|Tom and Jerry Special Shorts|
|Based on||Tom and Jerry|
by William Hanna, & Joseph Barbera
|Developed by||Peter Browngardt|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||2|
|Running time||4–5 minutes|
|Production companies||Turner Entertainment|
Warner Bros. Animation
|Original network||HBO Max|
|Picture format||HDTV 1080i|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital 5.1|
|Original release||February 20, 2021|
|Preceded by||The Tom and Jerry Show (2014–21)|
|Followed by||Tom and Jerry in New York (2021–present)|
Tom and Jerry Special Shorts is a short-lived American animated television series based on Tom and Jerry that premiered and ended on HBO Max on February 20, 2021, making it the shortest lived of any Tom and Jerry related shows. The series is developed by Peter Browngardt and produced by Warner Bros. Animation. The shorts featured the archived uncredited voices of William Hanna alongside Andrew Dickman.
The shorts are featured in the style of Looney Tunes Cartoons, another short series developed by Browngardt.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Storyboarded by||Music by||Original release date||Prod.|
|1||"On a Roll"||Kenny Pittenger||Andrew Dickman and Kenny Pittenger|
Johnny Ryan and Jacob Fleisher
|Andrew Dickman||Joshua Moshier||February 20, 2021||121|
|In Japan, the local Sushi Chef with his cat Tom notice a mouse known as Jerry scurrying around the Chef's restaurant. In order to earn Chef's keep, Tom determines to catch the sushi-stealing mouse.|
|2||"The House That Cat Built"||David Gemmill||Ryan Khatam and Mike Ruocco|
David Gemmill, Johnny Ryan and Jacob Fleisher
|Ryan Khatam and Mike Ruocco||Carl Johnson||February 20, 2021||123|
|Following Tom's extra-deluxe, extra-large cat castle destroying a "Hole Sweet Hole" portrait in Jerry's house, Jerry invades the castle. Tom becomes determined to get Jerry out of his own luxury.|
In February 2021, the shorts debuted on HBO Max with no prior announcement. Thought to be promotional marketing for the Tom & Jerry film, the shorts received positive reception from fans and critics. According to Andrew Dickman, the series was worked on the crews spare time while on the production of Looney Tunes Cartoons.
One month after the series' release, it temporarily left the service. The reason of the removal from HBO Max was unknown, but it was eventually re-added in July 2021. The series is currently no longer listed as its own program, but as two extras on the page for the Tom & Jerry film.