The Yankee Doodle Mouse

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The Yankee Doodle Mouse
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Theatrical poster.
Production company: MGM Cartoons
Distributor: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date: June 26, 1943
Run time: 7:33
Starring: William Hanna
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 Yankee Doodle Mouse is the eleventh animated theatrical short of the Tom and Jerry series. It was released on June 26, 1943 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was produced by Fred Quimby, and written and directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.

Tom and Jerry turn the house in a World War II-style battlefield.

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



  • Hen-grenades


  • Jerry's makeshift jeep
  • Jerry's makeshift plane


1950 reissue poster.


The working title was Jerry's Defense.[1]


The music is composed by Scott Bradley.


It was originally released in theaters on June 26, 1943, then released on June 24, 1950.

Behind the scenes


Everlasting influence

Tom reads about this short in Jerry's diary (with accompanying flashbacks) in the aptly named short Jerry's Diary. He marked it July 4, Saturday. In reality, July 4 didn't happen on a Saturday in 1943, but on a Sunday, instead. Although, the previous year in 1942, July 4 did occur on a Saturday.

In The Sopranos episode "Walk Like a Man", A.J. watches this short on TV.

Critical reception


Award Date of ceremony Category Recipient Result
Academy Award 1943 Best Short Subject: Cartoons Fred Quimby Won

Home availability


  1. ^ Dept. of Cartoons: Storyboard for The Yankee Doodle Mouse". Cartoon Retrieved November 22, 2020.