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:
7.8/10   873 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 20% 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:
Okay, But Mainly For Historical Value 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:
The first Tom & Jerry cartoon.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Three Blind MiceSee more »

FAQ

What has been censored from TV prints?
See more »
7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Okay, But Mainly For Historical Value, 24 July 2007
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

This is a historic cartoon in that it's the first ever Tom and Jerry. Actually, it's not even called that because Tom is "Jasper" in this one, and he looks different. His face is bigger and fuzzier. Actually, his whole body is furrier.

When you are used to seeing these Looney Tunes cartoons from mostly the late '40s through the 1950s and then you see the beginning years, like in Bugs Bunny's case, it's strange to see how they look. We get comfortable and used to seeing our "friends" a certain way, so I always prefer that over these early renditions of a character. I've said the same about Bugs and Daffy Duck.

Audio-wise, too, this is different in that Tom, when injured, makes screeching noises like an actual cat, which is not the norm for him.

However, the joke in this cartoon is one that they would use over and over, no matter who was doing the writing or animating: the cat being told "if this happens one more time, you're outta here..." and Jerry hearing that and planning to make sure that happens. In this debut cartoon the threat by the maid and the threat is that if "Jasper" breaks one more object in the house, he's toast.

For audiences in 1940, I'm sure this was very entertaining but for those of us who have seen at least 40-50 Tom and Jerry episodes, this is nothing we haven't seen done before and done much better. Overall: not bad but nothing special except for historical value.

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.