Springtime for Thomas

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Springtime for Thomas
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Theatrical poster.
Production company: MGM Cartoons
Distributor: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date: March 30, 1946
Run time: 7:46
Starring: William Hanna
Frank Graham
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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Springtime for Thomas is the twenty-third animated theatrical short of the Tom and Jerry series. It was released on March 30, 1946 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was produced by Fred Quimby, and written and directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.

Tom and Jerry's usual cat and mouse routine is interrupted by Tom's infatuation with the opposite sex, so Jerry schemes to get another cat involved.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Jerry Mouse William Hanna
Tom Cat William Hanna
Toodles Galore N/A
Cupid N/A
Jerry's bad conscious Frank Graham
Butch Frank Graham
Girl mouse N/A




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The music is composed by Scott Bradley.


It was originally released in theaters on September 22, 1945, then released on November 7, 1953.

Behind the scenes

  • While this is Toodles's first appearance in a Tom and Jerry cartoon, an early version had previously appeared in the non-Tom and Jerry short, The Alley Cat. An early version of Butch was also a protagonist in the latter and had also been previously transferred into the Tom and Jerry series with Baby Puss.
  • Har-Puss Bazaar is a parody of Harper's Bazaar.


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