Although the music of Scott Bradley has been heard by millions of listeners worldwide through his work in MGM's popular Tom & Jerry and Tex Avery-directed cartoon series, very little is known about the man or his life. Born in Arkansas, Bradley is known to have studied music at the conservatory level, but does not show up in film credits until 1928, when he is credited for synchronizing early talkies at the Fox studio. Bradley spent some time at the Disney studio, where he first met Carl Stalling and worked with animators Hugh Harman, Rudolph Ising, and Ub Iwerks. When Iwerks left Disney in 1930 to form his own studio, both Bradley and Stalling followed as musical directors on Iwerks' Flip the Frog cartoon series. These were distributed by MGM, and the studio was seldom satisfied with the Iwerks studio's product, so in 1934 MGM hired Harman and Ising away from Warner Bros. to create their own animation department, with Bradley joining shortly thereafter. From that point until MGM closed its cartoon department, Scott Bradley acted as its principal musical director, scoring more than 250 cartoons, many featuring the cat-and-mouse team of Tom & Jerry as well as Droopy, Screwy Squirrel, and others.