Tom and Jerry

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CBS (ended 1980)

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Tom and Jerry

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Tom and Jerry was originally the very first, and earliest of the Hanna-Barbera Cartoons. It went through many phases and took place from anywhere from inside a house, to anywhere in outer space. The show was of course, about a cat and a mouse, and several other characters. The two never really talked, even though they do sing, yell, gasp, laugh, count, or say "Aha!!"; and that several other characters spoke more often. They would later end up in several TV series, and also in a few movies, however many would say that they didn't like the way the movies turned out. All of the episodes were distributed by MGM. Here's more info about the show in general: Pilot Episodes: The Pilot Episode was called "Puss Gets The Boot" and was also the first one with Mammy in it. Tom looked very different and was called Jasper. It was produced by Harman-Ising Productions. Fred Quimby: Fred Quimby was the Producer of Tom & Jerry for many years. He is also the Producer of Tex Avery's Cartoons. Tom's fur would eventually become blue. CinemaScope: These cartoons had more people in them. There were narrators, and many conversations between the adults. Lewis Marshall became an Animation Director, and Hanna-Barbera were the Producers. Rembrandt: Only seeing the older Tom & Jerry cartoons, and not having enough information on the show, Ted Pierce, Gene Deich, and William L. Snyder and the rest of the crew had trouble in producing their episodes of Tom & Jerry. Sib Tower 12 Incorporated: One of the last producers of Tom & Jerry, this version has the famous opening with the yellow background and the red letters (except for the 5 letters O and J) where Tom hisses and Jerry waves. The producer was Chuck Jones, and the cartoons look ahead of their time. There were several new characters, including a yellow bulldog, and Tom's Girlfriend, The Shark, Jerry's Dog, and several robots where Tom was a security operator at a cheese mine. Other people that worked on the show were Les Goldman, Maurice Noble, Michael Maltese, Tom Ray, Earl Jonas, Lewis Marshall, Eugene Poddany, Bill Lava, Dean Elliott, Carl Brandt, Mel Blanc, June Foray, Abe Levitow, Ben Washam, Don Foster, and Walter Bien. They would later do several Dr. Seuss cartoons along with Depatie-Freeling Entertainment, the Cricket seties, Duck Dodgers, and many other Award Winning shows. Filmation: Many years later, Filmation attempted to produce Tom & Jerry. It was a TV show called The Tom & Jerry Comedy Show. It seemed to look like all the Tom & Jerry cartoons in the 1950s and 1960s. They also aired and produced some other MGM cartoons, like the ones that are directed by Tex Avery. The episodes of The Tom & Jerry Comedy Show are mentioned here. TV: The New Tom and Jerry Show and The Tom and Jerry Kids Show: HB's TV versions. Neither lasted long, but several people still remember Them. They weren't that violent either. They were about the characters trying to solve everyday problems. Tom & Jerry Kids had other charachers as kids that were also produced by Fred Quimby, Including Tex Avery's Cartoon Characters. Now: Tom & Jerry was recently produced by AOL Time Warner and Turner Home Entertainment. They aren't the best cartoons. Tom and Jerry is currently airing on Cartoon Network! Check your local listings! Every episode of Tom & Jerry can be seen on Cartoon Network and Boomerang for one hour, and also The Sib Tower 12 Inc Cartoons can be seen with The Chuck Jones Show.moreless
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Mel Blanc

Tom, Jerry, Spike, The Shark, Jerry's Dog, Additional Voices, Vocal Effects

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  • Sad Ending

    9.5
    This show was great, except for the last episode, "Blue Cat Blues" where Tom and Jerry kill themselves with a train running them over. I'm not writing down the plot, so you may as well Google it. I will say this:



    Tom falls in love with a female cat, but no matter how many gifts he gave her, a black cat gives her gems and better gifts. When he goes to the train, Jerry, weirdly, starts talking and trying to make him go, but to no avail. Eventually, Jerry joins him.



    All I'm saying, but except for the last episode, this show was an AMAZING classic.moreless
  • Classic Concept

    9.0
    Various ep (09-14)
  • old versus new

    9.0
    yeah, I agree that the old episodes are much better and have much more heart put into them. Anyways, it all comes down to the cartoonists everything is mass production.

    Anyways, I still like this, and I always will even though I am over 30 now.
  • Funny show!

    10
    I love this show! It is an old show that has gone on for a long time. The plots are when Tom ( a cat) chases Jerry ( a mouse). The plot isn't repetive and never gets old. This show has clever ideas for Jerry to beat up Tom and always win. I give it 1,000, out of 10!
  • great show

    10
    tom and jerry its a classic and the most funniest show the new episodes are getting a bit shitty but the old ones just cant stoped being watched its so funny when the people get hit or jerry sneaks some plan
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    Saturday Morning, Grade Schoolers, Pre-Teens, underdogs, talking animals