Puss Gets the Boot
|Puss Gets the Boot|
|Production company:||MGM Cartoons|
|Release date:||February 10, 1940|
|Music composed by:||Scott Bradley|
|Screenplay by:||William Hanna|
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Puss Gets the Boot is the first animated theatrical short of the Tom and Jerry series. It was released on February 10, 1940 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was written by William Hanna, Joseph Barbera, and Gus Arriola, and directed by Hanna, Barbera, and Rudolf Ising. It was produced by Ising and Fred Quimby, although ultimately all participants are omitted except for Ising, with the short being billed as "A Rudolph Ising Production".
The short introduces a proto-Tom and Jerry, an overeager cat and a rambunctious mouse, respectively, and their classic ongoing rivalry. Jerry is trying to get Tom in trouble by breaking all the plates and glasses.
Tom is known as Jasper in this short, while Jerry isn't named on-screen, but is named Jinx on the animation model sheets.
In order of appearance:
- "Home Sweet Home" sign
The music is composed by Scott Bradley.
Behind the scenes
|Award||Date of ceremony||Category||Recipient||Result|
|Academy Award||February 29, 1940||Best Short Subject: Cartoons||Puss in Boots||Nominated|
- Chilton, Martin (February 7, 2020). "Tom and Jerry at 80: how a psychotic cat and mouse drove Hollywood wild". The Telegraph. Retrieved April 28, 2020.
- Hanna, William; Ito, Tom (1996). A Cast of Friends. Taylor Publishing Company. Retrieved April 28, 2020.
- Arnold, William (August 3, 1993). "Tom and Jerry make their big screen comeback". Caster Star-Tribune via Newspapers. Retrieved April 28, 2020.
- Hanna, William; Ito, Tom (1996). A Cast of Friends, page 214. Taylor Publishing Company. Retrieved April 28, 2020.