Tom Cat

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Tom Cat
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Tom in Hatch Up Your Troubles.
Species: Cat
Gender: Male
Affiliation: Jerry Mouse
Mammy Two-Shoes
Butch
George
Joan
Robyn Starling
Occupation: Inventor[1]
Other relative(s): Cousin, George
Marital status: Single
First appearance: T&J: Puss Gets the Boot (1940)
Played by: William Hanna
Clarence Nash (1940-43)
Mel Blanc (1963-67)
Frank Welker (1990-93, 2002)
Richard Kind (1992)
Bill Kopp (2005)
Don Brown (2006-08)
Eric Bauza (2022)
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Gene Deitch's Tom.
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Chuck Jones's Tom.
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The Tom & Jerry Show
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Tom & Jerry Kids
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The Mansion Cat
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The Tom and Jerry Show

Thomas "Tom" Cat is the main character of the Tom and Jerry animated franchise, playing both the antagonist and protagonist, depending on the plot. Tom was introduced as a character in a theatrical short series, with his first appearance in Puss Gets the Boot, and subsequently appeared in other media, such as TV series and direct-to-video films. Tom is a mostly silent character, and was originally performed by William Hanna and Clarence Nash, before only Hanna's was used, which is still in use today long after his passing. His most notable speaking role occurred in Tom and Jerry: The Movie, in which his voice came out from Richard Kind's.

Tom's goal in life is to catch Jerry Mouse, usually for the sake of tormenting or getting rid of him, but sometimes it appears to be the thrill of the chase. While on other occasions, they're bosom buddies. Again, this all depends on the plot.

Character description

Tom is a bluish-grey cat with white fur covering his belly, mouth, hands, feet and tail. He has yellow and green eyes and has a patch of white fur found in between them. He also has thick, black eyebrows.

Since his debut, Tom's personality has changed over the years. In his debut, he was a normal cat who stood on four legs. However, he had become completely bipedal and has shown to have human-like intelligence. Coming from a series of slapstick cartoons, Tom has also withstood unspeakable levels of pain. He has survived from small things like toe injuries, to deadly weapons such as explosives. Tom is usually defeated (or rarely, killed) with Jerry besting him in the end, though there are times where the two both win or lose. He rarely speaks, relying on a range of vocal effects to express his emotions; many of which are made up of painful yells and screams.

Appearances

TV series

Specials

Movies

Shorts

Comics

Video games

Stage performances

History

In the beginning

Czechmate

Catius Stupidous

You Can't Do That on Television

The Tom and Jerry "Comedy" Show

Celebrating another 50 years! 50 years of fun!

Baby Tom doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo

Development

Gallery

Main article: Tom Cat/Gallery

Toys and merchandise

Main article: Tom Cat/Toys

References