Tom and Jerry Spotlight Vol. 1

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1. 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: 1,325

2. 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: 822

3. 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: 918

4. 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: 941

5. 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: 966

6. 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: 885

7. 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: 1,503

8. 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: 895

9. 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: 814

10. 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: 1,539

11. 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: 882

12. 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: 1,101

13. 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: 989

14. 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: 3,596

15. 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: 967

16. 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: 913

17. 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: 822

18. 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: 869

19. 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: 1,297

20. 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: 1,278

21. Texas Tom (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Toots arrives at the ranch where Tom is tormenting Jerry, and Tom puts on all his best moves, though Jerry does his best to sabotage Tom.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Star: The King's Men

Votes: 835

22. Jerry and the Lion (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Jerry agrees to help an escaped circus lion, whose first need is food. But first they'll have to evade Tom, who heard the news bulletin and is armed with a shotgun.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Stars: Paul Frees, Frank Graham

Votes: 708

23. Tom and Jerry in the Hollywood Bowl (1950)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Tom is conducting a symphony at the Hollywood Bowl when Jerry comes out to "help" him.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 1,194

24. Jerry and the Goldfish (1951)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Tom, whose appetite was whetted by a radio cooking program, wants to make a meal out of the pet goldfish. Jerry, who is friends with the fish, does what he can to thwart their feline foe.

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

Votes: 669

25. Cue Ball Cat (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Tom is in a pool hall after hours; as he soon discovers, Jerry is sleeping in the corner pocket. Tom chases Jerry around the table and the rest of the pool hall.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 793

26. Slicked-up Pup (1951)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Spike has just washed his pup. Tom and Jerry's chase knocks him into a mud puddle. Spike makes Tom clean him up again and promise to keep him clean which of course is Jerry's opening to get Tom in trouble.

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

Votes: 610

27. Jerry's Cousin (1951)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

When Tom's harassment gets out of hand, Jerry writes to his Cousin Muscles, a tough inner city mouse, and asks for his help.

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

Votes: 987

28. Cat Napping (1951)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Tom's getting ready to settle into the hammock, but Jerry has beat him to it and the battle begins.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 565

29. The Flying Cat (1952)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

When Jerry befriends a canary Tom finds it necessary to construct a makeshift pair of wings.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 685

30. The Two Mouseketeers (1952)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

This Tom and Jerry cartoon is set in 17th century France. Tom, who is a soldier in the King's castle, is assigned to guard the food laid out on a banquet table. Jerry and a smaller mouse ... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Star: Francoise Brun-Cottan

Votes: 1,140

31. Smitten Kitten (1952)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Tom's in love again, and Jerry's devil conscience reminds him of times this has happened in the past (which, of course, we see, in the form of clips from earlier shorts), and how that's ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 473

32. Johann Mouse (1953)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

At the home of Austrian composer Johann Strauss, lived Johann Mouse. Whenever the composer played his waltzes, the mouse would dance to the music, unable to control himself. One day, when ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,109

33. Two Little Indians (1953)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The Bide-a-wee Mouse Home sends two orphans over for a hike with Scoutmaster Jerry. Trouble is, the orphans, dressed as Indians, want to shoot arrows and tomahawk-chop everything in sight, ... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 538

34. Baby Butch (1954)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

An alley cat disguises himself as an abandoned baby in order to con his way inside the house of Tom and Jerry.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 617

35. Designs on Jerry (1955)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Tom designs a better mousetrap that would have made Rube Goldberg jealous. While he sleeps, the mouse that Tom drew wakes Jerry and they get chased by the cat Tom drew. As Tom awakes, they ... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 550

36. Mice Follies (1954)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Jerry and his friends flood the kitchen, then use the freezer to turn it into a skating rink. Even though Tom finds a pair of ice skates, the mice have no problem out maneuvering him.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 660

37. Pecos Pest (1955)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Jerry's eccentric uncle, Pecos, a Texas mouse, comes to spend the night with him before his musical performance on television the next day. He decides to rehearse with his guitar for the ... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Stars: Daws Butler, Shug Fisher

Votes: 635

38. Touché, Pussy Cat! (1954)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Musketeer Jerry's old friend, François Mouse, sends his son for training. But when Jerry has to save the tyke from a run-in with Tom, the little one is sent packing until he manages to save Jerry.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Star: Francoise Brun-Cottan

Votes: 650

39. The Flying Sorceress (1956)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

After Tom's mistress orders him to clean up the mess he made while chasing Jerry, Tom spies an ad for a cat needed as companion to an old lady. Tom leaves this inhospitable atmosphere for a... See full summary »

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

Votes: 458

40. Blue Cat Blues (1956)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

As Tom prepares to commit suicide, Jerry recounts the cat's hopeless lover's pursuit of the opportunistic lady that led to this.

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

Votes: 634



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