Jeremiah "Jerry" Mouse is one of the 2 tile-characters in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's series of Tom & Jerry theatrical cartoon short films. Created by directors William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, Jerry is a brown anthropomorphic mouse, who first appeared in the 1940 M.G.M. animated short Puss Gets the Boot. William gave the mouse's original name as "Jerry," while Joseph claimed the mouse went unnamed in his first appearance. Read More.