Pixie and Dixie were two other characters who were part of The Huckleberry Hound Show. They were always chased by their cat friend by the name Mr. Jinks. In many ways the shorts resemble Hanna and Barbera's earlier better-known creation, Tom & Jerry, which also featured a warring cat and mouse (sometimes two) in a domestic setting. However without Tom and Jerry's more lavish budget for full animation, the Jinks team had to rely on funny dialogue and voices to carry the cartoon's humor. The cartoon was also less violent, and unlike the slightly sinister Tom, the headstrong Jinks was, in reality, too dense to pose much of a real threat to the mice. Both mice are male.