You won't believe Tom and Jerry's real names

The Tom and Jerry title screen with the names Tom and Jerry crossed out.
(Image credit: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Future)

For the past 81 years, people have enjoyed the mischievous antics of the beloved cat and mouse we all know as Tom and Jerry. But it has recently come to light that there's much more to their seemingly simple names than we thought. The devious duo are, in fact, none other than Thomas Jasper 'Tom' Cat, Sr and Gerald Jinx 'Jerry' Mouse.

The names were spotted by eagle-eyed fans who were exploring the official website for the upcoming Warner Bros game, MultiVersus. If you're excited about the MultiVersus game, but need a console to play it on, check out our guide on where to buy or pre-order the PlayStation 5.

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Amelia Bamsey
Staff Writer

Amelia is Creative Bloq’s Staff Writer. After completing a degree in Popular Music and a Master’s in Song Writing, Amelia began designing posters, logos, album covers and websites for musicians. She now enjoys covering a range of topics on Creative Bloq, including posters, optical illusions, logos (she's a particular fan of logo Easter eggs), gaming and illustration. In her free time, she relishes in the likes of art (especially the Pre-Raphaelites), photography and literature. Amelia prides herself on her unorthodox creative methods, her Animal Crossing island and her extensive music library.