Tom and Jerry: The Mansion Cat

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The Mansion Cat
The Mansion Cat Title.JPG
Directed byKarl Toerge
Produced byDiana Richey
Written byKarl Toerge
StarringJoseph Barbera
Music byJ. Eric Schmidt
Color processTechnicolor
Production
company
Distributed byTurner Entertainment Co.
Release date
April 8, 2001 (2001-04-08)[1]
Running time
8:00
LanguageEnglish

The Mansion Cat is a 2001 American made-for-television one-reel animated cartoon, the 162nd Tom and Jerry short and the first Tom and Jerry cartoon in nearly 31 years since Purr-Chance to Dream in 1967. Produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions in association with Turner Entertainment Co., the cartoon premiered on Boomerang on April 8, 2001 (2001-04-08), making it the only Tom and Jerry short made especially for Boomerang.[1]

The short also aired on The WB as part of its Kids' WB! block in November 2001.

Plot[edit]

The cartoon opens with a circle showing Jerry running but as the circle grows, it is revealed that Jerry is going nowhere as Tom captured his tail. When Tom's owner calls Tom he lets Jerry's tail go, freeing him back into his cage. The owner of Tom and a large mansion tells Tom he is going away for a while, that the mansion is in perfect shape and that he does not want Tom blaming the mouse (Jerry) for any destruction this time. Of course, this means Tom will spend most of the cartoon chasing Jerry across the mansion, causing extensive damage.

First, Tom kicks Jerry out of the mansion, sits on the sofa and eats lots of food stolen from the refrigerator while watching television (A clip of Muscle Beach Tom is shown). Afterwards, traditional chase and damage happen. Among the sequences include Jerry shoving Tom into a VCR and shelving the resulting cassette-sized cat, Tom trapping Jerry in a coffeemaker, Jerry trapping Tom in a refrigerator, Jerry sucking Tom and half the living room into a vacuum cleaner and finally Tom chasing Jerry through the yard and into the house on a riding lawnmower to which Tom accidentally crashes the lawnmower into his owner's returning car, who then tells Tom that he "makes a better hood ornament than a house cat".

Voice cast[edit]

Joseph Barbera as Tom's owner

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "BCDB: The Mansion Cat". Episode Profile

External links[edit]

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