duckling William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
November 20 Tom and Jerry Pet Peeve William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
December 4 Droopy Dixieland Droopy Tex Avery
December 18 Tom and Jerry Touche Pussy Cat William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
1955
March 12 Tom and Jerry Southbound Duckling William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
April 30 N/A Field and Scream Tex Avery
May 7 Tom and Jerry Pup on a Picnic William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
May 21 Tom and Jerry Mouse for Sale William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
September 2 Tom and Jerry Designs on Jerry William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
September 9 Tom and Jerry Tom and Cherie William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
September 30 N/A The First Bad Man Tex Avery
October 14 Tom and Jerry Smarty Cat William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
October 28 Droopy Deputy Droopy Tex Avery & Michael Lah
November 11 Tom and Jerry Pecos Pest William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
November 19 Tom and Jerry That's My Mommy William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
November 25 Spike Cellbound Tex Avery
December 23 N/A Good Will to Men William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
1956
January 27 Tom and Jerry The Flying Sorceress William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
March 23 Tom and Jerry The Egg and Jerry William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
May 4 Tom and Jerry Busy Buddies William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
September 7 Tom and Jerry Muscle Beach Tom William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
September 21 Droopy Millionaire Droopy Tex Avery
October 21 Tom and Jerry Down Beat Bear William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
November 16 Tom and Jerry Blue Cat Blues William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
December 14 Tom and Jerry Barbecue Brawl William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
1957
January 25 Spike Cat's Meow Tex Avery
February 22 Tom and Jerry Tops with Pops William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
March 8 Spike and Tyke Give and Tyke William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
April 19 Tom and Jerry Timid Tabby William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
May 17 Droopy Grin and Share It Michael Lah
June 7 Tom and Jerry Feedin' the Kiddie William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
July 26 Spike and Tyke Scat Cats William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
September 6 Tom and Jerry Mucho Mouse William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
October 4 Droopy Blackboard Jumble Michael Lah
November 1 Tom and Jerry Tom's Photo Finish William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
December 6 Droopy One Droopy Knight Michael Lah
1958
January 3 Tom and Jerry Happy Go Ducky William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
February 7 Droopy Sheep Wrecked Michael Lah
March 7 Tom and Jerry Royal Cat Nap William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
April 4 Droopy Mutts About Racing Michael Lah
May 2 Tom and Jerry The Vanishing Duck William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
June 6 Tom and Jerry Robin Hoodwinked William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
July 4 Droopy Droopy Leprechaun Michael Lah
August 1 Tom and Jerry Tot Watchers William Hanna & Joseph Barbera