IMDb > Puss Gets the Boot (1940)
Puss Gets the Boot
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Puss Gets the Boot (1940) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 2 | slideshow)

Overview

User Rating:
7.7/10   780 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 34% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Contact:
View company contact information for Puss Gets the Boot on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
25 September 1965 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Feline "Jasper" is given an ultimatum by his master: break one more thing and you're out! Rodent Jerry... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
NewsDesk:
(2 articles)
[TV] Tom & Jerry: Deluxe Anniversary Collection
 (From JustPressPlay. 4 July 2010, 2:31 PM, PDT)

Animation King Barbera Dead at 95
 (From WENN. 19 December 2006)

User Reviews:
Jasper and Jinx? See more (16 total) »

Cast

  (in alphabetical order)
Lillian Randolph ... Mammy Two-Shoes (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Joseph Barbera (uncredited)
William Hanna (uncredited)
Rudolf Ising (uncredited)
 
Produced by
Rudolf Ising .... producer
Fred Quimby .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Scott Bradley (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Carman Maxwell .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Pete Burness .... animator (uncredited)
Harvey Eisenberg .... layout artist (uncredited)
Robert Gentle .... background artist (uncredited)
George Gordon .... animator (uncredited)
Tony Pabian .... animator (uncredited)
Carl Urbano .... animator (uncredited)
Jack Zander .... animator (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
9 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Tom & Jerry were originally named "Jasper & Jinx" by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. Only Tom was ever identified on-screen by his original name ("Jasper"). The name Jinx was used by H&B in their television cartoon about the mice Pixie and Dixie and their adversary the feline Mr. Jinx.See more »
Soundtrack:
Three Blind MiceSee more »

FAQ

What has been censored from TV prints?
See more »
7 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Jasper and Jinx?, 21 May 2004
Author: Shawn Watson from The Penumbra

I prefer them to be called Tom and Jerry. This cartoon was made way back in 1940 and features the very first appearance of the troublesome twosome. Though they look rather different.

I guess Hannah-Barbera didn't know, at the time, what a massive franchise they had in their hands. Puss gets the Boot almost seems like a one-off short. Granted, Tom and Jerry never really did anything else than chase, and that's exactly what they do here.

It also features the Tom's owner (or owners slave), the highly racist and so un-PC black woman with the stripey socks. This would never be allowed today unless in satire. How glorious the early 20th century was.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (16 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Puss Gets the Boot (1940)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Public domain MGM cartoons pikachu_fan_number_9
Mammy Two-Shoes appearances ingemar-4
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Old Rockin' Chair Tom Jerry and the Goldfish Nit-Witty Kitty Saturday Evening Puss Trap Happy
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Animation section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.