Baby Butch

Baby Butch
Tom and Jerry series

The title card of Baby Butch
Directed by William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Produced by Fred Quimby
Story by William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Voices by Paul Frees (uncredited)
Music by Scott Bradley
Animation by Irven Spence
Kenneth Muse
Ed Barge
Backgrounds by Vera Ohman
Studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date(s)
  • August 14, 1954 (1954-08-14)
Color process Technicolor
Running time 7:09
Language English
Preceded by Little School Mouse
Followed by Mice Follies

Baby Butch is the 84th one reel animated Tom and Jerry short, released by Metro-Goldwyn Mayer in 1954 and directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera and produced by Fred Quimby with music by Scott Bradley. The cartoon was animated by Irven Spence, Kenneth Muse and Ed Barge with backgrounds by Vera Ohman. It was released on August 14, 1954, by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.


Butch is walking down an alleyway at night picking up food. He sees a bottle of milk and ham at Tom and Jerry's house, but Tom retrieves both items before Butch can steal them. Seeing their full refrigerator and determined to gain access to it, Butch disguises himself as an abandoned baby on the doorstep in order to gain Tom's sympathy and infiltrate the house.

Crying and talking like a baby, Butch's ruse works, and Tom brings him into the house. Butch takes the ham, but is forced to stay in disguise as Tom tries to give him aid, while at the same time, fight off Jerry, wanting to steal the ham for himself. Tom dumps Butch into a boiling water bath, but Butch kicks Tom into it and chases Jerry, in possession of the ham. After Butch bumps himself, he gains sympathy from Tom by pointing at Jerry and crying, but Jerry turns the tables and alerts Tom to Butch, who has now stolen everything in the refrigerator. His cover blown, Butch knocks Tom out and flees, but Jerry slams a door against Butch, leaving Butch empty-handed.

Tom and Jerry then eat the ham together for dinner, but Butch, still in his baby disguise, appears and asks for some ham. Amused by Butch's nerve, Tom passes the ham to him. Butch seemingly only cuts a small amount for himself. But he then steals the entire ham and he munches it greedily, holding off Tom and Jerry.

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  1. Ben Simon (July 14, 2003). "The Art Of Tom And Jerry: Volume Two - Animated Reviews". Retrieved October 17, 2016.

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