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Tom and Jerry title card used in the early 1950s, and some reissues of 1940s shorts.^ For other uses, see Tom and Jerry .
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^ File:TomandJerryTitleCard2.jpg Tom and Jerry title card used in the early 1950s, and some reissues of 1940s shorts.
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^ File:TomandJerryTitleCard1.jpg Tom and Jerry title card used during the late 1940s and early 1950s, attached to many reissues of early and mid 1940s shorts.
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A modified version of this card was used on the CinemaScope releases in 1954 and 1955.
Directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera
Produced by Rudolf Ising
(first short)
Fred Quimby
(95 shorts)
William Hanna and Joseph Barbera
(18 shorts)
Written by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera
Music by Scott Bradley
(113 shorts)
Edward Plumb
(73rd short)
Distributed by MGM Cartoon studio (1940-1988)
Turner Entertainment Co. (1989-present)
Warner Bros. Entertainment (1998-present)
Release date(s) 1940 - 1958
(114 shorts)
Running time approx. 6 to 10 minutes (per short)
Country United States
Language English
Budget approx. US$ 30,000 to US$ 75,000 (per short)
.Tom and Jerry is a series of animated theatrical shorts created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer that centered on a never-ending rivalry between a housecat (Tom) and a mouse (Jerry) whose chases and battles often involved comic violence.^ Tom and Jerry is a series of animated theatrical shorts created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer that centered on a never-ending rivalry between a housecat (Tom) and a mouse (Jerry) whose chases and battles often involved comic violence.
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^ Tom and Jerry were an animated cat ( Tom ) and mouse ( Jerry ) team who formed the basis of a massively successful series of theatrical short animated films created, written and directed by animators William Hanna and Joseph Barbera (later of Hanna-Barbera fame).
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^ Tom and Jerry is a series of animated theatrical shorts created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer that centered on a never-ending rivalry between a housecat ( Tom ) and a mouse ( Jerry ) whose chases and battles often involved comic violence.
  • Tom and Jerry Complete Series DVD Boxset 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC mycollects.com [Source type: General]

.Hanna and Barbera ultimately wrote and directed one hundred and fourteen Tom and Jerry cartoons at the MGM cartoon studio in Hollywood, California between 1940 and 1959, when the animation unit was closed.^ This article is about MGM's Tom and Jerry.
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^ Tom and Jerry ultimately won the Oscar, their fourth successive one.
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^ He worked for the MGM cartoon studios, where he met Hanna.
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.The original series is notable for having won the Academy Awards for Best Short Subject (Cartoons) seven times, tying it with Walt Disney's Silly Symphonies as the theatrical animated series with the most Oscars.^ The following cartoons won the Academy Award (Oscar) for Best Short Subject: Cartoons : .
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^ The original series is notable for having won the Academy Awards for Best Short Subject (Cartoons) seven times, tying it with Walt Disney's Silly Symphonies as the theatrical animated series with the most Oscars .
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^ The original MGM shorts helmed by Hanna and Barbera shorts are notable for having won seven Academy Awards , tying it with Walt Disney 's Silly Symphonies as the most-awarded theatrical animated series.
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.In 2000, TIME named the series one of the greatest television shows of all time.^ Please don't tarnish the image of some of the greatest cartoon shorts of all time.
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^ I picked up a TV Guide yesterday due to the cover, "50 greatest cartoon characters of all time".
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.Beginning in 1960, in addition to the originals MGM had new shorts produced by Rembrandt Films, led by Gene Deitch in Eastern Europe.^ The Gene Deitch era (1960 – 1962) .
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^ MGM , in 1960, outsourced the production of Tom and Jerry to Rembrandt Films (led by Gene Deitch ) in Eastern Europe.
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^ It was first produced by MGM studios, under Hanna and Barbera (1940-1958), Gene Deitch (1961-1962), and Chuck Jones (1963-1967).
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.Production of Tom and Jerry shorts returned to Hollywood under Chuck Jones's Sib-Tower 12 Productions in 1963; this series lasted until 1967, making it a total of 161 shorts.^ TOM & JERRY 1960s Storyboard sketch of Tom as drawn by Chuck Jones.
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^ It was first produced by MGM studios, under Hanna and Barbera (1940-1958), Gene Deitch (1961-1962), and Chuck Jones (1963-1967).
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^ And since they put Tom and Jerry as number 50 I think that we need to show them that they made a mistake by voting to make Tom and Jerry number 1.
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.The cat and mouse stars later resurfaced in television cartoons produced by Hanna-Barbera and Filmation Studios during the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, a feature film, Tom and Jerry: The Movie, in 1992 and released domestically in 1993 and in 2000, their first made-for TV short, Tom and Jerry: The Mansion Cat for Cartoon Network.^ The first cat-and-mouse duo would be introduced to theaters by Hanna-Barbera in 1940.
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^ Tom and Jerry later resurfaced in TV cartoons produced by Hanna-Barbera (1975 - 1977; 1990 - 1993) and Filmation Studios (1980 - 1982).
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^ Tom and Jerry hit television .
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The most recent Tom and Jerry theatrical short, The Karate Guard, was written and co-directed by co-creator Joe Barbera and debuted in Los Angeles cinemas on September 27, 2005.
Today, Time Warner (via its Turner Entertainment division) owns the rights to Tom and Jerry (with Warner Bros. handling distribution). Since the merger, Turner has produced the series, Tom and Jerry Tales for The CW's Saturday morning "The CW4Kids" lineup, as well as the recent Tom and Jerry short, The Karate Guard, in 2005 and a string of Tom and Jerry direct-to-video films - all in collaboration with Warner Bros. Animation.

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Plot and format

.The Tom and Jerry series is very popular due to its violent and comedic fight between a common pair of enemies, the common house cat and mouse.^ Jerry has a cat raid shelter in the basement of a house where he battles Tom.
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^ Tom is a cat and Jerry is a mouse.
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^ Examples include Tom hitting a dog with a brick, Jerry blinding Tom with toothpaste, and Pecos the mouse (a guest character) using an ax to tear down a door.

.The plots of each short usually center on Tom's numerous attempts to capture Jerry and the mayhem and destruction that ensues.^ In each episode, Tom the cat attempts to outsmart Jerry the mouse -- although in most cases Jerry ends up turning the tables on his foe.

^ Still, it was nice to see someone capture Tom and Jerry’s personalities in at least an acceptable (and at times very funny) fashion.
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^ After the Tom and Jerry Movie I was leary about another attempt at a new cartoon.
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.Since Tom rarely attempts to eat Jerry and because the pair actually seem to get along in some cartoon shorts, it is unclear why Tom chases Jerry so much.^ Tom and Jerry is not a Disney cartoon.
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^ They actually look and sound very much the same as the prints on Boomerang and Cartoon Network, or in past releases of the material in different formats, (in some cases worse) and appear to be the same prints, redone around 1995.
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^ After the extensive restoration we've seen of other cartoons, especially the Disney Treasure box sets, there's no reason why something as popular as Tom and Jerry should be released in such shocking condition.
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.Some reasons given may include normal feline/murine enmity, duty according to his owner, Jerry's attempt at ruining a task that Tom is entrusted with, Jerry eating Tom's master's food which Tom has been entrusted with safeguarding, revenge, Jerry saving other potential prey (such as ducks, canaries, or goldfish) from being eaten by Tom, competition with another cat, and Jerry ruining Tom's attempts to seduce feline femme fatales of which Jerry does either out of disgust or jealousy, among other reasons.^ The other cat's caught Jerry!
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^ Tom is a cat and Jerry is a mouse.
  • Index to Comic Art Collection: "Tom" to "Tom Brown's" 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC comics.lib.msu.edu [Source type: General]

^ Tom and Jerry cancel each other out and make for the same outcome.
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.Tom rarely succeeds in catching Jerry, mainly because of Jerry's cleverness, cunning abilities, and luck.^ Product Description: Tom may catch Jerry on occasion but no one really believes the adorable little mouse will come to harm.
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^ Tom by himself has managed to catch Jerry every now and then, so his talents in the vermin-catching field aren't as weak as many assume.
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^ Jerry succeeds with a firecracker, Tom ends up bandaged head to toe rocking a sleeping Spike.
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.Interestingly enough, many of the title cards show Tom and Jerry smiling at each other which seems to depict a love-hate relationship rather than the extreme annoyance each displays towards the other in each cartoon.^ Other title: Revista Juegos Tom & Jerry.
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^ I love this Tom and Jerry's and all the bartenders.
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^ Tom and Jerry is not a Disney cartoon.
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.There are also several instances within the cartoons where they display genuine friendship ("Springtime for Thomas") and concern for each other's well-being (such as in "Jerry and the Lion" where Jerry in one instance tricks Tom into thinking he has shot Jerry, and Tom comes running with the first aid kit).^ Tom and Jerry was a Hanna-Barbera cartoon...
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^ For other uses, see Tom and Jerry .
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^ Tom and Jerry is not a Disney cartoon.
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.The short episodes are famous for some of the most violent gags ever devised in theatrical animation: Jerry slicing Tom in half, shutting his head in a window or a door, Tom using everything from axes, pistols, explosives, traps and poison to try to murder Jerry, Jerry stuffing Tom's tail in a waffle iron and a mangle, kicking him into a refrigerator, plugging his tail into an electric socket, pounding him with a mace, club or mallet, causing a tree or an electric pole to drive him into the ground, sticking matches into his feet and lighting them, and so on.^ For other uses, see Tom and Jerry .
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^ The shorts are famous for using some of the most destructive and violent gags ever devised for theatrical animation: Jerry slicing Tom in half, Tom using everything from axes , pistols , rifles , dynamite , and poison to try and murder Jerry, Jerry stuffing Tom's tail in a waffle iron, and so on.
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^ Hanna and Barbera held an intra-studio contest to give the pair a new name; animator John Carr won with his suggestion of "Tom and Jerry".
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[1] .Despite all its popularity, Tom and Jerry has often been criticized as excessively violent.^ Tom and Jerry have long been popular in Germany .
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^ I love this Tom and Jerry's and all the bartenders.
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^ Jones and Goldman went on to produce 34 more Tom and Jerry shorts starting in 1963, all of which carried Jones' distinctive style (and a slight psychedelic influence), but with varying degrees of critical success.
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[2]:42[3]:134 .Despite the frequent violence, there is no blood or gore in any scenes in the original cartoons that made the pair a household name.^ This is a fighting game, in the vain of Tekken, Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter, but without the realistic blood, gore and violence.
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^ In the opening of the original Sally the Witch anime ( 1966 ), there is a cat-and-mouse chase scene influenced by Tom and Jerry.
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^ There is no claim on the box that these are original unedited versions.
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.However, in a very rare instance, when Tom gets sliced into pieces in the opening credits of Tom and Jerry:The Movie, blood is clearly visible.^ Now, I'm getting drunk at Tom and Jerry's.
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^ If you watch it (and it is very popular in the Middle East, and broadcast on the Arabsat kids' cartoon channels every evening, and my teenagers still enjoy watching it) it has an MGM opening thing with the lion roaring and turning into Tom.
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^ Tom is very quick-tempered and thin-skinned, while Jerry is independent and opportunistic.
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.A recurring gag involves Jerry hitting Tom when he's preoccupied, with Tom initially oblivious to the pain—and only feeling the effects moments later, and vice versa; and another involves Jerry stopping Tom in midchase (as if calling for a time-out), before he does something, usually putting the hurt on Tom.^ Tom and Jerry hit television .
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^ Tom is wrongfully punished for something that didn't involve Jerry.
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^ When Tom is hit over the head, it’s not only funny; we feel it as well.
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The cartoon is also noteworthy for its reliance on stereotypes, such as the blackening of characters following explosions and the use of heavy and enlarged shadows (e.g., Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse). Resemblance to everyday objects and occurrences is arguably the main appeal of visual humor in the series. The characters themselves regularly transform into ridiculous but strongly associative shapes, most of the time involuntarily, in masked but gruesome ways.
.Music plays a very important part in the shorts, emphasizing the action, filling in for traditional sound effects, and lending emotion to the scenes.^ It would involve heavy doses of Scott Bradley-style jazz, even if modern music were also used; the proper sound effects (Tom scream, anyone?
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Musical director Scott Bradley created complex scores that combined elements of jazz, classical, and pop music; Bradley often reprised contemporary pop songs, as well as songs from MGM films, including The Wizard of Oz and Meet Me In St. Louis. .Generally, there is little dialogue as Tom and Jerry almost never speak, however minor characters are not similarly limited.^ There already is a TOM and JERRY movie..
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^ However, I never envy animators that have to take on Tom and Jerry.
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^ Product Description: Tom may catch Jerry on occasion but no one really believes the adorable little mouse will come to harm.
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.For example, the character Mammy Two Shoes has lines in every episode in which she appears except The Little Orphan.^ I’d like to see Mammy Two Shoes!
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^ I will also stand in defense for the original Mammy Two-Shoes.
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^ For Tom and Jerry, I say they should cast Fantasia Borreno as Mammy Two-Shoes (yes that’s the character’s name) and Mr. T as Spike and….Ann Heche as the White girl cat that breaks Tom’s heart.
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.Most of the dialogue from Tom and Jerry are the high-pitched laughs and gasping screams, which may be provided by a horn or other musical instrument.^ Product Description: Tom may catch Jerry on occasion but no one really believes the adorable little mouse will come to harm.
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^ POSTED: January 2, 2002 HAPPY NEW YEAR! As many of you may already know, NewKidCo is releasing Tom and Jerry games.
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^ I also think there is both money and many other reasons for making new Tom and Jerry 2D cartoons.
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.Before 1954, all Tom and Jerry cartoons were produced in the standard Academy ratio and format; from late 1954 to 1955, some of the output was dually produced in both Academy format and the widescreen CinemaScope process.^ I love this Tom and Jerry's and all the bartenders.
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^ Tom and Jerry was a Hanna-Barbera cartoon...
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^ It would eventually turn into Tom and Jerry , produced by MGM Studios until 1958 and winning seven Academy Awards.
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.From 1956 until the close of the MGM cartoon studio a year later, all Tom and Jerry cartoons were produced in CinemaScope, some even had their soundtracks recorded in Perspecta directional audio.^ I love this Tom and Jerry's and all the bartenders.
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^ Tom and Jerry was a Hanna-Barbera cartoon...
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^ Tom and Jerry is not a Disney cartoon.
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.The 1960s Gene Deitch and Chuck Jones shorts were all produced in Academy format, but with compositions that made them compatible to be matted to Academy widescreen format as well.^ When Gene Deitch and Chuck Jones came in, the series lost all of its original pep.
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^ It was first produced by MGM studios, under Hanna and Barbera (1940-1958), Gene Deitch (1961-1962), and Chuck Jones (1963-1967).
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^ Not only that, but the Region 1 set contains the shorts that were produced in Cinemascope in the original widescreen ratio, on the UK Region 2 set the image is cropped with a good two-thirds of the image lost.
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.All of the Hanna and Barbera cartoons were produced in three-strip Technicolor; the 1960s entries were done in Metrocolor.^ It was first produced by MGM studios, under Hanna and Barbera (1940-1958), Gene Deitch (1961-1962), and Chuck Jones (1963-1967).
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^ On top of that, this isn’t just your regular “good cartoon” either… it’s William Hanna and Joseph Barbera’s TOM and JERRY! Leave them alone!
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^ All 14 are from the early period when Tom and Jerry were directed by Hanna and Barbera.
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Characters

Main characters

Tom Cat and Jerry Mouse

Thomas "Tom" Cat.
Tom is a blue-grey British longhair cat. .He is the main protagonist and also the main antagonist of the story, who lives a pampered life, while Jerry is a small brown house mouse who always lives in close proximity to him and he is the second protagonist of the story.^ JERRY: I'm not sending him to your house.

^ It isn’t Jerry, after all, who thought it would be a good idea to run around the house with a loaded rifle, or rig up a bunch of explosives in the living room.

^ Actually, whenever I know Jerry is speaking in convocation I usually tune him out, because he tends to tell the same stories over and over, but maybe I should start watching him more closely!
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"Tom" is a generic name for a male cat or Warner Bros. cartoon character Sylvester was originally called "Thomas". Tom was originally called "Jasper" in the very first short, Puss Gets the Boot, while Jerry was named "Jinx". Tom is very quick-tempered and thin-skinned, while adorable mouse Jerry is independent and opportunistic. Jerry also possesses surprising strength for his size, lifting items such as anvils with relative ease and withstanding considerable impacts with them. .Despite the typical cat eats mouse, it is actually quite rare for Tom to actually try and consume Jerry.^ This is the third and final "Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection" and fans are clamoring because two shorts, "Mouse Cleaning" and "Casanova Cat," were not included because of racially offensive content.
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^ Tom enlists an unwilling Jerry's help who promptly tries to interupts the wooing with a bull.
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^ But Muscles evicts the alley cats and Tom surrenders to the might of this mouse.
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.Despite being very energetic and determined, Tom is no match for Jerry's brains and wits.^ Tom and Jerry, no.
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^ NRAMA: Now is your Tom and Jerry very much in traditional pen and ink style?
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^ Despite this inconvience, There is much to recommend on the TOM & JERRY SPOTLIGHT COLLECTION as is.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Tom and Jerry - Spotlight Collection 17 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

.By the final "iris-out" or "fade-out" of each cartoon, Jerry usually emerges triumphant, while Tom is shown as the loser.^ Tom and Jerry is not a Disney cartoon.
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^ Ah well, beggars can't be choosers, I'm happy that more Tom and Jerry DVD's are coming out.
  • ..:: The Tom and Jerry Online :: An Unofficial Site ::.. 19 September 2009 21:36 UTC www.tomandjerryonline.com [Source type: General]

^ Over 200 cartoons featuring Tom and Jerry were created, and the cartoon remains popular to this day.
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.However, other results may be reached; on rare occasions, Tom triumphs, usually when Jerry becomes the aggressor or when he crosses some sort of line (the best example of which occurs in The Million Dollar Cat where, after finding out that Tom's newly acquired wealth will be taken away if he harms any animal, including a mouse, he torments Tom until Tom finally loses his temper and attacks him).^ Tom is a cat and Jerry is a mouse.
  • Index to Comic Art Collection: "Tom" to "Tom Brown's" 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC comics.lib.msu.edu [Source type: General]

^ Tom and Jerry cancel each other out and make for the same outcome.
  • CBUB Fights: Tom and Sylvester vs. Tweety and Jerry 17 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.electricferret.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Milky Waif (7.58 minutes 18 May 1946) When baby mouse Nibbles (screen debut) is abandoned on Jerry's doorstep, it spells trouble for both Tom and Jerry.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Tom and Jerry - Spotlight Collection 17 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

.Sometimes, usually ironically, they both lose, usually when Jerry's last trap potentially backfires on him after it affects Tom (An example is in Chuck Jones' Filet Meow short where Jerry orders a shark to scare Tom away from eating a goldfish.^ I also think there is both money and many other reasons for making new Tom and Jerry 2D cartoons.
  • Tom & Jerry CG/live action movie | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Yeah, I agree that the Tom & Jerry premise isn’t something that can translate well into a full-length feature without losing something along the way.
  • Tom & Jerry CG/live action movie | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tom tears up the will and then tears into Jerry, throwing away a million bucks.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Tom and Jerry - Spotlight Collection 17 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

.Afterwards, the shark scares Jerry away as well) or when Jerry overlooks something at the end of the course.^ Yeah, I agree that the Tom & Jerry premise isn’t something that can translate well into a full-length feature without losing something along the way.
  • Tom & Jerry CG/live action movie | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the end, Jerry sails away with the picnic basket.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Tom and Jerry - Spotlight Collection 17 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

.Sometimes, they both end up being friends (only for something to happen so that Tom will chase Jerry again).^ Also Tom and Jerry need to be best friends!
  • Tom & Jerry CG/live action movie | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Jerry "helps" with the cleaning and Tom ends up in the washing machine.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Tom and Jerry - Spotlight Collection 17 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ They mention his work on Tom and Jerry for only a minute or so.
  • ..:: The Tom and Jerry Online :: An Unofficial Site ::.. 19 September 2009 21:36 UTC www.tomandjerryonline.com [Source type: General]

.Both characters display sadistic tendencies, in that they are equally likely to take pleasure in tormenting each other.^ Both Muscles/Freddie and Spike and Tyke acted more like thugs than what they were normal portrayed as in the classics.
  • ..:: The Tom and Jerry Online :: An Unofficial Site ::.. 19 September 2009 21:36 UTC www.tomandjerryonline.com [Source type: General]

.However, depending on the cartoon, whenever one character appears to be in mortal danger (in a dangerous situation or by a third party), the other will develop a conscience and save him.^ I've always been one of those kids who've always cheered for the Coyote whenever he chased the Roadrunner and secretly hoped he'd catch him one day.
  • CBUB Fights: Tom and Sylvester vs. Tweety and Jerry 17 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.electricferret.com [Source type: Original source]

.Sometimes, they bond over a mutual sentiment towards an unpleasant experience and their attacking each other is more play than serious attacks.^ But most Tom and Jerry classics have—you know, a story in which either Tom or Jerry wants something more than just to squash the other guy.
  • Tom & Jerry CG/live action movie | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I hear they also have board games available for those looking to chill out in an atmosphere more exciting than their own living rooms.
  • Tom & Jerry's - NoHo - New York, NY 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.yelp.com [Source type: General]

^ I merely highlighed the violence aspects of the originals due to my expectations that WB would sanitize the character’s action’s toward each other to make them more bland.
  • Tom & Jerry CG/live action movie | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Multiple shorts show the two getting along with minimal difficulty, and they are more than capable of working together when the situation calls for it, usually against a third party who manages to torture and humiliate them both.^ They have to work together by Vern .
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^ Highly dexterous cats and dogs who are more clever than their real-life counterparts and have correspondingly unusual vocal skills use this technique well.
  • Tom & Jerry's Greatest Chases on DVD / TV Shows on DVD Reviews / TV DVDs 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.tvparty.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There are two distinct issues: 1) Whether or not Christ suffered to save more than the elect.
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.Despite five shorts ending with a depiction of Tom's apparent death, his demise is never permanent; he even reads about his own death in a flashback in Jerry's Diary.^ Tom and Jerry into its own Alvin and the Chipmunks -like family franchise.
  • Tom & Jerry CG/live action movie | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tom and Jerry to create its own “Alvin and the Chipmunks”-like family franchise” makes me feel sick… Tom and Jerry are supposed to be violent, not family-friendly!
  • Tom & Jerry CG/live action movie | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If they make another movie where the entire story shows them being friends and not starting to fight again until the end (Tom and Jerry: The Movie), I’m gonna scream.
  • Tom & Jerry CG/live action movie | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He appears to die in explosions in Mouse Trouble (after which he is seen in heaven) and in Yankee Doodle Mouse, while in The Two Mouseketeers he is guillotined offscreen.^ Contains 15 Titles, Including: The Cat Concerto (1946), Johann Mouse (1952), The Little Orphan (1948) and Yankee Doodle Mouse (1952) plus!
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^ Included are: "The Cat Concerto," "Johann Mouse," "The Little Orphan," "Yankee Doodle Mouse," "Salt Water Tabby," "Tee for Two," "Solid Serenade," "Zoot Cat," "Johann Mouse," "Dr.
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^ TOM AND JERRY'S GREATEST CHASES (2000) Directed by Joseph Barbera and William Hanna ================================== YANKEE DOODLE MOUSE* (1943) SOLID SERENADE (1945) TEE FOR TWO (1944) MOUSE IN MANHATTAN (1945) ZOOT CAT (1943) DR. JEKYLL ...
  • Amazon.com: Tom and Jerry's Greatest Chases: Tom & Jerry: Movies & TV 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Jerry Mouse.
.Although many supporting and minor characters speak, Tom and Jerry rarely do so themselves.^ POSTED: January 2, 2002 HAPPY NEW YEAR! As many of you may already know, NewKidCo is releasing Tom and Jerry games.
  • ..:: The Tom and Jerry Online :: An Unofficial Site ::.. 19 September 2009 21:36 UTC www.tomandjerryonline.com [Source type: General]

^ I also think there is both money and many other reasons for making new Tom and Jerry 2D cartoons.
  • Tom & Jerry CG/live action movie | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I guess someone saw “Tom and Jerry: the Movie” and thought, “Hah, I can ruin the characters more than that movie does.” .
  • Tom & Jerry CG/live action movie | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Tom, most famously, sings while wooing female cats; for example, Tom sings Louis Jordan's "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby" in the 1946 short Solid Serenade.^ Is you am or is you aint my baby?
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^ Thank you Tom Cat.
  • CBUB Fights: Tom and Sylvester vs. Tweety and Jerry 17 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.electricferret.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Do you realize that most of my colleagues could not even remember if they were at my tenure meeting, let alone how they voted or why they voted?
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.In a couple of shorts, Tom, when romancing a female cat, woos her in a French-accented voice similar to that of screen actor Charles Boyer.^ Sufferin' Cats (7.50 minutes 16 Jan 1943) Jerry is besieged by both Tom and an orange cat (Meathead, in his first screen role).
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Tom and Jerry - Spotlight Collection 17 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ The Zoot Cat (7.03 minutes 26 Feb 1944) Tom tries to woo his girlfriend with a zoot suit made from a hammock.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Tom and Jerry - Spotlight Collection 17 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

.At the end of The Million Dollar Cat after beginning to antagonize Jerry he says that he is throwing away a million dollars, but he is happy.^ Tom tears up the will and then tears into Jerry, throwing away a million bucks.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Tom and Jerry - Spotlight Collection 17 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Tom is not too happy and he begins to chase Jerry all over the beach.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Tom and Jerry - Spotlight Collection 17 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ In the end, Jerry sails away with the picnic basket.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Tom and Jerry - Spotlight Collection 17 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

.Co-director William Hanna provided most of the squeaks, gasps, and other vocal effects for the pair, including the most famous sound effects from the series, Tom's leather-lunged scream (created by recording Hanna's scream and eliminating the beginning and ending of the recording, leaving only the strongest part of the scream on the soundtrack) and Jerry's nervous gulp.^ If they make another movie where the entire story shows them being friends and not starting to fight again until the end (Tom and Jerry: The Movie), I’m gonna scream.
  • Tom & Jerry CG/live action movie | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But most Tom and Jerry classics have—you know, a story in which either Tom or Jerry wants something more than just to squash the other guy.
  • Tom & Jerry CG/live action movie | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sounds as gay as the Seventies Tom and Jerry ones by Tacom .
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.The only other reasonably common vocalization is made by Tom when some external reference claims a certain scenario or eventuality to be impossible, which inevitably, ironically happens to thwart Tom's plans - at which point, a bedraggled and battered Tom appears and says in a haunting, echoing voice "Don't you believe it!", a reference to some famous World War II propaganda shorts of the 1940s.^ TOM: What do you mean made up?

^ There are also a few tables, some larger then others, which are good if you have a group.
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^ As others here have pointed out, if Fallwell really believes this, then he certainly has some explaining to do.
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.In one episode, Tom hires a mouse exterminator who, after several failed attempts to dispatch Jerry, changes profession to Cat exterminator by crossing out the "Mouse" on his title and writing "Cat", resulting in Tom spelling out the word out loud before reluctantly pointing at himself.^ Tom & Jerry: Extermination by abiggerboat .
  • The Origin Story We've All Been Waiting For!! Here Comes The TOM AND JERRY Movie!! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Milky Waif (7.58 minutes 18 May 1946) When baby mouse Nibbles (screen debut) is abandoned on Jerry's doorstep, it spells trouble for both Tom and Jerry.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Tom and Jerry - Spotlight Collection 17 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ When MGM formed its own animation department in 1937, Hanna was hired by department head Fred Quimby, who later became the producer of Tom And Jerry.
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.One short, 1956's Blue Cat Blues, is narrated by Jerry in voiceover (voiced by Paul Frees) as they try to win back.^ I feel that irreguardless of whether T&S COULD win, they certainnly deserve one after all these years of torment.
  • CBUB Fights: Tom and Sylvester vs. Tweety and Jerry 17 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.electricferret.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They will probably have celebrity voices (Bruce Willis as Spike, Jim Carrey as Tom and Danny Devito as Jerry) or ones that are that are inappropriate (whichever teen sensation is flavour of the month and can’t act when they start production).
  • Tom & Jerry CG/live action movie | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Everybody remembers the vintage Tom and Jerry classics as “cat and mouse chases,” and clearly that’s what the team tried to deliver here.
  • Tom & Jerry CG/live action movie | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Both Tom and Jerry speak more than once in the 1943 short The Lonesome Mouse.^ Muscles is a mean streets mouse, and more than a match for Tom.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Tom and Jerry - Spotlight Collection 17 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Tom is a cat and Jerry is a mouse.
  • Index to Comic Art Collection: "Tom" to "Tom Brown's" 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC comics.lib.msu.edu [Source type: General]

^ The Milky Waif (7.58 minutes 18 May 1946) When baby mouse Nibbles (screen debut) is abandoned on Jerry's doorstep, it spells trouble for both Tom and Jerry.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Tom and Jerry - Spotlight Collection 17 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

.Tom and Jerry: The Movie is the first (and so far only) installment of the series where the famous cat-and-mouse duo regularly speak.^ Tom & Jerry first met"?
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^ Eventually, Jerry pushes Tom too far.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Tom and Jerry - Spotlight Collection 17 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Tom is a cat and Jerry is a mouse.
  • Index to Comic Art Collection: "Tom" to "Tom Brown's" 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC comics.lib.msu.edu [Source type: General]

Recurring characters

Spike and Tyke

.In his attempts to catch Jerry, Tom often has to deal with Spike (also known as "Killer" ), an angry, vicious but extremely dumb guard bulldog who tries to attack Tom for bothering his son Tyke (sometimes called "Junior") while trying to get Jerry.^ Product Description: Tom may catch Jerry on occasion but no one really believes the adorable little mouse will come to harm.
  • Tom and Jerry on DVD / Tom & Jerry DVDs / TV DVD Reviews 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.tvparty.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Summary: Jerry and Tuffy go prospecting for gold, and Tom tries to trick them and gets covered in bubble gum.
  • Index to Comic Art Collection: "Tom" to "Tom Brown's" 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC comics.lib.msu.edu [Source type: General]

^ Jerry takes full advantage of this, who constantly reminds Tom of the condition in the will.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Tom and Jerry - Spotlight Collection 17 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

.While they are in the cartoons, Tom and Jerry appears always while chasing and bothering his son.^ Tom and Jerry is not a Disney cartoon.
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^ They were and always have been an MGM cartoon.
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^ Over 200 cartoons featuring Tom and Jerry were created, and the cartoon remains popular to this day.
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.Originally Spike was unnamed and mute (aside from howls and biting noises) as well as attacking indiscriminately, not caring whether it was Tom or Jerry though usually attacking Tom.^ Ah well, beggars can't be choosers, I'm happy that more Tom and Jerry DVD's are coming out.
  • ..:: The Tom and Jerry Online :: An Unofficial Site ::.. 19 September 2009 21:36 UTC www.tomandjerryonline.com [Source type: General]

^ Yeah, I agree that the Tom & Jerry premise isn’t something that can translate well into a full-length feature without losing something along the way.
  • Tom & Jerry CG/live action movie | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Well, the fruits of that labor resulted in some information updates to Tom and Jerry.
  • ..:: The Tom and Jerry Online :: An Unofficial Site ::.. 19 September 2009 21:36 UTC www.tomandjerryonline.com [Source type: General]

In later cartoons Spike spoke often, using a voice and expressions (performed by Billy Bletcher and later Daws Butler) modeled after comedian Jimmy Durante. Spike's coat has altered throughout the years between grey and creamy tan. .The addition of Spike's son Tyke in the late 1940s led to both a slight softening of Spike's character and a short-lived spin-off theatrical series (Spike and Tyke).^ I was happy to see that the classic characters showed up, those being: Spike and Tyke, Butch, Nibbles and Muscles.
  • ..:: The Tom and Jerry Online :: An Unofficial Site ::.. 19 September 2009 21:36 UTC www.tomandjerryonline.com [Source type: General]

^ Both Muscles/Freddie and Spike and Tyke acted more like thugs than what they were normal portrayed as in the classics.
  • ..:: The Tom and Jerry Online :: An Unofficial Site ::.. 19 September 2009 21:36 UTC www.tomandjerryonline.com [Source type: General]

.Most cartoons with Spike in it has a system; usually Spike is trying to accomplish something (such as building a dog house or sleeping) when Tom and Jerry's antics stop him from doing it, Spike then (presumably due to prejudice) singles out Tom as the culprit and threatens him that if it ever happens again he will do "something horrible" to Tom (effectively forcing Tom to take the blame of anyone else) while Jerry overhears, afterwards Jerry usually does anything he can to interrupt whatever Spike is doing while Tom barely manages to stop him (usually getting injured in the process), usually Jerry eventually wrecks whatever Spike is doing in spectacular fashion and leaving Tom to take the blame, forcing him to fight Spike and inevitably lose (usually due to the fact the Tom is usually framed by Jerry and that Spike just doesn't like Tom) off-screen, finally Tom is generally shown injured while Jerry smugly cuddles up to Spike unscathed.^ Now, I'm getting drunk at Tom and Jerry's.
  • Tom & Jerry's - NoHo - New York, NY 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.yelp.com [Source type: General]

^ Tom and Jerry barely work as a classic cartoon show??
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^ But we can take that off-blog if you'd like.
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.At least once however Tom does something that benefits Spike, who promises not to interfere ever again; causing Jerry to frantically leave the house and run into the distance (in Hic-cup Pup).^ But that’s still different from “generic cat and mouse,” or even “cat and mouse who hate each other”—because Tom and Jerry have something closer to a love-hate relationship, and watching the two simply robotically fight for ten minutes leaves no impression other than that of a slightly less sadistic Itchy and Scratchy.
  • Tom & Jerry CG/live action movie | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Yeah, I agree that the Tom & Jerry premise isn’t something that can translate well into a full-length feature without losing something along the way.
  • Tom & Jerry CG/live action movie | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Jerry and the Lion (7.13 minutes 8 Apr 1950) Jerry hides an escaped lion in the house, while Tom is on the hunt for the lion to get the huge reward.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Tom and Jerry - Spotlight Collection 17 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

Butch and Toodles Galore

Butch and Toodles Galore, in the 1946 Tom and Jerry short Springtime for Thomas.
.Butch is a black alley cat who also wants to catch and eat Jerry.^ And it’s not like the other movies were fantastic ideas either, but seriously, who would want to see semi-realistic designs of Tom and Jerry?
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^ Cat Napping (6.52 minutes 8 Dec 1951) A lazy afternoon, a cool class of lemonade, and Jerry napping in a hammock - until Tom wants it.
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^ Jerry brings in three alley cats who in turn have a little fun with "baby" Tom.
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He is the most frequent adversary of Tom. .However, for most of the episodes he appears in, he's usually seen rivaling Tom over Toodles.^ On "The Truce Hurts", there is a scene where the Bulldog (Spike usually but I'm not sure if that was his name in this episode), Tom and Jerry are going to cross a street with a mud puddle at the curb.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Tom and Jerry - Spotlight Collection 17 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

.Butch also appeared as one of Tom's pals or chums as in some cartoons, where Butch is leader of Tom's buddies, who are Meathead and Topsy.^ The Purist Review Ok, this is where I will rip the toon to shreds from the perspective of one who has grown up with the classics and has a certain level of expectations for new Tom and Jerry cartoons.
  • ..:: The Tom and Jerry Online :: An Unofficial Site ::.. 19 September 2009 21:36 UTC www.tomandjerryonline.com [Source type: General]

^ Baby Butch (7.09 minutes 14 Mar 1954) Butch (Meathead) dresses as a baby and leaves himself on Tom's Doorstp as a meand of gaining entry to the refridgerator.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Tom and Jerry - Spotlight Collection 17 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ To answer your first question, Tom: Guess I’m one of those who cares… ;) .
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Tom changes his love interest many times. .The first love interest is Sheikie and speaks in a haughty tone in The Zoot Cat, and calls him "Tommy" in The Mouse Comes to Dinner.^ That’s right, the First World War, in which the Brits were known collectively as “Tommy Atkins” and they called the Germans “Jerries” (well, when they weren’t calling them “Huns”).

^ Call no.: PN6728.T6C7 1982 ----------------------------------------------------- Tom and Jerry : Fifty Years of Cat and Mouse / T.R. Adams ; foreword by William Hanna.
  • Index to Comic Art Collection: "Tom" to "Tom Brown's" 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC comics.lib.msu.edu [Source type: General]

.The second and most frequent love interest of Tom's is Toodles Galore, who never has any dialogue in Tom and Jerry cartoons.^ I love this Tom and Jerry's and all the bartenders.
  • Tom & Jerry's - NoHo - New York, NY 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.yelp.com [Source type: General]

^ Tom and Jerry is not a Disney cartoon.
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^ Japanese people love Tom and Jerry.
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Mammy Two Shoes

.
Mammy Two Shoes, the owner of Tom, who made many appearances in the 1940s and early 1950s Tom and Jerry shorts, as seen in 1947's Old Rockin' Chair Tom.
^ I’d like to see Mammy Two Shoes!
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^ The cuts made by Turner, who owns or owned Tom and Jerry, were included.
  • ..:: The Tom and Jerry Online :: An Unofficial Site ::.. 19 September 2009 21:36 UTC www.tomandjerryonline.com [Source type: General]

^ POSTED: January 2, 2002 HAPPY NEW YEAR! As many of you may already know, NewKidCo is releasing Tom and Jerry games.
  • ..:: The Tom and Jerry Online :: An Unofficial Site ::.. 19 September 2009 21:36 UTC www.tomandjerryonline.com [Source type: General]

Over the years, Tom and Jerry cartoons featuring Mammy have been censored or removed from broadcast.
.From the beginning, Tom also has to deal with Mammy Two Shoes (voiced by Lillian Randolph), a stereotyped African-American domestic housemaid.^ I’d like to see Mammy Two Shoes!
  • Tom & Jerry CG/live action movie | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For Tom and Jerry, I say they should cast Fantasia Borreno as Mammy Two-Shoes (yes that’s the character’s name) and Mr. T as Spike and….Ann Heche as the White girl cat that breaks Tom’s heart.
  • Tom & Jerry CG/live action movie | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If they used not only the supporting players of Tom and Jerry (like Mammy Two-shoes and Tom’s gang of backyard cats), but also the entire gallery of MGM characters to its full potential, this could really be something!
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.In the earliest shorts, Mammy is depicted as the maid taking care of the often opulent home in which Tom and Jerry reside.^ Jerry takes full advantage of this, who constantly reminds Tom of the condition in the will.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Tom and Jerry - Spotlight Collection 17 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Tom and Jerry are very competitive and vindictive, often baiting each other with the intent to harm.

^ Tom just takes great glee in soaring, and being pursued by a flying cat terrifies Jerry.
  • Tom & Jerry's Greatest Chases on DVD / TV Shows on DVD Reviews / TV DVDs 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.tvparty.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Later Tom and Jerry shorts are set in what appears to be Mammy's own house.^ Tom and Jerry Mini-Figure Collection Set Friends, or just rivals?
  • Tom and Jerry @ The Entertainment Memorabilia Superstore 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.stevescollectibles.com [Source type: General]

^ Tom and Jerry into its own Alvin and the Chipmunks -like family franchise.
  • Tom & Jerry CG/live action movie | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tom and Jerry to create its own “Alvin and the Chipmunks”-like family franchise” makes me feel sick… Tom and Jerry are supposed to be violent, not family-friendly!
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.Her face is never seen (with the exception of 1950's Saturday Evening Puss, in which her face is very briefly seen as she runs towards the camera), and she usually wallops the cat with a broom when he misbehaves.^ Volume 4 contains : Polka dot Puss, The Little Orphan, Hatch Up Your Troubles, Heavenly Puss, The Cat and the Hermouse, Love That Pup, Jerry's Diary, Tennis Chumps, Little Quacker, Saturday Evening Puss, Texas Tom.
  • ..:: The Tom and Jerry Online :: An Unofficial Site ::.. 19 September 2009 21:36 UTC www.tomandjerryonline.com [Source type: General]

When Mammy was not present, other humans would sometimes be seen, usually from the neck down as well. .Mammy would appear in many cartoons until 1952's Push-Button Kitty.^ Push-Button Kitty .
  • MGM Titles on Laserdisc 19 September 2009 21:36 UTC www.nonstick.com [Source type: General]

.Later cartoons would instead show Tom and Jerry living with a 1950s Yuppie-style couple.^ Tom and Jerry barely work as a classic cartoon show??
  • The Origin Story We've All Been Waiting For!! Here Comes The TOM AND JERRY Movie!! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ To agree with Aaron Foster, NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! The animated Tom and Jerry film was awful and those live-action/animated combinations like Scooby-Doo were terrible.
  • Tom & Jerry CG/live action movie | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I also think there is both money and many other reasons for making new Tom and Jerry 2D cartoons.
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Soon after, virtually all humans in the series had visible faces.

Tuffy

.Tuffy (formerly, Nibbles) is a mouse who is close to Jerry.^ Mice Follies (6.49 minutes 4 Sept 1954) Jerry and Tuffy (Nibbles) turn the kitchen floor into a ice skating rink.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Tom and Jerry - Spotlight Collection 17 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

He is sometimes seen as Jerry's nephew, but occasionally referred to as an orphan. In many episodes, Tuffy is seen eating a lot (he's always hungry). In his first appearance, he was left on Jerry's doorstep, being abandoned by his parents because he eats too much. Tuffy appears frequently with Jerry. .When he does, Tom enjoys chasing him as he does with Jerry.^ I guess someone saw “Tom and Jerry: the Movie” and thought, “Hah, I can ruin the characters more than that movie does.” .
  • Tom & Jerry CG/live action movie | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Everybody remembers the vintage Tom and Jerry classics as “cat and mouse chases,” and clearly that’s what the team tried to deliver here.
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.Strangely, in Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring, Tuffy, once again called Nibbles, is a random mouse in a pet shop that Jerry doesn't even know.^ The Milky Waif (7.58 minutes 18 May 1946) When baby mouse Nibbles (screen debut) is abandoned on Jerry's doorstep, it spells trouble for both Tom and Jerry.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Tom and Jerry - Spotlight Collection 17 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ I for one can’t wait to see Tom and Jerry with lifelike fur, talking shaking hands, and maybe even singing!
  • Tom & Jerry CG/live action movie | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ned: Haha, sorry, but I’m neither Spike or Tony nor their agent… nor do I know ‘em;) And of course, their Tom and Jerry films have their weaknesses too, I wouldn’t by any rate call them perfect.
  • Tom & Jerry CG/live action movie | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He is also turned big by Jerry's ring and chases Freddy(see Muscles Mouse) because Freddy was turned into cheese by Jerry's ring.^ But when the objects of the cats hunger turn out to be Jerry Mouse and Tweety Bird...
  • CBUB Fights: Tom and Sylvester vs. Tweety and Jerry 17 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.electricferret.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Mice Follies (6.49 minutes 4 Sept 1954) Jerry and Tuffy (Nibbles) turn the kitchen floor into a ice skating rink.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Tom and Jerry - Spotlight Collection 17 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ The Invisible Mouse (8.42 minutes 27 Sept 1947) Jerry is being chased by Tom and ends up in a bottle of invisible ink.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Tom and Jerry - Spotlight Collection 17 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

In Mouseketeer shorts, he will speak in French and English. .He also isn't Jerry's nephew; he is the son of Francais Mouse, who doesn't make an appearance, but his name was in two letters in the short, "Touche, Pussycat!"^ Pecos Pest (6.35 minutes 11 Nov 1955) Jerry's Uncle Pecos spends the evening with his nephew just before a scheduled TV appearance.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Tom and Jerry - Spotlight Collection 17 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Jerry: *makes pointing gestures and doesn't speak* .
  • CBUB Fights: Tom and Sylvester vs. Tweety and Jerry 17 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.electricferret.com [Source type: Original source]

Quacker

Quacker at the end of That's My Mommy
.Another recurring character in the series was Little Quacker the duckling, who was later adapted into the Hanna-Barbera character Yakky Doodle.^ Hanna and Barbera had an amazing knack for portraying the characters with human nuances that made us care about them.
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^ Scooby Doo) , so adapting Hanna Barbera’s Tom & Jerry sounds logical, but its something that has to be very carefully approached.
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^ And why on earth would any T&J fan want the later shorts after the Hanna & Barbera era?
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Tom and Jerry - Spotlight Collection 17 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

He appears in Little Quacker, The Duck Doctor, Just Ducky, Downhearted Duckling, Southbound Duckling, That's My Mommy, Happy Go Ducky and The Vanishing Duck. .Quacker talks a lot compared to Tom and Jerry.^ I hope Tom and Jerry talk.
  • Tom & Jerry CG/live action movie | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I for one can’t wait to see Tom and Jerry with lifelike fur, talking shaking hands, and maybe even singing!
  • Tom & Jerry CG/live action movie | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There isn’t a lot of human characters in Tom and Jerry to begin with (unless we count those in the awful Tom and Jerry .The Movie).
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.In many episodes, he is the only one who speaks.^ They are good…but too many (there’s only one football).
  • The Giants have a season recap press conference scheduled for 12:55 PM, Tom Coughlin and Jerry... - Big Blue View 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.bigblueview.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

He is a friend of Jerry.

Lightning

Lightning is a redone version of Meathead. He is an alley cat bully whose leader is Butch. Lightning's first appearances was Old Rockin' Chair Tom as the main antagonist. He became buddies with Tom as seen in Sleepy-Time Tom. .He also appeared in the Tom and Jerry direct-to-video films, Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring and Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale.^ To agree with Aaron Foster, NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! The animated Tom and Jerry film was awful and those live-action/animated combinations like Scooby-Doo were terrible.
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^ In a video from FunnyorDie.com, Jerry O'Connell channels Tom Cruise and declares: "Now is the time to help the Writers Guild of America."
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^ On a side note, I’ve never seen “Raggedy Ann and Andy”, but I did find T&J’s “A Nutcracker Tale” an enjoyable film in itself.
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.Nobody knows who voiced Lightning in Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale and Tom and Jerry Tales.^ Jerry takes full advantage of this, who constantly reminds Tom of the condition in the will.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Tom and Jerry - Spotlight Collection 17 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Tom enlists an unwilling Jerry's help who promptly tries to interupts the wooing with a bull.
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^ Ned: Haha, sorry, but I’m neither Spike or Tony nor their agent… nor do I know ‘em;) And of course, their Tom and Jerry films have their weaknesses too, I wouldn’t by any rate call them perfect.
  • Tom & Jerry CG/live action movie | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Originally, Lightning is seen with a black nose in the Tom and Jerry theatrical shorts, and later was seen with a red nose in Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale.^ On a side note, I’ve never seen “Raggedy Ann and Andy”, but I did find T&J’s “A Nutcracker Tale” an enjoyable film in itself.
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^ I’ve seen some of the Tom and Jerry Tales and some of them are quite good, but Nutcracker really looks AWESOME! Why can’t they do something like this in the big screen?
  • Tom & Jerry CG/live action movie | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But it’s nice to see people who actually care about Tom and Jerry (like Brandt, Cervone and directors on “Tales”) give it their best shot.
  • Tom & Jerry CG/live action movie | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Then he return with his original black nose in Tom and Jerry Tales.^ I’ve seen some of the Tom and Jerry Tales and some of them are quite good, but Nutcracker really looks AWESOME! Why can’t they do something like this in the big screen?
  • Tom & Jerry CG/live action movie | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But it’s nice to see people who actually care about Tom and Jerry (like Brandt, Cervone and directors on “Tales”) give it their best shot.
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^ To give Warners some credit—much of Tom and Jerry Tales was an exception to this, whatever the show’s other weaknesses (second season music…).
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Topsy

.Topsy appears in less Tom and Jerry shorts and he can be seen more yellowish in Tom and Jerry Tales instead of gray and brown.^ I’ve seen some of the Tom and Jerry Tales and some of them are quite good, but Nutcracker really looks AWESOME! Why can’t they do something like this in the big screen?
  • Tom & Jerry CG/live action movie | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But it’s nice to see people who actually care about Tom and Jerry (like Brandt, Cervone and directors on “Tales”) give it their best shot.
  • Tom & Jerry CG/live action movie | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But most Tom and Jerry classics have—you know, a story in which either Tom or Jerry wants something more than just to squash the other guy.
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.He became friends with Jerry mostly instead of Tom when he appeared as a house cat in Professor Tom.^ Also Tom and Jerry need to be best friends!
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^ Tom is a cat and Jerry is a mouse.
  • Index to Comic Art Collection: "Tom" to "Tom Brown's" 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC comics.lib.msu.edu [Source type: General]

^ Tom and Jerry Mini-Figure Collection Set Friends, or just rivals?
  • Tom and Jerry @ The Entertainment Memorabilia Superstore 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.stevescollectibles.com [Source type: General]

His first appearances was in Baby Puss and last appeared in Scat Cats.

Meathead

He was Tom's rival in Sufferin' Cats! (his first appearances), when he and Tom fight over to eat Jerry. .On Baby Puss, he, Butch and Topsy teases Tom because a little girl dress him like a baby and also was an alley cat bully.^ TOM AND JERRY - SURF-BORED CAT 1964 Great production cel of Tom with the persistent little octopus wrapped around his foot.
  • Cels and Drawings from Your Favorite Commercials at Gremlin Fine Arts 19 September 2009 21:36 UTC www.thegremlin.com [Source type: General]

^ SUMMARY: Because of his drumming ability, Tom-Tom is captured by a tribe of cannibal natives in Africa who want him as their chief.
  • Index to Comic Art Collection: "Tom Sawyer" to "Tomatoes" 17 January 2010 9:09 UTC comics.lib.msu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Will Tom dress like an Indian by Abominable Snowcone .
  • The Origin Story We've All Been Waiting For!! Here Comes The TOM AND JERRY Movie!! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Baby Puss was like his last appearance before his reversion into Lightning, not Scat Cats and other Tom and Jerry cartoons except The Flying Sorceress.^ The other cat's caught Jerry!
  • CBUB Fights: Tom and Sylvester vs. Tweety and Jerry 17 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.electricferret.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Tom is a cat and Jerry is a mouse.
  • Index to Comic Art Collection: "Tom" to "Tom Brown's" 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC comics.lib.msu.edu [Source type: General]

^ Summary: Tom trips over a beachball and his tray of food goes flying; Jerry runs.
  • Index to Comic Art Collection: "Tom" to "Tom Brown's" 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC comics.lib.msu.edu [Source type: General]

Minor characters

Muscles Mouse

.Jerry's very own cousin, Muscles, looks just like Jerry, except he dresses himself in a robe and a hat.^ JERRY: You're just like George.

^ Tom and Jerry into its own Alvin and the Chipmunks -like family franchise.
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^ Tom and Jerry to create its own “Alvin and the Chipmunks”-like family franchise” makes me feel sick… Tom and Jerry are supposed to be violent, not family-friendly!
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Cats are very afraid of his unusual strength. He appeared in Jerry's Cousin as a strong, vicious mouse. .In Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring, he appears as another mouse who Jerry doesn't know, and mistakes Jerry for a king because of the ring on his head.^ Tom is a cat and Jerry is a mouse.
  • Index to Comic Art Collection: "Tom" to "Tom Brown's" 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC comics.lib.msu.edu [Source type: General]

^ Tom and Jerry go to the movies Posted: January 22, 2009, 1:48 PM by Mark Medley Television , Movies , cartoons , tom and jerry Tom and Jerry are heading to the big screen .
  • Tom and Jerry go to the movies - The Ampersand 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Jerry takes full advantage of this, who constantly reminds Tom of the condition in the will.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Tom and Jerry - Spotlight Collection 17 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

.Also, his name is Freddy in The Magic Ring, and he likes bullying Nibbles, but is later turned into cheese by Jerry's ring and chased by big Nibbles.^ Tom and Jerry into its own Alvin and the Chipmunks -like family franchise.
  • Tom & Jerry CG/live action movie | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I’ve seen some of the Tom and Jerry Tales and some of them are quite good, but Nutcracker really looks AWESOME! Why can’t they do something like this in the big screen?
  • Tom & Jerry CG/live action movie | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I have just succeeded in turning my 3 and 6-year-olds into “old school” (1940a era) Tom & Jerry fans, and now Hollywood throws this crap into the ring??!!!!
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George Cat

.Tom's cousin who appeared in Timid Tabby as a cat who tries to live without Jerry.^ To agree with Aaron Foster, NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! The animated Tom and Jerry film was awful and those live-action/animated combinations like Scooby-Doo were terrible.
  • Tom & Jerry CG/live action movie | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Yeah, I agree that the Tom & Jerry premise isn’t something that can translate well into a full-length feature without losing something along the way.
  • Tom & Jerry CG/live action movie | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tom and Jerry 2D movie?” Well, try everything made from the 1960s and onwards until 2005.
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He is really afraid of him. .He gets a plan from Tom to confuse Jerry, he appeared in Tom's back to scare Jerry off.^ Now, I'm getting drunk at Tom and Jerry's.
  • Tom & Jerry's - NoHo - New York, NY 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.yelp.com [Source type: General]

^ Compared to how crazy and noisy Von gets on a Friday night, I'd go for Tom and Jerry.
  • Tom & Jerry's - NoHo - New York, NY 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.yelp.com [Source type: General]

^ Here’s an idea, why not bring back the real TOM and JERRY we all watched as kids?
  • Tom & Jerry CG/live action movie | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He pretends that he is not afraid of mice, like his cousin, the main villain of the cartoon, Tom.^ M-G-M's Tom and Jerry in Model Mice / pictures by M-G-M Cartoons, inc.
  • Index to Comic Art Collection: "Tom" to "Tom Brown's" 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC comics.lib.msu.edu [Source type: General]

Uncle Pecos

Jerry's uncle who has a cowboy hat, a mustache, boots and a guitar. .He appears in Pecos Pest as a singing mouse who takes Tom's whiskers to make a sound from the guitar and he appears in Cry Uncle in Tom and Jerry Tales.^ I also think there is both money and many other reasons for making new Tom and Jerry 2D cartoons.
  • Tom & Jerry CG/live action movie | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I for one can’t wait to see Tom and Jerry with lifelike fur, talking shaking hands, and maybe even singing!
  • Tom & Jerry CG/live action movie | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tom and Jerry to create its own “Alvin and the Chipmunks”-like family franchise” makes me feel sick… Tom and Jerry are supposed to be violent, not family-friendly!
  • Tom & Jerry CG/live action movie | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The Canary

A bird who was Jerry's friend. The Canary looks like Quacker in the wrong time. He appeared in Kitty Foiled, The Flying Cat and in Life with Tom. .Tom also wants to eat this bird all the time.^ Can't vouch for Tom, but I'm sure about Sylvester: the cat wants to kill and eat something.
  • CBUB Fights: Tom and Sylvester vs. Tweety and Jerry 17 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.electricferret.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Tom waits a day or two (we all know that aged meat is more flavorful and tender) then eats Jerry's corpse.
  • CBUB Fights: Tom and Sylvester vs. Tweety and Jerry 17 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.electricferret.com [Source type: Original source]

Toots

.Tom's love interest who actually appeared in Puss n' Toots and The Mouse Comes To Dinner.^ But it’s nice to see people who actually care about Tom and Jerry (like Brandt, Cervone and directors on “Tales”) give it their best shot.
  • Tom & Jerry CG/live action movie | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As sylvester & Tom enjoy a lovely roast bird with leg of mouse.
  • CBUB Fights: Tom and Sylvester vs. Tweety and Jerry 17 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.electricferret.com [Source type: Original source]

Sheikie

She is Tom's love interest who appears only in The Zoot Cat. .She is a jive talking cat who Tom woos.^ Tom and Jerry Bobble Heads Who's up for a lively game of cat and mouse?
  • Tom and Jerry @ The Entertainment Memorabilia Superstore 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.stevescollectibles.com [Source type: General]

The Ants

The main villains of all of their appearance. They are really vicious villains of Pup on a Picnic and Barbecue Brawl. They also appeared in Cat Napping as they not take food and they lead. They are not protagonists, they were super

Joan and George

Joan and George is a yuppie couple who first appeared in Pet Peeve. In their first appearance, their face is not seen until the rest of the other cartoons, their face was seen. .They replace Mammy Two Shoes before she retires.^ I’d like to see Mammy Two Shoes!
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^ For Tom and Jerry, I say they should cast Fantasia Borreno as Mammy Two-Shoes (yes that’s the character’s name) and Mr. T as Spike and….Ann Heche as the White girl cat that breaks Tom’s heart.
  • Tom & Jerry CG/live action movie | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.cartoonbrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If they used not only the supporting players of Tom and Jerry (like Mammy Two-shoes and Tom’s gang of backyard cats), but also the entire gallery of MGM characters to its full potential, this could really be something!
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Jeannie

A young girl hired to babysit Joan and George's little son; she's usually talking on the phone instead of looking after the baby. .She hates both Tom and Jerry, thinking that they always mean to hurt or at least bother the baby.^ I think it means they care and I like that.
  • Tom & Jerry's - NoHo - New York, NY 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.yelp.com [Source type: General]

^ Tom was always justified in wanting to kill Jerry by terry1978 .
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^ I also think there is both money and many other reasons for making new Tom and Jerry 2D cartoons.
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She appeared in Busy Buddies and Tot Watchers.

Joan and George's Baby

.He has not been given a name due to he only appeared in two Tom and Jerry shorts just like Jeannie did.^ This is the third and final "Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection" and fans are clamoring because two shorts, "Mouse Cleaning" and "Casanova Cat," were not included because of racially offensive content.
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^ To agree with Aaron Foster, NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! The animated Tom and Jerry film was awful and those live-action/animated combinations like Scooby-Doo were terrible.
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^ It's kind of like "they" (non-reformed) are now like "us" (reformed) from even just two years ago.
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He is a supporter who keeps making the duo in trouble. .Every time Jeannie is talking on the phone, the baby escapes from the house and fools around in the street with Tom and Jerry chasing after him to bring him home and Jeannie thinks Tom is bothering him when Tom puts the baby back to bed.^ While everyone around him applauds the sentiment, Jerry's superiors think his ideas are bad for business; Jerry is fired, and, rather than standing in solidarity with him, his "friends" in the firm scramble like sharks to claim Jerry's clients.
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^ Tom by himself has managed to catch Jerry every now and then, so his talents in the vermin-catching field aren't as weak as many assume.
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^ In a video from FunnyorDie.com, Jerry O'Connell channels Tom Cruise and declares: "Now is the time to help the Writers Guild of America."
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Topo

Topo is a Neapolitan mouse who appeared in "Neapolitan Mouse". He is a big fan of the cat and mouse duo. In the cartoon, he befriends them and treats them on local delicacies.

Clint Clobber

Clint Clobber is Tom's owner and he is very mean and quick tempered individual. Prime candidate for Anger Management classes. Usually takes out his aggression on Tom. He appeared in Down and Outing, High Steaks and Sorry Safari.

The Dancing Bear

He appeared in Down Beat Bear. He is an escaped bear from the circus. If he hears music, he starts to dance.

The Eagle

.He appeared in Flirty Birdy as Tom's "rival" in order to eat Jerry.^ Tom and Jerry's allows you to bring in or order food which was a big plus for us.
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^ Jerry Maguire, Tom Cruise, Blu-ray - Barnes & Noble Account Sign in Order Status Wish List Help Cart (0 items) .
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^ Tom & Jerry - Flirty Birdy by Gorgomel .
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The Green Devil

He has a green skin who is Jerry's master. He tells stories about Tom and Toodles during their last date. He gives Jerry a direction, appearances in "Springtime for Thomas" and "Smitten Kitten".

History and evolution

Hanna-Barbera era (1940 – 1958)

Tom and Jerry creators/directors William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, with the seven Academy Awards for Best Short Subject (Cartoons) their Tom and Jerry shorts won.
.Willliam Hanna and Joseph Barbera were both part of the Rudolf Ising unit at the MGM cartoon studio in the late 1930s.^ On top of that, this isn’t just your regular “good cartoon” either… it’s William Hanna and Joseph Barbera’s TOM and JERRY! Leave them alone!
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^ Call no.: PCVF Comics "Tom and Jerry" ----------------------------------------------------- Tom and Jerry (Van Beuren studio) Barbera, Joseph Roland, and : index entry (p.
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.Barbera, a storyman and character designer, was paired with Hanna, an experienced director, to start directing films for the Ising unit; the first of these was a cat-and-mouse cartoon called Puss Gets the Boot.^ Hanna and Barbera had an amazing knack for portraying the characters with human nuances that made us care about them.
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^ DIDN’T turn the cat and mouse into CGI. Besides, the most recent WB T&J cartoons were getting better and better: “The KarateGuard” (2005), a new theatical short directed-produced by Joe Barbera himself together with Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone, captured the original shorts more than anything since the 1950s.
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^ Plans are to bring the constantly warring cat and mouse to life as CG characters that run around in live-action settings.
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.Completed in late 1939, and released to theatres on February 10, 1940, Puss Gets The Boot centers on Jasper, a gray tabby cat trying to catch an unnamed rodent, but after accidentally breaking a houseplant and its stand, the African-American housemaid Mammy (Later Tom's owner) has threatened to throw Jasper out ("O-W-T, out!"^ Everybody remembers the vintage Tom and Jerry classics as “cat and mouse chases,” and clearly that’s what the team tried to deliver here.
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^ Summary: Tom gets a job walking with a sandwich board, then uses his top hat for a chimney sweep job cleaning out a stovepipe.
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^ For Tom and Jerry, I say they should cast Fantasia Borreno as Mammy Two-Shoes (yes that’s the character’s name) and Mr. T as Spike and….Ann Heche as the White girl cat that breaks Tom’s heart.
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[as Mammy spells it]) if he breaks one more thing in the house. Naturally, the mouse uses this to his advantage, and begins tossing wine glasses, ceramic plates, teapots, and any and everything fragile, so that Jasper will be thrown outside. .Puss Gets The Boot was previewed and released without fanfare, and Hanna and Barbera went on to direct other (non-cat-and-mouse related) shorts.^ DIDN’T turn the cat and mouse into CGI. Besides, the most recent WB T&J cartoons were getting better and better: “The KarateGuard” (2005), a new theatical short directed-produced by Joe Barbera himself together with Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone, captured the original shorts more than anything since the 1950s.
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^ This is the third and final Spotlight Collection Volume from the Hanna-Barbera era of theatrical shorts.
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^ Actually, “Nutcacker Tale”, together with “The KarateGuard” and some of the “Tales” episodes, were the closest ever to the original Hanna-Barbera shorts.
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."After all," remarked many of the MGM staffers, "haven't there been enough cat-and-mouse cartoons already?"^ After all, it would have also meant the end to the most popular and beloved cat and mouse act in show business.
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.The pessimistic attitude towards the cat and mouse duo changed when the cartoon became a favorite with theatre owners and with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which nominated the film for the Academy Award for Best Short Subject: Cartoons of 1941. It lost to another MGM cartoon, Rudolph Ising's The Milky Way.^ MGM's Tom and Jerry's Party / told by Steffi Fletcher ; pictures by M-G-M Cartoons ; adapted by Harvey Eisenberg and Samuel Armstrong.
  • Index to Comic Art Collection: "Tom" to "Tom Brown's" 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC comics.lib.msu.edu [Source type: General]

^ MGM's Tom and Jerry / story and pictures by M-G-M Cartoons ; pictures adapted by Don McLaughlin and Harvey Eisenberg.
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^ Academy Television Arts & Sciences.
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.Producer Fred Quimby, who ran the MGM animation studio, quickly pulled Hanna and Barbera off the other one-shot cartoons they were working on, and commissioned a series featuring the cat and mouse.^ One is a cat, the other is a mouse… nature takes its course.
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^ Tom and Jerry died when Fred Quimby stopped producing them.
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^ Warners owns the rights to Hanna-Barbera’s slate of popular animated properties and has several of them in development for bigscreen adaptation.
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.Hanna and Barbera held an intra-studio contest to give the pair a new name by drawing suggested names out of a hat; animator John Carr won $50 with his suggestion of Tom and Jerry.^ Studio-based Dan Lin will adapt the classic Hanna-Barbera property as an origin story that reveals how Tom and Jerry first meet and form their rivalry before getting lost in Chicago and reluctantly working together during an arduous journey home.
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^ To agree with Aaron Foster, NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! The animated Tom and Jerry film was awful and those live-action/animated combinations like Scooby-Doo were terrible.
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^ I also think there is both money and many other reasons for making new Tom and Jerry 2D cartoons.
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[4] The Tom and Jerry series went into production with The Midnight Snack in 1941, and Hanna and Barbera rarely directed anything but the cat-and-mouse cartoons for the rest of their tenure at MGM.
Tom's physical appearance evolved significantly over the years. .During the early 1940s, Tom had an excess of detail—shaggy fur, numerous facial wrinkles, and multiple eyebrow markings—all of which were streamlined into a more workable form by the end of the 1940s- and looked like a realistic cat; in addition from his quadrupedal beginnings Tom became increasingly, and eventually almost exclusively, bipedal.^ I’ve seen some of the Tom and Jerry Tales and some of them are quite good, but Nutcracker really looks AWESOME! Why can’t they do something like this in the big screen?
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^ And it’s not like the other movies were fantastic ideas either, but seriously, who would want to see semi-realistic designs of Tom and Jerry?
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^ More Details Tom & Jerry - Tom Costume (Boy - Toddler 2T-4T) .
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.By contrast, Jerry's design remained essentially the same for the duration of the series.^ And it’s not like the other movies were fantastic ideas either, but seriously, who would want to see semi-realistic designs of Tom and Jerry?
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By the mid-1940s, the series had developed a quicker, more energetic (and violent) tone, due to the inspiration from the work of the colleague in the MGM cartoon studio, Tex Avery, who joined the studio in 1942.
.Even though the theme of each short is virtually the same - cat chases mouse - Hanna and Barbera found endless variations on that theme.^ I. Boodman, Terryl C. II. Hanna, William, 1910- III. Fifty Years of Cat and Mouse.
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^ Call no.: PN6728.T6C7 1982 ----------------------------------------------------- Tom and Jerry : Fifty Years of Cat and Mouse / T.R. Adams ; foreword by William Hanna.
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^ Tom and Jerry : Fifty Years of Cat and Mouse / T.R. Adams ; foreword by William Hanna.
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Barbera's storyboards and rough layouts and designs, combined with Hanna's timing, resulted in MGM's most popular and successful cartoon series. .Thirteen entries in the Tom and Jerry series (including Puss Gets The Boot) were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Short Subject: Cartoons; seven of them went on to win the Academy Award, breaking the Disney studio's winning streak in that category.^ Now, I'm getting drunk at Tom and Jerry's.
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^ This is the third and final "Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection" and fans are clamoring because two shorts, "Mouse Cleaning" and "Casanova Cat," were not included because of racially offensive content.
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^ Summary: Jerry and Tuffy go prospecting for gold, and Tom tries to trick them and gets covered in bubble gum.
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.Tom and Jerry won more Academy Awards than any other character-based theatrical animated series.^ To agree with Aaron Foster, NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! The animated Tom and Jerry film was awful and those live-action/animated combinations like Scooby-Doo were terrible.
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^ I also think there is both money and many other reasons for making new Tom and Jerry 2D cartoons.
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^ Other title: Revista Juegos Tom & Jerry.
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.Tom and Jerry remained popular throughout their original theatrical run, even when the budgets began to tighten somewhat in the 1950s and the pace of the shorts slowed slightly.^ On any screen large or small, Tom and Jerry remain the friskiest animated adversaries of all time.
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However, after television became popular in the 1950s, box office revenues decreased for theatrical films, and short subjects. At first, MGM combated this by going to all-CinemaScope production on the series. After MGM realized that their re-releases of the older shorts brought in just as much revenue as the new films, the studio executives decided, much to the surprise of the staff, to close the animation studio. .The MGM cartoon studio was shut down in 1957, and the final of the 114 Hanna and Barbera Tom and Jerry shorts, Tot Watchers, was released on August 1, 1958. Hanna and Barbera established their own television animation studio, Hanna-Barbera Productions, in 1957, which went on to produce famous TV shows and movies.^ Tom & Jerry movie will have some products placements by Gorgomel .
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^ Tom and Jerry barely work as a classic cartoon show??
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^ There already is a TOM and JERRY movie..
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Gene Deitch era (1960 – 1962)

Tom and Jerry

Tom stabs Jerry with his barbecue fork in High Steaks (1962), a Gene Deitch short.
Directed by Gene Deitch
Produced by William L. Snyder
Written by Larz Bourne
Chris Jenkyns
Eli Bauer
Starring Allen Swift
Music by Stepán Konícek
Václav Lídl
Distributed by MGM Cartoon studio
Rembrandt Films
Release date(s) 1961-1962 (theater; 13 shorts)
CBS (March 17, 1961 - Winter 1962) (13 shorts)
Running time approx. 6 to 9 minutes (per short)
Country United States
Czechoslovakia
Language English
Budget US$ 10000.00 (per short)[5]
Gene Deitch directed a total of thirteen Tom and Jerry shorts in his studio in Czechoslovakia.
.In 1960, MGM contracted a deal with Czech-based production company Rembrandt Films to produce new Tom and Jerry shorts, but aired on CBS, and had producer William L. Snyder arrange with Czech-based animation director Gene Deitch and his studio to make the films overseas in Prague, Czechoslovakia.^ Product Description: Tom may catch Jerry on occasion but no one really believes the adorable little mouse will come to harm.
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^ Micheal, Sandi, and Tom, and finally Jerry, and the four of them make a toast while it's written: "Created by Jerry Seinfeld and George Costanza".

^ On any screen large or small, Tom and Jerry remain the friskiest animated adversaries of all time.
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Deitch states that, being a member of the UPA, he has always had a personal dislike of Tom and Jerry, citing them as the "primary bad example of senseless violence - humor based on pain - attack and revenge - to say nothing of the tasteless use of a headless black woman stereotype house servant."[5] Members of Deitch's newly formed team included William L. Snyder, the producer, Stepán Konícek, composer and musician who studied under Karel Ančerl and was chosen due to his experience as conductor of the Film Symphony Orchestra since 1956, Václav Lídl, assistant composer, Larz Bourne, Chris Jenkyns, and Eli Bauer, who wrote many of the cartoons, and Allen Swift, who played the majority of the characters. This team was contracted to produce thirteen[6] shorts, many of which have a surrealistic quality.
.Since the Deitch/Snyder team had seen only a handful of the original Tom and Jerry shorts, and since Deitch and Snyder produced their cartoons on a tighter budget of $10,000, the resulting films were considered unusual, and, in many ways, bizarre.^ My brain is going to mush after drinking entirely way too much at Tom & Jerry's over the past months.
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^ When I was little I used to watch the cartoon Tom and Jerry.
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^ MGM's Tom and Jerry's Party / told by Steffi Fletcher ; pictures by M-G-M Cartoons ; adapted by Harvey Eisenberg and Samuel Armstrong.
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[5][6] The characters' gestures were often performed at high speed, frequently causing heavy motion blur. As a result, the animation of the characters looked choppy and sickly. .The soundtracks featured sparse music, futuristic sound effects, dialogue that was mumbled rather than spoken, and heavy use of reverb.^ He's probably just using the term "heresy" for anything he considers to be false doctrine, rather than a false doctrine that constitutes an attack on essentials.
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^ "He's probably just using the term "heresy" for anything he considers to be false doctrine, rather than a false doctrine that constitutes an attack on essentials."
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.The first of the Gene Deitch shorts, Switchin' Kitten, contains frequent disturbing, high-pitched, hypnotic music and sound effects, while one of the last Deitch shorts, Buddies Thicker Than Water, contains Martian-like and echoed sound effects, heavily synthesized music, and choppy, strange animation, most notably during the climactic scene where Jerry disguises himself as a ghost to seek revenge on Tom.^ Note: This is the first half of one story and the last half of another story, something about a Green Opal.
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[7]
.Fans that typically rooted for Tom criticized Deitch's cartoons for having Tom never become a threat to Jerry.^ MGM's Tom and Jerry's Party / told by Steffi Fletcher ; pictures by M-G-M Cartoons ; adapted by Harvey Eisenberg and Samuel Armstrong.
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^ MGM's Tom and Jerry / story and pictures by M-G-M Cartoons ; pictures adapted by Don McLaughlin and Harvey Eisenberg.
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^ M-G-M's Tom and Jerry and the toy circus / pictures by M-G-M Cartoons, inc.
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Most of the time, Tom only attempts to hurt him when he gets in his way. Tom's new owner, a corpulent white man (similar to Deitch's earlier "Clint Clobber"[8] character at Terrytoons), was also more graphically brutal in punishing Tom's mistakes as compared to Mammy Two-Shoes, such as beating and thrashing Tom repeatedly, searing his face with a grill and forcing Tom to drink an entire carbonated beverage. .However, despite these criticisms, the Gene Deitch Tom and Jerry cartoons are still rerun today on Cartoon Network on a semi-regular basis.^ MGM's Tom and Jerry's Party / told by Steffi Fletcher ; pictures by M-G-M Cartoons ; adapted by Harvey Eisenberg and Samuel Armstrong.
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^ MGM's Tom and Jerry / story and pictures by M-G-M Cartoons ; pictures adapted by Don McLaughlin and Harvey Eisenberg.
  • Index to Comic Art Collection: "Tom" to "Tom Brown's" 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC comics.lib.msu.edu [Source type: General]

^ M-G-M's Tom and Jerry and the toy circus / pictures by M-G-M Cartoons, inc.
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[5]
.These shorts are among the few Tom and Jerry cartoons not to carry the "Made In Hollywood, U.S.A." phrase at the end.^ MGM's Tom and Jerry's Party / told by Steffi Fletcher ; pictures by M-G-M Cartoons ; adapted by Harvey Eisenberg and Samuel Armstrong.
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^ Tom and Jerry in the Hollywood Bowl .
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^ MGM's Tom and Jerry / story and pictures by M-G-M Cartoons ; pictures adapted by Don McLaughlin and Harvey Eisenberg.
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[5] Due to Deitch's studio being behind the Iron Curtain, the production studio's location is omitted entirely on it.[5] In the midst of production, Joe Vogel, the head of production, was fired from MGM, who ordered Deitch and his team to finish the shorts and rush them out to release, producing the quality effect demonstrated in the shorts themselves.[5] By contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer had expired,[5] and the final of the thirteen shorts, Carmen Get It!, was released on December 1, 1962.[6]
.Deitch's Tom and Jerry shorts have seen limited release outside of Europe and Asia; all thirteen shorts are currently available in Japan, where they have been ported to the Tom and Jerry and Droopy laserdisc and VHS, and the United Kingdom, where the shorts are available on the B-side of the Tom and Jerry: Classic Collection - Volume 5 DVD.^ Tom & Jerry Classics, MGM 102219 .
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^ This is the third and final "Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection" and fans are clamoring because two shorts, "Mouse Cleaning" and "Casanova Cat," were not included because of racially offensive content.
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^ The third volume, which was released October 13, of “Tom and Jerry’ Greatest Chases” includes 14 truly terrific cartoons based on the simple concept that cats chase mice.
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The only short to have seen DVD release in the United States is The Tom and Jerry Cartoon Kit, where it is included on the Paws for a Holiday DVD.
The episodes created by Deitch have generally been less favorably received by the general audience than the rest of the series. .In his review for Tom and Jerry: The Chuck Jones Collection, Paul Kupperberg of Comicmix called the shorts "perfectly dreadful" and "too often released", as well as a result of "cheap labor".[9] However, Deitch himself considers his shorts superior to those produced by Chuck Jones later on, while others hold an affinity for the shorts' surrealistic quality.^ Other title: Revista Juegos Tom & Jerry.
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^ JERRY: Well my friend, (Jerry puts his hand on Kramer's shoulder) it may be time to consider the dreaded apparatus.

^ Call no.: PN6790.M44T613 ----------------------------------------------------- Tom and Jerry.
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Chuck Jones era (1963 – 1967)

Tom and Jerry
Directed by Chuck Jones
Maurice Noble
Ben Washam
Abe Levitow
Tom Ray
Jim Pabian
Produced by Chuck Jones
Walter Bien
Les Goldman
Earl Jonas
Written by Michael Maltese
Jim Pabian
Bob Ogle
John W. Dunn
Irv Spector
Music by Eugene Poddany
Carl Brandt
Dean Elliott
Distributed by MGM Animation/Visual Arts
(Sib Tower 12 Productions)
Release date(s) 1963 - 1967
(34 shorts)
Running time approx. 6 to 8 minutes (per short)
Country United States
Language English
Budget US$ 42000.00 (per short)
.After the last of the Deitch cartoons were released, Jones, who had been fired from his thirty-plus year tenure at Warner Bros.^ I follow John MacArthur's point of view for the last thirty years.
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Cartoons, started his own animation studio, Sib Tower 12 Productions, with partner Les Goldman. .Beginning in 1963, Jones and Goldman went on to produce 34 more Tom and Jerry shorts, all of which carried Jones' distinctive style (and a slight psychedelic influence).^ VIEW ALL GALLERIES Jerry O'Connell Parodies Tom Cruise for WGA .
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.However, despite being animated by essentially the same artists who worked with Jones at Warners, these new shorts had varying degrees of critical success.^ However, if you think about it, calling someone who disagrees with you over a non-essential doctrine a "heretic" can itself be heretical.
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.Jones had trouble adapting his style to Tom and Jerry's brand of humor, and a number of the cartoons favored poses, personality, and style over storyline.^ Call no.: PN1995.9.T6B6 1991 ----------------------------------------------------- Tom and Jerry : the Movie / adapted by Jordan Horowitz ; based on the screenplay by Dennis Marks.
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^ MGM's Tom and Jerry's Party / told by Steffi Fletcher ; pictures by M-G-M Cartoons ; adapted by Harvey Eisenberg and Samuel Armstrong.
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^ MGM's Tom and Jerry / story and pictures by M-G-M Cartoons ; pictures adapted by Don McLaughlin and Harvey Eisenberg.
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The characters underwent a slight change of appearance: Tom was given thicker, Boris Karloff-like eyebrows (resembling Jones' Grinch or Count Blood Count), a less complex look (including the color of his fur becoming gray), sharper ears, and furrier cheeks, while Jerry was given larger eyes and ears, a lighter brown color, and a sweeter, Porky Pig-like expression.
.Some of Jones' Tom and Jerry cartoons are reminiscent of his work with Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner, included the uses of blackout gags and gags involving characters falling from high places.^ Summary: Tom, Jerry and Tuffy get a backyard model train setup, and use it to help mow the lawn.
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^ MGM's Tom and Jerry's Party / told by Steffi Fletcher ; pictures by M-G-M Cartoons ; adapted by Harvey Eisenberg and Samuel Armstrong.
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^ MGM's Tom and Jerry / story and pictures by M-G-M Cartoons ; pictures adapted by Don McLaughlin and Harvey Eisenberg.
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Jones co-directed the majority of the shorts with layout artist Maurice Noble. The remaining shorts were directed by Abe Levitow and Ben Washam, with Tom Ray directing two shorts built around footage from earlier Tom and Jerry cartoons directed by Hanna and Barbera. Various vocal characteristics were made by Mel Blanc and June Foray. Jones' efforts are considered superior to the previous Deitch efforts, and contain the memorable opening theme, in which Tom is trapped inside the "O" of his name.[10]
.Though Jones managed to recapture some of the original magic from the Hanna-Barbera efforts, MGM ended production on Tom and Jerry in 1967, by which time Sib Tower 12 had become MGM Animation/Visual Arts.^ Tom & Jerry Classics, MGM 102219 .
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^ Tom and Jerry was a successful and long-running series of theatrical short subjects created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer that centered on a never-ending rivalry between a housecat (Tom) and a brown mouse (Jerry) whose chases and battles often involved comic violence.
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^ In a video from FunnyorDie.com, Jerry O'Connell channels Tom Cruise and declares: "Now is the time to help the Writers Guild of America."
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Jones had moved on television specials and the feature film, The Phantom Tollbooth.[10]

Tom and Jerry hit television

Mammy Two Shoes in Saturday Evening Puss was rotoscoped and replaced with a thin white teenager.
.Beginning in 1965, the Hanna and Barbera Tom and Jerry cartoons began to appear on television in heavily edited form.^ MGM's Tom and Jerry's Party / told by Steffi Fletcher ; pictures by M-G-M Cartoons ; adapted by Harvey Eisenberg and Samuel Armstrong.
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^ Call no.: PCVF Comics "Tom and Jerry" ----------------------------------------------------- Tom and Jerry (Van Beuren studio) Barbera, Joseph Roland, and : index entry (p.
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^ MGM's Tom and Jerry / story and pictures by M-G-M Cartoons ; pictures adapted by Don McLaughlin and Harvey Eisenberg.
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The Jones team was required to take the cartoons featuring Mammy Two-Shoes and rotoscope her out. Most of the time, she was replaced with a similarly fat White Irish woman; occasionally, as in Saturday Evening Puss, a thin white teenager took her place instead, with both characters voiced by June Foray. However, in more recent local telecasts of the cartoons, and in the versions shown on Boomerang, Mammy could once again be seen; more recently with a new, less stereotypical black voice supplied, which is done by Thea Vidale.[citation needed].
Debuting on CBS' Saturday morning schedule on September 25, 1965, Tom and Jerry moved to CBS Sundays two years later and remained there until September 17, 1972.

Tom and Jerry's new owners

In 1986, MGM was purchased by WTBS founder Ted Turner. Turner sold the company a short while later, but retained MGM's pre-1986 film library, thus Tom and Jerry became the property of Turner Entertainment (where the rights stand today via Warner Bros.), and have in subsequent years appeared on Turner-run stations, such as TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, and Turner Classic Movies.

Tom and Jerry outside the United States

.When shown on terrestrial television in the United Kingdom (from 1967 to 2000, usually on the BBC) Tom and Jerry cartoons were not cut for violence and Mammy was retained.^ Call no.: PN6728.3.G56T5618 1967 ----------------------------------------------------- Tom and Jerry.
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^ MGM's Tom and Jerry's Party / told by Steffi Fletcher ; pictures by M-G-M Cartoons ; adapted by Harvey Eisenberg and Samuel Armstrong.
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^ MGM's Tom and Jerry / story and pictures by M-G-M Cartoons ; pictures adapted by Don McLaughlin and Harvey Eisenberg.
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As well as having regular slots, Tom and Jerry served the BBC in another way. .When faced with disruption to the schedules (such as those occurring when live broadcasts overrun), the BBC would invariably turn to Tom and Jerry to fill any gaps, confident that it would retain much of an audience that might otherwise channel hop.^ Those who are graced with believing such glorious and assuring truth need to ensure their lives reflect it or it is nothing more than intellectual ascent.
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^ In a video from FunnyorDie.com, Jerry O'Connell channels Tom Cruise and declares: "Now is the time to help the Writers Guild of America."
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^ In fact, I am confident that anyone who would conclude that discussing the extent of the atonement is "of little use" would never give even a minute of his time to such an exercise.
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.This proved particularly helpful in 1993, when Noel's House Party had to be canceled due to an IRA bomb scare at BBC Television Centre - Tom and Jerry was shown instead, bridging the gap until the next programme.^ In a video from FunnyorDie.com, Jerry O'Connell channels Tom Cruise and declares: "Now is the time to help the Writers Guild of America."
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.Recently, a mother has complained to OFCOM of the smoking scenes shown in the cartoons, since Tom often attempts to impress love interests with the habit, resulting in reports that the smoking scenes in Tom and Jerry films may be subject to censorship.^ (Vibora Comix Novela Grafica) -- Includes scenes of watching a Tom of Finland film.
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^ MGM's Tom and Jerry's Party / told by Steffi Fletcher ; pictures by M-G-M Cartoons ; adapted by Harvey Eisenberg and Samuel Armstrong.
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^ MGM's Tom and Jerry / story and pictures by M-G-M Cartoons ; pictures adapted by Don McLaughlin and Harvey Eisenberg.
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[11]
.Due to its lack of dialog, Tom and Jerry was easily translated into various foreign languages.^ Spanish translations of Tom and Jerry features .
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.Tom and Jerry began broadcast in Japan in 1964. A 2005 nationwide survey taken in Japan by TV Asahi, sampling age groups from teenagers to adults in their sixties, ranked Tom and Jerry #85 in a list of the top 100 "anime" of all time; while their web poll taken after the airing of the list ranked it at #58 - the only non-Japanese animation on the list, and beating anime classics like Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, A Little Princess Sara, and the ultra-classics Macross, Ghost in the Shell, and Rurouni Kenshin (it should be noted that in Japan, the word "anime" refers to all animation regardless of origin, not just Japanese animation).^ In a video from FunnyorDie.com, Jerry O'Connell channels Tom Cruise and declares: "Now is the time to help the Writers Guild of America."
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^ I test all uninspired humans by the word of God, as we all should.
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^ INVITATIONS TOM AND JERRY BOB THE BUILDER IN THE NIGHT on eBay (end time 13-Feb-10 14:46:39 GMT) .
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[12]
Tom and Jerry have long been popular in Germany. However, the cartoons are overdubbed with rhyming German language verse that describes what is happening onscreen and provides additional funny content. .The different episodes are usually embedded in the episode Jerry's Diary (1949), in which Tom reads about past adventures.^ DINNER WITH THE FALWELL'S SUNDAY Having not read this post until this morning, I was not able to ask Jerry Falwell his view point about this post.
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^ Call no.: PN6728.1.D4 O85no.267 ----------------------------------------------------- Tom and Jerry--Books About.
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^ Call no.: PN1995.9.T6B6 1991 ----------------------------------------------------- Tom and Jerry--Books About.
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.In India, South East Asia, the Middle East, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, other Latin American countries, and in eastern European countries (such as Romania), Cartoon Network still airs Tom and Jerry cartoons everyday.^ Other title: Revista Juegos Tom & Jerry.
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^ MGM's Tom and Jerry's Party / told by Steffi Fletcher ; pictures by M-G-M Cartoons ; adapted by Harvey Eisenberg and Samuel Armstrong.
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^ MGM's Tom and Jerry / story and pictures by M-G-M Cartoons ; pictures adapted by Don McLaughlin and Harvey Eisenberg.
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In Russia, local channels also air the show in their daytime programming slot. Tom and Jerry was one of the few cartoons of western origin broadcast in Czechoslovakia (1988) and Romania (until 1989) before the fall of Communism in 1989.

Controversy

.
The scenes featuring Tom, Jerry or other characters in blackface are often edited.
^ Spanish translations of Tom and Jerry features .
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^ Other title: Revista Juegos Tom & Jerry.
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Screen capture from The Truce Hurts.
Like a number of other animated cartoons in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, Tom and Jerry was not considered politically correct in later years. There were at least twenty-four cartoons that featured racism[citation needed] such as characters shown in blackface following an explosion, which are subsequently cut when shown on television today, although The Yankee Doodle Mouse blackface gag as well as another blackface gag at the end of Safety Second remain intact, depending on the country. The black maid, Mammy Two Shoes, is often considered racist because she is depicted as a poor black woman who has a rodent problem. Her voice was redubbed by Turner in the mid-1990s in hopes of making the character sound less stereotypical; the resulting accent sounded more Irish. One cartoon in particular, His Mouse Friday, is often completely out of television rotation due to the cannibals being seen as racist stereotypes. If shown, the cannibals' dialogue is edited out, although their mouths can be seen moving.
In 2006, United Kingdom channel Boomerang made plans to edit Tom and Jerry cartoons being aired in the UK where the characters were seen to be smoking in a manner that was "condoned, acceptable or glamorised." This followed a complaint from a viewer that the cartoons were not appropriate for younger viewers, and a subsequent investigation by UK media watchdog OFCOM.[11] .It has also taken the U.S. approach by editing out blackface gags, though this seems to be random as not all scenes of this type are cut.^ It seems as though you are searching for quotes to use out of context in order to attack views you disagree with.
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While mid-1990s efforts to update the historic cartoons may be seen as a way to make the cartoons more suitable for the times, editing the original cartoons has become just as controversial in the regard that it diminishes the original artistic piece which made the cartoons popular. While the dialogue of Mammy Two Shoes is viewed as racist and stereotypical by today's standards, it was also voiced by Lillian Randolph, one of the few African-American performers at the time who was employed in the entertainment industry. The new voiceovers for Mammy capture much of the dialogue tone of Randolph, but it also erases Randolph's artistic contribution to the series. Redoing the voiceovers also has caught attention, because it draws negative notice to controversy and creates more issues.

Later shows, specials and shorts

.In 1975, Tom and Jerry was reunited with Hanna and Barbera, who produced new Tom and Jerry cartoons for Saturday mornings.^ Tom and Jerry Bobble Heads Who's up for a lively game of cat and mouse?
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^ Call no.: PN6728.T6A8 1975 ----------------------------------------------------- Tom & Jerry Comics.
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^ MGM's Tom and Jerry's Party / told by Steffi Fletcher ; pictures by M-G-M Cartoons ; adapted by Harvey Eisenberg and Samuel Armstrong.
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.These 48 seven-minute short cartoons were paired with The Great Grape Ape and Mumbly cartoons, to create The Tom and Jerry /Grape Ape Show, The Tom and Jerry/Grape Ape/Mumbly Show, and The Tom and Jerry/Mumbly Show, all of which ran on Cartoon Network Friday Nights.^ The Tom and Jerry Mini-Figure collection makes a great gift for any fan!
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^ Tom and Jerry are back as a titillating pair of bobble heads!
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^ MGM's Tom and Jerry's Party / told by Steffi Fletcher ; pictures by M-G-M Cartoons ; adapted by Harvey Eisenberg and Samuel Armstrong.
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.This is the first new Tom & Jerry cartoon series for TV in years afters the theatrical shorts shown on television.^ Tom and Jerry was a successful and long-running series of theatrical short subjects created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer that centered on a never-ending rivalry between a housecat (Tom) and a brown mouse (Jerry) whose chases and battles often involved comic violence.
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.In these cartoons, Tom and Jerry (now with a red bow tie), who had been enemies during their formative years, became nonviolent pals who went on adventures together, as Hanna-Barbera had to meet the stringent rules against violence for children's TV. The Tom & Jerry Show is still airing on the Canadian channel, Teletoon, and its classical counterpart, Teletoon Retro.^ Tom and Jerry was a successful and long-running series of theatrical short subjects created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer that centered on a never-ending rivalry between a housecat (Tom) and a brown mouse (Jerry) whose chases and battles often involved comic violence.
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^ Together, these Wacky Wobblers give you Tom with his hand stuck in a mousetrap as he's outfoxed again by the crafty Jerry, who sits atop a TV set just like any self-respecting real mouse should.
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^ In a video from FunnyorDie.com, Jerry O'Connell channels Tom Cruise and declares: "Now is the time to help the Writers Guild of America."
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[10]
.Filmation Studios (in association with MGM Television) also tried their hands at producing a Tom and Jerry TV series.^ Together, these Wacky Wobblers give you Tom with his hand stuck in a mousetrap as he's outfoxed again by the crafty Jerry, who sits atop a TV set just like any self-respecting real mouse should.
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.Their version, The Tom and Jerry Comedy Show, debuted in 1980, and also featured new cartoons starring Droopy, Spike (another bulldog created by Tex Avery), and Barney Bear, not seen since the original MGM shorts.^ Spanish translations of Tom and Jerry features .
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^ The Original Tom of Finland's Circus : the American version of the international best-seller.
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^ New York : Tom Art Inc., between 1980 and 1998.
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.The thirty Filmation Tom and Jerry cartoons were noticeably different from Hanna-Barbera's efforts, as they returned Tom and Jerry to the original chase formula, with a somewhat more "slapstick" humor format.^ Tom and Jerry was a successful and long-running series of theatrical short subjects created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer that centered on a never-ending rivalry between a housecat (Tom) and a brown mouse (Jerry) whose chases and battles often involved comic violence.
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This incarnation, much like the 1975 version, was not as well received by audiences as the originals, and lasted on CBS Saturday Morning from September 6, 1980 to September 4, 1982.[10] Its animation style bore a strong resemblance to that of The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse and Heckle & Jeckle.
.One of the biggest trends for Saturday morning television in the 1980s and 1990s was the "babyfication" of older, classic cartoon stars, and on March 2, 1990, Tom and Jerry Kids, co-produced by Turner Entertainment and Hanna-Barbera Productions (which would be sold to Turner in 1991) debuted on Cartoon Network.^ Call no.: PN1995.9.T6B6 1991 ----------------------------------------------------- Tom and Jerry : the Movie / adapted by Jordan Horowitz ; based on the screenplay by Dennis Marks.
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^ Call no.: PN6738.T6 ----------------------------------------------------- Tom & Jerry, Astrocat & Mouse / designed and illustrated by Pathfinder Productions Div.
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^ MGM's Tom and Jerry's Party / told by Steffi Fletcher ; pictures by M-G-M Cartoons ; adapted by Harvey Eisenberg and Samuel Armstrong.
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[10] It featured a youthful version of the famous cat-and-mouse duo chasing each other. .As with the 1975 H-B series, Jerry wears his red bowtie, while Tom now wears a red cap.^ In a video from FunnyorDie.com, Jerry O'Connell channels Tom Cruise and declares: "Now is the time to help the Writers Guild of America."
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^ Call no.: PN6728.T6A8 1975 ----------------------------------------------------- Tom & Jerry Comics.
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Spike and his son Tyke, and Droopy and his son Dripple, appeared in back-up segments for the show, which ran until December 22, 1995.
In 2000, a new television special entitled Tom and Jerry: The Mansion Cat premiered on Cartoon Network. It featured Joe Barbera (who was also a creative consultant) as the voice of Tom's owner, whose face is never seen. In this cartoon, Jerry, housed in a habitrail, is as much of a house pet as Tom is, and their owner has to remind Tom to not "blame everything on the mouse".
.In 2005, a new Tom and Jerry theatrical short, entitled The Karate Guard, which had been written and directed by Barbera and Spike Brandt, storyboarded by Joseph Barbera and Iwao Takamoto and produced by Joseph Barbera, Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone premiered in Los Angeles cinemas on December 16, 2005. As part of the celebration of Tom and Jerry's sixty-fifth anniversary, this marked Barbera's first return as a writer, director and storyboard artist on the series since his and Hanna's original MGM cartoon shorts.^ Los Angeles, CA : Tom of Finland, 199-?
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^ In a video from FunnyorDie.com, Jerry O'Connell channels Tom Cruise and declares: "Now is the time to help the Writers Guild of America."
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^ Los Angeles, CA : Tom of Finland, between 1980 and 1992.
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Director/animator, Spike Brandt was nominated for an Annie award for best character animation. The short debuted on Cartoon Network on January 27, 2006.
During the first half of 2006, a new series called Tom and Jerry Tales was produced at Warner Bros. Animation. Thirteen half-hour episodes (each consisting of three shorts) were produced, with only markets outside of the United States and United Kingdom signed up. The show then came to the UK in February 2006 on Boomerang, and it went to the U.S. on The CW4Kids on The CW.[13]. .Tales is the first Tom and Jerry TV series that utilizes the original style of the classic shorts, along with the violence.^ Tom & Jerry Tales .
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This recently is the notable Tom and Jerry-based cartoon show for television as the show ended on March 22, 2008.

Reception

In January 2009, IGN named Tom and Jerry as the 66th best in the Top 100 Animated TV Shows.[14] .In an interview found on the DVD releases, several MADtv cast members stated that Tom and Jerry is one of their biggest influences for slapstick comedy.^ More than one CHARLES has opined or commented to Dr. Ascol's article and I thought it best to state that this CHARLES was not in Jerry's service and did not get a free lunch at O'Charlie's!!!
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.DDD also named Tom and Jerry the 4th greatest cartoon out of 250 of all time.^ In a video from FunnyorDie.com, Jerry O'Connell channels Tom Cruise and declares: "Now is the time to help the Writers Guild of America."
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^ MGM's Tom and Jerry's Party / told by Steffi Fletcher ; pictures by M-G-M Cartoons ; adapted by Harvey Eisenberg and Samuel Armstrong.
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^ M.G.M.'s Tom and Jerry Picnic Time.
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Feature films

.October 1, 1992 (1992-10-01) saw the first international release of Tom and Jerry: The Movie when the film was released overseas to theaters in Europe of that year and then domestically by Miramax Films in July 30, 1993 (1993-07-30).^ INVITATIONS TOM AND JERRY BOB THE BUILDER IN THE NIGHT on eBay (end time 13-Feb-10 14:46:39 GMT) .
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^ Call no.: PN1995.9.T6B6 1991 ----------------------------------------------------- Tom and Jerry : the Movie / adapted by Jordan Horowitz ; based on the screenplay by Dennis Marks.
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^ Call no.: PN6728.T6H6 1993 ----------------------------------------------------- Tom and Jerry.
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Joseph Barbera, co-creator of the characters served as creative consultant for the picture, which was produced and directed by Phil Roman. A musical film with a structure similar to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's blockbusters, The Wizard of Oz and Singin' in the Rain, the movie was criticized by reviewers and audiences alike for being predictable and for giving the pair dialogue (and songs) through the entire movie. As a result, it failed at the box office.
In 2001, Warner Bros. .(which had, by then, merged with Turner and assumed its properties) released the duo's first direct-to-video movie, Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring, in which Tom covets a ring which grants mystical powers to the wearer, and has become accidentally stuck on Jerry's head.^ In a video from FunnyorDie.com, Jerry O'Connell channels Tom Cruise and declares: "Now is the time to help the Writers Guild of America."
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^ Call no.: PN1995.9.T6B6 1991 ----------------------------------------------------- Tom and Jerry : the Movie / adapted by Jordan Horowitz ; based on the screenplay by Dennis Marks.
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.It would mark the last time Hanna and Barbera co-produced a Tom and Jerry film, as William Hanna died shortly after The Magic Ring was released.^ In a video from FunnyorDie.com, Jerry O'Connell channels Tom Cruise and declares: "Now is the time to help the Writers Guild of America."
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^ Call no.: PN1995.9.T6B6 1991 ----------------------------------------------------- Tom and Jerry : the Movie / adapted by Jordan Horowitz ; based on the screenplay by Dennis Marks.
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^ M.G.M.'s Tom and Jerry Picnic Time.
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.Four years later, Bill Kopp scripted and directed two more cat and mouse features for the studio, Tom and Jerry: Blast Off to Mars and Tom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry, the latter one based on a story by Barbera.^ Spanish translations of Tom and Jerry features .
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.Both were released on DVD in 2005, marking the celebration of Tom and Jerry's 65th anniversary.^ Call no.: PN1995.9.T6B6 1991 ----------------------------------------------------- Tom and Jerry : the Movie / adapted by Jordan Horowitz ; based on the screenplay by Dennis Marks.
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.In 2006, another direct-to-video film, Tom and Jerry: Shiver Me Whiskers, tells the story about the pair having to work together to find the treasure.^ Note: This is the first half of one story and the last half of another story, something about a Green Opal.
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^ DINNER WITH THE FALWELL'S SUNDAY Having not read this post until this morning, I was not able to ask Jerry Falwell his view point about this post.
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Joe came up with the storyline for the next feature, Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale, as well as the initial idea of synchronizing the on-screen actions to music from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite. .This DTV, directed by Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone, would be Joe Barbera's last Tom and Jerry project due to his passing in December 2006. The holiday-set animated film was released on DVD in late 2007, and dedicated to Barbera.^ Tom and Jerry, Spike and Tyke .
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Warner Bros. has plans for a theatrically-released film starring Tom and Jerry. .The film will be, according to Variety, "an origin story that reveals how Tom and Jerry first meet and form their rivalry before getting lost in Chicago and reluctantly working together during an arduous journey home". Dan Lin will produce the film.^ Summary: Jerry and Tuffy go prospecting for gold, and Tom tries to trick them and gets covered in bubble gum.
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^ Translations, probably from English-language Tom and Jerry stories.
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^ Call no.: PN6728.T6M6 1951 ----------------------------------------------------- Tom and Jerry Meet Mr. Fingers / by Carl Fallberg.
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Other formats

.Tom and Jerry began appearing in comic books in 1942, as one of the features in Our Gang Comics.^ Young Tom and Jerry comics, in Spanish.
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^ Spanish translations of Tom and Jerry features .
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^ Continued by: Tom & Jerry Comics.
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.In 1949, with MGM's live-action Our Gang shorts having ceased production five years earlier, the series was renamed Tom and Jerry Comics.^ Young Tom and Jerry comics, in Spanish.
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^ Continued by: Tom & Jerry Comics.
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^ Continues: Our Gang Comics.
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The pair continued to appear in various books for the rest of the 20th century.[16]
The pair have also appeared in a number of video games as well, spanning titles for systems from the Nintendo Entertainment System and Super NES and Nintendo 64 to more recent entries for PlayStation 2, Xbox, and Nintendo GameCube.

Cultural influences

.Throughout the years, the term and title Tom and Jerry became practically synonymous with never-ending rivalry, as much as the related "cat and mouse fight" metaphor has.^ Tom is a cat and Jerry is a mouse.
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^ Other title: Revista Juegos Tom & Jerry.
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^ Call no.: PN6738.T6 ----------------------------------------------------- Tom & Jerry, Astrocat & Mouse / designed and illustrated by Pathfinder Productions Div.
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.Yet in Tom and Jerry it wasn't the more powerful (Tom) that usually came out on top.^ Actually, whenever I know Jerry is speaking in convocation I usually tune him out, because he tends to tell the same stories over and over, but maybe I should start watching him more closely!
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^ Summary: Tom gets a job walking with a sandwich board, then uses his top hat for a chimney sweep job cleaning out a stovepipe.
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Palestinian President Yassar Arafat noted this fact and loved the cartoon show because "the little guy--the mouse and not the cat--always won"[17]
.Author Steven Millhauser wrote a short story called Cat 'n' Mouse which pits the duo against one another as antagonist and protagonist in literary form.^ Tony, I can think of few charges more serious for one Christian to level against another than the charge of heresy.
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^ Note: This is the first half of one story and the last half of another story, something about a Green Opal.
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^ We are sinful and the devil is always waiting for an occasion to bring us down and set us against one another.
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Millhauser allows his reader access to the thoughts and emotions of the two characters in a way that wasn't done in the cartoon.

In popular culture

The Simpsons characters, Itchy & Scratchy, of the cartoon on the Krusty the Clown Show, are spoofs of Tom and Jerry--a "cartoon within a cartoon."[1] The extreme cartoon violence of the Tom and Jerry is parodied and intensified, as Itchy (the mouse) dispatches Scratchy in various gratuitous, gory fashions. In the Simpsons episode, Itchy and Scratchy and Marge Marge gets violence banned from TV and Itchy and Scratchy became friends (their whacking intro is replaced by gift-exchanging), causing the downfall of the series. .It was later changed back to the way it used to be because Marge decided that art shouldn't be censored because she didn't want Michelangelo's David's nudity to be covered up.^ Since Spurgeon clearly used the word "heresy" in this loose way, shouldn't we give Falwell the same benefit of the doubt that we give to our beloved Spurgeon?
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In another episode, "Krusty Gets Kancelled", the short cartoon "Worker and Parasite", is a reference to the Eastern European Tom and Jerry cartoons directed by Gene Deitch.[18] To produce the animation, director David Silverman xeroxed several drawings and made the animation very jerky.[19]
Jerry and Gene Kelly in the 1945 musical film Anchors Aweigh.
In 1945, Jerry made an appearance in the live-action MGM musical feature film Anchors Aweigh, in which, through the use of special effects, he performs a dance routine with Gene Kelly. In this sequence, Gene Kelly is telling a class of school kids a fictional tale of how he earned his Medal of Honor. Jerry is the king of a magical world populated with cartoon animals, whom he has forbidden to dance as he himself does not know how. Gene Kelly's character then comes along and guides Jerry through an elaborate dance routine, resulting in Jerry awarding him with a medal. Jerry speaks and sings in this short film; his voice is performed by Sara Berner. Tom has a cameo in the sequence as one of Jerry's servants.
Tom and Jerry and Esther Williams in the 1953 musical film Dangerous When Wet.
.Both Tom and Jerry appear with Esther Williams in a dream sequence in another big-screen musical, Dangerous When Wet.^ (A Big Little Book ; 5765) -- Cover title: M-G-M's Tom and Jerry the Astro-Nots.
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^ Call no.: PN6728.T6C7 1982 ----------------------------------------------------- Tom and Jerry : Fifty Years of Cat and Mouse / T.R. Adams ; foreword by William Hanna.
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^ Call no.: PN6728.2.D4T59 ----------------------------------------------------- Tom and Jerry the Astro-Nots / by William Johnston.
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.In the film, Tom and Jerry are chasing each other underwater, when they run into Esther Williams, with whom they perform an extended synchronized swimming routine.^ Summary: Tom trips over a beachball and his tray of food goes flying; Jerry runs.
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^ Other title: Revista Juegos Tom & Jerry.
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^ Call no.: PN6728.T6C7 1982 ----------------------------------------------------- Tom and Jerry : Fifty Years of Cat and Mouse / T.R. Adams ; foreword by William Hanna.
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Tom and Jerry have to save Williams from a lecherous octopus, who tries to lure and woo her into (many of) his arms.
In 1988, the duo were lined-up to appear in the Oscar-winning Touchstone/Amblin Entertainment film, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, a homage to classic American animation, but their inclusion in the film was scrapped due to legal complications.[20]

Home media

.There have been several Tom and Jerry DVDs released in Region 1 (the United States and Canada), including a series of two-disc sets known as the Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection.^ Index to Comic Art Collection: "Tom" to "Tom Brown's" Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections Division Reading Room Index to the Comic Art Collection "Tom" to "Tom Brown's" Back to the T index screen Back to the A to Z index screen Back up the list ----------------------------------------------------- Tom .
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There have been negative responses to Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, due to some of the cartoons included on each having cuts and redubbed Mammy Two-Shoes dialogue. A replacement program offering uncut versions of the shorts on DVD was later announced. There are also negative responses to Vol. 3, due to Mouse Cleaning and Casanova Cat being excluded from these sets and His Mouse Friday having an extreme zooming-in towards the end.
.There have been two Tom and Jerry DVD sets in Region 2. In Western Europe, most of the Tom and Jerry shorts have been released (only two, The Million Dollar Cat and Busy Buddies, were not included) under the name Tom and Jerry - The Classic Collection.^ Tom is a cat and Jerry is a mouse.
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^ Tom & Jerry Classics, MGM 102219 .
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^ All I ever needed to know I learned from my golf-playing cats : a collection of Tom the dancing bug comic strips / by Ruben Bolling.
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Almost all of the shorts contain re-dubbed Mammy Two-Shoes tracks. .Despite these cuts, His Mouse Friday, the only Tom and Jerry cartoon to be completely taken off the airwaves in some countries due to racism, is included, unedited with the exception of extreme zooming-in towards the end to avoid showing a particularly racist caricature.^ Tom is a cat and Jerry is a mouse.
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^ It tends toward it (Open theism) but its best proponents (Tom Oden) work diligently to avoid it.
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^ Call no.: PN6738.T6 ----------------------------------------------------- Tom & Jerry, Astrocat & Mouse / designed and illustrated by Pathfinder Productions Div.
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These are regular TV prints sent from the U.S. in the 1990s. Shorts produced in CinemaScope are presented in pan and scan. Fortunately Mouse Cleaning and Casanova Cat are presented uncut on as part of these sets.
.Tom and Jerry - The Classic Collection is available in 6 double-sided DVDs (issued in the United Kingdom) and 12 single-layer DVDs (issued throughout Western Europe, including the United Kingdom).^ Tom and Jerry - Australian wholesale supplier and distributor of Action Figures, Toys, Cards, Replicas, Collectables and T-Shirts.
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.Another Tom and Jerry Region 2 DVD set is available in Japan.^ Tom and Jerry - Wacky Wobbler 2pk Set .
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.As with Tom and Jerry - The Classic Collection in Western Europe, almost all of the shorts (including His Mouse Friday) contain cuts.^ VIEW ALL GALLERIES Jerry O'Connell Parodies Tom Cruise for WGA .
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.Slicked-up Pup, Tom's Photo Finish, Busy Buddies, The Egg and Jerry, Tops with Pops and Feedin' the Kiddie are excluded from these sets.^ Top » Catalog » TV / Movie » Tom and Jerry .
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^ Call no.: PN6728.T6P3 1955 ----------------------------------------------------- Tom and Jerry's Photo Finish / by Jean Lewis ; illustrated by Al Andersen.
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^ Tom's Photo Finish .
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Shorts produced in CinemaScope are presented in pan and scan.
The Chuck Jones-era Tom and Jerry shorts were released in a two-disc set entitled Tom and Jerry, The Chuck Jones Collection on June 23, 2009.[21]
.The MGM/UA laserdisc box sets issued in the 1990s, "The Art of Tom & Jerry" volumes 1 and 2, contain all the MGM shorts up to (but not including) the Deitch Era, including letter-boxed versions of the shorts filmed in CinemaScope, shown in their original aspect ratio.^ Tom & Jerry Classics, MGM 102219 .
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^ (Marketplace Mail) -- Letter requesting articles on Tom & Jerry, Bugs Bunny, and Little Lulu.
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^ In dust jackets and in pictorial box, featuring art of Tom of Finland.
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.These are in fact the best source of uncut cartoons, as they are all intact save for His Mouse Friday (dialgoue has been wiped) and Saturday Evening Puss which is the re-drawn version with June Foray's voice added.^ And so we are believing that all men everywhere, in every age, can be saved, if they come to the living Christ who died for them."
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^ "And so we are believing that all men everywhere, in every age, can be saved, if they come to the living Christ who died for them."
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^ ALL selected are saved and sealed and go to heaven when they experience physical death.
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Filmography

Notable shorts

.For a list of theatrical Tom & Jerry cartoon shorts, see List of Tom and Jerry cartoons.^ See also Spanish translations under Tom y Jerry .
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^ MGM's Tom and Jerry's Party / told by Steffi Fletcher ; pictures by M-G-M Cartoons ; adapted by Harvey Eisenberg and Samuel Armstrong.
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^ MGM's Tom and Jerry / story and pictures by M-G-M Cartoons ; pictures adapted by Don McLaughlin and Harvey Eisenberg.
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These cartoons were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Short Subject: Cartoons, but did not win:
These cartoons were nominated for the Annie Award in the Individual Achievements Category: Character Animation, but did not win:

Television shows

Packaged shows and programming blocks

  • Tom and Jerry (1960s packaged show) (CBS, Mid-1960s)
  • Tom and Jerry's Funhouse on TBS (TBS, 1986–1989)
  • Cartoon Network's Tom and Jerry Show (Cartoon Network, 1992–present)

Television specials

  • A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration: 50 years of Hanna-Barbera (TNT, 1989)
  • Tom and Jerry: The Mansion Cat (Cartoon Network, 2000)

Theatrical films

Direct-to-video films

  • Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring (Warner Home Video, 2001)
  • Tom and Jerry: Blast Off to Mars (Warner Home Video, 2004)
  • Tom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry (Warner Home Video, 2005)
  • Tom and Jerry: Shiver Me Whiskers (Warner Home Video, 2006)
  • Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale (Warner Home Video, 2007)

Original run

Throughout all the Tom and Jerry franchise, the series run is from February 10, 1940 to present.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Whitworth, Melissa (2006-12-20). "Master cartoonist who created Tom and Jerry draws his last". The Daily Telegraph (LONDON): pp. 9. 
  2. ^ Hanna, William; Joseph Barbera, with Ted Sennett (1989). The Art of Hanna-Barbera: Fifty Years of Creativity. New York, NY: Viking Studio Books. ISBN 0-67082-978-1. 
  3. ^ Smoodin, Eric. "Cartoon and Comic Classicism: High-Art Histories of Lowbrow Culture". American Literary History (Oxford, England: Oxford University Press) 4 (1 (Spring, 1992)). 
  4. ^ Barbera, Joseph (1994). My Life in "Toons": From Flatbush to Bedrock in Under a Century. Atlanta, GA: Turner Publishing. pp. 76. ISBN 1-57036-042-1. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i Deitch, Gene (2001). "Tom & Jerry: The First Reincarnation". Animation World Network. http://genedeitch.awn.com/index.php3?ltype=chapter&chapter=20. Retrieved 2009-09-27. 
  6. ^ a b c Brion (1990), p. 34
  7. ^ Buddies Thicker Than Water. Deitch, Gene (director); Snyder, William L. (producer); Bauer, Eli (writer). MGM; Rembrandt Films. 1962.
  8. ^ http://genedeitch.awn.com/index.php3?ltype=chapter&chapter=15a&page=2
  9. ^ Kupperberg, Paul (2009-06-21). "Review: Tom and Jerry: The Chuck Jones Collection". Comicmix.com. http://www.comicmix.com/news/2009/06/21/review-tom-and-jerry-the-chuck-jones-collection-on-dvd/. Retrieved 2009-09-30. 
  10. ^ a b c d e Adams, T.R. (1991). .Tom and Jerry: Fifty Years of Cat and Mouse.^ I have known Jerry Fallwell for some fifty years.
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    New York, NY: Crescent Books. ISBN ISBN 0-517-05688-7.
     
  11. ^ a b BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Smoke's no joke for Tom and Jerry
  12. ^ http://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/anime100/contents/ranking/cur/index.html
  13. ^ Kids' WB! on The CW Announces 2006-2007 "Too Big for Your TV" Saturday Morning Programming Schedule - Cartoons - ToyNewsI.com
  14. ^ http://tv.ign.com/top-100-animated-tv-series/66.html
  15. ^ a b Variety | Entertainment | Tom and Jerry head to the bigscreen
  16. ^ [1] Tom and Jerry Comics
  17. ^ http://www.time.com/time/classroom/glenspring2005/pg26.html
  18. ^ Groening, Matt. (2004). DVD Commentary for "Krusty Gets Kancelled", in The Simpsons: The Complete Fourth Season [DVD]. 20th Century Fox.
  19. ^ Silverman, David. (2004). DVD Commentary for "Krusty Gets Kancelled", in The Simpsons: The Complete Fourth Season [DVD]. 20th Century Fox.
  20. ^ Price, Jeffrey and Seaman, Peter S. (Sept. 6, 1986). Who Shot Roger Rabbit? [Screenplay]. The third draft of the Who Framed Roger Rabbit script calls for Tom and Jerry to attend "Toontown" owner Marvin Acme's funeral, a sequence ultimately not shot for the film.
  21. ^ Tom and Jerry: New 2-DVD set collects the Chuck Jones Shorts into One Package
  22. ^ Vallance, Tom (2006-12-20). "Joseph Barbera: Animation pioneer whose creations with William Hanna included the Flintstones and Tom and Jerry". The Independent (London). 
Further reading
  • Adams, T.R. (1991). .Tom and Jerry: Fifty Years of Cat and Mouse.^ I have known Jerry Fallwell for some fifty years.
    • Founders Ministries Blog: Jerry Falwell's Friday the 13th declaration: Limited atonement is heresy 17 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.founders.org [Source type: Original source]

    Crescent Books. ISBN 0-517-05688-7.
  • Barrier, Michael (1999). Hollywood Cartoons: American Animation in Its Golden Age. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-503759-6.
  • Brion, Patrick (1990) Tom & Jerry: The Definitive Guide to their Animated Adventures, New York: Harmony Books. ISBN 13: 9780517573518.
  • Maltin, Leonard (1980, updated 1987). Of Mice and Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons. .New York: Penguin Books.^ New York : Wonder Books, 1959.
    • Index to Comic Art Collection: "Tom Sawyer" to "Tomatoes" 17 January 2010 9:09 UTC comics.lib.msu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Andrea Juno (New York : Juno Books, 1997).
    • Index to Comic Art Collection: "Tom Sawyer" to "Tomatoes" 17 January 2010 9:09 UTC comics.lib.msu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The Comic Book Reader's Companion, an A-to-Z Guide to Everyone's Favorite Art Form / Ron Goulart (New York : HarperPerennial, 1993).
    • Index to Comic Art Collection: "Tom Sawyer" to "Tomatoes" 17 January 2010 9:09 UTC comics.lib.msu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ISBN 0-452-25993-2.

Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

.Tom and Jerry is a series of the cat and mouse duo from 1940 to 1967.^ Tom is a cat and jerry is a Rat..
  • Exclusive: Producer Dan Lin on the Live Action/Animation TOM AND JERRY Movie and BONE by Jeff Smith - Collider.com 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.collider.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tom, the cat, from Tom and Jerry - Was he gray or blue?
  • nostalgia time: tom and jerry - Bodybuilding.com Forums 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC forum.bodybuilding.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tom is a cat and Jerry is a mouse.
  • Index to Comic Art Collection: "Tom" to "Tom Brown's" 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC comics.lib.msu.edu [Source type: General]

Contents

Tom and Jerry

Jerry: [whispering] Hey! You wanna get back in the house, don't you?
Tom: Yeah.
Jerry: [whispers] Okay then, I'll.... [whispers again]
Tom: Uh-huh?
Jerry: And you.... [whispers again]
Tom: Oh...
.Jerry: If that would load both.....^ Downer Ending : Would you believe there was an episode that ended with both Tom and Jerry sitting on a train track waiting to commit suicide by train?
  • Tom And Jerry - Television Tropes & Idioms 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

[whispers again]
Tom: Absolutely you!

.Jerry: [after kicking Tom into a pie] Why that dirty, double crossing, good for nothing, two timing....^ Why advertise on Tom and Jerry Games?
  • Online Advertising, Pay Per Click Advertising, Banner Advertising, Video Advertising, Text Advertising, Peel Away Advertising, Affiliate Program @ AdToll - Your Tollgate to Web Traffic 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.adtoll.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It would eventually turn into Tom and Jerry , produced by MGM Studios until 1958 and winning seven Academy Awards.
  • Epic Win: Tom and Jerry - Once Upon A Win: Epic Wins from when we were kids 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC onceuponawin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In each episode we would see Tom try to catch Jerry and run into obstacle after obstacle.
  • DVD Review: Tom and Jerry Tales: Vol. 5 - Blogcritics Video 17 January 2010 9:09 UTC blogcritics.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


Tom: Gee. .I'm throwing away a million dollars.^ In the middle of it, he stops and says, "I've just thrown away a million dollars...But I'm HAPPY!" and tries to hit Jerry with everything he can reach with great gusto.
  • Tom and Jerry (MGM) - The Film Guide 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC filmguide.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Tom tears up the will and then tears into Jerry, throwing away a million bucks.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Tom and Jerry - Spotlight Collection 17 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

BUT I'M HAPPY! [goes back to attacking Jerry]

Tom: [drunk] One, for the money. [hiccups] Two, for the show. [hiccups] Three to get ready. [hiccups] And four to go!

.Tom: Don't you believe it!^ Don't you believe it!
  • Founders Ministries Blog: Jerry Falwell, 1933-2007 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.founders.org [Source type: Original source]

^ His most noted spoken line occurs in two different shorts where Tom clearly says in an eerie, echoing voice "don't you believe it".
  • Tom and Jerry (MGM) - The Film Guide 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC filmguide.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Another was, in several shorts, after Tom survived a huge explosion, or Jerry beating him up, he would say in a slow, echoing, deep voice: "Don't you believe it..."
  • Tom and Jerry (MGM) - The Film Guide 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC filmguide.wikia.com [Source type: General]

Quacker

  • Ah! My mommy! My nice mommy. [Jerry gets his attention to the mother duck] THAT'S NOT MY MOMMY! [smashes the book and runs away, then Jerry comes out with a flat body]

Mammy-Two-Shoes

  • Well, slap my face if this ain't a mess!

Spike

  • [to Tom] Listen, pussycat! .If I catch you bothering my boy, again, I'll tear you apart!^ In Tom and Jerry: Mouse Hunt, you'll control Tom the tomcat and go head-to-head against Jerry the mouse in 22 levels of mouse-catching competition.
    • Tom and Jerry: Mouse Hunt Review for Game Boy Color - GameSpot 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

    Now, beat it!
  • [to Tom] Listen, pussycat! .If I catch you takin' my bone again, [wallops Tom in the head] there's gonna be trouble!^ Do a search for Tom and Jerry and you will find a sheet of stamps from KYRGYZSTAN. There are 2 Tom and Jerry stamps on that sheet.
    • ..:: The Tom and Jerry Online :: An Unofficial Site ::.. 19 September 2009 21:36 UTC www.tomandjerryonline.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Oh my, Tom's really shouting up a storm there.
    • CBUB Fights: Tom and Sylvester vs. Tweety and Jerry 17 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.electricferret.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Tom, Even though we have never met, and probably will not this side of heaven, my respect for you has grown mountain size with the short paragraphs that you have written here.
    • Founders Ministries Blog: Jerry Falwell, 1933-2007 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.founders.org [Source type: Original source]

    Understand?!
  • [to Jerry] Babytalk! Ain't he cute? Just whistle!
  • [to Jerry] How am I doing pal?

Dialogue

Spike: Dogs can get along with cats, can't they?
[Tom nods yes]
Spike: And mice can get alone with cats, can't they?
[Jerry shakes no, but then nods yes]
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.From Wikia Gaming, your source for walkthroughs, games, guides, and more!^ Welcome and Hello, we are the Internet source for playing many funny free highscore games online and offer also the embed codes for your Website and your Pleasure.
  • Free Tom and Jerry Jigsaw Puzzle Spiel - Online Flash Game 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.freegaming.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Free Tom & Jerry Racing Jigsaw Puzzle Spiel - Online Flash Game 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.freegaming.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Tom and Jerry

Developer(s) Software Creations
Publisher(s) Hi-Tech Expressions
Release date NES:
December 1991 (NA)
Genre 2D platformer
Mode(s) Single player
Age rating(s) N/A
NES
Platform(s) Nintendo Entertainment System
Media Cartridge
NES
Input NES Controller
Credits | Soundtrack | Codes | Walkthrough
.Tom And Jerry is a game released for the Nintendo Entertainment System.^ POSTED: January 2, 2002 HAPPY NEW YEAR! As many of you may already know, NewKidCo is releasing Tom and Jerry games.
  • ..:: The Tom and Jerry Online :: An Unofficial Site ::.. 19 September 2009 21:36 UTC www.tomandjerryonline.com [Source type: General]

^ It's The Ultimate Game Of Cat And Mouse As NewKidCo Unleashes Tom and Jerry Video Games For The PlayStation game console, Nintendo 64 and Game Boy Color Game Systems .
  • It's The Ultimate Game Of Cat And Mouse As NewKidCo Unleashes Tom and Jerry Video Games For The PlayStation game console, Nintendo 64 and Game Boy Color Game Systems | Business Wire | Find Articles at BNET 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC findarticles.com [Source type: General]

^ Tom and Jerry Mouse Hunt is a great game, but there is just one problem: It's only for one player.
  • Tom and Jerry: Mouse Hunt Review for Game Boy Color - GameSpot 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

.It is based on the classic animated features of the cat and mouse duo of the same name.^ In the first short, "Puss Gets the Boot" (1939), the cat's name was Jasper and the mouse was not named in the short, but was originally dubbed Jinx by the animators.
  • Tom And Jerry - Television Tropes & Idioms 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ However, producer Fred Quimby , who ran the MGM animation studio, quickly pulled Hanna and Barbera off the other one-shot cartoons they were working on, and commissioned a series featuring the cat and mouse.
  • Tom and Jerry (MGM) - The Film Guide 9 February 2010 17:18 UTC filmguide.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Others reused animation or models of the classic T&J shorts; for instance, the animation in " The Super Bowler " depicting Tom handling and delivering his bowling ball is heavily based on that in the 1942 classic MGM Tom & Jerry short, The Bowling Alley-Cat .


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Tom and Jerry is a Academy-Award winning animated cartoon series of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer short films. They were created, written and directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. During the 1960s, the cartoons were written and directed by Gene Deitch and Chuck Jones. One hundred and fourteen Tom and Jerry cartoons were produced by the MGM cartoon studio in Hollywood from 1940 until 1957. These shorts have won seven Academy Awards for Best Short Subject (Cartoons).



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