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The Mansion Cat

The Mansion Cat

The Mansion Cat is a 2001 American made-for-television 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 Productions in association with Turner Entertainment Co., and distributed by Warner Bros. Television, making its first Tom and Jerry cartoon released by Warner Bros. Entertainment since the 1996 Time Warner-Turner merger. It premiered on Boomerang on April 8, 2001, making it the only Tom and Jerry short made especially for Boomerang. In addition, this was one of the last cartoons produced by Hanna-Barbera before its absorption into Warner Bros. Animation later in the same year.

Plot

The cartoon opens with a circle showing Jerry running, but as the circle grows, it is revealed that Jerry is going nowhere, as Tom captured his tail. When Tom's owner (voiced by Joseph Barbera, Tom and Jerry co-creator and Hanna-Barbera co-founder) calls Tom, he lets Jerry go, freeing him back into his cage. The owner of Tom and a large mansion tells Tom that he is going away for a while, that the mansion is in perfect shape and that he does not want Tom blaming the mouse (Jerry) for any destruction this time. Of course, this means Tom will spend most of the cartoon chasing Jerry across the mansion, causing extensive damage.