June 3 – October 7

Eisentrager-Howard Gallery

120 Richards Hall
Lincoln, NE

Tom and Jerry, c. 1966
“Filet Meow”
4-cel key-master setup
Acrylic on acetate and gouache on paper
Collection of Trent Claus

Tom and Jerry debuted in 1940. From 1963-1967, animation legend Chuck Jones produced the series, modifying the look of the cartoon with his Looney Tunes sensibilities. This 4-cel setup from the theatrical short “Filet Meow” features Jerry protecting the fish Goldie from Tom’s relentless attacks. If you look closely, the cel code hand-written in the bottom right-hand corner, framed in-camera by mistake, can be seen during the cartoon.