Tom and Jerry filmography

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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.

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

The following 114 cartoons were directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera at the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio in Hollywood, California. All cartoons were released to theaters by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Rudolf Ising was the producer of Puss Gets the Boot; subsequent cartoons 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 1958, 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 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.[2]

1940[edit]

# Title Date Summary Notes
1 Puss Gets the Boot February 10, 1940 Tom and Jerry's first cartoon. Tom (here named Jasper) tries to stop the mouse Jerry (here named Jinx) from breaking plates and glasses before Mammy Two Shoes can kick the cat out. First appearances of Tom Cat (as Jasper), Jerry Mouse (as Jinx), and Mammy Two Shoes. First Tom and Jerry cartoon nominated for an Academy Award for Best Short Subject, Cartoon. First time Jerry wins and Tom loses.

1941[edit]

# Title Date Summary Notes
2 The Midnight Snack July 19, 1941 Jerry attempts to outsmart Tom so he can get a snack from the refrigerator. First time Tom and Jerry are referred to by those names. Re-released with Perspecta Stereo in 1958.
3 The Night Before Christmas December 6, 1941 Tom gets to know the spirit of giving after he regrets locking Jerry outside on Christmas Eve. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Short Subjects, Cartoons. First cartoon to have William Hanna provide vocal effects for Tom. Also first cartoon where both Tom and Jerry win.

1942[edit]

# Title Date Summary Notes
4 Fraidy Cat January 17, 1942 Jerry plays tricks to scare the fur off of Tom. US television prints cuts out Mammy Two-Shoes due to racially insensitive subject matter. First cartoon where Tom and Jerry both lose in the end.
5 Dog Trouble April 18, 1942 Tom and Jerry team up to stop Spike the Bulldog from mauling both of them. First appearance of Spike (aka, Bulldog). First cartoon where Tom and Jerry team up.
6 Puss n' Toots May 30, 1942 Tom tries to woo a female cat. First appearance of a love interest for Tom. First appearance of Toots. Re-released with Perspecta Stereo in 1958.
7 The Bowling Alley-Cat July 18, 1942 Tom and Jerry chase each other around a bowling alley. First cartoon featuring a sport as its theme.
8 Fine Feathered Friend October 10, 1942 Jerry flees from Tom by hiding with a chicken family. First appearance of the chicken family.

1943[edit]

# Title Date Summary Notes
9 Sufferin' Cats! January 16, 1943 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.
10 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. Rarely airs on Cartoon Network and Boomerang due to a gag reference of Adolf Hitler. Unusual episode where Tom and Jerry speak.
11 The Yankee Doodle Mouse June 26, 1943 Jerry wages war with Tom from his "cat raid shelter" in the basement. First cartoon to win an Academy Award for Best Short Subject, Cartoon. Blackface gag removed from Cartoon Network in the late 90's.
12 Baby Puss December 25, 1943 A little girl dresses up Tom like a baby, prompting Jerry and Tom's feline friends to make fun of him. First appearances of Butch and Topsy. First cartoon to use "An MGM Tom and Jerry Cartoon" end titles. Second cartoon where Tom and Jerry both lose.

1944[edit]

# Title Date Summary Notes
13 The Zoot Cat February 28, 1944 Tom and Jerry try to impress Toots by wearing a zoot suit. Unusual for a Tom and Jerry cartoon, characters speak lengthy lines.
14 The Million Dollar Cat May 6, 1944 Tom inherits a million dollars on one condition: He must avoid causing harm to any animal, which Jerry uses to his advantage. The first of the thirteen cartoons that Tom is victorious over Jerry.
15 The Bodyguard July 22, 1944 Jerry frees Spike the bulldog from the dog-catcher's truck. Spike promises to protect Jerry from Tom by responding to the sound of a whistle. The second of the thirteen cartoons that Tom is victorious over Jerry.
16 Puttin' on the Dog October 28, 1944 When Jerry hides in the dogpound Tom disguises himself as a dog.
17 Mouse Trouble November 23, 1944 Tom reads a book consisting of tips for catching mice. Won an Academy Award for Best Short Subject, Cartoon.

1945[edit]

# Title Date Summary Notes
18 The Mouse Comes to Dinner May 5, 1945 Tom invites Toots to a dinner party. US television prints cuts out Mammy Two-Shoes due to additional racist stereotyping.
19 Mouse in Manhattan July 7, 1945 Jerry takes a trip to Manhattan. Tom has a cameo role in this cartoon. Second cartoon where Tom and Jerry both win.
20 Tee for Two July 21, 1945 Tom attempts to play golf, but Jerry ruins his fun.
21 Flirty Birdy September 22, 1945 Tom disguises himself as a female bird to trick an eagle who also wants to eat Jerry, which works too well.
22 Quiet Please! December 22, 1945 Spike threatens Tom to keep quiet while the bulldog is napping, but Jerry is constantly making noise. Won an Academy Award for Best Short Subject, Cartoon.[3]

1946[edit]

# Title Date Summary Notes
23 Springtime for Thomas March 30, 1946 Tom falls in love with a new female cat, Toodles. Jerry tries to break them up by sending Tom's rival Butch to her. First appearance of Toodles Galore. First appearance of a love interest for Jerry.
24 The Milky Waif May 18, 1946 Nibbles wants some milk, so Jerry tries to steal some from Tom. First appearance of Nibbles. First Tom and Jerry cartoon to credit the producer.
25 Trap Happy June 29, 1946 Tom calls a mouse exterminator (Butch) to get rid of Jerry.
26 Solid Serenade August 31, 1946 Tom sneaks up to Toodles' house to sing love songs to her.

1947[edit]

# Title Date Summary Notes
27 Cat Fishin' February 22, 1947 Tom goes fishing using Jerry as bait.
28 Part Time Pal March 15, 1947 Mammy warns Tom to keep Jerry out of the refrigerator or she'll throw him out, but Tom accidentally becomes repeatedly drunk and befriends Jerry.
29 The Cat Concerto April 26, 1947 Pianist Tom performs Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 by Franz Liszt until Jerry breaks up his act. Won an Oscar for Best Short Subject, Cartoon.[3] In 1994, it was voted #42 of the 50 Greatest Cartoons of all time by members of the animation field, the only Tom & Jerry cartoon to make the list.[4]
30 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse June 14, 1947 Tom tries to prevent Jerry from drinking his milk by poisoning it, but his plan completely backfires when the poison transforms Jerry into a monster. Nominated for an Oscar for Best Short Subject, Cartoon. Original titles is rarely found on a 16mm Afga-Gevaert print with only one tiny splice at the Tom and Jerry card.
31 Salt Water Tabby July 12, 1947 Tom woos Toodles on the beach.
32 A Mouse in the House August 30, 1947 Tom and Butch compete against each other to catch Jerry on Mammy Two Shoes' orders, but she ends up kicking out all three animals. Rarely seen on Cartoon Network and Boomerang due to perceived racial abuse occurring in the end.
Third time both Tom and Jerry lose.
33 The Invisible Mouse September 27, 1947 Jerry uses "invisible ink" to turn invisible and outsmart Tom.

1948[edit]

# Title Date Summary Notes
34 Kitty Foiled June 1, 1948 A canary saves Jerry from Tom. First appearance of Cuckoo.
35 The Truce Hurts July 17, 1948 Tom, Jerry, and Spike (here called Butch) are fed up of fighting each other and call a truce, but the peace falls apart when they fight over a steak. Fourth time both Tom and Jerry lose.
36 Old Rockin' Chair Tom September 18, 1948 Tom is briefly replaced by another cat, Lightning. First appearance of Lightning. Third cartoon where Tom and Jerry both win.
37 Professor Tom October 30, 1948 Tom tries to teach his kitten student (Topsy) how to catch Jerry.
38 Mouse Cleaning December 11, 1948 After a muddy Tom chases Jerry through the house, Mammy Two Shoes forces the cat to clean the house. While she's gone, Jerry sabotages Tom's efforts. Was rarely shown on American television and omitted from DVD due to the short's offensive racial stereotyping at the end.

1949[edit]

# Title Date Summary Notes
39 Polka-Dot Puss February 26, 1949 Tom convinces Mammy Two Shoes that he's too sick to go outside. He stays in the house until Jerry puts red dots all over Tom's face to trick him into thinking he's caught the measles. First use of the iconic "Tom and Jerry" intro theme used in most Hanna-Barbera shorts and beyond. Fifth cartoon where Tom and Jerry both lose.
40 The Little Orphan April 30, 1949 In this Thanksgiving short, Jerry and Nibbles dine on Thanksgiving treats until Tom tries to stop them. Won an Oscar for Best Short Subject, Cartoon. Sixth cartoon where Tom and Jerry both lose.
41 Hatch Up Your Troubles May 14, 1949 Jerry protects a baby woodpecker from Tom. First appearance of the Baby Woodpecker. Nominated for an Oscar for Best Short Subject, Cartoon.
42 Heavenly Puss July 9, 1949 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. Unaired on Arabian television due to subplots involving damnation in Hell. First (albeit cameo) appearances of kittens Fluff, Muff, and Puff. Final time Billy Bletcher voices Spike. Re-released with Perspecta Stereo in 1956. Fourth cartoon where Tom and Jerry both win
43 The Cat and the Mermouse September 3, 1949 Tom chases a Mermouse who looks like Jerry. The iconic "Tom and Jerry" intro theme is used for this and practically all subsequent Hanna-Barbera shorts. Re-released with Perspecta Stereo in 1957. Fifth cartoon where Tom and Jerry both win.
44 Love That Pup October 1, 1949 Spike threatens Tom to never bother his son Tyke. First appearance of Tyke. First time Daws Butler voices Spike.
45 Jerry's Diary October 22, 1949 Tom reads through Jerry's diary. First compilation film; contains footage from Tee for Two, Mouse Trouble, Solid Serenade, and The Yankee Doodle Mouse. Fifth cartoon where Tom and Jerry both lose
46 Tennis Chumps December 10, 1949 Tom and Butch compete against each other in a game of tennis. Re-released with Perspecta Stereo in 1957.

1950[edit]

# Title Date Summary Notes
47 Little Quacker January 7, 1950 Jerry protects a little duckling named Quacker from Tom. First appearances of Quacker, Henry, and Mama Duck. Re-released with Perspecta Stereo in 1957.
48 Saturday Evening Puss January 14, 1950 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
49 Texas Tom March 11, 1950 Tom tries to woo a cowgirl cat. Re-released with Perspecta Stereo in 1957.
50 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.
51 Safety Second July 1, 1950 Jerry and Nibbles celebrate Independence Day. Nibbles wants to set off firecrackers, but Jerry would rather play it safer. Re-released with Perspecta Stereo in 1957.
52 Tom and Jerry in the Hollywood Bowl September 16, 1950 Tom conducts the overture of Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss II at the Hollywood Bowl, but Jerry also wants to conduct. Re-released with Perspecta Stereo in 1957 with a blue-background title card. Original title card is completely found, but with one tiny splice between the non-text Tom and Jerry card.
53 The Framed Cat October 21, 1950 When Tom steals a chicken drumstick and frames Jerry, Jerry gets even by stealing Spike's bone and framing Tom. Re-released with Perspecta Stereo in 1956. Seventh cartoon where Tom and Jerry both lose
54 Cue Ball Cat November 25, 1950 Tom & Jerry duel in a billiard hall. Re-released with Perspecta Stereo in 1956.

1951[edit]

# Title Date Summary Notes
55 Casanova Cat January 6, 1951 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.
56 Jerry and the Goldfish March 3, 1951 Jerry must save a goldfish from Tom. Re-released with Perspecta Stereo in 1958.
57 Jerry's Cousin April 7, 1951 Jerry's tough cousin Muscles protects Jerry from Tom. Nominated for an Oscar for Academy Award for Short Subject, Cartoon. First appearance of Muscles Mouse. Re-released with Perspecta Stereo in 1958.
58 Sleepy-Time Tom May 26, 1951 After staying out all night with his alley cat friends, Tom attempts to catch Jerry on Mammy Two Shoes' orders, but he gets sleepy in the process. Re-released with Perspecta Stereo in 1958.
59 His Mouse Friday July 7, 1951 Tom becomes a castaway on an island and chases Jerry to a native village, but Jerry tricks the cat by disguising himself as a blackface native. Rarely aired on television due to racial stereotypes. Re-released with Perspecta Stereo in 1958. Eighth cartoon where Tom and Jerry both lose.
60 Slicked-up Pup September 8, 1951 Spike threatens Tom to keep Tyke clean while he's gone. Jerry dirties Tyke to get Tom in trouble.
61 Nit-Witty Kitty October 6, 1951 Mammy Two Shoes accidentally knocks Tom out with a blow to the head which causes him to forget who he is and think that he is a mouse, and Jerry finds Tom more obnoxious as a fellow rodent.
62 Cat Napping December 8, 1951 Tom and Jerry fight over who's going to sleep in the hammock.

1952[edit]

# Title Date Summary Notes
63 The Flying Cat January 12, 1952 Tom chases Jerry and a canary by devising an aerial plan of attack. This was the first animation to play on Boomerang when it rebranded on January 19, 2015.
64 The Duck Doctor February 16, 1952 Tom shoots down a wild duckling while hunting. Jerry helps him get airborne again.
65 The Two Mouseketeers March 15, 1952 Jerry and Nibbles are hungry Mouseketeers, and Tom is a guard in charge of protecting the king's banquet. Won an Oscar for Best Short Subject, Cartoon.[3]
66 Smitten Kitten April 12, 1952 When Tom falls in love, Jerry's devil recalls the times when Tom fell in love and caused problems for Jerry. Second compilation film; contains footage from Salt Water Tabby, The Mouse Comes to Dinner, Texas Tom, and Solid Serenade. Fifth cartoon where Tom and Jerry both win.
67 Triplet Trouble April 19, 1952 Mammy Two Shoes adopts three kittens who torment Tom and Jerry, so the two team up to have their revenge. The three kittens (Fluff, Muff, and Puff) previously appeared in Heavenly Puss. Sixth cartoon where Tom and Jerry both win.
68 Little Runaway June 14, 1952 Tom intends to give an escaped seal pup back to the circus, but Jerry wants to help the pup escape.
69 Fit to Be Tied July 26, 1952 After the passing of a new leash law, Tom torments Spike and uses the opportunity to chase Jerry. Sequel to The Bodyguard.
70 Push-Button Kitty September 6, 1952 Fed up with Tom's laziness, Mammy buys a new mouse-catching robot cat. Final appearance of Mammy Two Shoes.
71 Cruise Cat October 18, 1952 Tom is hired as a sailor tasked with keeping Jerry off a cruise ship. Contains footage from Texas Tom.
72 The Dog House November 29, 1952 Spike decides to build his dream dog house, but Tom and Jerry's antics constantly destroy it.

1953[edit]

# Title Date Summary Notes
73 The Missing Mouse January 10, 1953 After Jerry is covered in white shoe polish, he scares Tom into thinking that he is an explosive white mouse that escaped from a lab. Only Tom and Jerry cartoon scored by Edward Plumb. Ninth cartoon where Tom and Jerry both lose
74 Jerry and Jumbo February 21, 1953 Jerry befriends a baby elephant named Jumbo and disguises him as a large mouse to mess with Tom. First appearance of Jumbo and his mother.
75 Johann Mouse March 21, 1953 As the pet owned by Johann Strauss in Vienna, Tom becomes an accomplished pianist himself after his master goes away in order to lure dancing Jerry out with piano music. Last cartoon in the series to win an Oscar for Best Short Subject, Cartoon.
76 That's My Pup! April 25, 1953 Spike strikes an agreement with Tom for the feline to act scared whenever Tyke barks at him.
77 Just Ducky September 5, 1953 After Quacker hatches, Jerry befriends him and teaches him how to swim so he can find his family, but Jerry must also protect him from Tom. First Tom and Jerry cartoon that MGM cartoon studio began to use blue-background intro. Seventh cartoon where Tom and Jerry both win.
78 Two Little Indians October 17, 1953 Jerry is a scoutmaster who is taking two young mice (both resembling Nibbles) on a hiking trip. Rarely airs on Cartoon Network and Boomerang because of Native American stereotyping.
79 Life with Tom November 21, 1953 Jerry writes an autobiography titled Life with Tom, which Tom has mixed emotions reading. Third compilation film; contains footage from Cat Fishin', The Little Orphan, and Kitty Foiled. Eighth cartoon where Tom and Jerry both win

1954[edit]

# Title Date Summary Notes
80 Puppy Tale January 23, 1954 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. Ninth cartoon where Tom and Jerry both win.
81 Posse Cat 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.
82 Hic-cup Pup 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.
83 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.
84 Baby Butch 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.
85 Mice Follies 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.
86 Neapolitan Mouse October 2, 1954 Tom and Jerry vacation in Naples and encounter a local mouse named Topo. Tenth cartoon where Tom and Jerry both win.
87 Downhearted Duckling 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".
88 Pet Peeve 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 house and 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.
89 Touché, Pussy Cat! December 18, 1954 Captain Jerry tries to teach eager Nibbles how to become a Mouseketeer. Produced simultaneously in both the standard Academy format and in widescreen CinemaScope. Last cartoon to get nominated for an Oscar for Best Short Subjects, Cartoons.

1955[edit]

# Title Date Summary Notes
90 Southbound Duckling March 12, 1955 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.
91 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.
92 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.
93 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.
94 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.
95 Smarty Cat 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.
96 Pecos Pest 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.
97 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.

1956[edit]

# Title Date Summary Notes
98 The Flying Sorceress January 27, 1956 Tom sees an ad for an intelligent cat as a travel companion. He leaves his previous house for the new job only to find a creepy house with a flying sorceress in it. Produced in CinemaScope.
99 The Egg and Jerry March 23, 1956 A mother woodpecker leaves for lunch leaving her egg behind, but the egg ends up in Jerry's home and hatches. The baby woodpecker thinks Jerry is his mother and saves him from Tom. Produced in CinemaScope. CinemaScope remake of Hatch Up Your Troubles and first of the three CinemaScope remakes.
100 Busy Buddies May 4, 1956 When Jeanine the babysitter is too busy on the phone to look after the baby who is constantly crawling away, Tom and Jerry declare a truce so that the baby does not get hurt. First appearance of Jeanine and the baby. Produced in CinemaScope. Eleventh cartoon where Tom and Jerry both win.
101 Muscle Beach Tom September 7, 1956 Tom arrives at the beach with a female cat to spend some quality time. But instead, he is competing with Butch by lifting weights to impress her. Produced in CinemaScope. Eleventh cartoon where Tom and Jerry both lose.
102 Down Beat Bear October 21, 1956 A dancing bear escapes from the zoo and arrives at Tom and Jerry's house, so Jerry keeps playing music to make him dance with Tom and prevent Tom from calling to collect the reward. Produced in CinemaScope.
103 Blue Cat Blues November 16, 1956 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.
104 Barbecue Brawl 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.

1957[edit]

# Title Date Summary Notes
105 Tops with Pops February 22, 1957 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.
106 Timid Tabby 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.
107 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.
108 Mucho Mouse 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. Fourteenth cartoon where Tom and Jerry both win.
109 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. Produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo.

1958[edit]

# Title Date Summary Notes
110 Happy Go Ducky January 3, 1958 The Easter Bunny leaves an Easter egg for Tom and Jerry, which hatches into Quacker who thoroughly annoys them. Produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo. Fifteenth cartoon where Tom and Jerry both win.
111 Royal Cat Nap March 7, 1958 Royal guard Tom must get rid of Mouseketeers Jerry and Nibbles without waking up the king from his nap. Produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo. Seventeenth cartoon where Tom and Jerry both win.
112 The Vanishing Duck May 2, 1958 Jerry and Quacker become invisible using vanishing cream and play pranks on Tom. Produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo.
Final appearance of Quacker and George.
113 Robin Hoodwinked June 6, 1958 After Robin Hood gets locked up, Jerry and Nibbles attempt to save him, but first they must get past Tom. Produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo.
Final appearance of Nibbles.
114 Tot Watchers August 1, 1958 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[edit]

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

1961[edit]

# Title Date Notes
115 Switchin' Kitten September 7, 1961 Renewed in 1989.
116 Down and Outing October 26, 1961 Rarely seen on Cartoon Network and Boomerang due to inhumanely insensitive subject matter. First appearance of Tom's bald owner.
117 It's Greek to Me-ow! December 7, 1961

1962[edit]

# Title Date Summary Notes
118 High Steaks March 23, 1962 Rarely seen on Cartoon Network and Boomerang due to inhumanely insensitive subject matter.
119 Mouse into Space April 13, 1962
120 Landing Stripling May 18, 1962
121 Calypso Cat June 21, 1962 Rarely seen in the Middle East for some inappropriate references.
122 Dicky Moe July 20, 1962 Rarely airs on American television for some inappropriate references.
123 The Tom and Jerry Cartoon Kit August 10, 1962
124 Tall in the Trap September 14, 1962 First short not to feature the Leo The Lion as intro.
125 Sorry Safari 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.
126 Buddies Thicker Than Water November 1, 1962 Shortened in United Kingdom due to Tom and Jerry getting drunk on champagne in one scene. First and last appearance of the thin lady.
127 Carmen Get It! December 21, 1962 Renewed in 1990.

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

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.

All were released on DVD in 2009 as part of Tom and Jerry: The Chuck Jones Collection.

1963[edit]

# Title Date Notes
128 Pent-House Mouse July 27, 1963 Renewed in 1991.

1964[edit]

# Title Date Summary Notes
129 The Cat Above and the Mouse Below February 25, 1964
130 Is There a Doctor in the Mouse? March 24, 1964
131 Much Ado About Mousing April 14, 1964
132 Snowbody Loves Me May 12, 1964 Eighteenth cartoon where Tom and Jerry both win.
133 The Unshrinkable Jerry Mouse December 8, 1964

1965[edit]

# Title Date Summary Notes
134 Ah, Sweet Mouse-Story of Life January 20, 1965
135 Tom-ic Energy January 27, 1965 Nineteenth cartoon where Tom and Jerry both win.
136 Bad Day at Cat Rock February 10, 1965
137 The Brothers Carry-Mouse-Off March 3, 1965 Directed by Jim Pabian.
138 Haunted Mouse March 24, 1965
139 I'm Just Wild About Jerry April 7, 1965 Twentieth cartoon where Tom and Jerry both win.
140 Of Feline Bondage May 19, 1965 Twenty first cartoon where Tom and Jerry both win.
141 The Year of the Mouse June 9, 1965 The fourth cartoon where Tom emerges victorious over Jerry.
142 The Cat's Me-Ouch December 22, 1965

1966[edit]

# Title Date Summary Notes
143 Duel Personality January 20, 1966
144 Jerry, Jerry, Quite Contrary February 17, 1966 Rarely airs on Spacetoon and MBC3 for the humor’s dark undertone.
145 Jerry-Go-Round March 3, 1966 Directed by Abe Levitow.
146 Love Me, Love My Mouse April 28, 1966 Directed by Chuck Jones and Ben Washam. Last appearance of Toodles. Fourteenth and last cartoon where Tom emerges victorious over Jerry.
147 Puss 'n' Boats May 5, 1966 Directed by Abe Levitow.
148 Filet Meow June 30, 1966 Directed by Abe Levitow. Sixteenth cartoon where Tom and Jerry both lose.
149 Matinee Mouse July 14, 1966 Direction credited to William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, with story and supervision by Tom Ray. Fifth compilation film; 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 and Jerry watch themselves in a theater. First compilation film in the Chuck Jones era. Twenty second cartoon where Tom and Jerry both win.
150 The A-Tom-Inable Snowman August 4, 1966 Directed by Abe Levitow. Twenty third cartoon where Tom and Jerry both win.
151 Catty-Cornered September 8, 1966 Directed by Abe Levitow. Final appearance of Lightning.

1967[edit]

# Title Date Summary Notes
152 Cat and Dupli-cat January 20, 1967 Last cartoon where Tom loses with another cat.
153 O-Solar-Meow February 24, 1967 Directed by Abe Levitow.
154 Guided Mouse-ille March 10, 1967 Directed by Abe Levitow. First sequel to O-Solar-Meow.
155 Rock 'n' Rodent April 7, 1967 Directed by Abe Levitow.
156 Cannery Rodent April 14, 1967
157 The Mouse from H.U.N.G.E.R. April 21, 1967 Rarely airs on Cartoon Network and Boomerang because of the epileptic seizure-causing flickering shown in the beginning. Directed by Abe Levitow.
158 Surf-Bored Cat May 5, 1967 Directed by Abe Levitow. Twenty fourth cartoon where Tom and Jerry both win.
159 Shutter Bugged Cat June 23, 1967 Direction credited to William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, with story and supervision by Tom Ray. Sixth 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. Second and final compilation film in the Chuck Jones era.
160 Advance and Be Mechanized August 25, 1967 Directed by Ben Washam. Second and final sequel to O-Solar-Meow. Last cartoon where Tom and Jerry both lose in the end.
161 Purr-Chance to Dream September 8, 1967 Directed by Ben Washam. Sequel to The Cat's Me-Ouch. Final short of the 20th century. Twenty Fifth and last cartoon where Tom and Jerry both win.

Warner Bros. cartoons[edit]

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

Title Date Notes
The Mansion Cat April 8, 2001 Only made-for-TV short.
Directed by Karl Toerge. Contains footage from Muscle Beach Tom.
First cartoon of the 21st century

2005: Warner Bros. Animation cartoon[edit]

# Title Date Summary Notes
1 The Karate Guard September 27, 2005 Spike saves Jerry from Tom. Directed by Joseph Barbera and Spike Brandt.
Currently final appearances of Butch and Spike.
Second cartoon of the 21st century.
Last cartoon directed by Joseph Barbera.
2 Children in Need special November 14, 2014 Tom and Jerry had been asked by Pudsey to raise money for BBC's Children in Need.

2021: Tom and Jerry Special Shorts cartoons[edit]

# Title Summary Date Notes
1 On a Roll A Chef calls Tom in to get rid of Jerry but chaos ensues in the restaurant. February 20, 2021

Premiered on the HBO Max streaming service in promotion for the Tom & Jerry feature film[5]

2 The House That Cat Built Tom builds a house for himself, but Jerry, who is angry because the house destroyed his "Hole Sweet Hole" portrait and decides to stop Tom from resting. February 20, 2021

Spin-offs and other appearances[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Leonard Maltin's book of Mice and Magic: History of American Animated Cartoons
  2. ^ "MGM Titles".
  3. ^ a b c 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. ^ Beck, Jerry (ed.) (1994). The 50 Greatest Cartoons: As Selected by 1,000 Animation Professionals. Atlanta: Turner Publishing. ISBN 1-878685-49-X.
  5. ^ Anderson, Qyrese (February 21, 2021). "New 'Tom and Jerry' Shorts Are Streaming on HBO Max". Rotoscopers. Retrieved February 22, 2021.
  6. ^ https://twitter.com/WarnerMedia/status/1266102388424716290

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