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"Baby Puss" (fragment), is a 1943 one-reel animated cartoon and is the 12th Tom and Jerry short directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera and produced by Fred Quimby, Baby Puss was released to theaters on Christmas day, December 25, 1943 by Metro-Goldwyn Mayer.
This is the first Tom and Jerry short to be animated by Ray Patterson, who arrived from Walt Disney Productions after working on The Old Army Game, a Donald Duck cartoon also released in 1943. Except some time spent at Walter Lantz Productions in the 1950s, Patterson would continue to work for Hanna and Barbera into the 1980s.
Interesting facts:
This is the first appearance of white hostess Tom.
In this cartoon were first used new end credits.
This is one of the twelve cartoons in which the Tom and Jerry are both losing.
In this cartoon first appears trio of street cats.

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