DescriptionMGM Studios - Tom and Jerry "Cruise Cat" Background Drawing Original Art (MGM, 1952). The comedy duo of Tom and Jerry have garnered more Oscars than any other cartoon characters in Hollywood history. Their partnership started humbly enough in 1940, when Joe Hanna and Joe Barbera directed the short "Puss Gets the Boot." Millions of fans laugh to the frantic antics of the world's most famous cat and mouse team. This layout drawing is from the 1952 short "Cruise Cat," and was used by the background painter to illustrate the background art for this scene. Tom and Jerry have been sketched in red pencil to indicate their proportions in the scene. The art measures 8" x 11.5" and aside from some light smudging is in Excellent condition.
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