The second MGM lion “Jackie”, having his roar recorded for the famous beginning of all MGM talking movies. An amplifying sound stage was built around his cage to make the recording. Seven different lions have been the mascots of the comapny, the most recent being Leo.
A letter from Bill Hanna to Chuck Jones after Jones became the new head of animation at MGM and took over the Tom & Jerry franchise. Original model drawing of Tom & Jerry by Chuck Jones, graphite on 12 field MGM animation paper, circa 1965.