Tom and Jerry is a series of animated American short films, originally created in 1940 by directors William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. The series, centered on the two main protagonists Tom and Jerry and inspired by the comedy slapstick, is one of the world famous series. The series Tom and Jerry is centered on an infinite rivalry between a domestic cat (Tom) and a rat (Jerry), which often involves a ridiculous fight in pursuit of each other and mutual fighting.
In the beginning, Hanna and his accomplice Barbera produced 114 short films of Tom and Jerry at the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios between 1940 and 1957. In the meantime, they were awarded seven times by the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.