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
  • CLASSIC CARTOON GETTING FEATURE-FILM TREATMENT ALA ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS; MOVIE WILL COMBINE LIVE-ACTION AND ANIMATION.

    Tom and Jerry headed to big screen

    Well, there goes my childhood. Warner Bros. is developing a movie based on one of television's classic cartoons, the Hanna-Barbera property Tom and Jerry, according to Variety. The move isn't unexpected as studios have been constantly mining classic shows…

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    • The original was awesome and it's a classic, like Looney Tunes.

      10
      And its spinoffs are godawful, just like the Looney Tunes spinoffs.
    • The Original Violent Material

      10
      We have two cartoon characters constantly beat the shit out of each other. How can you NOT love that?
    • Violent sometimes, but still good.

      10
      Tom & Jerry is one of the best of the BEST!

      This show actually was part of my childhood, no doubt about it. Hanna-Barbera and Chuck Jones are the real legends behind the beloved series. The 80's Tom & Jerry one was awful, (saved for The Tom & Jerry Kids one), but I really liked that flying episode one and Gene Dietch? wrong guy for the job. I can't help, but feel really sorry for Tom in this one. Of course, we all can't forget former Tom & Jerry character Clint Cobbler who senselessly beat-up Tom, since Tom obviously hasn't done anything wrong to him. To add insult to injury, Gene even made a messed up episode called "Tom's Basement", which was banned, along with "Blue Cat Blues". The one episode I liked from him was "Sorry Safari". But all in all, Gene Dietch serves as an example of what NOT to do as an animator. Two new Tom & Jerry shows were a big disgrace to the original series, such as this one. Anyways, this show will always be part of my childhood.moreless
    • 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)
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    Saturday Morning, Grade Schoolers, Pre-Teens, underdogs, talking animals