Tom and Jerry is an American animated series of short films created in , by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. It centers on a rivalry between its two title. All rights reserved Warner Bros. Entertainment. " Jerry and the Goldfish" (fragment), is a American one. Tom is a cat who is forever on the tail of his cheeky little housemate, Jerry the mouse. No tricks, traps or cast-iron frying pans will stop him in his chase for a tasty.