Shutter Bugged Cat

Shutter Bugged Cat
Tom and Jerry series

Title Card
Directed by Main:
William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Supervised by:
Tom Ray
Tom Ray
Produced by Chuck Jones (uncredited)
Fred Quimby (uncredited)
Story by Line:
Bob Ogle
Voices by Mel Blanc (uncredited)
William Hanna (uncredited)
Music by Dean Elliott
Animation by Irven Spence
Ed Barge
Ken Muse
George Gordon
Pete Burness
Lewis Marshall
Ray Patterson
Phil DeGuard (backgrounds)
Robert Gentle (backgrounds - uncredited)
John Didrik Johnsen (backgrounds - uncredited)
Richard Bickenbach (layouts - uncredited)
Studio Sib Tower 12 Productions
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date(s)
  • June 23, 1967 (1967-06-23)
Color process Metrocolor
Running time 6:48
Language English
Preceded by Surf-Bored Cat
Followed by Advance and Be Mechanized

Shutter Bugged Cat is a 1967 Tom and Jerry cartoon, produced in the Chuck Jones era. The story was supervised by Tom Ray. William Hanna and Joseph Barbera received a special director's credit, though the two did not contribute any work towards the cartoon (other than the footage from older cartoons produced in their era).


Tom watches clips of him attempting to catch Jerry, the first of which is from "Part Time Pal" where Tom chases Jerry until he is hit in a wall and Jerry then proceeds to eat a corn as Tom drags it and gives chase. Jerry escapes by knocking all milk bottles, and Tom later pauses the clip. The next clip is from "Nit-Witty Kitty" in the scene where Tom is eating cheese in a plank and Jerry throws a bowling ball in the seesaw and Tom is hit in the ceiling until the ball hits him and Tom pauses this. The next clip is from "Johann Mouse" where Tom slides into the stairs to get Jerry, but he is hit in the window and falls, Tom rewinds this and checks the heights and measurements of the disaster. Jerry comes out of his hole and sees "The Yankee Doodle Mouse" clips, he smiles and drags out a tub of popcorn and brings out a telescope, the next clip is from "Heavenly Puss", in the part when Tom tries to catch Jerry before Tom got hit by a piano. Tom rewinds the clip to where he just begins pulling up the carpet, and he replays the scene a second time. When Jerry starts laughing, Tom turns from making his calculations and spots the laughing mouse. He chases Jerry, but hits his head on a wall.

Tom nails Jerry's mouse hole shut, and decides to make a mouse trap to catch Jerry (using footage from the 1955 short Designs on Jerry). Jerry gets out of his mouse hole and finds the trap. He modifies a measurement on the blueprints in order again to make the trap fail (like he did in Designs on Jerry). The trap is set, but the safe contraption (a part of the trap meant to get him) hits Tom instead. Later, Jerry films Tom ripping the blueprints he used for the mouse trap.

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