CotD: One of the most stories pairs in animation began their careers 72 years ago today in “Puss Gets The Boot” watch it today and see how it all started!
Puss Gets The Boot (1940) — Tom and Jerry Theatrical Cartoon Series
In close-up, Jerry the mouse runs from his opponent. The camera cuts back, and we see that Tom the cat (called Jasper in this film only) has already caught the mouse, who is running on the spot, his tail held by the cat’s claw.
While Tom toys with his prey, Jerry gets away, leading to a number of gags which result in the breaking of a vase. Mammy-Two-Shoes warns Tom that if he breaks one more thing, she’ll throw him out of the house. Jerry hears this; naturally, this is an opportunity that the mouse cannot pass up.
To keep Tom at bay, Jerry menaces every breakable object in the house. Tom (whom Mammy calls “you good-for-nothin’ cheap fur coat”) does his best to save them, but ultimately fails and gets the boot.
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