Springtime for Thomas

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Springtime for Thomas
Tom and Jerry series
Title card
Directed by William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Produced by Fred Quimby (unc. on original issue)
Story by William Hanna (unc.)
Joseph Barbera (unc.)
Voices by Frank Graham (unc.)
Music by Scott Bradley
Animation by Ed Barge
Kenneth Muse
Additional animation:
Ray Patterson (unc.)
Irven Spence (unc.)
Credit only:
Michael Lah
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date(s) United States March 30, 1946
Color process Technicolor
Running time 7:43
Language English
Preceded by Quiet Please!
Followed by The Milky Waif

Springtime for Thomas (also known as Springtime for Tom) is a 1946 American one-reel animated cartoon and is the 23rd Tom and Jerry short directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera and produced by Fred Quimby.


Jerry wants to play with Tom, but Tom refuses, as he is paying attention to Toodles Galore, who is sunbathing outside. Toodles has won Tom's heart, and as Tom rushes to pick up Toodles' napkin, she kisses him. As Toodles tosses sweets into Tom's mouth, a green devil appears and convinces Jerry to break things up between Tom and his new-found love as revenge. Jerry sends a forged letter with perfume to Tom's rival Butch, who immediately speeds off to win Toodles' affections.

As Tom kisses Toodles, Butch lies on the sun lounger next to Toodles, starting a fight between the two over Toodles' heart. Tom hits Butch with a croquet mallet, but grabs Tom and throws him into the swimming pool. Butch then sings Quiéreme Mucho to Toodles with his guitar, but Tom tips Butch into the pool. As Tom drinks, Butch whacks a ball into his throat with a croquet mallet, knocking Tom out. Butch then whacks the ball onto Tom's head to send Tom sliding through croquet rings and crashing into a pole, causing Tom to land on a barbecue and be rotated around on a rotisserie.

Toodles then places flowers in Butch's hair, but Jerry and his anti-conscience place a pin under the lounger and jab him. Tom then picks the pin up, causing Butch to chase Tom. Tom whacks Butch by turning a statue before climbing the diving board and diving into the water. Tom quickly drinks all the water, making Butch crash onto the pool floor. Tom then places a flower pot on a wing and hurls the swing at Butch, but Butch throws the swing back, catching Tom on the seat. As Tom swings back, Butch hits him with his guitar, making Tom fly out of the garden.

Tom gives up trying and reconciles with Jerry as they shake hands and start to play together. However, Jerry then finds a female mouse on the enclosure and starts to fall in love with her. As she kisses Jerry, Jerry pushes Tom away and snuggles up to his newfound girlfriend.

Voice cast[edit]

  • Frank Graham as Jerry's anti-conscience & Butch the cat (uncredited)
  • William Hanna as Butch's screams (uncredited)



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