Tom and Jerry (disambiguation)

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Tom and Jerry are cat and mouse cartoon characters, Tom Cat and Jerry Mouse , that debuted in 1940. The name itself originally created by Pierce Egan in 1821.

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Tom and Jerry may also refer to:

Cartoon works

Featuring the cat and mouse

Animated TV shows

Movies of Tom and Jerry

Others

Other fictional characters

Non-cartoon works

Performing pairs

In other uses

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