Quiet, Please!

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Quiet, Please!
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Theatrical poster.
Production company: MGM Cartoons
Distributor: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date: December 22, 1945
Run time: 7:40
Starring: William Hanna
Billy Bletcher
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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Quiet, Please!, also known as Quiet, Please, is the twenty-second animated theatrical short of the Tom and Jerry series. It was released on December 22, 1945 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was produced by Fred Quimby, and written and directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.

Spike just wants to sleep and threatens to pummel Tom if he wakes him. So, of course, Jerry makes it his mission to wake up Spike.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Spike Billy Bletcher
Jerry Mouse N/A
Tom Cat William Hanna



  • Knock out drops


  • None


1953 reissue poster.



The music is composed by Scott Bradley.


It was originally released in theaters on September 22, 1945, then released on March 28, 1953.

Behind the scenes

  • Spike was a vicious dog in Dog Trouble, whereas in The Bodyguard, he was given the ability to talk and reason, but was a stray. Then he was reverted back to a mindless, vicious dog in Puttin' on the Dog. But in this short, Quiet Please!, it introduces what will be the status quo of a more reasonable and talking Spike who deals with the antics of Tom and Jerry.


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