Spike and Tyke Art (MGM, c. 1940s-50s) Two lovable longtime secondary characters for the Tom and Jerry cartoons are Big Spike and Little Tyke. Spike debuted in 1942 in Dog Trouble and went on to be in many shorts under other names such as Butch, Killer, and Bulldog. Spike’s playful son Tyke…
Tom fights a hungry eagle for a “Jerry sandwich,” in this original animation drawing. Flirty Birdy was the twenty-first Tom and Jerry short; it was directed by Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera, released to theaters on 9/22/45.