Appearance and Personality
Tom Cat is a young anthropomorphic cat with bluish-gray fur, a light gray stomach, a light gray section of his face between the eyes, white hands and feet, a while tail point, a white muzzle with a black nose and whiskers, yellow eyes with black pupils, bushy eyebrows, a clump of hair, and wears a trademark red baseball cap with a blue stripe. In some appearances, he wears clothing during particular events. He and Jerry also appear in some segments based upon historical events, but that it's rather their imagination, since they live in a more modern world. During most of his appearances, he often attempts to catch Jerry, whom he claims is a pest, but is prone to getting injuries. He, sometimes, can be stupid, dumb, and annoying to people and Jerry. Although he doesn't talk, he has been shown to use the telephone on certain occasions.
Although Tom usually wears only his baseball cap and normally doesn't wear clothes, he was seen wearing clothes in some episodes. His baseball cap is normally worn frontwards; but in Pump 'Em up Pals, he wore his baseball cap backwards while working out. He sometimes wears his trademark baseball cap with some of the clothes he wears. In Chase School, he was wearing an orange jacket with a white V-neck shirt with a yellow collar underneath, baggy blue jeans, and white loafers; although the tomcats in the crowd were only wearing the jackets, shirts, bowties, and caps. In Penthouse Mouse (not to be confused with the MGM short with the same title), he was wearing a pair of azure overalls. During his fourth and final attempt to catch Jerry in Catch That Mouse, he was wearing a white athletic shirt with shoulder straps and a pair of green shorts with a yellow stripe on each side. In I Dream of Cheezy, he wore a white keikogi with a white belt and an azure hachimaki while training at Sergeant Boffo's Ferocious Feline Mouse-Bashing School. In Beach Bummers, he wore a pair of red swimming trunks and a green swimming top with a blue stripe along with his swimsuit, but is usually topless when wearing a swimsuit in other episodes. In Cast Away Tom, he briefly wore a yellowish-orange jungle toga to imitate Jerry who was acting like Tarzan. For formal occasions, he wears a tuxedo with a bowtie and sometimes wears a top hat. In The Watchcat, he was wearing an auburn uniform consisting of a jacket with a tan satchel strap and belt with a gold prong, and a hat with tan band and gold badge and black brim, and went under the title of "watchcat" (a play on the word "watchdog," due to his species being a cat, although the word "watchdog" is a slang word for "guard"). In Cosmic Chaos that has a futuristic time setting, he is shown wearing a similar baseball cap that is a half red and half blue cap with a silver antenna in the rear, a red satchel strap clipped onto a blue belt with a red and green triangle pattern on the front, and a pair of blue and green rocket boots that blow out flame from the rear pipes during acceleration and shoot missiles from the bottoms.
Sugar Belle: Seen in "Sugar Belle loves Tom, Sometimes".
Cindy-Lou: Seen in "Birthday Surprise". Tried to give Her Jerry Mouse Jr. for a Birthday Gift.
Lt. Lucy: Seen in "Mess Hall Mouser".
White Tabby: Seen in "Tom Thumped".
Name: Tom Cat (Tom and Jerry Kids)
Species: Anthropomorphic Cat
Family: unnamed father, grandfather, Tim (twin brother)
Age: 6 (7 in The Ant Attack)
Likes: Milk, Fish, Catching and outwitting mice
Dislikes: Getting injured, being retaliated, dogs, getting kicked out of the house, losing
Friends: Jerry (sometimes), Other Cats, Humans
Enemies: Jerry (many times), Spike and Tyke, Mice, and various other non-cat animals
- On some promotional illustrations, the sclerae of his eyes were sometimes white, although they're normally yellow, like those of his father.
- In the episode "The Ant Attack", his birthday cake had seven candles which reveal his age to be 7 years of age in the cartoon show whereas, in most other episodes, he is 6 years old.