Tom and Jerry Wiki

Baby Puss

523pages on
this wiki

Baby Puss


Directed by
Produced by
Story by
William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Music by
Animation by
Distributed by
Release date
December 25, 1943
Color process
Preceded by
Followed by


Poster 1

Baby Puss
is a 1943 one-reel animated cartoon and is the 12th Tom and Jerry short directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera and produced by Fred Quimby, Baby Puss was released to theaters on Christmas day, 1943 by Metro-Goldwyn Mayer.

This is the first Tom and Jerry short to be animated by Ray Patterson, who arrived from Walt Disney Productions after working on The Old Army Game, a Donald Duck cartoon also released in 1943. Except some time spent at Walter Lantz Productions in the 1950s, Patterson would continue to work for Hanna and Barbera into the 1980s.


A little girl named Nancy is playing house, and pretending to be

Poster 2

the mother and has also dressed Tom, apparently the family pet, up to be her pet kitten. She is scolding Tom, who is hiding under some furniture. She drags Tom out by his tail and threatens to spank him. Tom is resentful over his treatment and feels

humiliated. She carries him to the bassinet, tucks him in, and shoves a bottle of milk in his mouth. She warns him, under threat of more spanking, to stay in bed while she goes downtown to buy a new girdle. Indignant at first, Tom gets a taste of milk and quickly accepts his lot, cooing like a baby and drinking from his baby bottle.

Jerry peeks from behind a doll house and sees Tom. Incredulous at first, Jerry proceeds to mock him by playing "Rock-a-bye Baby" on the turntable and pretends to be a baby himself. Tom is furious and chases Jerry into the dollhouse. Just when it seems that Tom has Jerry cornered, Nancy returns and scolds Tom again. Tucking Tom back in bed, Nancy threatens to feed him castor oil if he gets out again. Tom goes back to his role playing. Jerry emerges from the doll house and runs to the window to get the attention of Meathead (first seen in Sufferin' Cats!), Butch and Topsy, Tom's three alley cat friends who are outside. When the trio see Tom, they begin to make fun of him. When Tom confronts the other cats, they continue to tease and humiliate him, tossing him like a ball causing him to land in a fish bowl resulting in a wet diaper then they capture him and change his dirty diaper with oil, water, and powder. First, they whack Tom with a mallet so he can be unconsois then they took out the diaper from Tom 's legs then he raiedd his tail showing underneath his bum then putted powder underneath his butt then dropped his butt and now he rubbed oil in is bum to make it smooth and put very tight panties on him.

The three cats, now joined by Jerry, are caught up in their abuse of Tom, singing Carmen Miranda's "Mama Yo Quiero". Jerry looks behind the window and cackles, and despite that the music stops when Nancy shows up, on the spot of Butch using Tom's diaper as an object to make music with the song.The other three cats rush off from the scene leaving Tom to take the heat.Tom, as promised, gets scolded by being forced to have a spoon of castor oil; at first,Tom resists, but with a little help from Jerry by squeezing a nutcracker on his tail, he eats the castor oil and,right after it, he felt his stomach uncomfortable, so he rushes off to a windowsill to vomit over there. Jerry wins, then he starts to laugh at the vomiting Tom but not after long, some of the castor oil spill down over the high chair tom was sitting on just now and into the mouse's mouth that makes him be sick to his stomach also, causing him to join Tom at the windowsill.

Baby Puss

Framed screenshot of this short


  • This is the frst appearance of Butch, Topsy and Nancy.
  • This is also the first cartoon to use "An MGM Tom and Jerry Cartoon" end title.

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki