The Inspector





Prod. Notes:


February 1940 - 1967,  released theatrically

September 1965 - September 1972,  CBS

MGM studios




Tom ........................................................................................................ (silent)

Jerry ..................................................................................................... (silent)







The flagship cartoon from the veteran team of William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, Tom and Jerry featured an ever-dueling cat and mouse who never spoke. They first appeared in the 1940, theatrical short "Puss Gets The Boot" (in which Tom was called Jasper), and were an instant hit with audiences. Although initially intended as a one-shot cartoon, the pressure from distributors for more cat-and-mouse stories resulted in the development of the Tom and Jerry series.


The two had a familiar relationship - Tom chased Jerry and usually ended up being outsmarted by the plucky little mouse. A typical afternoon for the feuding pair: Tom, a gray cat with a devilish, Machiavellian glint in his eyes, and Jerry, a small, brown, cherubic yet cheeky mouse, chased each other around a kitchen, demolishing the ice box, ironing board, plate rail, a whole sink full of dishes and littering the floor with egg shells, dripping yolks and oozing jam. The kitchen battle waged on, its final outcome unknown to the participants. But to the people watching in the darkness of the theater, there was little doubt as to the identity of the victor - it would be the little mouse.


In 1965, the Tom and Jerry theatrical shorts came to television, packaged with episodes of Tex Avery's Barney Bear and Droopy. Even though their long-running theatrical career came to an end two years later, when MGM Studios closed their animation department for good, the feuding duo would not be resigned to cartoon limbo forever. In 1975, ABC tried another version, The Tom and Jerry/Grape Ape Show (this time created by Hanna-Barbera Studios). In 1980 they appeared along with new versions of their old friends Droopy, Barney the Bear and Spike and Slick, in The Tom and Jerry Comedy Show (with animation by Filmation), and appeared again several years later as younger versions of themselves in 1990's Tom and Jerry Kids.



Animated shorts:




Puss Gets the Boot




The Midnight Snack

The Night Before Christmas




Fraidy Cat

Dog Trouble

Puss 'n' Toots

The Bowling-Alley Cat

Fine Feathered Friend




Sufferin' Cats

The Lonesome Mouse

The Yankee Doodle Mouse

Baby Puss




The Zoot Cat

The Million Dollar Cat

The Bodyguard

Puttin' On the Dog

Mouse Trouble




The Mouse Comes to Dinner

Mouse in Manhattan

Tee For Two

Flirty Birdy

Quiet Please




Springtime for Thomas

The Milky Waif

Trap Happy

Solid Serenade




Cat Fishin'

Part Time Pal

The Cat Concerto

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse

Salt Water Tabby

A Mouse in the House

The Invisible Mouse




Kitty Foiled

The Truce Hurts

Old Rockin' Chair Tom

Professor Tom

Mouse Cleaning




Polka Do Puss

The Little Orphan

Hatch Up Your Troubles

Heavenly Puss

The Cat and The Mermouse

Love that Pup

Jerry's Diary

Tennis Chumps




Little Quacker

Saturday Evening Puss

Texas Tom

Jerry and the Lion

Safety Second

Tom and Jerry in the Hollywood Bowl

The Framed Cat

Cue Ball Cat




Casanova Cat

Jerry and the Goldfish

Jerry's Cousin

Sleepy-Time Tom

His Mouse Friday

Slicked-up Pup

Nit-witty Kitty

Cat Napping




The Flying Cat

The Duck Doctor

The Two Mouseketeers

Smitten Kitten

Triplet Touble

Little Runaway

Fit to be Tied

Push-Button Kitty

Cruise Cat

The Dog House




The Missing Mouse

Jerry and Jumbo

Johann Mouse

That's My Pup

Just Ducky

Two Little Indians

Life with Tom




Puppy Tale

Posse Cat

Hic-cup Pup

Little School Mouse

Baby Butch

Mice Follies

Neapolitan Mouse

Downhearted Duckling

Pet Peeve

Touche Pussy Cat




Southbound Duckling

Pup on a Picnic

Mouse for Sale

Designs on Jerry

Tom and Cherie

Smarty Cat

Pecos Pest

That's My Mommy




The Flying Sorceres

The Egg and Jerry

Busy Buddies

Muscle Beach Tom

Downbeat Bear

Blue Cat Blues

Barbecue Brawl




Tops with Pops

Timid Tabby

Feedin' the Kiddie

Mucho Mouse

Tom's Photo Finish




Happy Go Ducky

Royal Cat Nap

The Vanishing Duck

Robin Hoodwinked

Tot Watchers




Switchin' Kitten

Down and Outing

It's Greek to Me-ow




High Steaks

Mouse into Space

Landing Stripling

Calypso Cat

Dicky Moe

The Tom and Jerry Cartoon Kit

Tall in the Trap

Sorry Safari

Buddies Thicker Than Water

Carmen Get It!




Penthouse Mouse




The Cat Above and The Mouse Below

Is There a Doctor in the Mouse?

Much Ado About Mousing

Snowbody Loves Me

The Unshrinkable Jerry Mouse




Ah sweet Mouse-story of Life

Tom-ic Energy

Bad Day At Cat Rock

The Brothers Carry-Mouse-Off

Haunted Mouse

I'm Just Wild about Jerry

Of Feline Bondage

The Year of the Mouse

The Cat's Me-ouch




Duel Personality

Jerry, Jerry Quite Contrary

Jerry Go-Round

Love Me, Love My Mouse

Puss 'N' Boats

Filet Meow

Matinee Mouse

The A-Tom-Inable Snowman

Catty Cornered

Cat and Dupli-Cat

O-Solar Meow

Guided Mouse-Ille




Rock 'N' Rodent

Cannery Rodent

The Mouse from H.U.N.G.E.R.

Surf-Bored Cat

Shutter Bugged Cat

Advance and Be Mechanized

Purr-Chance to Dream





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