Tom and Jerry - 1940-1967

by Stephen_Klein | created - 02 Sep 2018 | updated - 03 Sep 2018 | Public

A complete list of Tom and Jerry animated shorts, from the Hanna-Barbera era that began in 1940, to the brief Gene Deitch era in 1961, and finally the Chuck Jones era beginning in 1963.

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1. Puss Gets the Boot (1940)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Tom (Jasper) gets told that if he breaks one more thing he is getting thrown out, so Jerry tries his best to make Jasper "Get the Boot".

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna, Rudolf Ising | Star: Lillian Randolph

Votes: 1,644

2. The Midnight Snack (1941)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Jerry's raiding the fridge, carrying off a giant wedge of cheese. Tom's feeling playful, so he piles the cheese high with dishes, builds a set of bread-slice steps, and ends them on a ... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna, Rudolf Ising | Star: Lillian Randolph

Votes: 1,208

3. The Night Before Christmas (1941)

Passed | 9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Well, a mouse *is* stirring... And he's having fun playing with the toys, until he mistakes Tom for a stuffed toy and wakes him up.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna, Rudolf Ising | Stars: The Debutantes, Frank Graham, The King's Men

Votes: 1,571

4. Fraidy Cat (1942)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Tom hears a ghost story on the radio and is spooked by it; Jerry notices this and takes advantage of it, using a variety of tricks to scare Tom.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna, Rudolf Ising | Stars: William Hanna, Lillian Randolph, Martha Wentworth

Votes: 878

5. Dog Trouble (1942)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Tom's chasing Jerry when he runs, literally, right into the sleeping (and quite nasty) dog later known as Spike. Spike chases Tom up a lamp; Jerry's quite amused, until Spike turns on him ... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna, Michael Lah | Star: Lillian Randolph

Votes: 1,054

6. Puss n' Toots (1942)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Tom is playing with Jerry when someone delivers a cute lady cat for Mammy to take care of. Tom is smitten at first sight, and primps a bit. He offers a fish and a canary, but she's not ... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna, Michael Lah | Star: Lillian Randolph

Votes: 918

7. The Bowling Alley-Cat (1942)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

As the title implies, Tom and Jerry are in a bowling alley. Both spend a lot of time sliding on the well-polished lanes. Eventually, Jerry takes up residence among the pins and Tom tries to bowl him down.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 1,039

8. Fine Feathered Friend (1942)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Jerry takes advantage of a rather mean tempered hen (that looks suspiciously like a rooster) to hide from Tom.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 907

9. Sufferin' Cats! (1943)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Tom and another cat fight over Jerry.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Star: Frank Graham

Votes: 828

10. The Lonesome Mouse (1943)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Jerry crashes a vase onto Tom's head, which gets Mammy to throw Tom out. Jerry revels in his freedom, among other things turning Tom's picture into a Hitler caricature then spitting on it. ... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Stars: William Hanna, Harry Lang, Lillian Randolph

Votes: 939

11. The Yankee Doodle Mouse (1943)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Action

In honor of the U.S. military during WWII, Tom and Jerry do battle in the basement, using household items as war weapons and vehicles.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 1,330

12. Baby Puss (1943)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Tom is dressed up and treated like a baby by the little girl of the house, and he hates it aside from the bottle of milk, that is. Jerry brings in some alley cats, who tease Tom.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Stars: Sara Berner, William Hanna, The King's Men, Harry Lang

Votes: 925

13. The Zoot Cat (1944)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

"Square" Tom becomes the coolest cat of all when he puts on homemade green and orange zoot suit,

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Stars: Sara Berner, Billy Bletcher, William Hanna

Votes: 948

14. The Million Dollar Cat (1944)

Not Rated | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Tom inherits $1,000,000 from an eccentric aunt on the condition that he not harm any living thing - even a mouse. And guess which mouse keeps following him around and pointing this out to him?

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Star: William Hanna

Votes: 975

15. The Bodyguard (1944)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Spike the bulldog, grateful to Jerry for getting him out of the dogcatcher's van, offers to help the little mouse any time he whistles. Tom, Jerry's feline tormentor, seeks to overcome this new disadvantage.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Star: Billy Bletcher

Votes: 893

16. Puttin' on the Dog (1944)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Jerry runs into a dog pound (and right on top of a napping Spike) to escape a rather mangy-looking Tom. To avoid being ripped to shreds, Tom borrows the head of a nearby dog statue. This ... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 893

17. Mouse Trouble (1944)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Tom's new book on "how to catch a mouse" doesn't prove too helpful against Jerry; actually, Jerry seems to make better use of it than Tom.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Star: Harry Lang

Votes: 1,512

18. The Mouse Comes to Dinner (1945)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Tom invites Toots to an elegant dinner. However, he's made the mistake of trying to put Jerry to work, as a serving boy, a corkscrew, and other tasks. Jerry puts up with a little of this, ... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Stars: Sara Berner, William Hanna, Lillian Randolph

Votes: 940

19. Mouse in Manhattan (1945)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Jerry Mouse gets tired of living the country life and decides to head to the big city. However, the experience doesn't turn out quite like Jerry had expected.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 1,209

20. Tee for Two (1945)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

While golfing, Tom puts Jerry to work as a tee, but Jerry intentionally messes things up.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 905

21. Flirty Birdy (1945)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Tom is all set to eat Jerry when a hawk swoops down and grabs Jerry. To get Jerry back, Tom poses as a female hawk and quickly finds his new lover to be more than he bargained for.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 820

22. Quiet Please! (1945)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The bulldog wants to take a nap. Tom wants to chase Jerry around the house. Naps and noise don't mix, and so the bulldog threatens Tom to keep quiet or else.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Stars: Billy Bletcher, William Hanna

Votes: 1,550

23. Springtime for Thomas (1946)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

It's spring, and Tom is much more interested in the female cat next door than in Jerry.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Star: Frank Graham

Votes: 892

24. The Milky Waif (1946)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Jerry finds himself in charge of a foundling mouse called Nibbles, who is eager to steal milk from Tom's bowl and oblivious to the danger.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Star: Lillian Randolph

Votes: 893

25. Trap Happy (1946)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Tom calls the exterminators, but they send a cat, who despite his various tools, doesn't fare much better than Tom usually does.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Star: Dick Nelson

Votes: 908

26. Solid Serenade (1946)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Tom's love song (Is You Is, or Is You Ain't My Baby) to his girlfriend Toots wakes up Jerry, so he unties Spike (Tom had tied him up).

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Buck Woods

Votes: 1,109

27. Cat Fishin' (1947)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Tom is a feline fisherman, Jerry is his live bait, and Spike is the bulldog guarding the lake.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 998

28. Part Time Pal (1947)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Tom becomes Jerry's friend after falling into a barrel of cider while chasing him.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Stars: Harry Lang, Lillian Randolph

Votes: 837

29. The Cat Concerto (1947)

Passed | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Jerry is determined to disrupt Tom's concert while Tom fights him with the piano without missing a single note.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 3,611

30. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse (1947)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Tom, sick of Jerry stealing the milk out of his bowl, poisons it. Instead of killing the mouse, the potion transforms him into a muscular beast.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 1,299

31. Salt Water Tabby (1947)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

It's a grand day at the beach for Tom and his girlfriend Toots - that is, until Jerry shows up (and, for a while, gets a rather vicious crab involved as well).

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 830

32. A Mouse in the House (1947)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mammy Two-Shoes tells Tom and Butch that the cat who gets rid of the icebox-raiding, breadbox-invading mouse (Jerry) is the one who can stay.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Star: Lillian Randolph

Votes: 885

33. The Invisible Mouse (1947)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Tom chases Jerry into a bottle of invisible ink, and Jerry then proceeds to have fun torturing Tom.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 877

34. Kitty Foiled (1948)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Tom subjects Jerry to his usual harassment; but the cat finds a new enemy, and the mouse finds a new friend, in the canary of the house.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 972

35. The Truce Hurts (1948)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Tom, Jerry, and Butch sign a peace treaty.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Stars: William Hanna, Billy Bletcher

Votes: 921

36. Old Rockin' Chair Tom (1948)

Passed | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mammy Two-Shoes replaces Tom with a younger cat who is a lightning-quick mouser. Tom and Jerry form an alliance in order to get rid of this dangerous newcomer.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Star: Lillian Randolph

Votes: 872

37. Professor Tom (1948)

Passed | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Tom, complete with mortarboard, is teaching a kitten the basics: "cats chase mice." But Jerry keeps subverting this lesson at every opportunity, adding his own phrases, like "cats and mice ... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 874

38. Mouse Cleaning (1948)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mammy Two-Shoes threatens to throw Tom out of the house if he makes a mess. Jerry sees an opportunity to rid himself of his feline nemesis.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Star: Lillian Randolph

Votes: 727

39. Polka-Dot Puss (1949)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Family, Short

Tom pretends to have a cold in order to trick Mammy into letting him stay inside for the night. Jerry tricks Tom by making him think he really is sick - with the measles.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Star: Lillian Randolph

Votes: 808

40. The Little Orphan (1948)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Short, Animation

The Bide-a-Wee Mouse Home has sent the orphan mouse, Nibbles, to spend Thanksgiving with Jerry. But Jerry's cupboard is bare, and Nibbles is always hungry. They start by raiding Tom's milk ... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 1,304

41. Hatch Up Your Troubles (1949)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A baby woodpecker mistakes Jerry for his mother. The mouse rejects the newly hatched bird but soon finds himself protecting it against his feline nemesis, Tom.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 871

42. Heavenly Puss (1949)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Tom is "killed" while chasing Jerry (as usual). He goes to heaven and meets the cat who meets dead cats boarding the "Heavenly Express." Tom is given one hour to have Jerry sign a letter of... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Daws Butler

Votes: 1,288

43. The Cat and the Mermouse (1949)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A day at the beach. Tom wants to lay in the sand, but his rest is disturbed by Jerry, who walks by to go fishing. Tom ends up falling off the end of the pier as he chases Jerry and lands ... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 783

44. Love That Pup (1949)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

When a bulldog threatens Tom to keep away from his puppy, Jerry realizes that sticking close to the boy is the best way to keep away his feline tormentor. But Tom is not about to let the mouse evade him so easily.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Star: Daws Butler

Votes: 547

45. Jerry's Diary (1949)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The kiddie radio host, Uncle Dudley, reminds his listeners that it is "Be Kind to Animals" week. Tom resolves to be kind to his mouse-nemesis, Jerry, but the cat changes his mind after sneaking a look at Jerry's diary.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Star: Joseph Forte

Votes: 753

46. Tennis Chumps (1949)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Tom plays championship tennis against a cigar-smoking bully, but both cats find themselves battling Tom's much-abused lackey, Jerry Mouse, for the trophy.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 631

47. Little Quacker (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Tom steals an egg from a mother's nest, cracks it over a frying pan and then discovers he can have roast duck. But the uncooperative hatchling runs away from the cat and into a mouse hole, where he finds an able protector in Jerry.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Star: Red Coffey

Votes: 857

48. Saturday Evening Puss (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

While Mammy Two-Shoes enjoys her evening with the Lucky Seven Saturday Night Bridge Club, Tom and his friends have a party in the house. Jerry, unable to sleep, emerges from his mouse hole to stop it.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Stars: William Hanna, Lillian Randolph

Votes: 785

49. Texas Tom (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy