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Tom and Jerry is a series of American theatrical cartoon shorts that ran from 1940 to 1958, then from 1961 to 1967. It was created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). When the shorts were broadcast on TV and released on home video, they were sometimes subjected to varying levels of censorship.

Their shorts had won seven Academy Awards for Best Animated Short Film. Walt Disney Productions had tied the series with their Silly Symphonies for winning the most awards in the category.

Internationally, in The Two Mouseketeers, the episode ended when Jerry eats the food.

In Blue Cat Blues, the alcohol scenes are cut. When the episode ends, the train sound was Internationally muted beacuse they didnt wanted kids to think that Tom and Jerry actually died.

Censorship[]

USA Censorship[]

HBO Max[]

  • Any episode that has blackface, Mammy Two-Shoes, racial jokes or are "too disturbing" are banned.
  • A Mouse in the House
  1. The episode is banned on HBO Max due to Mammy Two-Shoes making a appearance in.
  • Blue Cats Blues
  1. The episode is banned on HBO Max due to it's dark subject matter.
  • Busy Buddies
  1. The episode is banned on HBO Max due to how disturbing some scenes are.
  • Casanova Cat
  1. The episode is banned on HBO Max due to blackface.
  • Fraidy Cat
  1. The episode is banned on HBO Max due to Mammy Two-Shoes making a appearance in it.
  • Feedin' The Kiddie
  1. The episode is banned on HBO Max due to blackface.
  • His Mouse Friday
  1. The episode is banned on HBO Max due to blackface and racial jokes.
  • Jerry's Diary
  1. The episode is banned on HBO Max due to blackface.
  • Kitty Foiled
  1. The episode is banned on HBO Max due to racial jokes.
  • Life With Tom
  1. The episode is banned on HBO Max due to blackface.
  • Little Runaway
  1. The episode is banned on HBO Max due to racial jokes.
  • Mouse Cleaning
  1. The episode is banned on HBO Max due to Mammy Two-Shoes making a appearance in it and due to racial jokes.
  • Mouse in Manhattan
  1. The episode is banned on HBO Max due to blackface.
  • Old Rocking Chair Tom
  1. The episode is banned on HBO Max due to Mammy Two-Shoes making a appearance in it.
  • Part Time Pal
  1. The episode is banned on HBO Max due to Mammy Two-Shoes making a appearance in it.
  • Professor Tom
  1. The episode is banned on HBO Max due to the characters smoking.
  • Puss Gets the Boot
  1. The episode is banned on HBO Max due to Mammy Two-Shoes making a appearance in it.
  • Puss n' Toots
  1. The episode is banned on HBO Max due to Mammy Two-Shoes making a appearance in it.
  • The Little Orphan
  1. The episode is banned on HBO Max due to blackface.
  • The Milky Waif
  1. The episode is banned on HBO Max due to blackface and racial jokes.
  • The Mouse Comes to Dinner
  1. The episode is banned on HBO Max due to Mammy Two-Shoes making a appearance in it.
  • The Truce Hurts
  1. The episode is banned on HBO Max due to blackface.
  • The Two Musketeers
  1. The episode is banned on HBO Max.
  • The Yankee Doodle Mouse
  1. The episode is banned on HBO Max due to blackface.
  • Two Little Indians
  1. The episode is banned on HBO Max due to racial jokes.

Cartoon Network[]

  • A Mouse in The House
  1. The episode is banned on Boomerang due to it's racial subject matter.
  • Blue Cat Blues
  1. This episode is banned due to it's dark and sad storyline as well as implications of alcoholism (more seriously than Part Time Pal) and suicide (more seriously than Downhearted Duckling).
  • Casanova Cat
  1. The scene that shows Tom blowing cigar smoke into Jerry's face was cut.
  2. The scene that shows Jerry doing a blackface dance was cut.
  • Dog Trouble
  1. Mammy's voice was redubbed to be less offensive.
  • Little Runaway
  1. The scene where the birdbath lands on Tom's head making him look Chinese was cut.
  • Mouse Cleaning
  1. The scene where Tom is in blackface is modified for Cartoon Network broadcast. Cartoon Network cuts the part where Tom comes out of the coal as well as Stepin Fetchit's voice. It goes from when Mammy Two Shoes gets knocked from the coal to her realizing that the cat in blackface is Tom.
  • Part Time Pal
  1. The scene where Mammy says "Well, slap my face if this ain't a mess!" was changed to "Well, I'll be darned! This is quite a mess!"
  2. The scene that shows Tom's drunken rendition of "One For The Money" was cut.
  • Puss N' Toots
  1. The scene that shows a record landing on Tom's head which results in him looking like he was Chinese was cut.
  • The Lonesome Mouse
  1. This short is rarely aired on Cartoon Network due to a scene where Jerry paints a picture of Tom as Adolf Hitler.
  2. 1992-2001 The scene that where the Teapot exploded causing Tom to have have blackface was cut.
  • Safety Second
  1. The scene that shows Jerry with a blackface was cut.
  • The Milky Waif
  1. The scene that shows Jerry and Nibbles disguising themselves with shoe polish to make themselves look black was cut.
  • The Mouse Comes to Dinner
  1. The scene where Mammy-Two Shoes is setting up the table while Jerry runs across the table dressed like a Indian is cut. The cartoon now begins when Tom jumps from the plant pot.
  • The Mouse from H.U.N.G.E.R
  1. This episode rarely airs on Cartoon Network due to the scene with flickering lights which can cause seizures.
  • The Truce Hurts
  1. The scene that shows Tom, Jerry and Spike having blackfaces was cut.
  • The Yankee Doodle Mouse
  1. 1992-Mid 2001 the scene that showed the teapot exploding teapot causing Tom was cut.
  • Two Little Indians
  1. This episode was banned due to the episode referencing Native Americans.
  • Yankee Doodle Mouse
  1. The scene that shows Jerry forcing Tom to lick defense stamps and paste them in a book was cut. (This was cut in the reissue which means that this scene is lost)
  2. The scene that shows Tom in flower blackface was cut. (Since 2002, this has been uncensored)

TNT[]

  • Dog Trouble
  1. Mammy kicking spike out of the house was cut.

Boomerang[]

  • A Mouse in The House
  1. The episode is banned on Boomerang due to it's racial subject matter.
  • Kitty Foiled
  1. The scene that shows Jerry and the canary disguising themselves as Indians was cut.
  • Little Runaway
  1. The scene where the birdbath lands on Tom's head making him look Chinese was cut. (This scene is infrequently edited as sometimes this episode can be uncensored)
  • Life with Tom
  1. The flashback from The Little Orphan was modified for Boomerang broadcast. Any scene with Tom in blackface was cut. (This was briefly unedited in 2018 before being edited again)
  • Part Time Pal
  1. The scene where Mammy says "Well, slap my face if this ain't a mess!" was changed to "Well, I'll be darned! This is quite a mess!"
  2. The scene that shows Tom's drunken rendition of "One For The Money" was cut.
  • Safety Second
  1. The scene that shows Jerry with a blackface was cut.
  • The Milky Waif
  1. The scene that shows Jerry and Nibbles disguising themselves with shoe polish to make themselves look black was cut.
  • The Mouse from H.U.N.G.E.R
  1. This episode is rarely aired on Boomerang due to a scene with flickering lights that can cause seizures.
  • The Truce Hurts
  1. The scene that shows Tom, Jerry and Spike having blackfaces was cut.
  • Two Little Indians
  1. This episode was banned due to the episode referencing Native Americans.

iTunes[]

  • The Truce Hurts
  1. The scene that shows Tom, Jerry and Spike having blackfaces was cut.

DVD Censorship[]

  • Casanova Cat
  1. The scene that shows Tom blowing cigar smoke into Jerry's face was cut.
  2. The scene that shows Jerry doing a blackface dance was cut.
  3. This episode was removed from the UK release of the Spotlight Collection.
  • Dog Trouble
  1. Mammy's voice was redubbed to be less offensive.
  • Flirty Birdy
  1. The scene that shows the bird being tossed into Tom's laundry was cut.
  2. The scene that shows Tom looking like a Indian Chief was cut.
  • Fraidy Cat
  1. Any scene that shows Mammy Two-Shoes was cut.
  • His Mouse Friday
  1. Any dialogue about cannibalism was removed.
  2. Any dialogue from the black savages or about them were muted.
  3. The scene where the young black savage is about to pursue Jerry was modified. The scene is cropped to remove the young savage and his dialogue is muted.
  • Jerry's Diary
  1. The scene that shows the exploding tea pot was shortened.
  • Kitty Foiled
  1. The scene that shows Jerry and the canary disguising themselves as Indians was cut.
  • Life With Tom
  1. The scene that shows the "Little Orphan scene" was shortened. As a result you can no longer see the blackface.
  • Little Runaway
  1. The scene that shows a baby seal throwing a trash can lid at Tom was cut.
  • Mouse Cleaning
  1. The scene that shows Tom with a blackface was cut.
  2. The scene where Tom says No ma'am, I ain't seen no cat!" was cut.
  3. This episode was removed from the UK release of the Spotlight collection.
  • Mouse in Manhattan
  1. The scene that shows Jerry head getting hit by a bottle of shoe polish was shortened. As a result you can no longer see Jerry’s blackface.
  • A Mouse in the House
  1. The scene that shows two cats looking in the oven was cut.
  2. The scene that shows Jerry causing a explosion was cut.
  3. The scene that shows the two cats getting blackfaces was cut.
  • Mouse Trouble
  1. The scene that shows Tom hiding in a package was cut.
  2. The scene that shows Jerry putting pins in the package and then saws it in half was cut.
  3. The scene that shows Jerry looking inside the package was cut.
  4. The scene where Jerry holds up a sign that says "Is there a doctor in the house? was cut.
  5. The scene where Tom says "Don't you believe it" was cut.
  • Old Rockin' Chair Tom
  1. Any scene that shows the uncle in "poor old uncle Tom" was cut.
  2. The scene that shows Lighting putting shaving cream on Tom was cut.
  3. The scene that shows Lighting hitting Tom with a cane was cut.
  • Part-Time Pal
  1. The scene where Mammy says Well slap my face if this ain't a mess!" it was changed to "Well I'll be darned. This is such a mess!"
  2. The scene where Tom says "One for the money, two for the show..." was muted.
  • Professor Tom
  1. The scene that shows Tom smoking a cigar was cut. (This scene was censored on Boomerang UK.)
  2. The scene that shows Tom spanking topsy was cut.
  • Puss N' Toots
  1. The scene that shows a record landing on Tom's head which results in him looking like he was Chinese was cut.
  • Puss Gets the Boot
  1. The scene where Mammy says "O-W-T...Out!" it was changed to "O-U-T!"
  • Safety Second
  1. The scene that shows Jerry with a blackface was cut.
  • Trap Happy
  1. The scene that shows a cat accidentally missing Jerry and chopping off Tom's tail with an ax was cut.
  • The Little Orphan
  1. The scene that shows a candle being thrown by Nibbles, which lands on Tom's tail was cut.
  • The Milky Waif
  1. The scene that shows Jerry and Nibbles disguising themselves with shoe polish to make themselves look black was cut.
  • The Mouse Comes to Dinner
  1. The scene that shows Mammy singing was cut.
  2. The scene that shows Jerry sneaking across the table pretending to be a Indian.
  • The Truce Hurts
  1. The scene that shows Tom, Jerry and Spike having blackfaces was cut.
  • The Two Mouseketeers
  1. The scene that suggested that the king beheaded Tom off-screen was cut.
  • The Yankee Doodle Mouse
  1. The scene that shows Tom getting a blackface was cut.

UK Censorship[]

  • Blue Cat Blues
  1. Cartoon Network UK, and Boomerang UK banned the episode due to it's dark and sad storyline.
  • Casanova Cat
  1. The scene that shows Tom blowing cigar smoke into Jerry's face was cut. (This scene was censored on Cartoon Network UK.)
  2. The scene that shows Jerry doing a blackface dance was cut. (This scene was censored on Cartoon Network UK.)
  • Flirty Birdy
  1. The scene that shows the bird being tossed into Tom's laundry was cut.
  2. The scene that shows Tom looking like a Indian Chief was cut.
  • Fraidy Cat
  1. Any dialogue about cannibalism was removed.
  2. Any scene that shows Mammy Two-Shoes was cut.
  • His Mouse Friday
  1. Any dialogue from the black savages or about them were muted.
  • Jerry's Diary
  1. The scene that shows the exploding tea pot was shortened.
  • Kitty Foiled
  1. The scene that shows Jerry and the canary disguising themselves as Indians was cut.
  • Life With Tom
  1. The scene that shows the "Little Orphan scene" was shortened. As a result you can no longer see the blackface.
  • Little Runaway
  1. The scene that shows a baby seal throwing a trash can lid at Tom was cut.
  • Mouse Cleaning
  1. The scene that shows Tom with a blackface was cut.
  2. The scene where Tom says No ma'am, I ain't seen no cat!" was cut.
  3. This episode was removed from the UK release of the Spotlight collection.
  • Mouse in Manhattan
  1. The scene that shows Jerry head getting hit by a bottle of shoe polish was shortened. As a result you can no longer see Jerry’s blackface.
  • A Mouse in the House
  1. The scene that shows two cats looking in the oven was cut.
  2. The scene that shows Jerry causing a explosion was cut.
  3. The scene that shows the two cats getting blackfaces was cut.
  4. The scene that shows the two cats repeatedly spanking Mammy-Two-Shoes was withdrawn.
  • Mouse Trouble
  1. The scene that shows Tom hiding in a package was cut.
  2. The scene that shows Jerry putting pins in the package and then saws it in half was cut.
  3. The scene that shows Jerry looking inside the package was cut.
  4. The scene where Jerry holds up a sign that says "Is there a doctor in the house? was cut.
  • Old Rockin' Chair Tom
  1. Any scene that shows the uncle in "poor old uncle Tom" was cut.
  2. The scene that shows Lighting putting shaving cream on Tom was cut.
  3. The scene that shows Lighting hitting Tom with a cane was cut.
  • Part-Time Pal
  1. The scene where Mammy says Well slap my face if this ain't a mess!" it was changed to "Well I'll be darned. This is such a mess!"
  2. The scene where Tom says "One for the money, two for the show..." was muted.
  • Professor Tom
  1. The scene that shows Tom smoking a cigar was cut. (This scene was censored on Boomerang UK.)
  2. The scene that shows Tom spanking topsy was cut.
  • Puss N' Toots
  1. The scene that shows a record landing on Tom's head which results in him looking like he was Chinese was cut.
  • Puss Gets the Boot
  1. The scene where Mammy says "O-W-T...Out!" it was changed to "O-U-T!"
  • Safety Second
  1. The scene that shows Jerry with a blackface was cut.
  • Texas Tom
  1. The scene that shows Tom smoking a cigar was cut. (This scene was censored on the Boomerang UK broadcast.)
  • Trap Happy
  1. The scene that shows a cat accidentally missing Jerry and chopping off Tom's tail with an ax was cut.
  • The Little Orphan
  1. The scene that shows a candle being thrown by Nibbles, which lands on Tom's tail was modified for the UK release. In the UK version Tom’s blackface was removed.
  • The Milky Waif
  1. The scene that shows Jerry and Nibbles disguising themselves with shoe polish to make themselves look black was cut. (This scene was censored on Cartoon Network UK and Boomerang UK.)
  • The Mouse Comes to Dinner
  1. The scene that shows Mammy singing was cut.
  2. The scene that shows Jerry sneaking across the table pretending to be a Indian.
  • The Truce Hurts
  1. The scene that shows Tom, Jerry and Spike having blackfaces was cut. (This scene was censored on Cartoon Network UK and on iTunes.)
  • The Two Mouseketeers
  1. The scene that suggested that the king beheaded Tom off-screen was cut.
  • The Yankee Doodle Mouse
  1. The scene that shows Tom getting a blackface was cut.
  • Two Little Indians
  1. The scene that shows Jerry, the mice and Tom smoking the peace pipe was cut. (This scene was censored on Boomerang UK.)

Middle East Censorship[]

  • The Milky Waif
  1. This episode is banned in most of the Middle East.
  • Buddies Thicker Than Water
  1. The scene that shows Tom and Jerry drinking was cut.

Indonesia censorship[]

Most KPI censors Tom and Jerry scene

  • Part Time Pal
  1. The scene that shows Tom trying to keep his balance, while he is drunk in basement was cut.
  2. The scene that shows Tom diving into pie was cut.
  • Mouse in Manhattan
  1. The scene that shows Jerry at the station was cut.
  2. The scene that shows Jerry in the road was cut.
  3. The scene that shows Jerry in the elevator was cut.
  • A Mouse in the House
  1. The scene where tom and butch was shooting their own was cut
  2. The scene that shows Tom and Butch looking in oven, and getting blackface was cut. (just like in the in UK and USA.)
  • Jerry's diary
  1. Scene showing Jerry punching tom eye were cut.

Where to find it uncensored[]

Certain DVD releases are uncensored.

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