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The Zoot Cat

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Film series  Tom and Jerry
Music director  Scott Bradley
Producer  Fred Quimby
Distributed by  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Language  English
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Director  Bill HannaJoseph Barbera
Release date  February 26, 1944 October 7, 1950 (re-release)
Directors  William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Cast  William Hanna, Sara Berner, Billy Bletcher
Similar movies  Tom and Jerry movies

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The Zoot Cat (also referred to as simply Zoot Cat) is a 1943 American one-reel animated cartoon and is the 13th Tom and Jerry short. It was produced in Technicolor and released to theatres on December 23 1943 Or February 26, 1944 by Metro-Goldwyn Mayer. The cartoon features a great deal of 1940s slang, a parody of the popular (but controversial) zoot suit, and some outdated features of 1930s popular culture.


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The cartoon opens on a Valentine note to Toots from Tom, with a pink ribbon tied to Jerry inside a gift box. Meanwhile, Tom gets ready for a date, his whiskers in curlers.

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Tom knocks on the door, rings the doorbell and shouts before dropping the box and hiding behind a pillar on the porch. Toots opens the door and is pleasantly surprised at the gift. Tom then attempts to impress Toots by playing a ukulele and dancing. Finally, Tom presents her with a bouquet of flowers, but a loose floorboard smacks him in the face.

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Toots responds with a scathing dissent in jive talk, while Jerry nods in agreement to her words. After she throws the gift back at Tom, Jerry grabs an ear of corn and plants it in the box, signifying that Tom's efforts were "corny" (slang for outdated). Tom then hears a radio commercial for a zoot suit, which gives Tom an idea: to make his own zoot suit and dazzle his intended.

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On his knocking on the door again, Toots is now shocked to see Tom in the impressive outfit. Tom lights a cigar as Toots compliments his new, hip look before inviting him inside. They start to jive dance and Jerry politely cuts in, dancing a few steps with Toots before Tom realizes what's going on. Tom chases Jerry, who escapes by jumping into an ashtray and rubbing a burning cigarette butt on Tom’s nose.

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Jerry then peels a banana and throws the skin onto the floor, which sends Tom crashing into a piano. But he recovers in majestic form and starts to play, taking on the persona of a suave, romantic lover. Tom tries to impress Toots using a Charles Boyer-esque voice. Jerry then sticks matches in Tom's toes, and lights them in order to give him a hot foot. Tom unwittingly continues with a fire-related wooing until the flames engulf his feet. He pauses, sniffs the smoke-filled air, and remarks "Say, something is burning around here!", then realizes what is burning and leaps about screaming.

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Jerry resumes dancing with Toots. Tom returns, determined to flatten Jerry with a fireplace shovel. A chase ensues. Jerry hides behind a table leg and uses his foot to trip Tom. Jerry clips the hanger in Tom's jacket to a window-shade, then kicks Tom in the eye. Tom angrily pursues the fleeing mouse, but the shade rolls back taking Tom with it.

By the window, Tom is dunked in a fishbowl. This causes the zoot suit to shrink and eventually pop off his body. Jerry jumps into the shrunken suit, which is now a perfect fit for him. He then struts away, pleased with his new zoot suit.

Voice cast

  • Sara Berner as Jerry and Toots (uncredited)
  • William Hanna and Jerry Mann as Tom (uncredited)
  • Jerry Mann or as the radio announcer (uncredited)
  • Availability


  • Tom and Jerry's Greatest Chases, Vol. 1
  • Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection Vol. 1, Disc One
  • Tom and Jerry Golden Collection Volume One, Disc One
  • References

    The Zoot Cat Wikipedia