1940[edit | edit source]

Title Date Notes
Puss Gets the Boot February 10 Tom is known as "Jasper" in this short. Jerry is unnamed in this short, but is officially known as Jinx. First appearances of Tom, Jerry and Mammy Two Shoes. First cartoon to get nominated for Academy Award for Short Subjects, Cartoons. First "Hanna Barbera" Tom and Jerry cartoon. Also the first Tom and Jerry theatrical short from the 20th century.

1941[edit | edit source]

Title Date Notes
The Midnight Snack July 19 First Tom and Jerry cartoon in which the characters are so named. The first "official" Tom and Jerry cartoon, as its "prequel" originally meant to be an one-shot cartoon.
The Night Before Christmas December 6 Nominated for Academy Award for Short Subjects, Cartoons. This is the first (and only) Christmas-related cartoon in the original HB series.

1942[edit | edit source]

Title Date Notes
Fraidy Cat January 17
Dog Trouble April 18 First appearance of Spike.
Puss n' Toots May 30 First appearance of a love interest for Tom.
The Bowling Alley-Cat July 18
Fine Feathered Friend October 10

1943[edit | edit source]

Title Date Notes
Sufferin' Cats! January 16 First appearance of Meathead.
The Lonesome Mouse May 22 The first cartoon in which Tom and Jerry talk.
The Yankee Doodle Mouse June 26 First cartoon to win an Academy Award for Short Subjects, Cartoons.[1]Template:Rp.
Baby Puss December 25 First appearances of Butch and Topsy. First and only appearance of Nancy. First cartoon to use "An MGM Tom and Jerry Cartoon" end titles.

1944[edit | edit source]

Title Date Notes
The Zoot Cat February 26
The Million Dollar Cat May 6 The first time Tom defeats Jerry.
The Bodyguard July 22 Spike speaks for the first time.
Puttin' on the Dog October 28
Mouse Trouble December 23 Won an Academy Award for Short Subjects, Cartoons.

1945[edit | edit source]

Title Date Notes
The Mouse Comes to Dinner May 5
Mouse in Manhattan July 7
Tee for Two July 21
Flirty Birdy September 22
Quiet Please! December 22 Won an Academy Award for Short Subjects, Cartoons.[1]Template:Rp

1946[edit | edit source]

Title Date Notes
Springtime for Thomas March 30 First appearance of Toodles Galore.
First appearance of a love interest for Jerry.
The Milky Waif May 18 First appearance of Nibbles.
Trap Happy June 29 First cartoon to credit Fred Quimby.
Solid Serenade August 31

1947[edit | edit source]

Title Date Notes
Cat Fishin' February 22
Part Time Pal March 15
The Cat Concerto April 26 Won an Academy Award for Short Subjects, Cartoons.[1]Template:Rp
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse June 14 Nominated for Academy Award for Short Subjects, Cartoons.
Salt Water Tabby July 12
A Mouse in the House August 30
The Invisible Mouse September 27

1948[edit | edit source]

Title Date Notes
Kitty Foiled June 1 First appearance of the Canary.
The Truce Hurts July 17
Old Rockin' Chair Tom September 18 First appearance of Lightning.
Professor Tom October 30
Mouse Cleaning December 11 This was one of two Tom and Jerry cartoons to be omitted from the final Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection due to politically incorrect content. Casanova Cat (1951) is the other. Available on the UK DVD set entitled Tom and Jerry - The Complete Classic Collection.

1949[edit | edit source]

# Title Date Notes
039 Polka-Dot Puss February 26
040 The Little Orphan April 23 Won an Academy Award for Short Subjects, Cartoons.
041 Hatch Up Your Troubles May 14 Nominated for Academy Award for Short Subjects, Cartoons.
042 Heavenly Puss July 9
043 The Cat and the Mermouse September 3
044 Love That Pup October 1 First appearance of Tyke.
045 Jerry's Diary October 22 Compilation film, contains footage from Tee for Two, Mouse Trouble, Solid Serenade and The Yankee Doodle Mouse.
046 Tennis Chumps December 10

1950[edit | edit source]

Title Date Notes
Little Quacker January 7 First appearance of Quacker.
Saturday Evening Puss January 14
Texas Tom March 11
Jerry and the Lion April 8
Safety Second July 1 First cartoon to use the "Made in Hollywood, U.S.A." phrase on the end titles.
Tom and Jerry in the Hollywood Bowl September 16
The Framed Cat October 21
Cue Ball Cat November 25

1951[edit | edit source]

Title Date Notes
Casanova Cat January 6 This was one of two Tom and Jerry cartoons to be omitted from the final Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection due to politically incorrect content. Mouse Cleaning (1948) is the other. Available on the UK DVD set entitled Tom and Jerry - The Complete Classic Collection.
Jerry and the Goldfish March 3
Jerry's Cousin April 7 Nominated for Academy Award for Short Subjects, Cartoons.
Sleepy-Time Tom May 26
His Mouse Friday July 7 Rarely shown on US television due to politically incorrect content. Available on Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection, Volume 3, but the print on this release crops out the small pygmy at the end. Also available on the VHS tape Tom and Jerry on Parade, but the print used on this tape mutes out all of the cannibals' dialog.
Slicked-up Pup September 8
Nit-Witty Kitty October 6
Cat Napping December 8 First appearance of the Ants.

1952[edit | edit source]

Title Date Notes
The Flying Cat January 12
The Duck Doctor February 16
The Two Mouseketeers March 15 Won Academy Award for Short Subjects, Cartoons.[1] First "Mouseketeers" series cartoon.
Smitten Kitten April 12 Compilation film, contains footage from Salt Water Tabby, The Mouse Comes to Dinner, Texas Tom and Solid Serenade.
Triplet Trouble April 19
Little Runaway June 14
Fit to Be Tied July 26
Push-Button Kitty September 6 Final appearance of Mammy Two Shoes.
Cruise Cat October 18 Contains footage from Texas Tom.
The Dog House November 29

1953[edit | edit source]

Title Date Notes
The Missing Mouse January 10 Only Tom and Jerry cartoon scored by Edward Plumb.
Jerry and Jumbo February 21
Johann Mouse March 21 Last cartoon to win an Academy Award for Short Subjects, Cartoons.[1]Template:Rp
That's My Pup! April 25
Just Ducky September 5
Two Little Indians October 17
Life with Tom November 21 Compilation film, contains footage from Cat Fishin', The Little Orphan and Kitty Foiled. Final appearance of the Canary.

1954[edit | edit source]

Title Date Notes
Puppy Tale January 23
Posse Cat January 30
Hic-cup Pup April 17
Little School Mouse May 29
Baby Butch August 14
Mice Follies September 4
Neapolitan Mouse October 2
Downhearted Duckling November 13
Pet Peeve November 20 Produced simultaneously in both "Academy Ratio" (1.37:1) and in CinemaScope (2.55:1). First appearance of George.
Touché, Pussy Cat! December 18 Produced simultaneously in both "Academy Ratio" and CinemaScope. Last cartoon to get nominated for Academy Award for Short Subjects, Cartoons. Mouseketeer series. The prequel to The Two Mouseketeers.

1955[edit | edit source]

Title Date Notes
Southbound Duckling March 12 Produced simultaneously in both Academy Ratio and CinemaScope.
Pup on a Picnic April 30 Produced simultaneously in both Academy Ratio and CinemaScope.
Mouse for Sale May 21 First appearance of Joan
Designs on Jerry September 2
Tom and Chérie September 9 Produced in CinemaScope. Mouseketeer series.
Smarty Cat October 14 Compilation film, contains footage from Solid Serenade, Cat Fishin' and Fit to Be Tied.
Pecos Pest November 11 Final Tom and Jerry cartoon released in a Academy Ratio. All subsequent directed Hanna-Barbera cartoons were released in CinemaScope. Final Tom and Jerry cartoon with Fred Quimby as producer.
That's My Mommy November 19 Produced in CinemaScope. First Tom and Jerry cartoon with William Hanna and Joseph Barbera as producers.

1956[edit | edit source]

(All cartoons produced in CinemaScope)

Title Date Notes
The Flying Sorceress January 27 Produced in CinemaScope
The Egg and Jerry March 23 Produced in CinemaScope.
CinemaScope remake of Hatch Up Your Troubles.
Busy Buddies May 4 Produced in CinemaScope. First appearance of Jeannie the baby-sitter.
Muscle Beach Tom September 7 Produced in CinemaScope.
Down Beat Bear October 21 Produced in CinemaScope.
Blue Cat Blues November 16 Produced in CinemaScope.
Barbecue Brawl December 14 Produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo. Final appearance of the Ants.

1957[edit | edit source]

(All cartoons produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo)

Title Date Notes
Tops with Pops February 22 Produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo. CinemaScope remake of Love That Pup.
Give and Tyke March 29 Produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo. The spin-off of Tom and Jerry; only Spike and Tyke appear.
Timid Tabby April 19 Produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo.
Feedin' the Kiddie June 7 Produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo. CinemaScope remake of The Little Orphan.
Scat Cats July 26 Produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo. The spin-off of Tom and Jerry; only Spike, Tyke, Butch, Meathead and Topsy appear. Final appearances of Tyke, Topsy and Meathead.
Mucho Mouse September 6 Produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo.
Tom's Photo Finish November 1 Produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo.

1958[edit | edit source]

(All cartoons produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo)

Title Date Notes
Happy Go Ducky JanuaryTemplate:Nbsp3 Produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo.
Royal Cat Nap March 7 Produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo. Final Mouseketeer series cartoon.
The Vanishing Duck May 2 Produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo. Final appearances of Quacker and George.
Robin Hoodwinked June 6 Produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo. Final appearance of Tuffy.
Tot Watchers August 1 Produced in CinemaScope and Perspecta Stereo. Last Tom and Jerry cartoon produced at the original MGM cartoon studio before it shut down in 1957. Final appearances of Joan, Jeannie, and the baby.

1961–1962: Gene Deitch/Rembrandt Films cartoons[edit | edit source]

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

1961[edit | edit source]

Title Date Notes
Switchin' Kitten September 7 First "Gene Deitch" Tom and Jerry cartoon. Last appearance of Lightning.
Down and Outing October 26 First appearance of Clint Clobber.
It's Greek to Me-ow December 7

1962[edit | edit source]

Title Date Notes
High Steaks January 1
Mouse Into Space February 1
Landing Stripling April 1
Calypso Cat June 1 ^
Dicky Moe July 1
The Tom and Jerry Cartoon Kit August 1
Tall in the Trap September 1
Sorry Safari October 1 Last appearance of Clint Clobber.
Buddies Thicker Than Water November 1
Carmen Get It! December 1 Final "Gene Deitch" Tom and Jerry cartoon.

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

The following 34 cartoons were produced by Sib Tower 12 Productions (renamed MGM Animation/Visual Arts after 1967) in Hollywood, California. All shorts were released to theaters by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and are produced by Chuck Jones. Directors for each short are listed. They were all were released on DVD in 2009 as Tom and Jerry, The Chuck Jones Collection.

1963[edit | edit source]

Title Date Notes
Pent-House Mouse July 27 First "Chuck Jones" Tom and Jerry cartoon.

1964[edit | edit source]

Title Date Notes
The Cat Above and the Mouse Below January 1 (Jones)
Is There a Doctor in the Mouse? January 22 (Jones, Maurice Noble)
Much Ado About Mousing January 29 (Jones, Noble)
Snowbody Loves Me February 11 (Jones, Noble)
The Unshrinkable Jerry Mouse September 2 (Jones, Noble)

1965[edit | edit source]

Title Date Notes
Ah, Sweet Mouse-Story of Life January 3 (Jones, Noble)
Tom-ic Energy January 11 (Jones, Noble)
Bad Day at Cat Rock January 24 (Jones, Noble)
The Brothers Carry-Mouse-Off February 22 (Jim Pabian, Noble)
Haunted Mouse March 29 (Jones, Noble)
I'm Just Wild About Jerry April 5 (Jones, Noble)
Of Feline Bondage April 26 (Jones)
The Year of the Mouse May 17 (Jones, Noble)
The Cat's Me-Ouch! December 22 (Jones, Noble)

1966[edit | edit source]

Title Date Notes
Duel Personality January 8 (Jones, Noble); First Chuck Jones T&J cartoon scored by Dean Elliott
Jerry, Jerry, Quite Contrary January 14 (Jones, Noble)
Jerry-Go-Round January 20 (Jones, Noble)
Love Me, Love My Mouse February 14 ^Final appearance of the love interest for Tom.
The final appearence of Toodles Galore. (Jones, Ben Washam)
Puss 'n' Boats March 21 (Abe Levitow) ; First Chuck Jones T&J cartoon scored by Carl Brandt
Filet Meow April 18 ^^Final appearance of the love interest for Jerry.(Levitow)
Matinee Mouse May 9 Compilation film, contains footage from Love That Pup, The Flying Sorceress, Professor Tom, The Missing Mouse and The Truce Hurts. (Tom Ray, William Hanna, Joseph Barbera)
The A-Tom-Inable Snowman June 20 (Levitow)
Catty-Cornered September 10 (Levitow)

1967[edit | edit source]

Title Date Notes
Cat and Dupli-cat January 16 (Jones, Noble)
O-Solar Meow January 29 (Levitow)
Guided Mouse-ille February 3 (Levitow)
Rock 'n' Rodent March 22 (Levitow)
Cannery Rodent April 16 (Jones, Noble)
The Mouse from H.U.N.G.E.R. May 7 (Levitow)
Surf-Bored Cat June 4 (Levitow)
Shutter Bugged Cat June 18 Last compilation film, contains footage from Part Time Pal, The Yankee Doodle Mouse, Nit-Witty Kitty, Johann Mouse, Heavenly Puss and Designs on Jerry. (Ray, Hanna, Barbera)
Advance and Be Mechanized August 29 (Washam)
Purr-Chance to Dream September 7 (Washam) Final "Chuck Jones" Tom and Jerry cartoon. Also the last Tom and Jerry theatrical short from the 20th century.

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

2001[edit | edit source]

Title Date Notes
The Mansion Cat April 8 Directed by Karl Toerge. Made-for-TV short.

2005: Warner Bros. Animation cartoon[edit | edit source]

2005[edit | edit source]

Title Date Notes
The Karate Guard September 27 Directed by Joseph Barbera and Spike Brandt. Final appearances of Tom, Jerry, Butch, and Spike.

References[edit | edit source]

All items (2)

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.