Flirty Birdy

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Flirty Birdy
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Theatrical poster.
Production company: MGM Cartoons
Distributor: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date: September 22, 1945
Run time: 7:22
Starring: William Hanna
Producer(s): Fred Quimby
Music composed by: Scott Bradley
Screenplay by: William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Director(s): William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
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Flirty Birdy is the twenty-first animated theatrical short of the Tom and Jerry series. It was released on September 22, 1945 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was produced by Fred Quimby, and written and directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.

Tom disguises himself as a female eagle to distract an eagle from eating Jerry, but the disguise works all too well.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Tom Cat William Hanna
Jerry Mouse N/A
Eagle Unavailable



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1953 reissue poster.



The music is composed by Scott Bradley.


It was originally released in theaters on September 22, 1945, then released on July 4, 1953.

Behind the scenes


  • Jerry puts mustard on his own back, armpit, and foot, but when he turns, the mustard only remains on his back.
  • It's unexplained where Tom got the eggs to sit on.

Home availability