Tom and Jerry filmography

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This is a complete listing of the 163 shorts from the Tom and Jerry series produced and released between 1940 and 2005. Of these, 162 are theatrical shorts and one is a made-for-TV short.

1940–1958: Hanna-Barbera/MGM cartoons[edit]

The following 114 shorts were directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera at the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio in Hollywood, California. All shorts were released to theaters by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Rudolf Ising was the producer of Puss Gets the Boot; subsequent shorts were produced by Fred Quimby through 1955. Quimby retired in 1955 and from 1956 to 1958, Hanna and Barbera produced the shorts until MGM closed the cartoon studio in 1957, and the last cartoon was released in 1958.[1] Most of these cartoons were produced in the standard Academy ratio (1.37:1). Four cartoons were produced for both Academy Ratio and CinemaScope formats (2.55:1, later 2.35:1). Finally, 19 cartoons were produced in widescreen CinemaScope format only.

Like other studios, MGM reissued and edited its cartoons when re-released to theaters. Many pre-1951 cartoons were reissued with Perspecta Sound, which was introduced in 1954. MGM also reissued its cartoons before the introduction of Perspecta Sound. Because of the 1967 MGM Vault fire, original film elements of pre-1951 MGM cartoons are now lost, leaving only the backup prints in existence (usually the altered reissue prints).[2]

1940[edit]

Title Date Notes
Puss Gets the Boot February 10 First "Hanna-Barbera" Tom and Jerry cartoon. First appearances of Tom, Jerry and Mammy Two Shoes. Tom is known as "Jasper" in this short. Jerry is unnamed in this short, but is officially known as Jinx. First time Jerry defeats Tom. First cartoon to get nominated for an Academy Award for Short Subjects, Cartoons.

1941[edit]

Title Date Notes
The Midnight Snack July 19 First Tom and Jerry cartoon in which the characters are so named and had a similar appearance from the first cartoon. The first "official" Tom and Jerry cartoon.
The Night Before Christmas December 6 Nominated for an Academy Award for Short Subjects, Cartoons. This is the only Christmas-related cartoon in the original HB series. First time Tom rescues Jerry. Also, the last pre-WWII Tom and Jerry cartoon.

1942[edit]

Title Date Notes
Fraidy Cat January 17
Dog Trouble April 18 First appearance of Spike. First time Jerry rescues Tom.
Puss n' Toots May 30 First appearance of a love interest for Tom.
The Bowling Alley Cat July 18
Fine Feathered Friend October 10

1943[edit]

Title Date Notes
Sufferin' Cats! January 16 First appearance of Meathead.
The Lonesome Mouse May 22 The first cartoon where Tom and Jerry speak.
The Yankee Doodle Mouse June 26
Baby Puss December 25 First appearances of Butch and Topsy. First cartoon to use "An MGM Tom and Jerry Cartoon" end titles. Also first Tom and Jerry cartoon animated by Ray Patterson.

1944[edit]

Title Date Notes
The Zoot Cat February 26
The Million Dollar Cat May 6 The first time Tom defeats Jerry.
The Bodyguard July 22 First cameo appearance of a love interest for Tom. Spike speaks for the first time.
Puttin' on the Dog October 28
Mouse Trouble November 23 Won an Academy Award for Short Subjects, Cartoons.

1945[edit]

Title Date Notes
The Mouse Comes to Dinner May 5
Mouse in Manhattan July 7 First Tom and Jerry cartoon animated by Ed Barge. First (and only) solo Jerry cartoon (Tom makes cameos at the beginning and end).
Tee for Two July 21 First Tom and Jerry short to be seen refilmed in other cartoons. Last war-time Tom and jerry cartoon. Also last Tom and Jerry cartoon credited by Pete Burness until Shutter Bugged Cat.
Flirty Birdy September 22
Quiet Please! December 22 Won an Academy Award for Short Subjects, Cartoons.[3]:32 Last T&J cartoon credited by Ray Patterson until The Truce Hurts. Also last T&J cartoon credited by Irven Spence until The Cat Concerto.

1946[edit]

Title Date Notes
Springtime for Thomas March 30 First appearance of Toodles Galore.
First appearance of a love interest for Jerry. First Tom and Jerry cartoon to be nominated for an Annie Award. Also first T&J cartoon to credit the variant ending.
The Milky Waif May 18 First appearance of Nibbles. Also first T&J cartoon animated by Michael Lah.
Trap Happy June 29 First cartoon to credit Fred Quimby.
Solid Serenade August 31
The third Tom and Jerry title card, used on first issues of 1947–52 shorts[citation needed], and on most reissues.

1947[edit]

Title Date Notes
Cat Fishin' February 22
Part Time Pal March 15
The Cat Concerto April 26 Won an Academy Award for Short Subjects, Cartoons.[3] In 1994 it was voted #42 of the 50 Greatest Cartoons of all time by members of the animation field.:32
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse June 14 Nominated for an Academy Award for Short Subjects, Cartoons.
Salt Water Tabby July 12 Last T&J cartoon credited by Michael Lah until Smarty Cat. Also last T&J cartoon animated by Ray Patterson until The Truce Hurts.
A Mouse in the House August 30 Last T&J cartoon animated by Michael Lah until Smarty Cat.
The Invisible Mouse September 27 Cameo By Spike at the end.

1948[edit]

Title Date Notes
Kitty Foiled June 1
The Truce Hurts July 17 First T&J cartoon animated by Ray Patterson since Salt Water Tabby. Also first T&J cartoon credited by him since Quiet Please!.
Old Rockin' Chair Tom September 18 First appearance of Lightning.
Professor Tom October 30
Mouse Cleaning December 11 This was one of two Tom and Jerry cartoons to be omitted from the final Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection due to politically incorrect content. Casanova Cat (1951) is the other. Available on the UK DVD set entitled Tom and Jerry - The Complete Classic Collection.

1949[edit]

Title Date Notes
Polka-Dot Puss February 26
The Little Orphan April 30 Won an Academy Award for Short Subjects, Cartoons.
Hatch Up Your Troubles May 14 Nominated for an Academy Award for Short Subjects, Cartoons.
Heavenly Puss July 9 First appearances of Fluff, Muff and Puff.
The Cat and the Mermouse September 3
Love That Pup October 1 First appearance of Tyke and the first Tom and Jerry cartoon to be remade in the 1950s in Cinemascope.
Jerry's Diary October 22 First compilation film; contains footage from Tee for Two, Mouse Trouble, Solid Serenade and The Yankee Doodle Mouse.
Tennis Chumps December 10

1950[edit]

Title Date Notes
Little Quacker January 7 First appearance of Quacker.
Saturday Evening Puss January 14 First and only time that the face of Mammy Two Shoes is shown.
Texas Tom March 11
Jerry and the Lion April 8
Safety Second July 1 First cartoon to use the "Made in Hollywood, U.S.A." phrase on the end titles.
Tom and Jerry in the Hollywood Bowl September 16
The Framed Cat October 21
Cue Ball Cat November 25

1951[edit]

Title Date Notes
Casanova Cat January 6 This was one of two Tom and Jerry cartoons to be omitted from the final Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection due to politically incorrect content. Mouse Cleaning (1948) is the other. Available on the UK DVD set entitled Tom and Jerry - The Complete Classic Collection.
Jerry and the Goldfish March 3
Jerry's Cousin April 7 Nominated for an Academy Award for Short Subjects, Cartoons. First appearance of Muscles.
Sleepy-Time Tom May 26
His Mouse Friday July 7 Rarely aired on television due to racial stereotypes.
Slicked-up Pup September 8
Nit-Witty Kitty October 6
Cat Napping December 8 First appearance of the Ants.

1952[edit]

Title Date Notes
The Flying Cat January 12
The Duck Doctor February 16 Also noted this cartoon was released 10 days after King George VI dies.
The Two Mouseketeers March 15 Won an Academy Award for Short Subjects, Cartoons.[3] Nibbles speaks for the first time. First "Mouseketeers" sub-series cartoon.
Smitten Kitten April 12 Second compilation film; contains footage from Salt Water Tabby, The Mouse Comes to Dinner, Texas Tom and Solid Serenade.
Triplet Trouble April 19 Final appearances of Fluff, Muff and Puff.
Little Runaway June 14
Fit to Be Tied July 26
Push-Button Kitty September 6 Final appearance of Mammy Two Shoes.
Cruise Cat October 18 Contains footage from Texas Tom.
The Dog House November 29

1953[edit]

Title Date Notes
The Missing Mouse January 10 Only Tom and Jerry cartoon scored by Edward Plumb.
Jerry and Jumbo February 21
Johann Mouse March 21 Last cartoon to win an Academy Award for Short Subjects, Cartoons.[3]:32
That's My Pup! April 25
Just Ducky September 5
Two Little Indians October 17
Life with Tom November 21 Third compilation film; contains footage from Cat Fishin', The Little Orphan, and Kitty Foiled.

1954[edit]

Title Date Notes
Puppy Tale January 23
Posse Cat January 30
Hic-cup Pup April 17
Little School Mouse May 29
Baby Butch August 14
Mice Follies September 4
Neapolitan Mouse October 2
Downhearted Duckling November 13
Pet Peeve November 20 Produced simultaneously in both the standard Academy format (1.37:1) and in widescreen CinemaScope (2.55:1).
Touché, Pussy Cat! December 18 Produced simultaneously in both the standard Academy format and in widescreen CinemaScope. Last cartoon to get nominated for an Academy Award for Short Subjects, Cartoons. Second "Mouseketeers" sub-series cartoon.

1955[edit]

Title Date Notes
Southbound Duckling March 12 Produced simultaneously in both the standard Academy format and in widescreen CinemaScope.
Pup on a Picnic April 30 Produced simultaneously in both the standard Academy format and in widescreen CinemaScope.
Mouse for Sale May 21
Designs on Jerry September 2
Tom and Chérie September 9 Produced in CinemaScope. Thrid "Mouseketeers" sub-series cartoon.
Smarty Cat October 14 Fourth compilation film; contains footage from Solid Serenade, Cat Fishin' and Fit to Be Tied
Pecos Pest November 11 Final Tom and Jerry cartoon released in the standard Academy format. All subsequent Hanna-Barbera cartoons were released in CinemaScope. Final Tom and Jerry cartoon released with Fred Quimby as producer.
That's My Mommy November 19 Produced in CinemaScope. First Tom and Jerry cartoon with William Hanna and Joseph Barbera as both producers and directors. Nominated for an Annie Award.

1956[edit]

Title Date Notes
The Flying Sorceress January 27 Produced in CinemaScope. First (and only) solo Tom cartoon (Jerry makes brief cameos at the beginning, middle and end).
The Egg and Jerry March 23 Produced in CinemaScope. CinemaScope remake of Hatch Up Your Troubles.
Busy Buddies May 4 Produced in CinemaScope. First appearance of Jeannie and the baby.
Muscle Beach Tom September 7 Produced in CinemaScope. Nominated for an Annie Award.
Down Beat Bear October 21 Produced in CinemaScope
Blue Cat Blues November 16 Produced in CinemaScope.
Barbecue Brawl December 14 Produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo.

1957[edit]

Title Date Notes
Tops with Pops February 22 Produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo. CinemaScope remake of Love That Pup.
Timid Tabby April 19 Produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo. Last cartoon released before the original MGM cartoon studio shut down.
Feedin' the Kiddie June 7 Produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo. CinemaScope remake of The Little Orphan. First cartoon released after the original MGM cartoon studio shut down.
Mucho Mouse September 6 Produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo.
Tom's Photo Finish November 1 Produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo.

1958[edit]

Title Date Notes
Happy Go Ducky January 3 Produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo.
Royal Cat Nap March 7 Produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo. Fourth and final "Mouseketeers" sub-series cartoon.
The Vanishing Duck May 2 Produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo. Final appearances of Quacker and George.
Robin Hoodwinked June 6 Produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo. Final appearance of Nibbles.
Tot Watchers August 1 Produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo. Last Tom and Jerry cartoon produced at the original MGM cartoon studio before it shut down in 1957. Final appearances of Joan, Jeannie, and the baby.

1961–1962: Gene Deitch/Rembrandt Films cartoons[edit]

The following thirteen cartoons were directed by Gene Deitch, produced by William L. Snyder, and animated at Snyder's Rembrandt Films in Prague, Slovakia (which is now in the Czech Republic). All cartoons were released to theaters by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

1961[edit]

Title Date Notes
Switchin' Kitten September 7 First "Gene Deitch" Tom and Jerry cartoon. Final appearance of Lightning.
Down and Outing October 26 First appearance of Clint Clobber.
It's Greek to Me-ow! December 7

1962[edit]

Title Date Notes
High Steaks March 23
Mouse into Space April 13
Landing Stripling May 18
Calypso Cat June 22
Dicky Moe July 20
The Tom and Jerry Cartoon Kit August 10
Tall in the Trap September 14
Sorry Safari October 12 Final appearance of Clint Clobber.
Buddies Thicker Than Water November 1 Final T&J cartoon where T&J ending didn't credit itself since Yankee Doodle Mouse.
Carmen Get It! December 21 Final "Gene Deitch" Tom and Jerry cartoon. Final appearance of the ants.

1963–1967: Chuck Jones/Sib Tower 12 cartoons[edit]

The following 34 cartoons were produced by Chuck Jones in Hollywood, California, and released to theaters by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Earlier films were produced in conjunction with Walter Bien's "Sib Tower 12 Productions" (one or the other credited on the 1963 and 1964 productions), until it was integrated into a new animation department called MGM Animation/Visual Arts. Directors for each short are listed. They were all were released on DVD in 2009 as part of Tom and Jerry: The Chuck Jones Collection.

1963[edit]

Title Date Notes
Pent-House Mouse July 27 First "Chuck Jones" Tom and Jerry cartoon. Executive Producer: Walter Bien. Also first T&J cartoon to credit the ending since Blue Cat Blues.

1964[edit]

Title Date Notes
The Cat Above and the Mouse Below February 25 (Jones) A SIB Tower 12 inc production
Is There a Doctor in the Mouse? March 24 (Jones, Maurice Noble) A SIB Tower 12 inc production
Much Ado About Mousing April 14 (Jones, Noble) Executive Producer: Walter Bien
Snowbody Loves Me May 12 (Jones, Noble) A SIB Tower 12 inc production; Last time Tom rescues Jerry.
The Unshrinkable Jerry Mouse December 8 (Jones, Noble) A SIB Tower 12 inc production

1965[edit]

Title Date Notes
Ah, Sweet Mouse-Story of Life January 20 (Jones, Noble)
Tom-ic Energy January 27 (Jones, Noble) A SIB Tower 12 inc production (1964 copyright)
Bad Day at Cat Rock February 10 (Jones, Noble) First to feature Chuck Jones' signature
The Brothers Carry-Mouse-Off March 3 (Jim Pabian, Noble)
Haunted Mouse March 24 (Jones, Noble).
I'm Just Wild About Jerry April 7 (Jones, Noble)
Of Feline Bondage May 19 (Jones) released with Signpost to Murder
The Year of the Mouse June 9 (Jones, Noble)
The Cat's Me-Ouch! December 22 (Jones, Noble)

1966[edit]

Title Date Notes
Duel Personality January 20 (Jones, Noble); First Chuck Jones T&J cartoon scored by Dean Elliott.
Jerry, Jerry, Quite Contrary February 17 (Jones, Noble)
Jerry-Go-Round March 3 (Jones, Noble) 1965 copyright
Love Me, Love My Mouse April 28 Final appearance of Toodles Galore. Last time Tom defeats Jerry. Final appearance of a love interest for Tom. (Jones, Ben Washam)
Puss 'n' Boats May 5 (Abe Levitow); First Chuck Jones T&J cartoon scored by Carl Brandt
Filet Meow June 30 (Levitow)
Matinee Mouse July 14 contains footage from The Flying Cat, Professor Tom, The Missing Mouse, Jerry and the Lion, Love That Pup, The Flying Sorceress, Jerry's Diary and The Truce Hurts. (Tom Ray, William Hanna, Joseph Barbera. Final appearance of Cuckoo.
The A-Tom-Inable Snowman August 4 (Levitow).
Catty-Cornered September 8 (Levitow)

1967[edit]

Title Date Notes
Cat and Dupli-cat January 20 (Jones, Noble)
O-Solar-Meow February 24 (Levitow)
Guided Mouse-ille March 10 (Levitow) Final T&J cartoon scored by Eugene Poddany. Also last T&J cartoon to credit the variant ending.
Rock 'n' Rodent April 7 (Levitow). Released with The Karate Killers.
Cannery Rodent April 14 (Jones, Noble) Last time Jerry rescues Tom.
The Mouse from H.U.N.G.E.R. April 21 Final appearance of a love interest for Jerry. (Levitow)
Surf-Bored Cat May 5 (Levitow)
Shutter Bugged Cat June 23 Fifth and final compilation film; Contains footage from Part Time Pal, The Yankee Doodle Mouse, Nit-Witty Kitty, Johann Mouse, Heavenly Puss and Designs on Jerry. (Ray, Hanna, Barbera)
Advance and Be Mechanized August 25 (Washam)
Purr-Chance to Dream September 8 (Washam) Final "Chuck Jones" Tom and Jerry cartoon. Also the last Tom and Jerry theatrical short from the 20th century.

2001: Hanna-Barbera Productions/Turner Entertainment cartoon[edit]

2001[edit]

Title Date Notes
The Mansion Cat April 6 First and only made-for-TV short.
Directed by Karl Toerge. First short from 21st century. Last compilation film. Contains footage from Muscle Beach Tom. Final appearance of an owner for Tom. Also only T&J cartoon to have closing credits.


2005: Warner Bros. Animation cartoon[edit]

2005[edit]

Title Date Notes
The Karate Guard September 27 Directed by Joseph Barbera and Spike Brandt. Final appearances of Tom, Jerry, Butch, and Spike. Final Tom and Jerry short to be nominated for an Annie Award. Final cartoon to date. Last time Jerry defeats Tom.

2014: Children in Need Sketch[edit]

2014[edit]

Title Date Notes
Children in Need Sketch November 14 Two-minute sketch shown as part of Children In Need telethon in the United Kingdom.[4]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Leonard Maltin's book of Mice and Magic: History of American Animated Cartoons
  2. ^ http://www.cartoonresearch.com/mgm.html
  3. ^ a b c d e Vallance, Tom (2006-12-20). "Joseph Barbera: Animation pioneer whose creations with William Hanna included the Flintstones and Tom and Jerry". The Independent (London). 
  4. ^ http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2014-11-14/tom-and-jerry-chase-their-way-through-strictly-and-the-apprentice-for-children-in-need

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