The Mansion Cat

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The Mansion Cat
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Production company Hanna-Barbera
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Release date April 8, 2001
Run time 4:50
Starring William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Executive producer(s) Peter Browngardt
Sam Register
Producer(s) Diana Ritchey
Music composed by J. Eric Schmidt
Screenplay by Karl Teorge
Storyboard artists Andrew Dickman
Director(s) Karl Toerge
Andrea Romano (voices)
Animation director(s) James T. Walker
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The Mansion Cat is the hundred and sixty-second animated short in the Tom and Jerry theatrical shorts series. It aired on April 8, 2001 on Boomerang. It was written and directed by Karl Toerge, and voice directed by Andrea Romano.

When Tom's owner goes out for a while, he leaves explicit instructions to Tom to keep the house in perfect condition, but also not to blame the mouse again if any damages do occur.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes

Tom's owner: Well, Thomas, you make a better hood ornament than you do a house cat.


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Jerry Mouse N/A
Tom Cat N/A
Joseph Barbera Himself
Butch N/A
William Hanna (photo) N/A
Spike N/A




  • Joseph's car
  • Lawnmower



Joseph Barbera served as a story consultant.


It was copyrighted in 2000.


The music was composed by J. Eric Schmidt.


Dates are in order of release:

Behind the scenes

  • The shoes on the owner's feet say "JB," and there are real life photos of Joseph Barbera and William Hanna, indicating that the owner of Tom and Jerry is indeed Joseph Barbera.
  • Tom watches Muscle Beach Tom on TV, a theatrical short directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera in 1956. Through this, Butch makes a cameo, although only his arms are shown.


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