History WesternAnimation / TomAndJerry

25th Apr '16 10:37:31 AM erforce
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In 1975-77, Creator/HannaBarbera produced a less violent ''Tom and Jerry'' AnimatedAnthology series for Creator/{{ABC}}-TV, supported by a new character, the Great Grape Ape. This was followed in the early 1980s by {{Creator/Filmation}}'s version on CBS, which used the classic {{slapstick}} formula. Another series, ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryKids'', ran on the Fox network from 1990 to 1993. From 2006 to 2008, the CW network's animation block included ''TomAndJerryTales'', which continued with the slapstick humor of the theatrical shorts, as did a series of direct-to-video films. ''Tom and Jerry Tales'' was canceled after 4KidsTV took over Kids WB, but the movies have continued.

WarnerBros acquired the rights to Tom and Jerry after purchasing Turner Broadcasting System, which in 1986 had purchased MGM's entire pre-1986 library. Interestingly, since then it seems like Warner has been treating Tom and Jerry better than their own ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' (probably due, in part, to the commercial bombing of ''LooneyTunesBackInAction''). Tom and Jerry has been the only classic cartoon series to air consistently on Creator/CartoonNetwork. Since acquiring the rights to Tom and Jerry, Warner has produced several direct-to-video movies - and ''TomAndJerryTales'' - which, for the most part, stay true to the classic Tom and Jerry form. After which came the 2014's version of ''The Tom and Jerry Show'', which is made in UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash but otherwise continues the usual format of the series.

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In 1975-77, Creator/HannaBarbera produced a less violent ''Tom and Jerry'' AnimatedAnthology series for Creator/{{ABC}}-TV, supported by a new character, the Great Grape Ape. This was followed in the early 1980s by {{Creator/Filmation}}'s version on CBS, which used the classic {{slapstick}} formula. Another series, ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryKids'', ran on the Fox network from 1990 to 1993. From 2006 to 2008, the CW network's animation block included ''TomAndJerryTales'', ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryTales'', which continued with the slapstick humor of the theatrical shorts, as did a series of direct-to-video films. ''Tom and Jerry Tales'' was canceled after 4KidsTV took over Kids WB, but the movies have continued.

WarnerBros acquired the rights to Tom and Jerry after purchasing Turner Broadcasting System, which in 1986 had purchased MGM's entire pre-1986 library. Interestingly, since then it seems like Warner has been treating Tom and Jerry better than their own ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' (probably due, in part, to the commercial bombing of ''LooneyTunesBackInAction'').''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction''). Tom and Jerry has been the only classic cartoon series to air consistently on Creator/CartoonNetwork. Since acquiring the rights to Tom and Jerry, Warner has produced several direct-to-video movies - and ''TomAndJerryTales'' - which, for the most part, stay true to the classic Tom and Jerry form. After which came the 2014's version of ''The Tom and Jerry Show'', which is made in UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash but otherwise continues the usual format of the series.
7th Feb '16 4:00:22 PM nombretomado
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Tom the cat and Jerry the mouse, the stars of a LongRunning series of short theatrical cartoons produced by [[MetroGoldwynMayer MGM]] during TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, were the first characters created by [[Creator/HannaBarbera William Hanna and Joseph Barbera]]. In the first short, "WesternAnimation/PussGetsTheBoot" (1940), the cat's name was Jasper and the mouse was not named in the short, but was originally dubbed ''Jinx'' by the animators[[note]]Hanna and Barbera would later use the name Mr. Jinks for the cat they used for their Tom and Jerry {{Expy}} short series[[/note]].

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Tom the cat and Jerry the mouse, the stars of a LongRunning series of short theatrical cartoons produced by [[MetroGoldwynMayer [[Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer MGM]] during TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, were the first characters created by [[Creator/HannaBarbera William Hanna and Joseph Barbera]]. In the first short, "WesternAnimation/PussGetsTheBoot" (1940), the cat's name was Jasper and the mouse was not named in the short, but was originally dubbed ''Jinx'' by the animators[[note]]Hanna and Barbera would later use the name Mr. Jinks for the cat they used for their Tom and Jerry {{Expy}} short series[[/note]].
18th Dec '15 10:36:06 AM MHarrington
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* Pet Peeve (1954): The first T&J short in Cinemascope.
* Tot Watchers (1958): The last-ever T&J short made by Hanna and Barbera.
18th Dec '15 10:34:04 AM MHarrington
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After MGM's animation unit closed in 1957, Hanna and Barbera started their [[Creator/HannaBarbera TV animation studio]]. No new ''Tom and Jerry'' cartoons were produced until MGM revived the series in the early 1960s, contracting it to Czechoslovakian-based Gene Deitch.

In 1965, Creator/{{CBS}} began broadcasting a ''Tom and Jerry'' AnimatedAnthology on Saturday mornings. Two years earlier, Creator/ChuckJones began directing another series of theatrical ''Tom and Jerry'' shorts, taking over from Deitch and bringing production of the series back to Hollywood.

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After MGM's animation unit closed in 1957, Hanna and Barbera started their [[Creator/HannaBarbera TV animation studio]]. No new ''Tom and Jerry'' cartoons were produced until MGM revived the series in the early 1960s, contracting it to Czechoslovakian-based American Gene Deitch.

In 1965, Creator/{{CBS}} began broadcasting a ''Tom and Jerry'' AnimatedAnthology on Saturday mornings. Two years earlier, Creator/ChuckJones began had begun directing another series of theatrical ''Tom and Jerry'' shorts, taking over from Deitch and bringing production of the series back to Hollywood.
29th Nov '15 10:55:56 AM BlinxTTS
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** [[Sources say it will be http://www.tracking-board.com/tb-exclusive-warner-bros-preparing-for-a-tom-and-jerry-feature-theatrical-film/]]
29th Nov '15 10:55:33 AM BlinxTTS
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** [[Sources say it will be http://www.tracking-board.com/tb-exclusive-warner-bros-preparing-for-a-tom-and-jerry-feature-theatrical-film/]]
16th Aug '15 10:53:32 AM nombretomado
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WarnerBros acquired the rights to Tom and Jerry after purchasing Turner Broadcasting System, which in 1986 had purchased MGM's entire pre-1986 library. Interestingly, since then it seems like Warner has been treating Tom and Jerry better than their own ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' (probably due, in part, to the commercial bombing of ''LooneyTunesBackInAction''). Tom and Jerry has been the only classic cartoon series to air consistently on Creator/CartoonNetwork. Since acquiring the rights to Tom and Jerry, Warner has produced several direct-to-video movies - and ''TomAndJerryTales'' - which, for the most part, stay true to the classic Tom and Jerry form. After which came the 2014's version of ''The Tom and Jerry Show'', which is made in AdobeFlash but otherwise continues the usual format of the series.

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WarnerBros acquired the rights to Tom and Jerry after purchasing Turner Broadcasting System, which in 1986 had purchased MGM's entire pre-1986 library. Interestingly, since then it seems like Warner has been treating Tom and Jerry better than their own ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' (probably due, in part, to the commercial bombing of ''LooneyTunesBackInAction''). Tom and Jerry has been the only classic cartoon series to air consistently on Creator/CartoonNetwork. Since acquiring the rights to Tom and Jerry, Warner has produced several direct-to-video movies - and ''TomAndJerryTales'' - which, for the most part, stay true to the classic Tom and Jerry form. After which came the 2014's version of ''The Tom and Jerry Show'', which is made in AdobeFlash UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash but otherwise continues the usual format of the series.
14th Jun '15 8:59:06 PM nombretomado
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* Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest: DirectToVideo film (crossover with JohnnyQuest)

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* Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest: DirectToVideo film (crossover with JohnnyQuest)
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3rd Jun '15 11:24:37 AM BlinxTTS
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!2015
* Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest: DirectToVideo film (crossover with JohnnyQuest)
24th May '15 12:38:55 PM HomerSimpson
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Tom the cat and Jerry the mouse, the stars of a long-running series of short theatrical cartoons produced by [[MetroGoldwynMayer MGM]] during TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, were the first characters created by [[Creator/HannaBarbera William Hanna and Joseph Barbera]]. In the first short, "WesternAnimation/PussGetsTheBoot" (1940), the cat's name was Jasper and the mouse was not named in the short, but was originally dubbed ''Jinx'' by the animators[[note]]Hanna and Barbera would later use the name Mr. Jinks for the cat they used for their Tom and Jerry {{Expy}} short series[[/note]].

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Tom the cat and Jerry the mouse, the stars of a long-running LongRunning series of short theatrical cartoons produced by [[MetroGoldwynMayer MGM]] during TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, were the first characters created by [[Creator/HannaBarbera William Hanna and Joseph Barbera]]. In the first short, "WesternAnimation/PussGetsTheBoot" (1940), the cat's name was Jasper and the mouse was not named in the short, but was originally dubbed ''Jinx'' by the animators[[note]]Hanna and Barbera would later use the name Mr. Jinks for the cat they used for their Tom and Jerry {{Expy}} short series[[/note]].
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