Timid Tabby


Directed By
Produced by
William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Story By
William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Music By
Animation By
Kenneth Muse
Ken Southworth
Irven Spence
Lewis Marshall
Bill Schipek
Distributed By
Release Date
April 19, 1957
Color Process
Preceded By
Followed By

Timid Tabby is a 1957 Tom and Jerry cartoon with backgrounds by Roberta Greutert and layouts by Dick Bickenbach.



Tihe cartoon show Tom chasing Jerry around the house Soon Jerry ran to his mousehole. Just then Tom gets a letter from his cousin George, who happens to be afraid of mice. Tom plays a trick on his cousin by winding up a wind-up mouse and taking out the key. This causes George to leap back in his chair, while sitting in it, making his hat vanish in the process. He now looks exactly like Tom with no differences. Jerry is astonished when George leaps upward in fear. When Jerry encounters Tom as usual, he thinks it's just George again. In the end Tom and George unusually win by scaring Jerry out of the house, which makes Jerry move to another house by making him think Tom has 2 heads, 4 arms and 4 legs and overcoming George's fear of mice in the process.


  • This is Cousin George's second appearance and plays a main role.

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