Tom and Jerry filmography

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This is a complete listing of the 164 shorts from 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 shorts were directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera at the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio in Hollywood, California. All shorts were released to theaters by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Rudolf Ising was the producer of Puss Gets the Boot; subsequent shorts 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 other studios, MGM reissued and edited its cartoons when re-released to theaters. Many pre-1951 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 1967 MGM Vault fire, original film elements of pre-1951 MGM cartoons are now lost, leaving only the backup prints in existence (usually the altered reissue prints).[2]

Title Date Notes
Puss Gets the Boot February 10, 1940 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 Short Subjects, Cartoons.
The Midnight Snack July 19, 1941 First time Tom and Jerry are referred to by their proper names.
The Night Before Christmas December 6, 1941 Nominated for an Academy Award for Short Subjects, Cartoons.
Fraidy Cat January 17, 1942
Dog Trouble April 18, 1942 First appearance of Spike (known as Bulldog).
Puss n' Toots May 30, 1942 First appearance of Toots.
The Bowling Alley Cat July 18, 1942
Fine Feathered Friend October 10, 1942
Sufferin' Cats! January 16, 1943 First appearance of Meathead.
The Lonesome Mouse May 22, 1943
The Yankee Doodle Mouse June 26, 1943 First cartoon to win an Academy Award for Short Subjects.
Baby Puss December 25, 1943 First appearances of Butch, Topsy, and Nancy and First Tom and Jerry cartoon short to be animated by Ray Patterson.
The Zoot Cat February 26, 1944
The Million Dollar Cat May 6, 1944
The Bodyguard July 22, 1944 First appearance of Spike's voice and White Kitten.
Puttin' on the Dog October 28, 1944 First appearances of The Dogs
Mouse Trouble November 23, 1944 First time that Tom Cat used his quote. Won an Academy Award for Short Subjects, Cartoons.
The Mouse Comes to Dinner May 5, 1945 First appearance of Toots' voice.
Mouse in Manhattan July 7, 1945 First Tom and Jerry animated by Ed Barge.
Tee for Two July 21, 1945 Final wartime Tom and Jerry cartoon.
Flirty Birdy September 22, 1945 First appearance of Eagle
Quiet Please! December 22, 1945 Won an Academy Award for Short Subjects, Cartoons.[3]:32
Springtime for Thomas March 30, 1946 First appearance of Toodles Galore, and Cherie. First Tom and Jerry cartoon to be nominated for an Annie Award.
The Milky Waif May 18, 1946 First appearance of Nibbles.
Trap Happy June 29, 1946
Solid Serenade August 31, 1946
Cat Fishin' February 22, 1947
Part Time Pal March 15, 1947
The Cat Concerto April 26, 1947 Won an Academy Award for Short Subjects, Cartoons.[3] In 1994, it was voted #42 of the 50 Greatest Cartoons of all time by members of the animation field.:32
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse June 14, 1947 Nominated for an Academy Award for Short Subjects, Cartoons.
Salt Water Tabby July 12, 1947
A Mouse in the House August 30, 1947 First Tom and Jerry cartoon to be animated by Don Patterson
The Invisible Mouse September 27, 1947 Final Tom and Jerry cartoon to be animated by Don Patterson
Kitty Foiled June 1, 1948 First appearance of Cuckoo.
The Truce Hurts July 17, 1948
Old Rockin' Chair Tom September 18, 1948 First appearance of Lightning.
Professor Tom October 30, 1948
Mouse Cleaning December 11, 1948
Polka-Dot Puss February 26, 1949
The Little Orphan April 30, 1949 Won an Academy Award for Short Subjects, Cartoons.
Hatch Up Your Troubles May 14, 1949 Nominated for an Academy Award for Short Subjects, Cartoons.
Heavenly Puss July 9, 1949 First appearances of Fluff, Muff and Puff. Meathead is known as Frankie. Final time Billy Bletcher voices Spike.
The Cat and the Mermouse September 3, 1949 First appearances of Swordfish and Octopus
Love That Pup October 1, 1949 First appearance of Tyke. First time Daws Butler voices Spike.
Jerry's Diary October 22, 1949 First compilation film; contains footage from Tee for Two, Mouse Trouble, Solid Serenade and The Yankee Doodle Mouse.
Tennis Chumps December 10, 1949
Little Quacker January 7, 1950 First appearance of Quacker, Henry and Mama Duck.
Saturday Evening Puss January 14, 1950 Only time that the face of Mammy Two Shoes is shown.
Texas Tom March 11, 1950
Jerry and the Lion April 8, 1950 First appearance of The Lion
Safety Second July 1, 1950
Tom and Jerry in the Hollywood Bowl September 16, 1950
The Framed Cat October 21, 1950
Cue Ball Cat November 25, 1950
Casanova Cat January 6, 1951
Jerry and the Goldfish March 3, 1951 First appearance of the Goldfish
Jerry's Cousin April 7, 1951 Nominated for an Academy Award for Short Subjects, Cartoons. First appearance of Muscles.
Sleepy-Time Tom May 26, 1951
His Mouse Friday July 7, 1951 Rarely aired on television due to racial stereotypes.
Slicked-up Pup September 8, 1951
Nit-Witty Kitty October 6, 1951
Cat Napping December 8, 1951 First appearances of the ants
The Flying Cat January 12, 1952
The Duck Doctor February 16, 1952
The Two Mouseketeers March 15, 1952 Won an Academy Award for Short Subjects, Cartoons.[3] First appearances of Nibbles' French voice
Smitten Kitten April 12, 1952 Second compilation film; contains footage from Salt Water Tabby, The Mouse Comes to Dinner, Texas Tom and Solid Serenade.
Triplet Trouble April 19, 1952
Little Runaway June 14, 1952
Fit to Be Tied July 26, 1952 Sequel to The Bodyguard
Push-Button Kitty September 6, 1952 Final appearance of Mammy Two Shoes
Cruise Cat October 18, 1952 Third compilation film; Contains footage from Texas Tom.
The Dog House November 29, 1952
The Missing Mouse January 10, 1953 Only Tom and Jerry cartoon scored by Edward Plumb.
Jerry and Jumbo February 21, 1953 First appearances of Jumbo and his mother.
Johann Mouse March 21, 1953 Last cartoon to win an Academy Award for Short Subjects, Cartoons.[3]:32
That's My Pup! April 25, 1953
Just Ducky September 5, 1953
Two Little Indians October 17, 1953
Life with Tom November 21, 1953 Fourth compilation film; contains footage from Cat Fishin', The Little Orphan, and Kitty Foiled.
Puppy Tale January 23, 1954
Posse Cat January 30, 1954 This is a sequel to Texas Tom
Hic-cup Pup April 17, 1954
Little School Mouse May 29, 1954
Baby Butch August 14, 1954
Mice Follies September 4, 1954
Neapolitan Mouse October 2, 1954
Downhearted Duckling November 13, 1954
Pet Peeve November 20, 1954 First Appearance Joan And Gedo
Touché, Pussy Cat! December 18, 1954 Produced simultaneously in both the standard Academy format and in widescreen CinemaScope. Last cartoon to get nominated for an Academy Award for Short Subjects, Cartoons.
Southbound Duckling March 12, 1955 Produced simultaneously in both the standard Academy format and in widescreen CinemaScope.
Pup on a Picnic April 30, 1955 Produced simultaneously in both the standard Academy format and in widescreen CinemaScope.
Mouse for Sale May 21, 1955
Designs on Jerry September 2, 1955
Tom and Chérie September 9, 1955 Produced in CinemaScope.
Smarty Cat October 14, 1955 Fifth compilation film; contains footage from Solid Serenade, Cat Fishin' and Fit to Be Tied.
Pecos Pest November 11, 1955 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. First appearance of Uncle Pecos
That's My Mommy November 19, 1955 Produced in CinemaScope. First Tom and Jerry cartoon with William Hanna and Joseph Barbera as both producers and directors. Nominated for an Annie Award.
The Flying Sorceress January 27, 1956 Produced in CinemaScope.
The Egg and Jerry March 23, 1956 Produced in CinemaScope. CinemaScope remake of Hatch Up Your Troubles.
Busy Buddies May 4, 1956 Produced in CinemaScope. First Apearence Jeannie And The baby
Muscle Beach Tom September 7, 1956 Produced in CinemaScope. Nominated for an Annie Award.
Down Beat Bear October 21, 1956 Produced in CinemaScope
Blue Cat Blues November 16, 1956 Produced in CinemaScope.
Barbecue Brawl December 14, 1956 Produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo.
Tops with Pops February 22, 1957 Produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo. CinemaScope remake version of Love That Pup.
Timid Tabby April 19, 1957 Produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo. Last cartoon released before the original MGM cartoon studio shut down.
Feedin' the Kiddie June 7, 1957 Produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo. CinemaScope remake of The Little Orphan.
Mucho Mouse September 6, 1957 Produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo.
Tom's Photo Finish November 1, 1957 Produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo.
Happy Go Ducky January 3, 1958 Produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo.
Royal Cat Nap March 7, 1958 Produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo.
The Vanishing Duck May 2, 1958 Produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo.
Robin Hoodwinked June 6, 1958 Produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo.
Tot Watchers August 1, 1958 Produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo. Last Tom and Jerry cartoon produced at the original MGM cartoon studio before it shut down in 1958. Final appearances of Joan, Jeannie, and the baby. Last cartoon produced and directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.

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). All cartoons were released to theaters by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Title Date Notes
Switchin' Kitten September 7, 1961
Down and Outing October 26, 1961 First appearance of Clint Clobber.
It's Greek to Me-ow! December 7, 1961
High Steaks March 23, 1962
Mouse into Space April 13, 1962
Landing Stripling May 18, 1962
Calypso Cat June 22, 1962
Dicky Moe July 20, 1962
The Tom and Jerry Cartoon Kit August 10, 1962
Tall in the Trap September 14, 1962
Sorry Safari October 12, 1962
Buddies Thicker Than Water November 1, 1962
Carmen Get It! December 21, 1962 Final Appearance of the ants.

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

The following 34 cartoons were produced by Chuck Jones in Hollywood, California, and released to theaters by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Earlier films 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 were released on DVD in 2009 as part of Tom and Jerry: The Chuck Jones Collection.

Title Date Notes
Pent-House Mouse July 27, 1963
The Cat Above and the Mouse Below February 25, 1964
Is There a Doctor in the Mouse? March 24, 1964 Co-directed by Maurice Noble.
Much Ado About Mousing April 14, 1964 Co-directed by Maurice Noble.
Snowbody Loves Me May 12, 1964 Co-directed by Maurice Noble.
The Unshrinkable Jerry Mouse December 8, 1964 Co-directed by Maurice Noble.
Ah, Sweet Mouse-Story of Life January 20, 1965 Co-directed by Maurice Noble.
Tom-ic Energy January 27, 1965 Co-directed by Maurice Noble.
Bad Day at Cat Rock February 10, 1965 Co-directed by Maurice Noble. First to feature Chuck Jones' signature in the credits.
The Brothers Carry-Mouse-Off March 3, 1965 Directed by Jim Pabian and Maurice Noble.
Haunted Mouse March 24, 1965 Co-directed by Maurice Noble.
I'm Just Wild About Jerry April 7, 1965 Co-directed by Maurice Noble.
Of Feline Bondage May 19, 1965 Co-directed by Maurice Noble. Released with Signpost to Murder.
The Year of the Mouse June 9, 1965 Co-directed by Maurice Noble.
The Cat's Me-Ouch December 22, 1965 Co-directed by Maurice Noble.
Duel Personality January 20, 1966 Co-directed by Maurice Noble.
Jerry, Jerry, Quite Contrary February 17, 1966 Co-directed by Maurice Noble.
Jerry-Go-Round March 3, 1966 Co-directed by Maurice Noble.
Love Me, Love My Mouse April 28, 1966 Co-directed by Ben Washam.
Puss 'n' Boats May 5, 1966 Directed by Abe Levitow.
Filet Meow June 30, 1966 Directed by Abe Levitow.
Matinee Mouse July 14, 1966 Direction credited to William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, with story and supervision by Tom Ray. Sixth 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.
The A-Tom-Inable Snowman August 4, 1966 Directed by Abe Levitow.
Catty-Cornered September 8, 1966 Directed by Abe Levitow.
Cat and Dupli-cat January 20, 1967 Co-directed by Maurice Noble.
O-Solar Meow February 24, 1967 Directed by Abe Levitow.
Guided Mouse-ille March 10, 1967 Directed by Abe Levitow.
Rock 'n' Rodent April 7, 1967 Directed by Abe Levitow. Released with The Karate Killers.
Cannery Rodent April 14, 1967 Co-directed by Maurice Noble.
The Mouse from H.U.N.G.E.R. April 21, 1967 Directed by Abe Levitow.
Surf-Bored Cat May 5, 1967 Directed by Abe Levitow.
Shutter Bugged Cat June 23, 1967 Direction credited to William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, with story and supervision by Tom Ray. Seventh 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.
Advance and Be Mechanized August 25, 1967 Directed by Ben Washam.
Purr-Chance to Dream September 8, 1967 Directed by Ben Washam.

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

Title Date Notes
The Mansion Cat April 6, 2001 Only made-for-TV short.
Directed by Karl Toerge. Contains footage from Muscle Beach Tom.

2005: Warner Bros. Animation cartoon[edit]

Title Date Notes
The Karate Guard September 27, 2005 Directed by Joseph Barbera and Spike Brandt.

Spin-offs and other appearances[edit]

Derivations[edit]

Mousehunt (1998) has a comparison to Tom and Jerry, where Catzilla chases the mouse in the house


Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Leonard Maltin's book of Mice and Magic: History of American Animated Cartoons
  2. ^ http://www.cartoonresearch.com/mgm.html
  3. ^ a b c d Vallance, Tom (2006-12-20). "Joseph Barbera: Animation pioneer whose creations with William Hanna included the Flintstones and Tom and Jerry". The Independent (London). 

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