DISCOVER--the Tom and Jerry cartoons worth watching

Perhaps the world's funniest and most famous animated comedy duo (rivalled only by Tweety and Sylvester), Tom and Jerry are also surely the most maligned, mistreated, and misunderstood. Broadcasters and distributors alike seem unable to tell the difference between the original classics by Bill Hanna and Joseph Barbera, and the dreadful follow-ups perpetrated by Gene Deitch, Chuck Jones, and television, and most broadcasts and compilation videos and DVDs feature a charmless and confusing mix of good and bad. To add injury to insult, the early and best ones have been subjected to cultural and artistic vandalism over the years by humourless fascists imposing faddish and misguided transitory contemporary views on work they disrespect and misunderstand. (See the reviews for the three Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collections on Amazon U.S. for further details).

This is gradually being rectified by outraged public pressure, although current owners Warners, who inherited the series from the equally disrespectful MGM, still insist on insulting both the makers and the audience by labelling elements of the humour racist, with pompous lectures and 'warnings' on the DVDs.

It was not racist to portray the world as it actually was in cartoon form. The series mocked Hitler along with the rest of the free world, and the infamous blackface gags were not hateful, as any fool can see. Despite the violence and the fighting, the Tom and Jerry cartoons glow with love. To remove or 'modify' Lillian Randolph's wonderful characature of the black maid is a racist act in itself. Is Elmer Fudd considered an affront to white people? Will the lisps, stutters, and moron-level stupidity of cartoon characters be the next to go, as potential incitement to taking offence? What will the next owners of The Simpsons, South Park, or Family Guy see fit to 'correct' or 'modify' in fifty years time? Don't be tempted to consider these remarks an over-reaction; there have already been plans to remove the scraggy cigarettes from the mouths of Tom's loutish friends.

Anyhow--we mustn't let these buffoons ruin our pleasure with anger. Listed below, in chronological order, are nearly a hundred of the finest cartoons ever made, overflowing with a love and understanding of human nature the humourless robots referred to above can never understand or appreciate. There aren't many--okay, any--omissions until we reach the mid-'50s, when almost everybody began to lose the plot. Bill and Joe made 114 Tom and Jerry cartoons between 1939 and 1959; that 94 made it into my list is a batting average anyone can be proud of. Their legacy is immense, and dwarfs the meddlers.

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1.
Puss Gets the Boot (1940 Short Film)
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Tom (Jasper) gets told that if he breaks one more thing he is getting thrown out, Jerry Tried his best to make the Jasper "Get the Boot". (9 mins.)
 
2.
The Midnight Snack (1941 Short Film)
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Jerry's raiding the fridge, carrying off a giant wedge of cheese. Tom's feeling playful, so he piles the cheese high with dishes... (9 mins.)
 
3.
The Night Before Christmas (1941 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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. (9 mins.)
 
4.
Fraidy Cat (1942 Short Film)
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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. (8 mins.)
 
5.
Dog Trouble (1942 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Tom's chasing Jerry when he runs, literally, right into the sleeping (and quite nasty) dog later known as Spike... (8 mins.)
 
6.
Puss n' Toots (1942 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Tom is playing with Jerry when someone delivers a cute lady cat for Mammy to take care of. Tom is smitten at first sight... (7 mins.)
 
7.
The Bowling Alley-Cat (1942 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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. (8 mins.)
 
8.
Fine Feathered Friend (1942 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Jerry takes advantage of a rather mean tempered hen (that looks suspiciously like a rooster) to hide from Tom. (8 mins.)
 
9.
Sufferin' Cats! (1943 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Tom and another cat fight over Jerry. (8 mins.)
 
10.
The Lonesome Mouse (1943 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Jerry crashes a vase onto Tom's head, which gets Mammy to throw Tom out. Jerry revels in his freedom... (8 mins.)
 
11.
The Yankee Doodle Mouse (1943 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In honor of the U.S. military during WWII, Tom and Jerry do battle in the basement using household items as either war weapons or vehicles. (8 mins.)
 
12.
Baby Puss (1943 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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. (8 mins.)
 
13.
The Zoot Cat (1944 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
"Square" Tom becomes the coolest cat of all when he puts on homemade green and orange zoot suit, (7 mins.)
 
14.
The Million Dollar Cat (1944 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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? (7 mins.)
 
15.
The Bodyguard (1944 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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. (7 mins.)
 
16.
Puttin' on the Dog (1944 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Jerry runs into a dog pound (and right on top of a napping Spike) to escape a rather mangy-looking Tom... (7 mins.)
 
17.
Mouse Trouble (1944 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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. (7 mins.)
 
18.
The Mouse Comes to Dinner (1945 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Tom invites Toots to an elegant dinner. However, he's made the mistake of trying to put Jerry to work... (7 mins.)
 
19.
Mouse in Manhattan (1945 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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. (8 mins.)
 
20.
Tee for Two (1945 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Tom Does bad golfing in the beginning. He puts the golf club into the hole instead of swinging the golf club into the hole. (7 mins.)
 
21.
Flirty Birdy (1945 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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. (7 mins.)
 
22.
Quiet Please! (1945 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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. (7 mins.)
 
23.
Springtime for Thomas (1946 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
It's spring, and Tom is much more interested in the female cat next door than in Jerry. (8 mins.)
 
24.
The Milky Waif (1946 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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. (7 mins.)
 
25.
Trap Happy (1946 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Tom calls the exterminators, but they send a cat, who despite his various tools, doesn't fare much better than Tom usually does. (7 mins.)
 
26.
Solid Serenade (1946 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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). (7 mins.)
 
27.
Cat Fishin' (1947 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Tom is a feline fisherman, Jerry is his live bait, and Spike is the bulldog guarding the lake. (8 mins.)
 
28.
Part Time Pal (1947 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Thomas became friend of jerry after slipped into cider and tried to kicked his owner. (8 mins.)
 
29.
The Cat Concerto (1947 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Jerry is determined to disrupt Tom's concert while Tom fights him with the piano without missing a single note. (8 mins.)
 
30.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse (1947 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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. (8 mins.)
 
31.
Salt Water Tabby (1947 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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). (8 mins.)
 
32.
A Mouse in the House (1947 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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. (8 mins.)
 
33.
The Invisible Mouse (1947 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Tom chases Jerry into a bottle of invisible ink, and Jerry then proceeds to have fun torturing Tom. (7 mins.)
 
34.
Kitty Foiled (1948 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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. (8 mins.)
 
35.
The Truce Hurts (1948 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Tom, Jerry, and Butch sign a peace treaty. (8 mins.)
 
36.
Old Rockin' Chair Tom (1948 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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. (8 mins.)
 
37.
Professor Tom (1948 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Tom, complete with mortarboard, is teaching a kitten the basics: "cats chase mice." But Jerry keeps subverting this lesson at every opportunity... (8 mins.)
 
38.
Mouse Cleaning (1948 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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. (8 mins.)
 
39.
Polka-Dot Puss (1949 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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. (8 mins.)
 
40.
The Little Orphan (1948 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The Bide-a-Wee Mouse Home has sent the orphan mouse, Nibbles, to spend Thanksgiving with Jerry. But Jerry's cupboard is bare... (8 mins.)
 
41.
Heavenly Puss (1949 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Tom is "killed" while chasing Jerry (as usual). He goes to heaven and meets the cat who meets dead cats... (8 mins.)
 
42.
The Cat and the Mermouse (1949 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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... (8 mins.)
 
43.
Love That Pup (1949 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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. (8 mins.)
 
44.
Jerry's Diary (1949 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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. (7 mins.)
 
45.
Tennis Chumps (1949 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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. (7 mins.)
 
46.
Little Quacker (1950 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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. (7 mins.)
Stars: Red Coffey
 
47.
Saturday Evening Puss (1950 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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. (7 mins.)
 
48.
Texas Tom (1950 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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. (7 mins.)
 
49.
Jerry and the Lion (1950 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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. (7 mins.)
 
50.
Safety Second (1950 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Jerry forbids young Nibbles from lighting fireworks on the Fourth of July, but both mice find these dangerous toys to be useful weapons when their cat-nemesis, Tom, starts trouble. (7 mins.)
 
51.
Tom and Jerry in the Hollywood Bowl (1950 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Tom is conducting a symphony at the Hollywood Bowl when Jerry comes out to "help" him. (8 mins.)
 
52.
The Framed Cat (1950 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Tom filches a drumstick from a fresh-baked chicken. When Mammy is about to discover him, he hands it... (7 mins.)
 
53.
Cue Ball Cat (1950 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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. (7 mins.)
 
54.
Casanova Cat (1951 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Tom heads for a big city penthouse to become acquainted with a rich pretty female cat that lives there... (6 mins.)
 
55.
Jerry and the Goldfish (1951 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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. (7 mins.)
 
56.
Jerry's Cousin (1951 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
When Tom's harassment gets out of hand, Jerry writes to his Cousin Muscles, a tough inner city mouse, and asks for his help. (7 mins.)
Stars: Paul Frees
 
57.
Sleepy-Time Tom (1951 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Tom is desperate for sleep after a night of revelry with his friends, but Mammy Two-Shoes demands that he stay awake to keep the mouse out of the refrigerator. Jerry, being a clever mouse, sees his opportunity to get rid of the cat. (7 mins.)
 
58.
His Mouse Friday (1951 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Tom is shipwrecked on an island, which is inhabited by at least one mouse - Jerry. To thwart the hungry cat, Jerry disguises himself as a cannibal. (7 mins.)
Stars: Paul Frees
 
59.
Slicked-up Pup (1951 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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. (6 mins.)
 
60.
Nit-Witty Kitty (1951 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Tom has amnesia and believes he's a mouse. Jerry, finding him more obnoxious as a fellow rodent than as a cat, seeks to cure him with a blow to the head. (7 mins.)
 
61.
Cat Napping (1951 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Tom's getting ready to settle into the hammock, but Jerry has beat him to it and the battle begins. (7 mins.)
 
62.
The Flying Cat (1951 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
When Jerry befriends a canary Tom finds it necessary to construct a makeshift pair of wings. (7 mins.)
 
63.
The Duck Doctor (1952 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Tom is duck hunting, and he wings a little duckling that can't quite keep up with the flock. Jerry gets to the fallen duck before Tom... (7 mins.)
Stars: Red Coffey
 
64.
The Two Mouseketeers (1951 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
This Tom and Jerry cartoon is set in 17th century France. Tom, who is a soldier in the King's castle... (8 mins.)
 
65.
Smitten Kitten (1952 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Tom's in love again, and Jerry's devil conscience reminds him of times this has happened in the past (which... (8 mins.)
Stars: Paul Frees
 
66.
Triplet Trouble (1952 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Mammy Two-Shoes agrees to babysit three seemingly innocent kittens. But while she is away buying cream, the trio of brats torment Tom and Jerry. (7 mins.)
 
67.
Little Runaway (1952 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A baby seal escapes from the circus and ends up in Jerry's backyard pond. Tom finds out soon enough when Jerry grabs a fish from Tom's plate... (7 mins.)
 
68.
Fit to Be Tied (1952 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Jerry removes a tack from Spike's paw. In gratitude, Spike gives Jerry a bell to ring when he's in trouble... (7 mins.)
 
69.
Push-Button Kitty (1952 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Tom's being especially lazy, which makes it even easier for Mammy to toss him out when her new mouse-catching robot cat... (7 mins.)
 
70.
Cruise Cat (1952 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Tom is the official cat on the cruise ship S.S. Aloha, but he'll be kicked off if the captain finds even one mouse... (7 mins.)
Stars: Paul Frees
 
71.
The Dog House (1952 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Spike is building his dream house when Tom crashes into it mid-chase. Of course, Jerry then takes every opportunity to route the chases through the construction project. (6 mins.)
 
72.
The Missing Mouse (1953 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Upon hearing about a white mouse that could explode is on the loose, Jerry decides to impersonate it to torment Tom. (6 mins.)
Stars: Paul Frees
 
73.
Jerry and Jumbo (1953 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A baby elephant rolls off the circus train and right into Tom's bed. He quickly allies himself with Jerry... (7 mins.)
 
74.
Johann Mouse (1952 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
At the home of Austrian composer Johann Strauss, lived Johann Mouse. Whenever the composer played his waltzes... (8 mins.)
 
75.
That's My Pup! (1953 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Spike explains to his son the rules of being a dog: 1: be man's best friend (begging, lying at feet); 2: bury bones; 3: chase cats... (7 mins.)
 
76.
Just Ducky (1953 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Jerry Mouse befriends a newly hatched duck who can't swim and ends up protecting him against his feline nemesis, Tom. (7 mins.)
Stars: Red Coffey
 
77.
Two Little Indians (1953 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The Bide-a-wee Mouse Home sends two orphans over for a hike with Scoutmaster Jerry. Trouble is, the orphans... (7 mins.)
 
78.
Life with Tom (1953 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Mail call. Nothing for Tom, but at Jerry's box, Tom finds a package; inside is a book, "Life with Tom" by Jerry Mouse... (7 mins.)
 
79.
Puppy Tale (1954 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Jerry rescues a bag of puppies from the river. Most of them run away as soon as Jerry releases them... (7 mins.)
 
80.
Posse Cat (1954 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Tom and Jerry are in a cabin in the wild west. Jerry's rustling food, so Tom's owner won't let him eat until he's gotten rid of Jerry. (6 mins.)
 
81.
Hic-cup Pup (1954 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Spike has just put Tyke to bed for his nap when Tom and Jerry chase out the door to Tyke's crib, waking him up... (6 mins.)
 
82.
Little School Mouse (1954 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Professor Jerry teaches a course in how to outwit cats, but his pupil seems to know more than Jerry. (7 mins.)
 
83.
Baby Butch (1954 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An alley cat disguises himself as an abandoned baby in order to con his way inside the house of Tom and Jerry. (7 mins.)
 
84.
Mice Follies (1954 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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. (7 mins.)
 
85.
Neapolitan Mouse (1954 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Tom chases Jerry through the streets of Naples; they meet a local mouse who recognizes them from their cartoons and shows them around. Meanwhile, some local dogs are shadowing them. (7 mins.)
 
86.
Downhearted Duckling (1954 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Jerry's little duckling friend is depressed because he's just read The Ugly Duckling and thinks that he's ugly... (6 mins.)
Stars: Red Coffey
 
87.
Pet Peeve (1954 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Tom and Spike, whose cat food and dog food is getting too expensive, are forced to compete as mousers. The one who catches Jerry gets to stay. (6 mins.)
 
88.
Touché, Pussy Cat! (1954 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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. (7 mins.)
 
89.
Southbound Duckling (1955 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Jerry's little duckling friend has packed his bag and is all set to fly south for the winter despite... (6 mins.)
Stars: Red Coffey
 
90.
Pup on a Picnic (1955 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Spike is taking his son on a picnic. Jerry keeps hiding in the basket, so Tom keeps disrupting the picnic while chasing him. (7 mins.)
 
91.
Mouse for Sale (1955 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Tom sells Jerry to a local pet story that's buying white mice. Yes, Jerry's brown, but a little paint fixes that... (7 mins.)
 
92.
Smarty Cat (1955 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Nobody's home, so Tom invites his alley cat friends in to look at home movies (clips from earlier cartoons where Tom gets the drop on Spike). While they're showing them, Spike sneaks in. (7 mins.)
 
93.
Tom's Photo Finish (1957 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Tom has a chunk of the leftover chicken just before his owner George goes to look at the fridge. He threatens to take care of whichever animal did it... (6 mins.)
 
94.
Tot Watchers (1958 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The lady of the house has gone out for a few hours, leaving her baby in the care of a stereotypical 1950s teenager... (7 mins.)
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