Tom and Jerry : Season 1

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  • Series Premiere Date: Feb 20, 1940
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4
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  • Summary: Tom and Jerry was originally the very first, and earliest of the Hanna-Barbera Cartoons. It went through many phases and took place from anywhere from inside a house, to anywhere in outer space. The show was of course, about a cat and a mouse, and several other characters. The two neverTom and Jerry was originally the very first, and earliest of the Hanna-Barbera Cartoons. It went through many phases and took place from anywhere from inside a house, to anywhere in outer space. The show was of course, about a cat and a mouse, and several other characters. The two never really talked, even though they do sing, yell, gasp, laugh, count, or say "Aha!!"; and that several other characters spoke more often. They would later end up in several TV series, and also in a few movies, however many would say that they didn't like the way the movies turned out. All of the episodes were distributed by MGM. Here's more info about the show in general:

    Pilot Episodes:

    The Pilot Episode was called "Puss Gets The Boot" and was also the first one with Mammy in it. Tom looked very different and was called Jasper. It was produced by Harman-Ising Productions.

    Fred Quimby:

    Fred Quimby was the Producer of Tom & Jerry for many years. He is also the Producer of Tex Avery's Cartoons. Tom's fur would eventually become blue.

    CinemaScope:

    These cartoons had more people in them. There were narrators, and many conversations between the adults. Lewis Marshall became an Animation Director, and Hanna-Barbera were the Producers.

    Rembrandt:

    Only seeing the older Tom & Jerry cartoons, and not having enough information on the show, Ted Pierce, Gene Deich, and William L. Snyder and the rest of the crew had trouble in producing their episodes of Tom & Jerry.

    Sib Tower 12 Incorporated:

    One of the last producers of Tom & Jerry, this version has the famous opening with the yellow background and the red letters (except for the 5 letters O and J) where Tom hisses and Jerry waves. The producer was Chuck Jones, and the cartoons look ahead of their time. There were several new characters, including a yellow bulldog, and Tom's Girlfriend, The Shark, Jerry's Dog, and several robots where Tom was a security operator at a cheese mine. Other people that worked on the show were Les Goldman, Maurice Noble, Michael Maltese, Tom Ray, Earl Jonas, Lewis Marshall, Eugene Poddany, Bill Lava, Dean Elliott, Carl Brandt, Mel Blanc, June Foray, Abe Levitow, Ben Washam, Don Foster, and Walter Bien. They would later do several Dr. Seuss cartoons along with Depatie-Freeling Entertainment, the Cricket seties, Duck Dodgers, and many other Award Winning shows.

    Filmation:

    Many years later, Filmation attempted to produce Tom & Jerry. It was a TV show called The Tom & Jerry Comedy Show. It seemed to look like all the Tom & Jerry cartoons in the 1950s and 1960s. They also aired and produced some other MGM cartoons, like the ones that are directed by Tex Avery. The episodes of The Tom & Jerry Comedy Show are mentioned here.

    TV:

    The New Tom and Jerry Show and The Tom and Jerry Kids Show:

    HB's TV versions. Neither lasted long, but several people still remember Them. They weren't that violent either. They were about the characters trying to solve everyday problems. Tom & Jerry Kids had other charachers as kids that were also produced by Fred Quimby, Including Tex Avery's Cartoon Characters.

    Now:

    Tom & Jerry was recently produced by AOL Time Warner and Turner Home Entertainment. They aren't the best cartoons.

    Tom and Jerry is currently airing on Cartoon Network! Check your local listings! Every episode of Tom & Jerry can be seen on Cartoon Network and Boomerang for one hour, and also The Sib Tower 12 Inc Cartoons can be seen with The Chuck Jones Show.
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  • Genre(s): Comedy, Animation, Action & Adventure, Kids
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  1. Jan 23, 2013
    10
    Very good, for children who are not easily harmed by the behavior of violence in Tom and Jerry, this series is the combination of both,Very good, for children who are not easily harmed by the behavior of violence in Tom and Jerry, this series is the combination of both, violence and comedy, with traps and lots of fun! Expand
  2. Mar 7, 2014
    10
    Why would anyone dislike this?! Is the childhood cartoon of many many children and the idea of the cartoon is great! The animation are veryWhy would anyone dislike this?! Is the childhood cartoon of many many children and the idea of the cartoon is great! The animation are very advanced, even for the actual episodes. I can't even think not to give it a 10, as I love it. Expand
  3. Jul 9, 2013
    10
    Best cartoon EVER!I don't understand why cartoons can't be like this anymore?None of the main characters talk and it's still the best cartonBest cartoon EVER!I don't understand why cartoons can't be like this anymore?None of the main characters talk and it's still the best carton because it's funny and every episode is creative. Expand
  4. Sep 7, 2014
    10
    [RUS] Когда я был маленьким, я увидел видеомагнитофон и первым мультиком, который я увидел был Том и Джерри. Я смотрел его всегда и сейчас[RUS] Когда я был маленьким, я увидел видеомагнитофон и первым мультиком, который я увидел был Том и Джерри. Я смотрел его всегда и сейчас смотрю, но тогда я его смотрел чаще. Эх ностальгия.
    [ENG]When I was a kid, I saw the VCR and the first movie that I saw was Tom and Jerry. I watched it and always looking at, but then I watched it more often. Ah nostalgia.
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  5. Jan 5, 2015
    10
    Tom and Jerry is one of the best cartoons I had ever saw in my entire life along with Looney Tunes and Disney Cartoons. Tom and Jerry is aTom and Jerry is one of the best cartoons I had ever saw in my entire life along with Looney Tunes and Disney Cartoons. Tom and Jerry is a brilliant classic. If you like Looney Tunes, you will love this. It had memorable characters like Tom, Jerry, Butch, Spike, Tyke, Tuffy, Mammy Two Shoes and of course Quacker, impressive slapstick humour, impressive animation and brilliant music. Tom and Jerry are the most popular silent cat-mouse duo of all time, and they do have little to no dialogue in each short film. Besides that, it is my number one favourite cartoon of all time. Expand
  6. Apr 19, 2014
    9
    Tom and Jerry is suitable for both adult and children.Children should not be affected by this type of fighting.Instead of being violent,it isTom and Jerry is suitable for both adult and children.Children should not be affected by this type of fighting.Instead of being violent,it is rather amusing and it make us and our parents laugh.In spite of the fact that Tom and Jerry is really old now,people still enjoy it very much. Expand
  7. AGK
    Dec 22, 2014
    9
    A classic that should be remembered for generations to come! even to this day I still watch it because the nowadays cartoons are mere trashA classic that should be remembered for generations to come! even to this day I still watch it because the nowadays cartoons are mere trash compared to this! very funny, great for kids and It'll entertain for a long time. Expand