Mouse in Manhattan

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Mouse in Manhattan
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Theatrical poster.
Production company: MGM Cartoons
Distributor: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date: July 7, 1945
Run time: 8:14
Starring: Harry E. Lang
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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Mouse in Manhattan is the nineteenth animated theatrical short of the Tom and Jerry series. It was released on July 7, 1945 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was produced by Fred Quimby, and written and directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.

Jerry gets tired of living in the country and sets off in the hustle and bustle of Manhattan, intending to leave Tom behind seemingly forever.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Tom Cat N/A
Jerry Mouse N/A
Alley cat Harry E. Lang



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The music is composed by Scott Bradley.


It was originally released in theaters on July 7, 1945, then released on December 6, 1952.

Behind the scenes

  • The house Tom lives in outside New York, has "RFD" on the mailbox, which stands for Rural Free Delivery.
  • The "fourth wall" is broken when there is an advertisement for a Tom and Jerry cartoon in Times Square.
  • This is the first time Tom and Jerry don't fight for the entire length of a short, although Jerry does get some danger from a random alley cat.


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