Tom and Jerry Tales was a modern Revival of the Tom and Jerry franchise which began production in 2005 and ran in the United States from September 23, 2006 to March 22, 2008 on Kids' WB! It is the fourth television show in the Tom & Jerry franchise and probably the most well-received.Episodes used a Three Shorts format, mirroring the length and format of the original theatrical shorts. Secondary characters from the original series returned, many for the first time since the 1950s. Droopy even starred in a few shorts alongside Tom and Jerry. It may have lacked some of the madcap slapstick violence of the original shorts, and towards the end relied too heavily on Recycled INSPACE-styled plots, but it tends to be viewed as better in comparison to past Tom & Jerry adaptations, as well as other cartoons on at the time.The Direct-to-Video Tom and Jerry movies made since the series ended are somewhat of a Spiritual Successor, having the same animation and writing style. It is currently being re-run on Cartoon Network.
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