Push-Button Kitty

Push-Button Kitty
Tom and Jerry series

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Directed by William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Produced by Fred Quimby
Voices by Lillian Randolph (1952 original version)
Thea Vidale (1992 dubbed version)
Music by Scott Bradley
Animation by Irven Spence
Ed Barge
Kenneth Muse
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date(s) September 6, 1952
Color process Technicolor
Running time 6:31
Language English
Preceded by Fit to Be Tied
Followed by Cruise Cat

Push-Button Kitty is a 1952 one-reel animated cartoon and is the 70th Tom and Jerry short directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera and produced by Fred Quimby. This episode marks on the final appearance with Mammy Two Shoes character.


Mammy Two Shoes is sweeping the floor while Tom is relaxing near Jerry's mouse hole, not caring or noticing as Jerry comes out and returns with a piece of cheese. Then Mammy receives a package she has been expecting. She opens it to reveal Mechano, a talented robotic cat, just the opportunity to downsize Tom after his laziness. In disbelief, both Tom and Jerry laugh out loud. Then Mammy turns on Mechano with the remote control, and it immediately darts to the mouse, hits him with a hammer, and slingshots him out through the window.

Then Mammy laughs, causing the unwanted cat packs up and leaves the house. Mammy praises Mechano on its job. Jerry tries to get back into his hole in defiance, using various disguises to elude the computerised cat, but this efforts and there is no match for Mechano's every thwarting gadget.

Knowing he cannot win by himself, Jerry inserts a series of clockwork mice under the door slot to create a diversion for Mechano. Mechano starts to attack the mice and the house as soon as it detects them, but goes haywire and chops up the piano with an axe, breaks the china with his cannon, saws a table with a buzzsaw, and launches dynamite into a mouse hole, causing serious wreckage in the house. Mammy hears all of this, she sees Mechano chopping onto the floor after one of the mice, and yells at Mechano to stop. However, the computer only responds to the controller, so nothing happens. Mammy runs around screaming for help from Tom, who hears her.

Mammy runs away from the assault as Mechano tries to break through the wardrobes and doors to chase the mice but ends up crashing and breaking himself onto a pieces with Mechano's computer hub, sending and gets accidentally swallowed by Tom just before the maid reaches him. Mammy, with a great relief, welcomes the cat back into the house and grateful to have him back on mouse-catching duties. However, Jerry gets the last smile when he turns the Mechano's remote control, causing Tom to transform into Mechano before will chase resumes. A terrifying housemaid watches helplessly and starts screaming when she yells to stop as a mechanised Tom activates goes on a path of destruction.



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