The Lonesome Mouse

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The Lonesome Mouse
The Lonesome Mouse poster.jpg
Theatrical poster.
Production company: MGM Cartoons
Distributor: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date: May 22, 1943
Run time: 8:09
Starring: William Hanna
Lillian Randolph
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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The Lonesome Mouse is the tenth animated theatrical short of the Tom and Jerry series. It was released on May 22, 1943 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was produced by Fred Quimby, and written and directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.

Jerry gets Tom kicked out, living it up, but then begins to miss him.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Tom Cat William Hanna
Jerry Mouse William Hanna
Mammy Two-Shoes Lillian Randolph
Jerry's narrator friend (voice only) Harry E. Lang



  • Mammy Two Shoes's fake teeth


  • None


1949 reissue poster.



The music is composed by Scott Bradley.


It was originally released in theaters on May 22, 1943, then released on November 22, 1949.

Behind the scenes

  • Jerry paints over Tom's picture on his cat bed to make him look like Adolf Hitler.
  • This is the first time Tom and Jerry have spoken proper words and the first time their conversation to each other is heard.


Critical reception

Home availability