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Puss Gets the Boot (1940)

Tom (Jasper) gets told that if he breaks one more thing he is getting thrown out, so Jerry tries his best to make Jasper "Get the Boot".

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Joseph Barbera (uncredited), William Hanna (uncredited) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Lillian Randolph ... Mammy Two-Shoes (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Feline "Jasper" is given an ultimatum by his master: break one more thing and you're out! Rodent Jerry does his best to make sure that his tormentor "gets the boot". Written by Chris Stone <jstone@bellatlantic.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El gato se gana el zapatazo See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Alternate Versions

A version of this cartoon exists with Mammy Two-Shoes rotoscoped into a young white Irish woman (voiced by June Foray) that was done by the Sib Tower 12 Productions in the 1960s. Another version was made in the 1990s with the original footage, but with Mammy Two-Shoes' voice re-dubbed to sound less stereotypical and offensive. See more »

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Followed by Cannery Rodent (1967) See more »

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Three Blind Mice
Performed by studio orchestra
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He gets the boot...and an Oscar nomination!
8 August 2001 | by Antzy88See all my reviews

Jasper the cat breaks a vase when chasing the brown mouse (who would later be called Jerry -- according to Patrick Brion's 'Tom & Jerry: The Definitive Guide To Their Animated Adventures' he had no name at this time -- Tom and Jerry were apparently the results of an inter-company competition). The noise attracts the black maid of the house, who tells Jasper that if anything else got broken he would be out of the house ('O-U-W-T! Out!'). Guess what the mouse subsequently tries to do? This was the first of the Tom & Jerry cartoons, despite the difference in names. Although it seems a little slow-paced and long now, it did set the standard, and got further recognition of its brilliance when it was nominated for an Academy Award. It still has its charm, and is worth seeing if only to see the cartoon that started it all. Didn't Jasper/Tom look different back in 1940, eh?


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