Tom and Jerry: The Mansion Cat
The Mansion Cat is a 2001 American made-for-television one-reel animated cartoon, the 162nd Tom and Jerry short and the first Tom and Jerry cartoon in 34 years since Purr-Chance to Dream in 1967. Produced by Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc. in association with Turner Entertainment Co., the cartoon premiered on Boomerang on April 8, 2001, making it the only Tom and Jerry short made especially for Boomerang.
- Directed by Karl Toerge. Produced by Diana Richey. Written by Karl Toerge.
- [first lines]
- Tom's Owner: [off-screen] Oh, Tom. Thomas! [Tom let goes of Jerry's tail and Jerry runs into his cage; his owner is now shown on-screen as Tom runs to him and smiles] Now we're going out. The house is spick-and-span and I want to find it that way when we get back. [Tom nods; his owner then points to Tom with an accusation finger] And don't try to blame the mouse (Jerry) like you did last time. [Tom sees Jerry in his cage; Jerry waves to him]
- [last lines; Tom's owner drives and parks his car in the driveway of his mansion]
- Tom's Owner: Well, the house is still standing. [Jerry opens the door and runs while passing by the car] What is the mouse doing out of his cage? [Tom drives the riding lawnmower out of the door] What th-? [Tom drives and crashes the lawnmower into his owner's car off-screen; the lawnmower has crashed into the front hood of the car with Tom face-first in the windshield] Well Thomas, you make a better hood ornament than a house cat.
- Joseph Barbera as Tom's owner