Sunday, September 9, 2012

Tom And Jerry


History Of Tom & Jerry


Tom and Jerry, two of the most honored cartoon characters in motion pictures, were created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Their plot centered on a never-ending battle, in other words, a chase between a housecat and a brown mouse. The Hanna- Barbera duo had written and directed 114 Tom and Jerry cartoons from 1940 to 1957, at the MGM cartoon studio in Hollywood. The pair won a total of 7 Oscar awards for Best Animated Short Subject, more than any other character-based theatrical animated series. The series has also been named as the ‘Greatest Television Shows of All Time’ by TIME, in 2000. Tom and Jerry was also placed at the 66th position, in the ‘Top 100 Animated TV Shows’ by IGN, in January 2009. Read on to know interesting and amazing information on the history, origin and background of Tom and Jerry.

Interesting & Amazing Information On Origin & Background Of Tom & Jerry

Joseph Barbera, a storyman and character designer, paired up with an experienced director, William Hanna to create a cat-and-mouse cartoon. The first cartoon was titled ‘Puss Gets the Boot’ and it released in theatres on February 10, 1940. Having lost to another MGM cartoon at the Academy Awards, Hanna and Barbera held a contest to give the cat and mouse a new name and look. Animator John Carr won the contest, with his suggestion of Tom and Jerry. The series went into production and eventually, Hanna and Barbera went on to direct only the cat-and-mouse cartoon, for the rest of their tenure at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM).


The main protagonist, Tom was a blue-grey longhair cat while Jerry, the second protagonist, was a small & brown, house mouse. The physical appearances of both Tom and Jerry were evolved over the years. The series developed into a quicker, more energetic tone. Though the original theme of the series, cat chases mouse, remained the same, Hanna and Barbera came up with numerous variations on this theme. The final shot of Hanna and Barbera was ‘Tot Watchers’, which released on August 1, 1958, after the MGM cartoon studio closed down in 1957. Later, Hanna and Barbera opened up their own television studio, Hanna-Barbera Productions, in 1957 and went on to produce various famous TV shows and movies.

In 1960, Czech-based animation director, Gene Deitch from Rembrandt Films was contracted by MGM to produce new Tom and Jerry shorts. A total of 13 shorts were released under this contract. These episodes were not very favorably received by the general audience. In the early 1963, Chuck Jones, who was fired from Warner Bros. Cartoons, started his own animation studio and produced a total of 34 Tom and Jerry shorts. The main characters were given a changed appearance, with Tom getting thicker eyebrows, a less complex look, sharper ears and furrier cheeks. Jerry got larger eyes and ears, a lighter brown color and a sweeter Porky Pig-like expression. The year 1965 saw the Hanna and Barbera cartoon series airing on television, in heavily edited form.

The Jones series featured Mammy Two-Shoes. Eventually, she was replaced by a fat White Irish woman, as in ‘Saturday Evening Puss’. The series were translated into various foreign languages, since it had almost no dialogues. It started broadcasting in Japan in 1964. Since then, Tom and Jerry cartoons have been airing on television everyday in India, Germany, South East Asia, the Middle East, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Argentina, Mexico, Columbia, Brazil, Venezuela, other Latin American countries and in eastern European countries. Various Tom and Jerry movies have also been released such as ‘Tom and Jerry: The Movie’, ‘Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring’, ‘Tom and Jerry: Blast Off To Mars’, ‘Tom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry’ and ‘Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale’.

TOM & JERRY

Tom and Jerry together form an Academy Award winning pair of a cat (Tom) and a mouse (Jerry). The shorts of Tom & Jerry were written, and directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera for MGM (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer).  Their first appearance was in “Puss Gets the Boot”.

In each short Tom is shown trying unsuccessfully trying to catch Jerry. In some shorts they both are seen as going along very well and there is no particular reason shown as to why Tom is always desperately chasing Jerry all the time but irrespective of the reason the chase given by Tom to Jerry has always been admired by viewers. In most cases Tom is unable to catch Jerry simply because Jerry is smarter and more cunning than Tom. The shorts of Tom & Jerry have had the most violence ever in he field of animation though it never involved blood or gore in any scenes. In several shorts Tom and Jerry are shown trying to murder each other with axe, pistols, and explosives along with using whatever is handy as a weapon to hit each other. Music has always played a very important role in all the Tom and Jerry shorts enhancing the emotions in the scenes. The music for the shorts was created by music director Scott Bradley.

While Tom is depicted as bluish-grey housecat, Jerry is shown as a small brown mouse living in the same house. Even though Tom is very energetic he is unable to catch Jerry as Jerry is too smart for Tom. In most of the shorts Jerry is shown as winning in end but in some rare shorts Tom wins and Jerry loses. Even though both take pleasure in hurting each other they help out each other when one of them is in serious danger and then they end up being friends. Tom and Jerry are rarely, if ever, shown speaking. Most of the sound effects for the pair were provided by William Hanna also the co-director of the series.  A vicious bulldog is the protector and guarding angel of Jerry in some shorts. He is friendly towards the mouse but is aggressive towards the cat

Early shorts showed that Mammy Two Shoes was the housemaid of the house where Tom lives. Her face is never shown, only her voice is heard and she punishes Tom whenever he misbehaves. She appeared in many shorts till 1952 when Tom was shown living with a couple. After this Tom’s ownership again changes to a woman who is very strict, adores mice and punishes Tom for chasing Jerry.

When “Puss Gets the Boot” was released to theatres on February 10, 1940 no one had imagined that this cat and mouse pair will become so famous. In this short the mouse breaks every fragile thing he can gets his hands so that the cat will be blamed and thrown out of the house. Hanna and Barbera started working on other shorts. The attitude towards the short changed only when it became a favorite with theater owners and was nominated for Academy award for best Short subject ultimately losing out to another MGM cartoon “The Milky Way”.  Realizing the potential of the cat and mouse short, Fred Quimby, asked Hanna and Barbera to drop other cartoons they were working on and asked them to work on a series featuring the cat and mouse. It was animator John Carr who suggested the name of “Tom and Jerry”. Since the Tom & Jerry went into production in 1941 with the release of “The Midnight snack” Hanna and Barbera directed nothing else except for the Tom and Jerry series.

Shorts of Tom and Jerry were nominated thirteen times for the Academy Award for Best Short Subjects: Cartoons category and went on to win the award seven times. Tom and Jerry has won more Academy Awards than any other animated series. The shorts which won the Academy Awards are “Yankee Doodle Mouse” (1943), “Quiet, Please”(1945), “The Cat Concerto” (1947), “Mouse Cleaning” (1948), “Two Mouseketeers” (1952), and “Johann Mouse” (1953).

After TV started making a dent in revenues of animated shorts, MGM executives decided to close the animation studio. The last of Hanna and Barbera Tom and Jerry shorts “Tot Watchers” was released on August 1, 1958. After Gene Deitch and chuck Jones took charge of Tom and Jerry in 1961 and 1963 respectively, the Hanna-Barbera Studio bought Tom and Jerry from MGM in 1975. They made 48 cartoons between 1975 and 1977 when the series finally ended.




  • Season 4
  • Season 3
  • Season 2

    • Bowling Alley Cat
      Episode 60
      6/27/11
      0.0



    • Tot Watchers
      Episode 57
      8/1/58
      9.5
      Babysitter Jeannie, still attached to the phone, unintentionally forces Tom and Jerry to take care of the baby, who still keeps getting into mischief.
    • Robin Hoodwinked
      Episode 56
      6/6/58
      8.5
      Daring mice Jerry and Tuffy try to break Robin Hood out of prison, but in order to do that, they have to get past the guard, Tom.
    • The Vanishing Duck
      Episode 55
      5/2/58
      9.2
      Little Quacker plays a singing duck, who becomes Jerry's partner in crime when the two of them discover the delights of vanishing cream.
    • Royal Cat Nap
      Episode 54
      3/7/58
      9.8
      The king is about to take a nap, and tells Tom that if he hears one sound and wakes up, it's off with his head! Jerry and Tuffy of course do their best to make that scenario happen.
    • Happy Go Ducky
      Episode 53
      1/3/58
      9.3
      When the Easter Bunny leaves an egg for Tom and Jerry, it hatches into Quacker. The little duckling insists on swimming as much as he can, eventually flooding the entire house in order to do just that.
    • Tom's Photo Finish
      Episode 52
      11/1/57
      9.9
      When Tom frames Spike for stealing food from the fridge, he only ends up getting caught on tape by Jerry. Jerry decides to use this footage to try and get Tom into trouble.
    • Mucho Mouse
      Episode 51
      9/6/57
      10
      Taking place in Spain, Meathead the Cat is ordered by his owner to catch El Magnifico (Jerry) at once, but Meathead says that's impossible because of El Magnifico's world-renowned escaping skills. So the owner decides to call up Tom, theMORE
    • Feedin' The Kiddie
      Episode 50
      6/7/57
      9.5
      This is a CinemaScope remake of the 1949 episode, The Little Orphan.
    • Timid Tabby
      Episode 49
      4/19/57
      9.4
      George, Tom's fraidy-cat-look-alike cousin, comes for a visit. Jerry has no knowledge of this, however, so when he sees George freak out upon seeing him, he decides to scare him some more, but not always working as he sometimes getsMORE
    • Tops With Pops
      Episode 48
      2/22/57
      10
      This is a CinemaScope remake of the 1949 episode, Love That Pup.

    • Barbecue Brawl
      Episode 47
      12/14/56
      9.0
      Spike's perfect pool-side barbecue with Tyke turns into a disaster when Tom and Jerry come crashing through with their usual chasing antics.

    • Blue Cat Blues
      Episode 46
      11/6/56
      9.7
      Tom is sitting on the railroad tracks, feeling miserable about losing his girlfriend to his rival Butch again. Feeling sad for him, Jerry narrates the whole story as he watches on.
    • Downbeat Bear
      Episode 45
      10/21/56
      9.5
      Tom and Jerry hear on the radio about a bear that escaped from the circus who always dances whenever music is playing. When the bear finds it's way to their house, and music starts playing, it takes Tom as it'sMORE

    • Muscle Beach Tom
      Episode 44
      9/7/56
      8.7
      Tom and Butch both try to impress a female cat with their muscle building abilities, with not only each other, but Jerry, for competition.
    • Busy Buddies
      Episode 43
      5/4/56
      9.5
      Jeannie is a babysitter whose primary interest is talking with her friends on the phone. The baby she's supposed to watch over is always getting into mischief, but when Tom and Jerry try to keep the baby out of trouble, Jeannie always scolds them for bothering the baby.
    • The Egg And Jerry
      Episode 42
      3/23/56
      10
      A CinemaScope remake of the 1949 episode,Hatch Up Your Troubles.
    • 1/27/56
      9.8
      When Tom is scolded by his owner for always breaking things while chasing Jerry, he decides to get a job. He soon finds one that sounds good to him, but it turns out to be the job of a witch'sMORE
    • That's My Mommy
      Episode 40
      11/19/55
      9.7
      When a duck egg hatches right in front of Tom, the ducking believes that Tom is his mother. Only problem is that Tom wants to eat him. Jerry sees this and does his best to stop him, while at theMORE

    • Pecos Pest
      Episode 39
      11/11/55
      8.7
      Jerry gets a telegram from his Uncle Pecos that says that he's going to spend the night with him before his big debut on TV. Arriving quickly, he gives Jerry a demonstration of his guitar skills. But when one ofMORE
    • Smarty Cat
      Episode 38
      10/14/55
      9.7
      Tom and his alley cat palls are going through home movies, and Jerry wants to watch them, too. But Tom and his buddies don't want him around and toss him out the window. Annoyed, Jerry decides to get back atMORE

    • Tom And Chérie
      Episode 37
      9/9/55
      10
      Hopelessly in love with a female mouse named Lilli, Jerry uses Nibbles as an errand boy to send letters back and forth between them. Unfortunately for Nibbles, he has to deal with Tom during these back-and-forth trips.
    • Designs On Jerry
      Episode 36
      9/2/55
      10
      Knowing that he can make a lot of money this way, Tom designs the ultimate mouse trap. But after he goes to sleep, the mouse in his blueprints comes to life and warns Jerry about the upcoming threat that this mouse trap puts upon him...
    • Mouse For Sale
      Episode 35
      5/21/55
      10
      With white mice being the new rage, Tom paints Jerry white and sells him for a bucketful of money, which he hides under the carpet back home. Everything is going great for him, until the lady of the house finds the money and buys Jerry back.
    • Pup On A Picnic
      Episode 34
      4/30/55
      9.4
      Spike and his son, Tyke, are on a picnic, but happen do have one in the same place in which Tom and Jerry's chasing antics are going on, and the two groups collide. It's then an array of food fightMORE

    • Southbound Duckling
      Episode 33
      3/12/55
      9.6
      Little Quacker is stubbornly convinced that all ducks fly south for the winter, and refuses to stay home with his domestic buddies. To complicate things, Tom is hungry for a duck meal.

    • 12/18/54
      9.7
      Nibbles' father sends him to Jerry for Mouseketeer training. Nibbles does his best, but fails miserably, resulting in Jerry sending him home. But before Nibbles can do anything of the sort, Tom attacks out of nowhere, and Nibbles courageously fights back. What will be the result of the battle?

    • Pet Peeve
      Episode 31
      11/20/54
      9.8
      Husband and wife are complaining about the large bills, and realize that they're all from cat and dog food. So they make up their minds that either Tom or Spike has to go, and tell them that whoever catches Jerry first gets to stay.
    • 11/13/54
      9.9
      After reading the book, The Ugly Duckling, a duckling feels sad because he thinks he's ugly, too. While crying, Jerry finds him and tries to cheer him up. But it's no good, as the duckling is so sad that itMORE
    • Neapolitan Mouse
      Episode 29
      10/2/54
      8.9
      While touring Naples, Italy, Tom and Jerry are befriended by an Italian mouse named Topo, a champion of justice who helps his new friends fight off some tough Italian dogs.
    • Mice Follies
      Episode 28
      9/4/54
      10
      It's icy fun in the kitchen, as Jerry and Nibbles turn the floor into an ice-skating rink by freezing overflowing faucets.

    • Baby Butch
      Episode 27
      8/14/54
      10
      Butch is going shopping... in an alley. He finds what he can in trash cans, and takes them with him. But a bottle of fresh milk on a doorstep catches his attention, and he goes over to get it. ButMORE

    • Little School Mouse
      Episode 26
      5/29/54
      9.9
      After being chased by Tom once again, Professor Jerry escapes into his classroom (mouse hole). Once there, he proceeds to teach his only student, Nibbles, how to outwit a cat. And the subject for the lesson is none other than Tom.

    • Hic-cup Pup
      Episode 25
      4/17/54
      9.9
      Tom accidentally gives Tyke the hiccups when he, also accidentally, awakens him from his nap. Spike is not pleased about this, and won't stop standing over Tom until he gets rid of Tyke's hiccups.
    • Posse Cat
      Episode 24
      1/30/54
      9.9
      The ranch cook tells Tom that he won't be getting any more food unless he gets rid of Jerry. After making a deal with Jerry to split the food, they stage a fight that gets rid of Jerry. Tom gets fed, but then double-crosses him.
    • Puppy Tale
      Episode 23
      1/23/54
      9.4
      After Jerry rescues a sackful of puppies from a storm swollen river, one of the puppies follows him home. Tom, being the cat that he is, doesn't want any sort of dog around.
    • Life With Tom
      Episode 22
      11/21/53
      9.8
      The third episode composed primarily of flashbacks, Tom settles down to read Jerry's book, entitled Life With Tom.
    • Two Little Indians
      Episode 21
      10/17/53
      9.9
      Scoutmaster Jerry has his hands full when two little orphans from the Bide-a-Wee Mouse Home come to stay with him. Outfitted in Indian feathers and diapers, the two little mice are quite bold and reckless, and end up getting bothMORE
    • Just Ducky
      Episode 20
      9/5/53
      9.8
      Six eggs of a mother duck have just hatched. Delighted, the mother duck goes swimming, with five of her ducklings close behind. But unfortunately, the last duckling can't swim, and becomes sad. Jerry finds it, and decides to teach itMORE
    • That's My Pup!
      Episode 19
      4/25/53
      9.8
      Spike and his son, Tyke, are watching Tom and Jerry's chasing antics. Spike then decides to teach Tyke on how to really be a dog. First lesson? Chasing cats. Object of the lesson? Tom, of course.

    • Johann Mouse
      Episode 18
      3/21/53
      9.9
      The narrator tells the story of a waltzing mouse named Johann (Jerry) who lives in Vienna in Johann Strauss' home. Tom tries to catch Jerry each time he's dancing to Johann Strauss' piano music, but when a day arrives inMORE

    • Jerry And Jumbo
      Episode 17
      2/21/53
      9.9
      It's nighttime, and a circus train is passing through town. But a baby elephant is sleeping too close to the edge of the car he's in, and tumbles out, rolls down the hill, into a house, and right into Tom'sMORE
    • The Missing Mouse
      Episode 16
      1/10/53
      10
      Tom is chasing Jerry as usual, when he knocks him into a wall. The radio then reports that a white mouse had escaped from a laboratory, and it had consumed enough explosives to blow up an entire city. At thatMORE
    • The Dog House
      Episode 15
      11/29/52
      9.9
      Spike is building a dog house of his very own. Though unfortunately for him, Tom and Jerry's chasing antics keep destroying his efforts over and over again...

    • Cruise Cat
      Episode 14
      10/18/52
      9.9
      A luxury cruise ship is bound for Honolulu, Hawaii, and Tom is the ship's mascot. The captain tells Tom that if he sees one mouse on the ship, he'll be kicked off and replaced with a new mascot. Of course,MORE
    • Push-Button Kitty
      Episode 13
      9/6/52
      10
      Mammy Two-Shoes is tired of Tom lazing around doing nothing. She soon gets a package that contains a robot cat, saying that it's going to replace Tom in the mouse catching business. Tom laughs at this until the robot catMORE
    • Fit To Be Tied
      Episode 12
      7/26/52
      9.8
      When Spike hurts his foot by stepping on a tack, Jerry pulls it out for him. Grateful, Spike repays him by giving him a bell, telling him to just ring it whenever he's in trouble. Felling confident with the protecting,MORE
    • Little Runaway
      Episode 11
      6/14/52
      9.5
      When a baby seal escapes from the circus, it's befriended by Jerry. Tom hears that there's a big reward for the return of the seal, so he tries to catch it, with Jerry doing his best to protect it.
    • Triplet Trouble
      Episode 10
      4/19/52
      10
      Tom is using Jerry as a paddle-ball, when the doorbell rings and Mammy Two-Shoes brings in three cute kittens. Mammy is about to go to the store to get some milk for them, when the kittens attempt to blow TomMORE
    • Smitten Kitten
      Episode 9
      4/12/52
      8.2
      Jerry gets annoyed when he sees Tom fall for a female cat once again. With the help of his evil self, he remembers all of Tom's past relationships and all of the trouble that they caused him.
    • 3/15/52
      10
      Taking place in medieval times, Tom is ordered by the tyrannical king to guard the banquet table with his life, especially from the Mouseketeers, or it's off with his head! The two Mouseketeers, Jerry and Nibbles, heard every word ofMORE
    • The Duck Doctor
      Episode 7
      2/16/52
      9.8
      It's the time of year for ducks to be migrating, and little Quacker is among them. Unfortunately, Tom is out hunting ducks, and manages to shoot Quacker's wing, causing him to fall. Delighted, Tom goes after him, but Jerry savesMORE
    • The Flying Cat
      Episode 6
      1/12/52
      9.8
      Tom is chasing both Jerry and the house canary, but the two go out of reach by taking refuge in the canary's birdhouse. Tom tries everything to get up to them, but everything fails, ultimately resulting in him crashing throughMORE
    • Cat Napping
      Episode 5
      12/8/51
      9.1
      It's a sunny day, and Tom walks out into the backyard with some lemonade and a pillow, ready to relax to his heart's content on a hammock. But when he finds out that Jerry is already sleeping there, he tossesMORE
    • Nit-Witty Kitty
      Episode 4
      10/6/51
      9.6
      Tom is chasing Jerry as usual, with Mammy Two-Shoes cheering him on. But when she attempts to crush Jerry herself by whacking him with a broom, she accidentally whacks Tom on the head instead. This causes Tom to suffer aMORE
    • Slicked-Up Pup
      Episode 3
      9/8/51
      9.9
      Spike is giving his son, Tyke, a bath. Once finished, he leaves him on the porch to go get some meat. But he doesn't go too far before Tom and Jerry's chasing antics cause Tyke to fall into the mudMORE

    • His Mouse Friday
      Episode 2
      7/7/51
      9.8
      When Tom becomes lost at sea, he washes up on a deserted island. On the island, he runs into Jerry, who's posing as a cannibal.
    • Sleepy-Time Tom
      Episode 1
      5/26/51
      8.9
      Tom and his friends come back from a night of partying. Exhausted, Tom falls asleep right on the windowsill. But when Mammy Two-Shoes catches him sleeping by daytime, she wakes him up, tells him to go on mouse patrol, andMORE
  • Season 1

    • Mouse in Manhattan
      Episode 61
      7/7/45
      9.8
      Jerry decides to move out of the country and into the big city. He writes a note for Tom, telling him about his departure. He arrives in the city to have bad luck everywhere he goes. Jerry sees that theMORE

    • Puttin' on the Dog
      Episode 60
      10/28/44
      9.6
      Tom is chasing Jerry as usual, but makes the big mistake of chasing him right into a dog pound. Tom barely escapes with his life. Knowing that he's safe there, Jerry relaxes with one of the dogs (Spike). Annoyed byMORE

    • Lonesome Mouse
      Episode 59
      3/7/11
      0.0

    • 5/6/44
      9.8
      Tom is chasing Jerry as usual until a telegram arrives. Interested, Tom goes to read it. Not understanding, he puts it back down and starts to walk away, but immediately reads it again, realizing that it states that he inheritedMORE

    • Jerry's Cousin
      Episode 57
      4/7/51
      9.9
      A bunch of alley cats are betting beaten to a pulp, and it's all at the hands of the super-strong Muscles Mouse. He also happens to be Jerry's cousin, and gets a telegram from Jerry asking for help on dealingMORE
    • 3/3/51
      9.7
      Tom is visiting his new friend, Goldy the Goldfish. At the same time, Tom hears a delicious recipe on the radio involving fish, and decides to cook it right away. So he runs over to Goldy, picks him up bowlMORE
    • Casanova Cat
      Episode 55
      1/6/51
      9.7
      Tom is once again trying to impress a female cat (Toodles). He forces Jerry to do embarrassing things a-plenty, which angers him to no end. As a result of this anger, Jerry calls Butch so that both him and Tom will have to battle it out for who gets Toodles.
    • Cue Ball Cat
      Episode 54
      11/25/50
      10
      In a pool room, Tom sets up a game of Pool to play by himself. But when his game disturbs Jerry, the chase begins again... only this time, it's pool ball style.
    • The Framed Cat
      Episode 53
      10/21/50
      9.8
      When Jerry gets framed for stealing a piece of chicken, Mammy Two-Shoes has Tom go after him. Angered by this, Jerry frames Tom for stealing Spike's bone... and the frame-ups continue as a result.

    • 9/16/50
      9.5
      Taking place in front of a huge audience at the Hollywood Bowl, Tom is conducting an orchestra. But Jerry wants to conduct it, too, resulting in a fight between the two rivals for the conductor's position.
    • Safety Second
      Episode 51
      7/1/50
      9.6
      It's the 4th of July, and Nibbles is looking forward to an exciting day with lots of fireworks. But Jerry is against this, considering safety first. Nibbles still sneaks out the fireworks anyway, which eventually leads to an explosive battle against Tom.
    • Jerry and the Lion
      Episode 50
      4/8/50
      9.8
      When Tom hears on the radio that a ferocious lion has escaped from the circus, he immediately shuts all the windows, grabs his gun, and prepares for the worst. Jerry hears this, too, and actually encounters the lion in theMORE
    • Texas Tom
      Episode 49
      3/11/50
      9.7
      It's the Texas desert, and Tom, Jerry, a female cat, and a bull are all involved in cowboy craziness.
    • 1/14/50
      9.9
      Mammy Two-Shoes goes out to play cards with some friends, so Tom calls his friends over for a party at the house. Unfortunately for Jerry, the partying disturbs him greatly, so he does his best get in contact with MammyMORE

    • Little Quacker
      Episode 47
      1/7/50
      9.1
      When Tom snatches a duck egg, he quickly cracks it open onto a frying pan in preparation to cook it. But instead of a yolk, a little duckling named Quacker pops out. Upon seeing that Tom is trying to cookMORE
    • Tennis Chumps
      Episode 46
      12/10/49
      9.8
      Tom is competing against Butch in a tennis tournament, but bad luck keeps falling upon the two throughout the game. Jerry, of course, decides to use this to his advantage.
    • Jerry's Diary
      Episode 45
      10/22/49
      9.4
      Tired of chasing Jerry, Tom settles down for the rest of the day, and happens to come across Jerry's diary. Going through it, clips of the two rivals' past adventures are shown.
    • Love That Pup
      Episode 44
      10/1/49
      9.9
      When chasing Jerry, Tom misses his target and mistakenly grabs Spike's son, Tyke, instead. After snatching his son back, Spike beats Tom to a pulp. Realizing that he's safe around them, Jerry cuddles up against the two dogs. Tom thenMORE
    • 9/3/49
      9.8
      Tom falls into a lake and sinks to the bottom. Once there, it's an underwater adventure as he attempts to catch a mermouse (Jerry), with various events happening along the way.

    • Heavenly Puss
      Episode 42
      7/9/49
      10
      Tom is chasing Jerry as usual, when during the chase, a piano comes tumbling down the stairs, smashing into Tom and killing him. Tom then floats up the gates of Heaven, but the gatekeeper refuses to let him through sinceMORE
    • 5/14/49
      9.8
      A woodpecker egg hatches after rolling up to Jerry's door. Jerry puts the woodpecker back in it's nest, but when the woodpecker notices Tom, it starts to head toward him...
    • The Little Orphan
      Episode 40
      4/30/49
      9.8
      Nibbles the Mouse is sent to Jerry's place by the Bide-a-Wee Mouse Home to spend Thanksgiving with him. The big Thanksgiving meal is all set up, and Jerry and Nibbles go to feast. But this wakes up Tom, and a battle soon ensures between the three.

    • Polka-Dot Puss
      Episode 39
      2/26/49
      10
      Mammy Two-Shoes is about to put Tom out for the night, but since there's a lightning storm going on, Tom fakes being sick in order to stay in. Mammy falls for it, and allows Tom to sleep indoors. Tom isMORE
    • Mouse Cleaning
      Episode 38
      12/11/48
      10
      Mammy Two-Shoes has finally finished cleaning the house, but Tom and Jerry's chasing antics get it all dirty again. Mammy cleans it up once more, then tells Tom that if the house is dirty yet again by the time sheMORE

    • Professor Tom
      Episode 37
      10/30/48
      9.7
      Tom is doing his best to teach a younger cat how to catch a mouse, but the youngster isn't able to focus very well. When Tom finally tells the young cat to do a test run by catching Jerry, theMORE
    • 9/18/48
      10
      Mammy Two-Shoes is being "attacked" by Jerry again, so she once more orders Tom to get rid of him. When he epically fails once again, Mammy decides that Tom is too old to work in the mouse-catching business anymore, andMORE
    • The Truce Hurts
      Episode 35
      7/17/48
      9.9
      Tired of fighting, Tom, Jerry, and Spike sign a truce to never harm each other again, and to be best buds. They do everything together, including protect each other from harm. That is... until they start to fight over a hunk of meat.

    • Kitty Foiled
      Episode 34
      6/1/48
      9.8
      Tom has finally caught Jerry and is about to eat him. But the house canary can't bare that and comes to Jerry's rescue. With that, Tom goes after the both of them, but the teamwork between Jerry and the canary outdoes Tom completely.
    • The Invisible Mouse
      Episode 33
      9/27/47
      9.5
      Tom is chasing Jerry as usual, when Jerry dives into a bottle of ink to hide. Not noticing, Tom dashes off in which he thinks is the direction the mouse went. When Jerry emerges from the bottle, he finds theMORE

    • 8/30/47
      9.9
      Mammy Two-Shoes is sick and tired of Jerry, period. So she enlists both Tom and Butch to catch him, saying that whichever cat is successful in the capture gets to stay in the house, and whoever fails gets kicked out along with Jerry.
    • Salt Water Tabby
      Episode 31
      7/12/47
      9.1
      Tom is ready to have some fun in the sun at the beach, and proceeds to woo a female cat (Toodles). But when he finds Jerry in a lunch basket, the chase begins again, with beach pranks galore.
    • 6/14/47
      9.8
      Jerry drinks a potion that makes him grow super-strong. He decides to go after Tom because this time, he's stronger. Once the potion wears off, Tom drinks some of it himself and grows bigger and super-strong. But he then immediatelyMORE
    • The Cat Concerto
      Episode 29
      4/26/47
      9.9
      Tom is on stage in front of a huge audience, about to play a piece on the piano. He gets off to a good start, but hitting the piano keys wakes up Jerry, who's sleeping inside the piano, and sendsMORE
    • Part Time Pal
      Episode 28
      3/15/47
      9.9
      Tom is told by his owner, Mammy Two-Shoes, to guard the refrigerator for the night and keep Jerry away from it, or else he'll be thrown out of the house. Upon hearing this, Jerry outwits Tom, but goes too far...MORE
    • Cat Fishin'
      Episode 27
      2/22/47
      9.6
      It's beautiful day at a lake... one that's surrounded by a fence that's plastered all over with "keep out" and "no fishing" signs. Not to mention the bulldog (Spike) who guards it. But that doesn't stop Tom, as he takesMORE
    • Solid Serenade
      Episode 26
      8/31/46
      9.8
      It's a moonlit night, and Tom wants to impress a cute female kitten (Toodles). So he brings a guitar, ties up Spike, the one guarding Toodles' property, and plays a serenade for Toodles. Unfortunately for Jerry, who happens to dwellMORE

    • Trap Happy
      Episode 25
      6/29/46
      9.8
      When Tom loses his patience with chasing Jerry constantly, he hires a mouse exterminator (Butch) to get rid of Jerry once and for all. Once Butch arrives, everything goes according to plan... but not for long. Jerry quickly gains theMORE
    • The Milky Waif
      Episode 24
      5/18/46
      9.6
      A baby mouse named Nibbles is sent to Jerry's mouse hole by the Bide-a-Wee Mouse Home with a request to take care of him. Since Nibbles is always hungry, particularly for milk, the two sneak over to a sleeping Tom'sMORE

    • 3/30/46
      9.7
      Tom is love with a white cat (Toodles) and does everything he can to please her. But Jerry is annoyed that Tom is ignoring him, so he sends a fake love letter to Butch that says it's from Toodles in order to break up the romance.
    • Quiet Please!
      Episode 22
      12/22/45
      9.9
      Tom is chasing Jerry as usual, but with all the ruckus, Spike can't get any sleep. At last, Spike grabs Tom by the collar and warns him that if he hears one more sound, he'll pulverize Tom. Upon listening toMORE
    • Flirty Birdy
      Episode 21
      9/22/45
      9.4
      Tom finally catches Jerry, but just when he's about to eat him, an eagle swoops in and snatches up Jerry for himself. Tom tries to get Jerry back, but the eagle won't allow it. So Tom comes up with aMORE

    • Tee for Two
      Episode 20
      7/21/45
      9.8
      Tom is at a gold course having fun golfing. But Jerry happens to live in one of the golf holes, and is annoyed whenever the golf ball falls on his head. Tom then decides to turn Jerry into a tee,MORE

    • Truce Hurts
      Episode 19
      3/7/11
      0.0
    • 5/5/45
      9.9
      Tom calls his girlfriend (Toots) on the phone and invites her over for dinner. She gladly accepts, and comes over quickly. Tom uses Jerry as a servant to serve all of the food. This annoys Jerry greatly, so he does his best to ruin the evening for Tom.
    • Mouse Trouble
      Episode 17
      11/23/44
      9.9
      Tom finally receives a book in the mail that he'd been waiting for called How to Catch a Mouse. He attempts all of the tricks in the book on Jerry, but every single one of them backfires.

    • Flying Sorceress
      Episode 16
      3/7/11
      0.0

    • The Bodyguard
      Episode 15
      7/22/44
      9.8
      In a heroic effort, Jerry rescues Spike from the dogcatcher. Delighted, Spike repays him by saying whenever he needs help, just whistle; then dashes off. Feeling pleased with himself, Jerry is walking along but runs into Tom, who quickly luresMORE


    • The Zoot Cat
      Episode 13
      2/26/44
      9.7
      Tom goes to the house of a female cat that he's in love with (Sheikie) to give her Jerry as a gift. But Sheikie not only denies the gift, she calls Tom names including corny, and slams the door inMORE
    • Baby Puss
      Episode 12
      12/25/43
      9.1
      A little girl dresses up Tom to look like a baby. Jerry thinks this is hilarious, so when the girl leaves, he whistles to three alley cats to come see in order to humiliate Tom.
    • 6/26/43
      9.6
      It's not an ordinary cat-and-mouse chase between Tom and Jerry now. This time, it's an all-out war! Using everything from hen grenades to cheese graders to wooden boards to dynamite to fireworks, Tom and Jerry battle each other to the very end...
    • The Lonesome Mouse
      Episode 10
      5/22/43
      9.2
      After being framed by Jerry for breaking a vase, Mammy Two-Shoes permanently kicks Tom out of the house. Jerry is overjoyed that he has finally won. He indulges in all of Tom's pleasures, such as his milk and bed. ButMORE
    • Sufferin' Cats!
      Episode 9
      1/16/43
      9.2
      Tom is chasing Jerry as usual, but Jerry runs straight into another cat (Meathead). Meathead wants to eat Jerry, but Tom steps in and snatches him back. The two cats fight each other over Jerry, as the clever mouse runsMORE

    • 10/10/42
      9.3
      Tom is chasing Jerry on a farm, and Jerry hides behind a hen. The hen gets startled when Tom comes running over to where Jerry is, so she gives Tom a barrage of pecks on the head. Jerry dresses himselfMORE
    • 7/18/42
      8.8
      Tom and Jerry are at a bowling alley. Tom attempts to run Jerry over with a bowling ball again and again, but misses with every attempt, also getting himself hurt in the process.
    • Puss 'n' Toots
      Episode 6
      5/30/42
      9.7
      Mammy Two-Shoes brings home a cute little female kitten whom Tom immediately becomes smitten with. Tom tries to act cool around the kitten and presents her with gifts, and who else would want to sabotage this but Jerry?
    • Dog Trouble
      Episode 5
      4/18/42
      9.5
      Tom is chasing Jerry again, when they run into a bulldog (Spike). Spike gets angry and starts to chase Tom and Jerry. So instead of chasing each other, they decide to team up for the time in order to get back at Spike.
    • Fraidy Cat
      Episode 4
      1/17/42
      9.1
      On the radio, Tom listens to The Witching Hour, a radio show that tells scary stories that almost give Tom a heart attack. After seeing Tom's reaction to the radio show, Jerry schemes a way to scare Tom some more.MORE
    • 12/6/41
      9.7
      It's Christmas Eve, and Jerry is playing around the Christmas Tree. Jerry accidentally wakes up Tom, and a chase begins, ultimately taking Jerry out into the snow, and Tom shutting him out. Tom starts to regret this, however, and at the same time, Jerry starts to freeze...
    • The Midnight Snack
      Episode 2
      7/19/41
      9.8
      Jerry decides to have a midnight snack, but Tom prevents that from happening and has a snack himself. Mammy Two-Shoes thinks it was only Jerry and orders Tom to go after him.

    • Puss Gets the Boot
      Episode 1
      2/10/40
      9.1
      Tom's owner, Mammy Two-Shoes, warns Tom that if he breaks one more thing, he'll be thrown outside. Jerry takes advantage of this threat and does everything he can to frame Tom by breaking multiple objects.

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