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
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Diana Richey
Running time 7 minutes
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
Turner Entertainment
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Original network Boomerang
Original release April 8, 2001 (2001-04-08)[1]

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 [1] on Boomerang. It is the only Tom and Jerry short made especially for Boomerang.[1]

The short later aired on Kids' WB! on May 25, 2002 [1] at 9:30 a.m. followed by the premiere of The Powerpuff Girls. This short is followed by Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring in 2002.


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".

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