Joseph Barbera (Fine Arts, Alumnus)
Tom and Jerry MGM cartoon shorts, (1940-1958)
TM& (c) Hanna-Barbera (s12), characters from TOM & JERRY used courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Barbera's famed cat and mouse team made their debut in Puss Gets the Boot, a cartoon short that was nominated for an Academy Award in 1941. The MGM cartoon series, Tom and Jerry, went on to win seven Academy Awards.