Puss Gets the Boot
Studio: MGM Release Date : February 10, 1940 Series: MGM Cartoon

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In the first matching of Tom and Jerry, Tom is challenged with not breaking anything in the house or get booted out. Jerry, of course, takes up the challenge for him.


Tom (II)
(Voice: Harry Lang)
Mammy Two-Shoes
(Voice: Lillian Randolph)
Jerry (II)
(Voice: William Denby "Bill" Hanna)


Nominated for the Academy Award (Oscar): Best Animated Short Film


Cartoon Network



Included in:

The Early Works of Hanna & Barbera


  • First appearence of Tom the cat and Jerry the mouse.
  • First Tom and Jerry cartoon (although The Midnight Snack would be the first in the named Tom and Jerry series).


  • Tom and Jerry's original names were Jasper and Jinx respectively (the latter not being mentioned in the short).


United States

Tom & Jerry's 50th Birthday Classics

Laserdisc (CLV)

United States

The Art of Tom & Jerry
Tom & Jerry Classics


United States

Tom and Jerry - Golden Collection - Volume 1
Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection Volume 2
15 Winners, 26 Nominees
Cinema Favorites
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
Astaire & Rogers Collection Volume 2
Astaire & Rogers: The Complete Collection
TCM Greatest Classic Film Collection: Astaire & Rogers Volume Two

BluRay Disc

United States

Tom and Jerry - Golden Collection - Volume 1 (BluRay)

Technical Specifications

Running Time: 9:11
Production No.: 42.
MPAA No.: 5472
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Color Type: Technicolor
Negative Type: 35mm
Original Country: United States
Original Language: English
Print Type: 35mm
Sound Type: Mono: Western Electric Sound System

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