Surf-Bored Cat is a 1967 Tom and Jerry short directed by Abe Levitow and produced by Chuck Jones. Animation was by Dick Thompson, Philip Roman, Ben Washam, Hal Ambro, Don Towsley and Carl Bell, with layouts by Don Morgan and backgrounds by Philip DeGuard. The cartoon's title is play on the word "surfboard".
The title card and credits are first shown. As Tom and Jerry are on a cruise ship heading to a tropical Caribbean beach, Tom looks out the window seeing a surfer riding a wave. Tom leaps for joy grabs his surfboard and takes of running, accidentally waking up Jerry. Tom tries to run with his surfboard out to the deck, but it jams in the door several times before he gets through. Then he takes a running leap, jumps onto his board, flying over the edge of the ship, and sails onto... the pier. He shrugs, picks it up, takes off again and doing the same thing, lands... on medium-sized boat, and again until he finally makes it to the sea out of a row boat. Tom then lands on a large blue lump, which turns out to be a shark. Tom peers over at the other of surfers and hits the shark in the head, knocking it out.
|keywords||caribbean coconut cruise ship cry end fly jimmy durante laugh monkey rid rock run run away shark starfish surfboard tom and jerry wake up walk want|
|producer||Earl Jonas Les Goldman|
|productionCompany||MGM Animation/Visual Arts|
|theme||animated animated short cartoon short|