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TV Shows - Tom and Jerry

Tom and Jerry is a series of animated theatrical shorts created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer that centered on a never-ending rivalry between a housecat (Tom) and a mouse (Jerry) whose chases and battles often involved comic violence. Hanna and Barbera ultimately wrote and directed one hundred and fourteen Tom and Jerry cartoons at the MGM cartoon studio in Hollywood, California between 1940 and 1957, when the animation unit was closed. The original series is notable for having won the Academy Awards for Best Short Subject (Cartoons) seven times, tying it with Walt Disney's Silly Symphonies as the most-awarded theatrical animated series.

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1 tom and jerry become friends changed the whole point of the cartoon
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2 Gene Deitch becomes Producer Bad Czechoslovakian rubbish, best forgotten.
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3 The Movie This mess is NOT the Tom & Jerry I know & love...
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4 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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5 The 70s looses something with censorship
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6 Never Boned Still rocks.
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7 Spike starts to talk The dog talking ruins the animal approach.
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1 I suspected it was from Czechoslovakia (Czech and Slovakia were one nation back then). One of the people who worked on it is named "Vaclav": definitely a Slavic name. And I LOATHE those episodes. You think it's unfair when Spike/Butch tore Tom a new one when it was Jerry who caused the problems? Watch one of the Deitch episodes: in the BBQ episode for example, the man has a short temper, and it wasn't uncommon to see him attack Tom for something trivial. While most episodes were "Jerry outwits Tom", the dreaded Deitch ones were "Jerry gets Tom into trouble and Tom gets the snot beat out of him". -- Submitted By: (Robert) on July 3, 2012, 2:54 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
2 It was Czechoslovakian. (Follow the wikipedia link on click on Gene Deitch era for more info.) -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on June 30, 2012, 5:46 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
3 I always thought those "Czech" ones were actually far eastern. Animation looks like it was done in China or Japan, but I'll take your word for it as I've never really looked that up. Whatever it was, "New Kid In Town" goes along with it. Exactly who was that short tempered baldy who's always beating the crap out of Tom? Just as "Itchy & Scratchy" becoming friends was based on what was done to Tom & Jerry in the 70s, I think the introduction of "Poochie" into I&S was based on T&J adding the short tempered bald guy during the Czech (Czecho-Slovakian then?) years. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on June 28, 2012, 2:55 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
4 Tom & Jerry was originally made for movie theaters. During the 70s cartoon violence and political correctness reared its ugly head. cartoons like Bugs Bunny and Tom and Jerry got censored. -- Submitted By: (quimbyt) on January 9, 2011, 6:36 am - (3 votes) - Login to Vote
5 The first T&J cartoon in all its politically incorrect glory: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cq2f5UnruQ -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on November 18, 2010, 9:47 pm - (3 votes) - Login to Vote
6 The show just didn't age well, really. It is really repetitive, with every single episode being a "how Jerry will troll Tom" sketch. -- Submitted By: (Saunich) on November 18, 2010, 4:44 pm - (3 votes) - Login to Vote
7 Boned when they became friends, without a doubt. A cat and mouse maiming each other was the plot of each episode. When Tom and Jerry were sharing lemonade and Tom was reading Jerry a bedtime story...wait, that was Itchy and Scratchy. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on March 9, 2010, 12:10 pm - (4 votes) - Login to Vote
8 The shorts declined in quality when William Hanna and Joesph Barbera stopped working on them. The Chuck Jones shorts weren't bad, they still had the charm that the original T&J shorts had. The Gene Detich shorts from the 60's and 70's weren't all that great-- these shorts had poor animation and sound FX, and just weren't funny. (Tom became the punching bag, and Jerry and Tom's owner were @!$*s). I could never get into these revivals and movie remakes of the shorts. Some were clever and funny, but they can't (and probably never can) hold a candle the the Tom and Jerry shorts from the 30's, 40's, and 50's. -- Submitted By: (Mr.Bill) on November 23, 2009, 6:20 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
9 Anytime the black title card came up, I changed the channel for a few minutes and hope the next one was a classic. -- Submitted By: (MSmith) on November 23, 2009, 3:46 pm - (3 votes) - Login to Vote
10 Don't think I've forgotten the Hanna Barbera travesty of the early 80's in which T+J became FRIENDS! Yeesh! And what was worse they became interchangable bores! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on October 25, 2009, 4:39 pm - (4 votes) - Login to Vote
11 Sometime between the classic 'Hanna Barbera' and the later 'Chuck Jones' cartoons, something strange happened. MGM decided to revive Tom & Jerry by giving it to a Czechoslovakian producer - Gene Deitch. The results were badly animated, and even worse-sounding cartoons which bizarely are still shown occasionally today. They might have been just about watchable if it wasn't for the weird noises and music played throughout - which made them sound like being in the middle of a nightmare. Tom & Jerry never recovered in my opinion, and even though the Chuck Jones shorts were much better than the Deitch ones, they couldn't touch the genius of the Hanna Barbera / Fred Quimby cartoons. -- Submitted By: (Phil.JS) on October 22, 2009, 3:49 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
12 The earlier shorts that were made for the movie theaters were better then the ones made during the 70s for TV. -- Submitted By: (quimbyt) on October 8, 2009, 12:41 am - (3 votes) - Login to Vote

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