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Well there was nothing I wanted to say that I thought you'd understand, and there still isn't!
~ Jerry responding to Tom why he doesn't use his dialogue often in "Tom and Jerry: The Movie"

Gerald Jinx "Jerry" Mouse is one of the two titular main protagonists (alongside Tom) in the Tom and Jerry franchise. Created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbara, Jerry is a brown anthropomorphic mouse, who first appeared in the 1940 MGM animated short Puss Gets the Boot. Hanna gave the mouse's original name as "Jerry", while Barbara claimed the mouse went unnamed in his first appearance. He is Tom's arch-rival yet best friend.

In the 1992 animated movie, Tom and Jerry: the Movie, Jerry is the deuteragonist and is voiced by the late Dana Hill.

In the 2001 animated movie Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring, Jerry is the deuteragonist and is voiced by Frank Welker.

In the 2005 animated movie Tom and Jerry: Blast Off to Mars and Tom and Jerry: The Fast and The Furry, Jerry is the deuteragonist and is voiced by Dee Bradley Baker.

History

Tom & Jerry cartoons

Jerry appeared in the first episode of Tom and Jerry. He was unnamed in the short but was known as "Jinx" and was less smart. However, In the second Tom and Jerry episode (A Midnight Snack), His name was turned into "Jerry". He mostly wins in most of the time, but sometimes gets outsmarted and Tom wins. In the episode The Milky Waif, he beats up Tom when he hurts Nibbles.

TomChasingJerry

An example of Tom chasing Jerry

Anchors Away and Dangerous When Wet

Anchors Away

Jerry appeared as a ruler of a kingdom where music is banned because he believes that he lacks talent, and Gene Kelly persuades the mouse into preforming a song-and-dance number with him. Tom briefly appears as a butler for Jerry.

Dangerous When Wet

In the film, Tom and Jerry did an underwater ballet with the main character, Katie Higgins.

Tom and Jerry Kids

In 1990, Jerry wears a red bow tie and is a more "childlike" version of himself. He appeared with Tom, who also is a childlike version of himself.

Movies

Tom and Jerry: The Movie

Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring

Jerry is a very naughty little mouse who causes all sorts of trouble for Tom (who is assigned by his young wizard owner Chip to guard the magic ring in his absence) when the magic ring gets stuck on his head.

Tom and Jerry: Blast Off to Mars

Tom and Jerry: The Fast and The Furry

Tom and Jerry: Shiver Me Whiskers

Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale

Jerry Mouse's wish for a chance to dance in a ballet on Christmas Eve magically comes true and gets whisked away into a magical enchanted holiday kingdom where he is welcomed with a nice Christmas dinner by the toys and he dances with a music box ballerina and he becomes happy as happy can be.

But not for long, as his happiness ceases and his welcoming feast is rudely interrupted by a gang of alley cats, lead by Tom Cat who serves as the captain of the guards for the wicked and greedy King of the Cats.

Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes

Jerry has a crush on Miss Red

Tom and Jerry and The Wizard of Oz

He and Tom live in Kansas with Dorothy Gale

Tom and Jerry: Robin Hood and His Merry Mouse

He serves as Robin Hood's little sidekick and messenger mouse

Tom and Jerry's Giant Adventure

He and Tom live with Jack and his Mother at a Storybook-themed amusement park

Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon

He and Tom begin as childhood friends, or frenemies, growing up with an elf girl named Athena who raises them at a home for unwanted animals.

Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest

He and Tom are on a relaxing vacation when they encounter a boy named Johnny Quest

Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz

He, Tom, Toto and Dorothy must return to Oz when the evil Gnome King takes over the land

Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

He and Tom accompany Charlie Bucket and Grandpa Joe around Willy Wonka's chocolate factory.

Relationships

Tom

Tom is Jerry's best friend and archenemy, and are pretty much a mix of friends, bitter rivals, friendly rivals, and frenemies. They are usually shown competing against each other, and Jerry always comes out on top, due to being cunning to foil Tom's attempts to outwit him despite Tom's high intelligence and crafty personality, but Tom occasionally triumphs and Jerry is the loser. However, they both share a secret bond of friendship and can't enjoy their lives without one another, as they bond over a mutual sentiment towards an unpleasant experience and their antagonistic tendencies with each other are more play than serious attacks. Multiple shorts will show the two getting along with minimal difficulty and they are shown to work together to defeat the real villains who antagonize both of them.

Spike

Spike is Jerry's frenemy. On very rare occasions, he is shown to protect Jerry from Tom by beating him up when he provoked him first. Spike's enemy side towards Jerry increases and is more often than usual (including his first appearance) as he finally realizes it was Jerry who was really causing all of the disturbance and the trouble had put on him, his son and Tom and also stealing his bones and messing up his son but sometimes he helps them to remove his tooth and his birthday party when he was upset.

Butch

Butch is one of Jerry’s enemies. He is shown to catch Jerry and stop Tom, but often fails, due to Jerry outwitting him.

Toots

Toots is Jerry's girlfriend. She is shown in the end when Jerry falls in love with her and she kisses him.

Tuffy

Tuffy is Jerry's nephew. He is shown to either visit Jerry or living with him, and they are shown to run away from Tom when he attacks them, but they often outwit him in the end.

Quacker

Quacker is one of Jerry's friends. He is shown to be attacked by Tom by surprise but Jerry always saves Quacker from being eaten by Tom.

Toodles

Toodles is another one of Jerry's friends. In Casanova Cat, Jerry kissed Toodles on the cheek, which had her take an interest in him. At the end, a car drove off with Toodles and Jerry, and they shared a passionate kiss in the back seat.

Tyke

Tyke, like his father is an frenemy of Jerry. He is shown to be tormented by Jerry, or Tom due to their chasing and Jerry usually frames Tom for their antics and Spike usually threatens him to leave his son alone.

Heroic Acts

  • Helps save a girl named Robyn Starling from her wicked Aunt Figg in "Tom and Jerry: The Movie".
  • Helps a circus lion return to the African jungle in "Jerry and the Lion". (although in fairness, Tom had no idea that the circus lion was vicious as the news report implied)
  • Saves the holiday kingdom from the evil Cat King and his gang in "Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale".
  • Rescues a puppy who was thrown out the car window to drown in "Puppy Tale".
  • Saves his animal friends (such as a duckling, a goldfish, a canary, a baby woodpecker, and a new kitten) from Tom on occasions.
  • Saves Tom Cat on certain occasions.
  • In addition, he attempted to save Tom from suicide in "Blue Cat Blues".
  • Rescues Spike from the dog catcher in "The Bodyguard".
  • Protects the family baby from dangerous situations while Jeannie, the baby's negligent and irresponsible babysitter, was too busy talking on the phone with her friends to bother keeping an eye on the baby in "Busy Buddies" and "Tot Watchers".
  • Helps out Topsy to make peace between cats and mice in "Professor Tom".
  • Helps Dorothy Gale and her friends defeat the Wicked Witch of the West and find the Wizard of Oz.
  • Rescues Dorothy's dog, Toto from the clutches of Miss Gulch, with Tom's help.
  • Helps Dorothy and Toto return home to Kansas.
  • Helps Jack save Storybook Town from a greedy billionaire named Mr. Bigley in "Tom and Jerry's Giant Adventure".
  • Oftenly has remorse for his mistakes while attempting to make it up for himself when going too far on certain occasions.
  • Helps Tom get his job back as a house cat from his successors taking advantage of him in "Old Rockin' Chair Tom" and "Tin Cat of Tomorrow".
  • Teams up with Tom to discipline and take on very naughty and devilish triplet kittens; Fluff, Muff and Puff in "Triplet Trouble".
  • Rescues Miss Red from Professor Moriarty in "Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes".
  • Joins Johnny Quest on a mission to rescue his father from Dr. Zin in "Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest".
  • Helps Jack save Storybook Town from a greedy billionaire named Mr. Bigley in "Tom and Jerry's Giant Adventure".
  • Teams up with Tom to operate a detective agency and solve cases as detectives in "The Cat and Mouse Detectives" episode segments.
  • Teams up with Tom to protect and save a befriended italian mouse named "Topo" from three bully dogs in "Neapolitan Mouse".

Love Interests

  • Peep (Tom and Jerry: Blast Off to Mars)
  • Lillie Mouse and Marie Mouse (Tom and Jerry cartoon: "Tom and Cherie")
  • La Petite Ballerina (Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale)
  • Cherie Mouse and Toots Mouse (The Tom and Jerry Show 2014)

Audio Samples

Jerry Scream
Jerry Scream (2)
Jerry Scream 3

Trivia

  • Despite being one of the titular two main protagonists, he can sometimes be an antagonist.
  • Jerry does not appear in Castaras, but is mentioned by Tom many times.

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