The Tom and Jerry Show
is just what it sounds like: a TV show based on MGM's classic Tom and Jerry
cartoons, made by Hanna-Barbera
, the company whose owners created the franchise. The show, which originally aired on ABC
in 1975, was first aired together with The Great Grape Ape
. It starred Tom and Jerry, now made friends (or at least Friendly Rivals
), as they competed in sports, solved mysteries, ran from villains or did whatever else made hilarity ensue
Needless to say, fans were not pleased (though it still has its followers) and the show only ran two seasons (only one of which was new episodes) before being sent to reruns. Select cartoons from this show are often mixed in with other Tom and Jerry
series that play on Cartoon Network
Another show with the same title was made in 2014 and aired on Cartoon Network
coming on the heels of 2006's Tom and Jerry Tales
. Unlike previous shows, this show was made with Adobe Flash
but otherwise follows the usual formula of the series.
Tropes found in the original 1975 The Tom and Jerry Show:
Tropes in the 2014 series:
- Adobe Flash: The main style of this version which is pretty noticeable by the animation style and the use of no colored outlines for the characters.