Tom and Jerry - Puss Gets The Boot

Toon In: Puss Gets The Boot (1940)

Welcome back friends to another installment of Toon In, the time of the week where we can share with you a classic animated short or cartoon for your viewing pleasure. This time we have 1940’s Puss Gets The Boot, released theatrically by MGM and marking the first short in what would become the Tom and Jerry series.

Puss Gets The Boot was even up for an Oscar but lost to another MGM classic piece of animation entitled The Milky Way. While Puss Gets The Boot was Directed and written by Joseph Barbera and William Hanna it has been said they gave the credit to their short to their friend and animation instructor Rudoplh Ising as way to thank him. You will notice that Tom in this short is named Jasper, it wouldn’t be until the duo’s second outing in 1941’s The Midnight Snack that they would become Tom and Jerry.

Just a heads up, the human character in this short, Mammy…is as you can imagine a caricature of the day… thankfully though in this case the original lines have been dubbed, the audiences of 1940 heard dialogue that poked fun at her intelligence.

So let’s Toon In and see how Puss Gets The Boot!

Tom And Jerry – 001 – Puss Gets The Boot (1940) from Girish Kumar on Vimeo.

No matter if he goes by Jinx or Jerry…the little guy usually wins in the end, right?

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