"Purr-Chance to Dream" is a 1967 Tom and Jerry cartoon short directed by Ben Washam, a longtime animator under Chuck Jones dating back to the 1940s, and produced by Jones. It was the last theatrical Tom and Jerry short released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the last of the Chuck Jones shorts in Tom and Jerry series, the last Tom and Jerry cartoon released during the Golden Age of American animation, and the second-to-last animated short related by MGM in the Golden Age (The Bear That Wasn't, released at the end of 1967, would be the final one), and The Karate Guard (released in 2005) was the next Tom and Jerry cartoon from Warner Bros. It is also the last Tom and Jerry cartoon with Carl Brandt as the music composer.
The title is a play-on-words of "perchance to dream" a famous quotation from William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, though the plot of this cartoon bears no resemblance to the play. Like several Chuck Jones-produced Tom and Jerry shorts, this one arguably tends to focus more on poses and personality than on storyline and plot.