Matinee Mouse
Directed By
William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Produced by
Chuck Jones (uncredited)
Story By
Tom Ray
Music By
Dean Elliot
Animation By
Ken Muse
Ed Barge
Irven Spence
Ray Patterson
Lewis Marshall
Distributed By
Release Date
May 9, 1966
Color Process
Preceded By
Followed By

Matinee Mouse is a 1966 Tom and Jerry cartoon, acting as a wrap-around short, featuring clips from a number of older cartoons from the Hanna-Barbera era. The story was supervised by Tom Ray, while William Hanna and Joseph Barbera received a special director's credit on the cartoon, though they didn't do any actual work on it. It's the only Sib Tower 12 Tom and Jerry cartoon that features Spike.



Tom Cat chases Jerry Mouse all over the house (scenes from Love That Pup, The Flying Cat, Professor Tom and The Missing Mouse) until Jerry gets back at Tom by beating him up in the closet (a clip from Jerry and the Lion). Both call a truce, and while walking happily down the street, they stop by the local cinema, where they notice a poster advertising their cartoons (implying that Tom and Jerry have occupations as actors). The man who was standing by the wall noticed this cat and mouse. He looks up at the poster, then shrugs.

They walk in to watch the feature (clips from Love That Pup, Jerry's Diary, The Flying Sorceress and The Truce Hurts), but cannot help laughing at each other every time the other is hurt onscreen. Mild annoyance soon turns to violence in the seats, where Tom and Jerry continually slam the seats on each other. Eventually, Jerry tears apart his flag (with Tom following suit) before hitting Tom with a xylophone mallet. The fighting scene in The Truce Hurts stops as the onscreen characters pause their fight to watch the ongoing fight in the seats.


  • A poster of Droopy is seen when Tom and Jerry walked into the movie theater.


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