Tom and Jerry: The Mansion Cat
|Tom and Jerry: The Mansion Cat|
|Written by||Karl Toerge|
|Directed by||Karl Toerge|
|Voices of||Joseph Barbera|
|Composer(s)||J. Eric Schmidt|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||7 minutes|
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television Distribution|
|Original release||April 8, 2001|
Tom and Jerry: The Mansion Cat is an animated seven-minute television short starring Oscar-winners Tom and Jerry, produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions in association with Turner Entertainment and first aired on April 8, 2001 on Boomerang. It is the only Tom and Jerry short made especially for Boomerang.
The short begins with a circle showing Jerry running, but as the circle grows, it is shown that Jerry is going nowhere, Tom has captured his tail. However, when the owner calls his name, he lets Jerry's tail go, freeing him back into his cage. The owner (voiced by Joseph Barbera) of Tom and a large house tells Tom he is going away for a while, the house is in perfect shape, and that he does not want Tom blaming "the mouse" (actually Jerry) for any destruction this time. Of course, this means Tom will spend most of the picture chasing Jerry around the house, causing extensive damage.
First, Tom throws the habit-rail out of the mansion, sits on the sofa, eats lots of food stolen from the refrigerator, while watching television (Note: Muscle Beach Tom was shown on there). Then, traditional chase and damage happen. Among the sequences: Jerry shoves Tom into a VCR, by Spin Master and Steven Spielberg, then shelves the resulting cassette-sized cat, Tom traps Jerry in a coffeemaker, Jerry traps Tom in a refrigerator and he comes out again in ice cubes, by Spin Master and Steven Spielberg again; Jerry sucks Tom and half the living room into a vacuum cleaner, Tom chases Jerry through the yard and into the house on a riding lawn mower. At the end, he crashes the mower into his owner's returning car, who tells Tom he "make(s) a better hood ornament than a house cat".
- "BCDB: The Mansion Cat". Episode Profile