List of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio films

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The following list is a filmography of all animated short subjects distributed by the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) motion picture studio through Loew's Incorporated between 1930 and 1958 and between 1961 and 1967.

Between 1937 and 1957, MGM ran an in-house cartoon studio which produced some of the most popular cartoon series and characters in the world, including Barney Bear, Droopy, Red Hot Riding Hood & The Wolf, Screwy Squirrel, George and Junior, Spike, Spike and Tyke, and their best-known work, Tom and Jerry. Outside producers included Ub Iwerks (1930-34), Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising (1934-38), William L. Snyder (1961-62), and Chuck Jones (1963-67)

1930s[edit]

Release Date Series Title Director Notes
1930
August 16 Flip the Frog Fiddlesticks Ub Iwerks First cartoon distributed by Metro Goldwyn Mayer, although it was previously released that year by Celebrity Pictures.
First cartoon produced by Ub Iwerks and first appearance of Flip the Frog.
First sound cartoon in color (2-strip Technicolor) released by a major studio.
September 6 Flip the Frog Little Orphan Willie Ub Iwerks First released by Celebrity Pictures earlier in the year.
September 27 Flip the Frog Flyin' Fists Ub Iwerks First released by Celebrity Pictures earlier in the year.
October 18 Flip the Frog The Village Barber Ub Iwerks First cartoon produced for MGM.
Flip's design becomes slightly more human.
October 18 Flip the Frog The Cuckoo Murder Case Ub Iwerks
December 6 Flip the Frog Puddle Pranks Ub Iwerks
1931
January 31 Flip the Frog The Village Smitty Ub Iwerks
January 31 Flip the Frog The Soup Song Ub Iwerks
March 14 Flip the Frog Laughing Gas Ub Iwerks
May 2 Flip the Frog Ragtime Romeo Ub Iwerks
July 25 Flip the Frog The New Car Ub Iwerks First appearance of Flip's more streamlined design.
First MGM cartoon composed by Scott Bradley.
August 29 Flip the Frog Movie Mad Ub Iwerks
September 12 Flip the Frog The Village Specialist Ub Iwerks
September 26 Flip the Frog Jail Birds Ub Iwerks
October 17 Flip the Frog Africa Squeaks Ub Iwerks
December 19 Flip the Frog Spooks Ub Iwerks
1932
February 20 Flip the Frog The Milkman Ub Iwerks
March 5 Flip the Frog Fire-Fire Ub Iwerks
March 26 Flip the Frog What a Life Ub Iwerks
April 30 Flip the Frog Puppy Love Ub Iwerks
May 14 Flip the Frog School Days Ub Iwerks
June 18 Flip the Frog The Bully Ub Iwerks
July 16 Flip the Frog The Office Boy Ub Iwerks First MGM cartoon animated by Pete Burness.
August 13 Flip the Frog Room Runners Ub Iwerks
August 20 Flip the Frog Stormy Seas Ub Iwerks
August 27 Flip the Frog Circus Ub Iwerks
October 1 Flip the Frog The Goal Rush Ub Iwerks
October 29 Flip the Frog The Pony Express Ub Iwerks
October 29 Flip the Frog The Music Lesson Ub Iwerks
November 26 Flip the Frog Nurse Maid Ub Iwerks
December 24 Flip the Frog Funny Face Ub Iwerks
1933
January 21 Flip the Frog Coo-Coo the Magician Ub Iwerks
April 1 Flip the Frog Flip's Lunch Room Ub Iwerks
May 6 Flip the Frog Techno-Cracked'' Ub Iwerks Possibly shot in color.
May 27 Flip the Frog Bulloney Ub Iwerks
June 24 Flip the Frog A Chinaman's Chance Ub Iwerks
August 12 Flip the Frog Pale-Face Ub Iwerks
September 16 Willie Whopper Play Ball Ub Iwerks First Willie Whopper cartoon.
October 14 Flip the Frog Soda Squirt Ub Iwerks Last Flip the Frog cartoon.
October 14 Willie Whopper Spite Flight Ub Iwerks
November 11 Willie Whopper Stratos-Fear Ub Iwerks Willie adopts a more roly-poly appearance with this cartoon.
December 9 Willie Whopper Davy Jones' Locker Ub Iwerks Filmed in Cinecolor.
1934
January 6 Willie Whopper Hell's Fire Ub Iwerks Filmed in Cinecolor
February 3 Willie Whopper Robin Hood,Jr. Ub Iwerks
April 14 Willie Whopper Insultin' the Sultan Ub Iwerks
May 19 Willie Whopper Reducing Creme Ub Iwerks
June 1 Willie Whopper Rasslin' Round Ub Iwerks
July 6 Willie Whopper Cave Man Ub Iwerks
July 27 Willie Whopper Jungle Jitters Ub Iwerks
September 1 Willie Whopper The Good Scout Ub Iwerks
September 1 Happy Harmonies The Discontented Canary Rudolf Ising First cartoon produced by Harman-Ising Pictures for MGM.
Initially released as a "Metro Color Cartoon", later prints billing it as part of the Happy Harmonies series.
Filmed in Technicolor.
September 21 Willie Whopper Viva Willie Ub Iwerks Last Willie Whopper cartoon
Last cartoon produced by Iwerks Studios for MGM.
September 29 Happy Harmonies The Old Pioneer Rudolf Ising First cartoon to label the name Happy Harmony on the title.
Not shown regularly on TV because of racial stereotypes.
Filmed in Technicolor.
October 27 Happy Harmonies Tales of the Vienna Woods Hugh Harman Filmed in Technicolor.
November 24 Happy Harmonies Bosko's Parlor Pranks Hugh Harman Bosko's first appearance in an MGM cartoon.
Filmed in Technicolor.
December 22 Happy Harmonies Toyland Broadcast Rudolf Ising Shown heavily edited on TV because of racial stereotypes.
Filmed in Technicolor.
First MGM cartoon animated by Carl Urbano.
1935
January 9 Happy Harmonies Hey-Hey Fever Hugh Harman Last appearance of the original Bosko.
February 16 Happy Harmonies When the Cat's Away Rudolf Ising
March 9 Happy Harmonies The Lost Chick Hugh Harman
March 30 Happy Harmonies The Calico Dragon (Academy Award nomination) Rudolf Ising First MGM cartoon to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short.
April 13 Happy Harmonies Good Little Monkeys Hugh Harman First of Harman's three "Good Monkeys" shorts.
April 27 Happy Harmonies The Chinese Nightingale Rudolf Ising Not shown regularly on TV because of racial stereotypes.
May 11 Happy Harmonies Poor Little Me Hugh Harman
May 25 Happy Harmonies Barnyard Babies Rudolf Ising Last MGM cartoon in 2-strip Technicolor.
September 21 Happy Harmonies The Old Plantation Rudolf Ising First cartoon in 3-strip Technicolor not released by Disney.
Not shown regularly on TV because of racial stereotypes.
October 19 Happy Harmonies Honeyland Rudolf Ising
November 16 Happy Harmonies Alias St. Nick Rudolf Ising First appearance of "Little Cheeser".
December 14 Happy Harmonies Run, Sheep, Run! Hugh Harman First appearance of the reimagined Bosko.
1936
January 11 Happy Harmonies Bottles Hugh Harman
February 8 Happy Harmonies The Early Bird and the Worm Rudolf Ising First appearance of the "Lazy Crows".
March 7 Happy Harmonies The Old Mill Pond (Academy Award nomination) Hugh Harman First appearance of the "Jazz Frogs".
April 4 Happy Harmonies Two Little Pups Rudolf Ising First appearance of the "Two Little Pups"
Final appearance of the "Lazy Crows".
May 2 Happy Harmonies The Old House Hugh Harman Featuring Bosko.
May 30 Happy Harmonies The Pups' Picnic Rudolf Ising Featuring the "Two Little Pups".
June 4 Happy Harmonies To Spring William Hanna William Hanna's directorial debut.
July 11 Happy Harmonies Little Cheeser Rudolf Ising Second appearance of "Little Cheeser".
December 12 Happy Harmonies The Pups' Christmas Rudolf Ising Featuring the "Two Little Pups".
1937
January 16 Happy Harmonies Circus Daze Hugh Harman Featuring Bosko
Last cartoon billed as a Happy Harmony. However, the remaining Harman-Ising shorts of this period are considered as part of the series.
February 13 Happy Harmonies Swing Wedding Hugh Harman Featuring the "Jazz Frogs".
March 20 Happy Harmonies Bosko's Easter Eggs Hugh Harman Bosko's final solo cartoon.
May 1 Happy Harmonies Little Ol' Bosko and the Pirates Hugh Harman First of three cartoons pairing Bosko with the "Jazz Frogs".
May 29 Happy Harmonies The Hound and the Rabbit Rudolf Ising
July 10 Happy Harmonies The Wayward Pups Rudolf Ising Final appearance of the "Little Pups".
August 28 Happy Harmonies Little Ol' Bosko and the Cannibals Hugh Harman Second of three "Little Ol' Bosko and the Frogs" cartoons.
December 15 Happy Harmonies Little Buck Cheeser Rudolf Ising Third and final appearance of "Little Cheeser".
1938
January 1 Happy Harmonies Little Ol' Bosko in Bagdad Hugh Harman Final appearances of Bosko and the "Jazz Frogs".
Last cartoon produced by Harman-Ising Pictures for MGM.
Filmed in Technicolor
February 5 Happy Harmonies Pipe Dreams Hugh Harman Featuring the "Good Monkeys"
Produced by Harman-Ising for Disney, but ultimately released by MGM.
Filmed in Technicolor.
February 19 The Captain and the Kids Cleaning House Bob Allen First The Captain and the Kids cartoon.
First cartoon to be produced in-house by Metro Goldwyn Mayer with Fred Quimby as producer.
March 12 Happy Harmonies The Little Bantamweight Rudolf Ising Produced by Harman-Ising for Disney, but ultimately released by MGM.
Filmed in Technicolor.
Last Happy Harmonies cartoon.
First MGM cartoon animated by Michael Lah
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 Filmed in Technicolor
1939
January 14 The Captain and the Kids Petunia Natural Park Friz Freleng Filmed in Technicolor.
January 28 The Captain and the Kids Seal Skinners Friz Freleng
February 11 The Captain and the Kids Mama's New Hat Friz Freleng Last The Captain and the Kids cartoon.
February 25 Count Screwloose Jitterbug Follies Milt Gross First of two Milt Gross Count Screwloose cartoons.
March 18 Count Screwloose Wanted: No Master Milt Gross Final of two Milt Gross Count Screwloose cartoons.
First of two MGM cartoons of the 1934-58 period not scored by Scott Bradley (Bert Lewis was the composer for this cartoon).
April 15 N/A The Little Goldfish Blue ribbon Rudolf Ising First MGM cartoon to be reissued under the "MGM Gold Medal" program.
May 13 N/A Art Gallery Hugh Harman Third and last "Good Monkeys" cartoon.
June 10 Barney Bear The Bear That Couldn't Sleep Blue ribbon Rudolf Ising First appearance of Barney Bear.
July 15 Three Bears Goldilocks and the Three Bears Blue ribbon Hugh Harman First "Three Bears" cartoon.
August 26 N/A The Bookworm Hugh Harman First appearance of "The Bookworm and the Raven".
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 (Academy Award nomination) 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 (Academy Award nomination) William Hanna & Joseph Barbera First appearances of Tom and Jerry and Mammy Two-Shoes.
Directional debut for Joseph Barbera.
Produced by Rudolf Ising.
March 23 N/A Home on the Range Rudolf Ising
April 20 Three Bears A Rainy Day Hugh Harman
May 18 N/A Swing Social William Hanna & Joseph Barbera Produced by Rudolf Ising.
June 8 N/A Tom Turkey and His Harmonica Humdingers Hugh Harman
June 22 N/A The Milky Way (Academy Award) Blue ribbon Rudolf Ising First Academy Award for Best Animated Short for a cartoon not released by Disney.
July 20 N/A The Bookworm Turns Hugh Harman Last appearance of "The Bookworm and the Raven".
August 10 N/A Romeo in Rhythm Rudolf Ising
September 7 Three Bears Papa Gets the Bird Hugh Harman Last "Three Bears" cartoon.
October 12 N/A The Homeless Flea Rudolf Ising First appearance of Homer Flea
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 Debut of Benny Burro.
April 5 N/A The Little Mole Hugh Harman
April 26 N/A The Goose Goes South William Hanna & Joseph Barbera Produced by Rudolf Ising,
May 17 Barney Bear The Rookie Bear (Academy Award nomination) Rudolf Ising
June 7 N/A Dance of the Weed Jerry Brewer & Rudolf Ising
July 5 N/A The Alley Cat Hugh Harman The main characters eventually were developed as Butch and Toodles.
First MGM cartoon animated by Preston Blair.
July 19 Tom and Jerry The Midnight Snack Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera First official Tom & Jerry cartoon.
August 30 N/A Little Cesario Bob Allen Produced by Rudolf Ising.
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 (Academy Award nomination) 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 Last MGM cartoon made by Hugh Harman.
First MGM cartoon animated by Kenneth Muse.
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 First appearance of Spike the Dog.
May 16 N/A Little Gravel Voice Rudolf Ising Benny Burro's only starring role.
May 30 Tom and Jerry Puss 'n' Toots Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera First appearance of Toodles.
July 4 N/A Bats in the Belfry Jerry Brewer & Rudolf Ising
July 18 Tom and Jerry The Bowling Alley Cat Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera As originally released, the final MGM cartoon with the standard MGM live-action lion logo.
August 22 N/A Blitz Wolf (Academy Award nomination) Tex Avery First MGM cartoon directed by Tex Avery
First MGM cartoon with full credits
First cartoon with "sunburst" MGM lion intro.
The lion roars in a loop to the tune of the "Tiger Rag".
First appearance of "Wolfie".
First MGM cartoon to be animated by Ed Love.
First MGM cartoon written by Rich Hogan.
August 29 N/A The Early Bird Dood It! Blue ribbon Tex Avery Features the "Tiger Rag" as theme tune.
September 12 N/A Chips Off the Old Block Bob Allen Produced by Rudolf Ising.
Features the "Tiger Rag" as theme tune.
October 10 Tom and Jerry Fine Feathered Friend Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera First Tom and Jerry cartoon to be animated by Kenneth Muse.
Features the "Tiger Rag" as theme tune.
November 7 Barney Bear Wild Honey ( How to Get Along Without a Ration Book) Rudolf Ising First official Barney Bear cartoon.
First MGM cartoon with "Runnin' Wild" as theme tune.
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 First appearance of Meathead.
February 13 Barney Bear Bah Wilderness Rudolf Ising
March 20 Droopy Dumb-Hounded Blue ribbon Tex Avery First appearance of Droopy.
Features "Runnin' Wild" as theme tune.
April 24 N/A The Boy and the Wolf Rudolf Ising
May 8 Red Red Hot Riding Hood Blue ribbon Tex Avery First appearance of "Red".
Features "Runnin' Wild" as theme tune.
May 22 Tom and Jerry The Lonesome Mouse Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera Last MGM cartoon to feature "Runnin' Wild" as theme tune.
June 19 N/A Who Killed Who? Tex Avery
June 26 Tom and Jerry The Yankee Doodle Mouse (Academy Award) Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera First of seven Tom & Jerry cartoons to win an Academy Award for Best Animated Short.
July 17 Barney Bear Barney Bear and the Uninvited Pest Blue ribbon Rudolf Ising Last MGM cartoon made by Rudolf Ising.
Last MGM cartoon with no animators credited.
August 14 N/A One Ham's Family Tex Avery
October 9 N/A War Dogs William Hanna & Joseph Barbera First MGM cartoon animated by Ray Patterson
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 First appearances of Butch and Topsy.
1944
January 22 Mr. Horse Innertube Antics George Gordon First appearance of Mr. Horse.
First "Mr. Horse" cartoon.
February 26 Tom and Jerry The Zoot Cat Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
April 1 Screwy Squirrel Screwball Squirrel Tex Avery First appearance of Screwy Squirrel.
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 Mr. Horse The Tree Surgeon George Gordon Last appearance of Mr. Horse.
Last "Mr. Horse" cartoon.
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 (Buck of the Month) Tex Avery Not shown on TV because of racial stereotypes.
October 28 Tom and Jerry Puttin' on the Dog Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
November 25 Tom and Jerry Mouse Trouble (Academy Award) 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 First of two "Droopy, Wolfie and Red" cartoons.
April 7 N/A Jerky Turkey Tex Avery Public Domain
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 Red Swing Shift Cinderella Blue ribbon Tex Avery Featuring "Red" and "Wolfie".
September 22 Tom and Jerry Flirty Birdy Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
November 3 Droopy Wild and Woolfy Blue ribbon Tex Avery Second of two "Droopy, Wolfie and Red" cartoons.
December 22 Tom and Jerry Quiet Please! (Academy Award) Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
1946
March 9 Screwy Squirrel Lonesome Lenny Tex Avery Last Screwy Squirrel cartoon.
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 First appearance of Nibbles/Tuffy.
June 15 N/A The Hick Chick Tex Avery First cartoon to credit Fred Quimby as producer.
June 29 Tom and Jerry Trap Happy Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
August 3 Droopy Northwest Hounded Police Blue ribbon Tex Avery As originally released, the final MGM cartoon to use the "sunburst" MGM lion intro.
August 31 Tom and Jerry Solid Serenade Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera As originally released, the first MGM cartoon to use the "red" MGM lion intro.
October 26 George and Junior Henpecked Hoboes Tex Avery First appearances of George and Junior.
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 (Academy Award (1946)) Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
May 3 George and Junior Red Hot Rangers Tex Avery Last MGM cartoon animated by Ed Love.
June 14 Tom and Jerry Dr Jekyll and Mr Mouse ((Academy Award nomination)) 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 Featuring "Red".
Not shown on TV because of racial stereotypes.
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 Supervised by William Hanna & Joseph Barbera.
March 20 N/A What Price Fleadom Blue ribbon Tex Avery Last appearance of Homer Flea.
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 Last George and Junior cartoon
Not shown on TV because of racial stereotypes.
September 18 Tom and Jerry Old Rockin' Chair Tom Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera First appearance of Lightning.
October 9 N/A Lucky Ducky Blue ribbon Tex Avery Originally created as a George and Junior cartoon.
Last MGM cartoon in black-and-white.
Only MGM cartoon to use the black and white gag.
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 First appearance of Butch (originally named Spike)
February 26 Tom and Jerry Polka-Dot Puss Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
April 9 Droopy Señor Droopy Blue ribbon Tex Avery First official Droopy cartoon.
Last MGM cartoon animated by Preston Blair.
April 23 Tom and Jerry The Little Orphan (Academy Award (1948)) William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
May 14 Tom and Jerry Hatch Up Your Troubles (Academy Award nomination) William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
June 11 N/A The House of Tomorrow Blue ribbon Tex Avery First entry on Tex Avery's "Tomorrow" saga.
July 9 Tom and Jerry Heavenly Puss Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
July 30 N/A Doggone Tired Blue ribbon Tex Avery Public Domain
August 13 Droopy Wags to Riches Tex Avery First pairing between Droopy and Butch.
September 3 Tom and Jerry The Cat and the Mermouse Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
September 17 Red Little Rural Riding Hood Blue ribbon Tex Avery Final cartoon featuring "Red".
Last "Red" cartoon.
October 1 Tom and Jerry Love That Pup William Hanna & Joseph Barbera First appearance of Tyke.
October 22 Tom and Jerry Jerry's Diary William Hanna & Joseph Barbera First Tom and Jerry "cheater" short, featuring scenes from Tee for Two, Mouse Trouble, Solid Serenade and The Yankee Doodle Mouse.
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 7 Tom and Jerry Little Quacker Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera First appearance of Little Quacker.
January 14 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 (Academy Award nomination (1950)) 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 Part of Avery's "Tomorrow" saga.
October 6 Tom and Jerry Nit-Witty Kitty William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
November 13 N/A Inside Cackle Corners George Gordon & Carl Urbano Only MGM cartoon directed by 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 Last MGM cartoon animated by Carl Urbano.
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 (Academy Award (1951)) William Hanna & Joseph Barbera First MGM cartoon to use the 2nd "red" MGM lion intro.
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 Last MGM cartoon to use the "red" MGM lion intro.
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 Last appearance of Mammy Two-Shoes
September 27 Droopy Caballero Droopy Dick Lundy First MGM cartoon directed by 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 Last of two MGM cartoons of the 1934-58 period not scored by Scott Bradley (Edward Plumb was the composer for this cartoon).
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 (Academy Award (1952)) William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
April 18 N/A Little Johnny Jet (Academy Award nomination (1952)) 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 Part of Avery's "Tomorrow" saga.
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 Last appearance of Benny Burro.
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 Uses footage from Cat Fishin', The Little Orphan and Kitty Foiled.
December 26 Droopy The Three Little Pups Blue ribbon Tex Avery First appearance of Tex Avery's southern wolf.
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.
Last MGM cartoon directed by Dick Lundy.
August 14 Tom and Jerry Baby Butch Blue ribbon William Hanna & Joseph Barbera Last MGM cartoon to receive a reissue.
September 4 Tom and Jerry Mice Follies William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
September 18 N/A The Farm of Tomorrow Tex Avery Last entry on Avery's "Tomorrow" saga.
Last MGM cartoon to use the 2nd "red" MGM lion intro.
October 2 Tom and Jerry Neapolitan Mouse William Hanna & Joseph Barbera First MGM cartoon to use the "blue" MGM lion intro.
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 First MGM cartoon filmed in Cinemascope, with an alternate Academy ratio version made.
First appearances of George and Joan.
December 4 Droopy Dixieland Droopy Tex Avery Filmed in both Cinemascope and Academy ratio formats.
December 18 Tom and Jerry Touche Pussy Cat (Academy Award nomination) William Hanna & Joseph Barbera Filmed in Cinemascope.
1955
March 12 Tom and Jerry Southbound Duckling William Hanna & Joseph Barbera Filmed in Cinemascope.
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 First MGM cartoon released on a Friday.
September 9 Tom and Jerry Tom and Chérie William Hanna & Joseph Barbera Filmed in Cinemascope.
September 30 N/A The First Bad Man Tex Avery
October 14 Tom and Jerry Smarty Cat William Hanna & Joseph Barbera Uses footage from Solid Serenade, Cat Fishin' and Fit to Be Tied.
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 First cartoon produced by William Hanna & Joseph Barbera.
Filmed in Cinemascope.
November 25 Spike Cellbound Tex Avery & Michael Lah Tex Avery's last MGM cartoon
Last MGM cartoon not filmed in Cinemascope during the 1950s.
Produced by Fred Quimby.
December 23 N/A Good Will to Men (Academy Award nomination) William Hanna & Joseph Barbera Last MGM cartoon produced by Fred Quimby, also the only one he produced alongside 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 First appearance of Jeanie and the baby.
September 7 Tom and Jerry Muscle Beach Tom William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
September 21 Droopy Millionaire Droopy Tex Avery Cinemascope remake of Wags to Riches, produced by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.
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 Cinemascope remake of Ventriloquist Cat, produced by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.
Last Spike cartoon.
February 22 Tom and Jerry Tops with Pops William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
March 8 Spike and Tyke Give and Tyke William Hanna & Joseph Barbera First of two Spike and Tyke cartoons.
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 Last appearances of Tyke, Butch, Topsy and Meathead.
Last of two Spike and Tyke cartoons.
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 (Academy Award nomination) Michael Lah
1958
January 3 Tom and Jerry Happy Go Ducky William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
February 7 Droopy Sheep Wrecked Michael Lah Last appearance of the Southern Wolf.
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 Last appearance of Little Quacker.
June 6 Tom and Jerry Robin Hoodwinked William Hanna & Joseph Barbera Last appearance of Nibbles/Tuffy.
July 4 Droopy Droopy Leprechaun Michael Lah Last Droopy cartoon.
August 1 Tom and Jerry Tot Watchers William Hanna & Joseph Barbera Last MGM cartoon produced by William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
Last MGM cartoon in Cinemascope.
Last appearances of George, Joan, the baby and Jeanie.
Last MGM cartoon composed by Scott Bradley.

1960s[edit]

Release Date Series Title Director Notes
1961
September 7 Tom and Jerry Switchin' Kitten Gene Deitch First MGM cartoon produced in Czechoslovakia by William L. Snyder's Rembrandt Films.
October 26 Tom and Jerry Down and Outing Gene Deitch
December 7 Tom and Jerry It's Greek to Me-ow! Gene Deitch
1962
March 23 Tom and Jerry High Steaks Gene Deitch
April 13 Tom and Jerry Mouse into Space Gene Deitch
May 18 Tom and Jerry Landing Stripling Gene Deitch
June 22 Tom and Jerry Calypso Cat Gene Deitch
July 20 Tom and Jerry Dicky Moe Gene Deitch
August 10 Tom and Jerry The Tom and Jerry Cartoon Kit Gene Deitch
September 14 Tom and Jerry Tall in the Trap Gene Deitch
October 12 Tom and Jerry Sorry Safari Gene Deitch
November 1 Tom and Jerry Buddies Thicker Than Water Gene Deitch
December 21 Tom and Jerry Carmen Get It! Gene Deitch Last MGM cartoon produced in Czechoslovakia by William L. Snyder's Rembrandt Films.
1963
July 27 Tom and Jerry Pent-House Mouse Chuck Jones First MGM cartoon produced by Chuck Jones and Les Goldman's Sib Tower 12 studio.
1964
February 25 Tom and Jerry The Cat Above and the Mouse Below Chuck Jones
March 24 Tom and Jerry Is There a Doctor in the Mouse? Chuck Jones
April 14 Tom and Jerry Much Ado About Mousing Chuck Jones
May 12 Tom and Jerry Snowbody Loves Me Chuck Jones
December 8 Tom and Jerry The Unshrinkable Jerry Mouse Chuck Jones
1965
January 20 Tom and Jerry Ah, Sweet Mouse-Story of Life Chuck Jones
January 27 Tom and Jerry Tom-ic Energy Chuck Jones
February 10 Tom and Jerry Bad Day at Cat Rock Chuck Jones
March 3 Tom and Jerry The Brothers Carry-Mouse-Off Jim Pabian
March 24 Tom and Jerry Haunted Mouse Chuck Jones
April 7 Tom and Jerry I'm Just Wild About Jerry Chuck Jones
May 19 Tom and Jerry Of Feline Bondage Chuck Jones
June 9 Tom and Jerry The Year of the Mouse Chuck Jones
December 22 Tom and Jerry The Cat's Me-Ouch! Chuck Jones
December 31 N/A The Dot and the Line (Academy Award nomination) Chuck Jones Last MGM cartoon to be nominated (and to win) an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.
1966
January 20 Tom and Jerry Duel Personality Chuck Jones
February 17 Tom and Jerry Jerry, Jerry, Quite Contrary Chuck Jones
March 3 Tom and Jerry Jerry-Go-Round Chuck Jones Abe Levitow was mistakenly credited as the director of this cartoon.
April 28 Tom and Jerry Love Me, Love My Mouse Chuck Jones Last appearance of Toodles.
May 5 Tom and Jerry Puss 'n' Boats Abe Levitow
June 30 Tom and Jerry Filet Meow Abe Levitow
July 14 Tom and Jerry Matinee Mouse Tom Ray Uses footage from the Hanna-Barbera shorts Love That Pup, The Flying Cat, Professor Tom, The Missing Mouse, Jerry's Diary, The Flying Sorceress, and The Truce Hurts.
William Hanna & Joseph Barbera were credited as directors while Chuck Jones went uncredited.
Last appearance of Spike.
August 4 Tom and Jerry The A-Tom-Inable Snowman Abe Levitow
September 8 Tom and Jerry Catty-Cornered Abe Levitow Last appearance of Lightning.
1967
January 20 Tom and Jerry Cat and Dupli-cat Chuck Jones
February 27 Tom and Jerry O-Solar Meow Abe Levitow
March 10 Tom and Jerry Guided Mouse-ille (or... Science on a Wet Afternoon) Abe Levitow
April 7 Tom and Jerry Rock 'n' Rodent Abe Levitow
April 14 Tom and Jerry Cannery Rodent Chuck Jones
April 21 Tom and Jerry The Mouse from H.U.N.G.E.R. Abe Levitow
May 5 Tom and Jerry Surf-Bored Cat Abe Levitow
June 23 Tom and Jerry Shutter Bugged Cat Tom Ray Uses footage from the Hanna-Barbera shorts Part Time Pal, Nit-Witty Kitty, Johann Mouse, The Yankee Doodle Mouse, Heavenly Puss, and Designs on Jerry.
William Hanna & Joseph Barbera were credited as directors while Chuck Jones went uncredited.
Last MGM cartoon animated by Pete Burness.
August 25 Tom and Jerry Advance and Be Mechanized Ben Washam
September 8 Tom and Jerry Purr-Chance to Dream Ben Washam Last Tom and Jerry cartoon made by MGM.
December 31 N/A The Bear that Wasn't Chuck Jones Last cartoon produced by MGM Animation/Visual Arts
Last animated short film distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Last one-shot MGM cartoon.