Tom & Jerry: 72 Years Old Today

Yes, the original cat and mouse duo are 71 years young today, February 20th. Back in 1940, the short Puss Gets The Boot was released and featured the two characters who would quickly become the characters that are so beloved today.

So now I’m curious, in 1940, was stuff from 1869 as popular and as widely known as Tom & Jerry are today?

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