This wonderful Jerry mouse of the "Tom and Jerry" duo was produced in the late 1940's by the Merrythought plush toy company. He is based on the Tom and Jerry series of animated theatrical shorts created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer that centered on a never-ending rivalry between a housecat (Tom) and a mouse (Jerry) whose chases and battles often involved comic violence. Hanna and Barbera ultimately wrote and directed one hundred and fourteen Tom and Jerry cartoons at the MGM cartoon studio in Hollywood, California between 1940 and 1957, when the animation unit was closed. The original series is notable for having won the Academy Awards for Best Short Subject (Cartoons) seven times, tying it with Walt Disney's Silly Symphonies as the most-awarded theatrical animated series.
This Jerry mouse is made of velvet like velour fabric with painted details and a rope tail. He is in good overall condition with original wiskers still intact. The only condition issue is a tiny moth hole (less than 1/16th inch in diameter) in his right ear.The Merrythought tag is still visible on his back. He measures approx. 6" tall x 2-3/4" wide.........5 inches sitting.