The filmography of the cartoon series Tom and Jerry
This is a complete list of the 164 shorts in the Tom and Jerry series produced and released between 1940 and 2014. Of these, 162 are theatrical shorts, one is a made-for-TV short, and one is a 2-minute sketch shown as part of a telethon.
Like the other studios, MGM reissued and edited its cartoons when re-released to theaters. Many pre-1952 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 1965 MGM vault fire, all original film of pre-September-1951 MGM cartoons are lost, but luckily the backup prints is still (in spite of the altered reissue prints), although some production artwork relating to the missing material has survived, like pencil sketches.
Tom competes with an alley cat (Meathead) to see who gets Jerry first.
First appearance of Meathead. The first time that Tom loses to another cat.
The Lonesome Mouse
May 22, 1943
When Mammy Two Shoes kicks Tom out of the house after Jerry frames him, the mouse enjoys his freedom without Tom until he gets lonesome. They work together to prove Tom's worth as a mouse-catcher to Mammy.
After a piano flattens Tom while he attempts to catch Jerry, Tom is refused entry to cat heaven due to his record of trying to harm Jerry. To save himself from hell, Tom must have Jerry sign a certificate of forgiveness within one hour.
After Mammy Two Shoes goes out with her friends, Tom invites his feline friends over for a party, which disturbs a sleeping Jerry.
Only (albeit brief) time that the face of Mammy Two Shoes is shown. Re-released with Perspecta Stereo in 1957. Re-released to television in the mid-1960s with Mammy Two Shoes replaced by a new character (a slim white woman). Sixth cartoon where Tom and Jerry both lose.
March 11, 1950
Tom tries to woo a cowgirl cat.
Re-released with Perspecta Stereo in 1957.
Jerry and the Lion
April 8, 1950
Jerry promises to return an escaped circus lion to the African jungle.
Only appearance of the Lion. Re-released with Perspecta Stereo in 1957.
July 1, 1950
Jerry and Nibbles celebrate Independence Day. Nibbles wants to set off firecrackers, but Jerry would rather play it safer.
Tom offers Jerry as a gift to a wealthy and attractive female cat (Toodles). Jerry attracts the attention of another cat (Butch) who also becomes interested in her, resulting in a fight between Tom and the other cat for her affection.
Blackface gag removed from television and omitted from DVD due to racial stereotyping. Re-released with Perspecta Stereo in 1958.
Jerry and the Goldfish
March 3, 1951
Jerry must save a goldfish from Tom.
Re-released with Perspecta Stereo in 1958.
April 7, 1951
Jerry's tough cousin Muscles protects Jerry from Tom.
A litter of puppies are thrown into a river, but Jerry saves them and has to deal with one that will not leave him and Tom alone.
Tenth cartoon where Tom and Jerry both win.
January 30, 1954
Tom is a cat owned by a western rancher living near the La Sal Mountains, who rules that, going forward, Tom's dinner will depend on him keeping Jerry out of the shack from stealing their food. Tom and Jerry eventually reach a truce that allows Tom to earn the meal.
Sequel to Texas Tom.
April 17, 1954
Tom's usual antics of chasing Jerry wake Tyke up, and the puppy gets the hiccups. This annoys Spike, causing him to threaten Tom to keep quiet, while Jerry tries to frame him.
Little School Mouse
May 29, 1954
Jerry is a professor with a certified degree in outwitting cats, and tries to teach Nibbles how to do so, with very little success.
Similar in story and spirit to Professor Tom.
August 14, 1954
Butch disguises himself as a baby to steal food from Tom and Jerry's household, aggravating both of them.
Tenth cartoon where Tom and Jerry both lose.
September 4, 1954
Jerry and Nibbles flood the kitchen and freeze it, turning it into a skating rink, causing Tom to use unusual tactics to catch them.
October 2, 1954
Tom and Jerry vacation in Naples and encounter a local mouse named Topo.
Eleventh cartoon where Tom and Jerry both win.
November 13, 1954
After reading the story of "The Ugly Duckling", Quacker is persistent with the idea of his being ugly, and even resorts to being eaten by Tom rather than to live with his "ugliness".
November 20, 1954
After the cost of dog and cat food increase, George and Joan (Tom and Spike's owners) decide they must get rid of one of them before they are eaten out of their home. Tom and Spike must compete to catch Jerry so they can stay, but both get kicked out in the end and Jerry stays.
Produced simultaneously in both the standard Academy format and in widescreen CinemaScope. First appearances of George and Joan, although their faces are not seen here.
Touché, Pussy Cat!
December 18, 1954
Captain Jerry tries to teach eager Nibbles how to become a Mouseketeer.
Quacker is determined to fly south for the winter, which Jerry objects since farm ducks do not fly south, while Tom tries to catch the duck.
Produced simultaneously in both the standard Academy format and in CinemaScope.
Pup on a Picnic
April 30, 1955
Spike and Tyke are having a picnic, but several inconveniences occur.
Produced simultaneously in both the standard Academy format and in CinemaScope.
Mouse for Sale
May 21, 1955
Tom sells Jerry disguising him as a white mouse after seeing an ad in the newspaper. But his plan to get rich backfires when the house owner finds the money and buys Jerry back.
Designs on Jerry
September 2, 1955
Stick figure versions of Tom and Jerry come to life when Tom creates a very detailed blueprint of a mousetrap.
Tom and Chérie
September 9, 1955
Mouseketeer Tuffy gets frustrated when Captain Mouseketeer Jerry repeatedly asks him to deliver his love letters despite Mouseketeer Nibbles's continually encountering troubles with Tom along the way.
Produced in CinemaScope. This is the only Tom and Jerry episode during the Hanna-Barbera era where Tom and Jerry never come in contact with each other.
October 14, 1955
Tom and his pals watch old footage of Spike's misery while the owners are not home.
Fourth compilation film; contains footage from Solid Serenade, Cat Fishin', and Fit to Be Tied. Only short to end with a regular MGM title instead of its title. Last appearance of Topsy. Last compilation film in the Hanna-Barbera era.
November 11, 1955
Jerry's uncle Pecos comes to the city with his guitar for his television singing debut. Tom is terrified of Pecos because he keeps using Tom's whiskers as replacement guitar strings.
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, 1955
Quacker hatches near Tom and imprints on him, thinking Tom is his mother, despite Jerry's multiple pleas to show him otherwise.
The only cartoon with the premise of Quacker hatching that does not end up with him reuniting with his actual mother duck. Produced in CinemaScope. First Tom and Jerry cartoon with William Hanna and Joseph Barbera as both producers and directors. 3rd time where Tom is victorious over Jerry.
Jerry, narrating, recounts the tragic love story that led to Tom's depression.
Rarely airs on Cartoon Network and Boomerang due to references of alcoholism and suicide. Produced in CinemaScope. Last Tom and Jerry cartoon to be recorded with Western Electric Sound System. Final appearance of Butch during the Golden Age of Hollywood Animation. Twelfth cartoon where Tom and Jerry both lose.
December 14, 1956
Spike shows his son Tyke how to barbecue, but they have to deal with constant interruptions.
Produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo. Thirteenth cartoon where Tom and Jerry both lose.
Jerry hides with Spike and Tyke so Tom will get in trouble if he tries to catch him.
Produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo. CinemaScope remake version of Love That Pup and second of the three Cinemascope remakes.
April 19, 1957
Tom's cousin George comes to visit, and he's afraid of mice.
Produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo. Last cartoon released before the original MGM cartoon studio shut down.
Feedin' the Kiddie
June 7, 1957
Jerry and Nibbles dine on Thanksgiving treats until Tom tries to stop them.
Produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo. First cartoon released after the original MGM cartoon studio shut down. Remake of The Little Orphan (and the third and final of the CinemaScope remakes) where Nibbles is named as Tuffy and is Jerry's nephew. Fourteenth cartoon where Tom and Jerry both lose.
September 6, 1957
Tom is a mouse catching world champion and arrives in Spain to catch Jerry, known as El Magnifico, but he miserably fails to catch him.
Produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo. Thirteenth cartoon where Tom and Jerry both win.
Tom's Photo Finish
November 1, 1957
When Tom eats his owner's chicken and frames Spike, Jerry takes a picture to expose him, spreading copies around the house, trying to get him kicked out.
Due to Jeanine the babysitter's carelessness, Tom and Jerry must once again keep the baby from harm every time it gets loose.
Produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo. Last Tom and Jerry cartoon produced at the original MGM cartoon studio after it shut down in 1957. Final cartoon directed by William Hanna during the Golden Age of Hollywood Animation. Final appearances of Joan, Jeanine, and the baby. Final appearance of Spike during the Golden Age of Hollywood Animation. Fifteenth cartoon where Tom and Jerry both lose.
1961–1962: Gene Deitch/Rembrandt Films cartoons
First short not to feature the Leo The Lion as intro.
October 12, 1962
Rarely seen on Cartoon Network and Boomerang due to inhumanely insensitive subject matter. Final short not to feature the Leo The Lion as intro. Final appearance of Tom's bald owner, as removed from further entrees because his appearances were depictions of animal cruelty.
The following 34 cartoons were produced by Chuck Jones in Hollywood, California. Earlier cartoons 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 (if other than Jones) or co-directors for each short are listed. All cartoons were released to theaters by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Note: All the Chuck Jones MGM Tom and Jerry shorts were in Metrocolor.