Tom and Jerry posters.

Tom and Jerry is an American television series that includes many shorts and specials. The show stars a cat named Tom who always keeps a look out for mice, and Jerry, the clever and fast mouse who always gets chased by Tom in many shorts. Almost always in every episode, Tom always gets hurt while Jerry rarely does. The show was created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera in 1940 and made many shorts while produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.