The Bodyguard

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The Bodyguard
The Bodyguard reissue poster.png
1951 theatrical reissue poster.
Production company: MGM Cartoons
Distributor: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date: July 22, 1944
Run time: 7:26
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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The Bodyguard is the fifteenth animated theatrical short of the Tom and Jerry series. It was released on July 22, 1944 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was produced by Fred Quimby, and written and directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.

Spike repays Jerry's kindness by coming to his aide whenever he whistles.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes

Characters

Legend
Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Jerry Mouse William Hanna
Tom Cat William Hanna (screams)
Billy Bletcher
Spike Billy Bletcher
Girl cat N/A
Dogcatcher N/A


Locations

  • Neighborhood

Objects

  • Bubble gum

Vehicles

  • Dogcatcher's van

Production

Development

Music

The music is composed by Scott Bradley.

Release

It was originally released in theaters on February 26, 1944, then released on August 4, 1951.

Behind the scenes

  • Spike has developed into a much more civilized dog from the rabid barking dog he was in Dog Trouble. Although, he reverts back in the next short, Puttin' on the Dog.

Errors

Home availability

References