History Trivia / TomAndJerry

8th Mar '17 7:23:04 AM speedyboris
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* TheShelfOfMovieLanguishment: Tom and Jerry: Golden Collection vol. 2. Hoo boy... where to begin. The set was slated for release in 2013; everything about the set was done: The cartoons had been restored, the liner notes had been written, and (presumably) the discs had been pressed. But before its release, fans reacted to the press release of the set's contents with disgust: They had skipped over "Casanova Cat" and "Mouse Cleaning" ''again''! The reaction was understandable, considering this line was meant for collectors, not the kid/family audience, and it was going through the filmography in order, so omissions more easily stand out. This led to some fans boycotting the set before it was even released, including leaving one-star reviews on Amazon. Unfortunately, this bad publicity for Warner Bros. had the opposite effect of what was intended: Instead of WB delaying the release, going back and including these two cartoons, they simply postponed the set indefinitely. So instead of getting a set that admittedly would've been incomplete, we got nothing.
1st Feb '17 8:36:25 AM NWolfman
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: There were numerous stories on the drawing board that didn't make it to the screen. One cartoon, "Little Bird-Mouse" (thought up before the MGM cartoon studio closed), ended up being rewritten as a ''[[WesternAnimation/PixieDixieAndMrJinks Pixie & Dixie]]'' short at Hanna & Barbera's own studio.

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There were numerous stories on the drawing board that didn't make it to the screen. One cartoon, "Little Bird-Mouse" (thought up before the MGM cartoon studio closed), ended up being rewritten as a ''[[WesternAnimation/PixieDixieAndMrJinks Pixie & Dixie]]'' short at Hanna & Barbera's own studio.studio.
** Less than a week before MGM's animation unit closed, a young Creator/JackNicholson (yes, THAT Jack Nicholson) was interviewed for a job as a cleanup artist.
2nd Oct '16 11:36:25 PM CaptainTedium
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* InMemoriam: ''Tom and Jerry: Return to Oz'' was dedicated to the memory of Creator/JoeAlaskey, who voiced the Wizard of Oz, Butch, and Droopy and died several months before the film was released.


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* PosthumousCredit: Creator/JoeAlaskey, the voice of The Wizard of Oz, Butch, and Droopy in both ''Tom and Jerry: The Wizard of Oz'' and ''Tom and Jerry: Return to Oz''', passed away several months before the latter film was released.
25th Jul '16 6:03:23 AM Prinzenick
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: "Casanova Cat" and "Mouse Cleaning", which may not be included in the second Golden Collection release, and weren't present on the Spotlight Collections either.

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: "Casanova Cat" and "Mouse Cleaning", which may not be included in the second Golden Collection release, and weren't present on the Spotlight Collections either. They are available on VHS and laserdisc, though.
21st Jan '16 2:40:59 PM Homemaderat
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: There were numerous stories on the drawing board that didn't make it to the screen. One cartoon, "Little Bird-Mouse" (thought up before the MGM cartoon studio closed), ended up being rewritten as a ''[[TheHuckleberryHoundShow Pixie & Dixie]]'' short at Hanna & Barbera's own studio.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: There were numerous stories on the drawing board that didn't make it to the screen. One cartoon, "Little Bird-Mouse" (thought up before the MGM cartoon studio closed), ended up being rewritten as a ''[[TheHuckleberryHoundShow ''[[WesternAnimation/PixieDixieAndMrJinks Pixie & Dixie]]'' short at Hanna & Barbera's own studio.
19th Dec '15 10:53:22 AM MHarrington
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* {{Composers}}: From 1940 to 1958, Scott Bradley was the sole composer, not only for Tom and Jerry, but for MGM animation in general (the only exception being 1952's "The Missing Mouse", which was by Edward Plumb). Steven Konichek was the composer for the Gene Deitch shorts. Eugene Poddany, Carl Brandt, and Dean Elliott worked on the Chuck Jones shorts.

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* {{Composers}}: From 1940 to 1958, Scott Bradley was the sole composer, not only for Tom and Jerry, but for MGM animation in general (the only exception being 1952's 1953's "The Missing Mouse", which was by Edward Plumb). Steven Konichek was the composer for the Gene Deitch shorts. shorts, and Eugene Poddany, Carl Brandt, and Dean Elliott worked on the Chuck Jones shorts.


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** The very first T&J short "Puss Gets the Boot" was later remade as "Mouse Cleaning". In both cartoons, the black mammy-type maid warns Tom not to make a mess or out he goes. Naturally, Jerry tries to make the biggest mess possible, while Tom tries to frantically to clean it up. The main difference between the two films is that "Mouse Cleaning" is, befitting the cartoons of the period, DenserAndWackier, something out of a TexAvery cartoon of the same period.
19th Dec '15 4:21:20 AM Prinzenick
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* DescendedCreator: Series co-creator Bill Hanna provided all of Tom's screams.
14th Dec '15 5:58:26 AM Prinzenick
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* HeyItsThatVoice: Mammy Two Shoes is voiced by actress Hattie McDaniel, who was most famous for her Oscar-winning role as Mammy in ''Film/GoneWithTheWind''.
14th Dec '15 5:55:24 AM Prinzenick
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* HeyItsThatVoice: Mammy Two Shoes is voiced by actress Hattie McDaniel, who was most famous for her Oscar-winning role as Mammy in ''Film/GoneWithTheWind''.
1st Nov '15 1:58:44 AM smalltime
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* MoneyDearBoy: Reportedly, Gene Deitch hated ''Tom & Jerry'' and this was the only reason he agreed to direct shorts.
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