animated cartoon Pent-House Mouse © Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) / Sib-Tower 12 Productions
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Pent-House Mouse

Tom is living the good life up in a skyscraper's pent-house while Jerry is starving on the ground. Spying an unprotected lunchbox at a construction site, Jerry helps himself to the contents. Unbeknown to the mouse, the girder the lunchbox resided on is lifted up to the top of the worksite and the lunchbox falls off, with Jerry in tow. Tom, spotting Jerry and the sandwich falling to Earth, decides that he'd would like to enjoy a mouse sandwich, with Jerry as the unwilling main ingredient.

Created by: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Sib-Tower 12 Productions
Language: no dialogue
Country of Origin: USA
Featuring the voices of:
Mel Blanc ... Tom, Jerry
Directed by: Chuck Jones and Maurice Noble
Produced by: Chuck Jones
Executive Producers: Walter Bien
Musical Score by: Eugene Poddany
Writing Credits: Chuck Jones and Michael Maltese

animated cartoon Pent-House Mouse © Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) / Sib-Tower 12 ProductionsMGM was unhappy with the 13 shorts produced by Gene Deitch, which Deitch noted was more because Metro wanted them "as cheaply as possible" than by any problem with his workers. However, MGM saw that, whatever problems the shorts Deitch made were, they still proved popular enough in theatres to convince the studio that the cat and mouse team were a viable product.

MGM therefore commissioned Chuck Jones, then the co-owner of new studio Sib-Tower 12 Productions after the closure of Warner Bros. animation department (alongside producer Les Goldman), to create a new series of Tom & Jerry shorts for theatrical release. Jones agreed to making the shorts because he was able to set budgets that allowed the use of full animation.

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