Tom and Jerry

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Tom and Jerry
Tom And Jerry Logo 2014.png
Created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera
Written by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera
Directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera (1940-1958)
Gene Deitch (1961-1962)
Chuck Jones (1963-1967)
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of episodes 163 (List of episodes)
Production
Producer(s) Rudolf Ising (1940)
Fred Quimby (1941-1955)
William Hanna and Joseph Barbera (1956-1958)
William L. Snyder (1961-1962)
Chuck Jones (1963-1967)
Running time Around 7-9 minutes
Production company(s) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (1940-1967)
Rembrandt Films (1961-1962)
Sib Tower 12 Productions (1963-1964)
MGM Animation/Visual Arts (1964-1967)
Hanna-Barbera (2001)
Warner Brothers Animation (2005)
Distributor Loew's (1940-1958)
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (1961-1967)
MGM/UA Entertainment Company (1981-1986)
Turner Entertainment (1986-present)
Warner Bros. Pictures (2005)
Broadcast
Original run February 10, 1940 – September 27, 2005

Tom and Jerry is an American animated cartoon series. The original cartoons were created, written and directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. It is named after its two main characters: a blue-grey cat named Tom and a brown house mouse named Jerry. Each cartoon shows the two characters getting into comedic fights or chases, in which they often get hurt cartoon-style.

A total of 114 Tom and Jerry cartoons were produced by the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio from 1940–1958, starting with Puss Gets the Boot. Seven of these cartoons won an Academy Award for Animated Short Film between 1943 and 1953.

Later, Gene Deitch in Europe made 13 more cartoons for the series from 1961-1962. Then, Chuck Jones produced 34 more cartoons from 1963–1967. Finally, Hanna-Barbera worked with Warner Brothers Animation to make the last two Tom and Jerry cartoons: The Mansion Cat in 2001, and The Karate Guard in 2005. Since then, the cartoon characters have made appearances in other media.

Filmography[change | change source]

The following cartoons won the Academy Award for Animated Short Film:[1]

  • 1943: The Yankee Doodle Mouse
  • 1944: Mouse Trouble
  • 1945: Quiet Please!
  • 1946: The Cat Concerto
  • 1948: The Little Orphan
  • 1952: The Two Mouseketeers
  • 1953: Johann Mouse

Other media[change | change source]

The following lists are about the Tom and Jerry media which were not made for the original cartoon series.

Television shows[change | change source]

The following shows are re-launches of the original Tom and Jerry cartoons:

  • Tom and Jerry Show (ABC, 1975)
  • Tom and Jerry Comedy Show (CBS, 1980–1982)
  • Tom and Jerry Kids (FOX, 1990–1994)
  • Tom and Jerry Tales (The CW, Cartoon Network, 2006–2008)
  • The Tom and Jerry Show (Cartoon Network, 2014-present)

Packaged shows and programming blocks[change | change source]

  • Tom and Jerry (CBS, 1965–1972)
  • Tom and Jerry on BBC One (1967–2000)
  • Tom and Jerry's Fun house on TBS (1986–1989)
  • Cartoon Network's Tom and Jerry Show (1992–present)

Television specials[change | change source]

  • Hanna-Barbera's 50th: A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration (TNT, 1989)
  • Tom and Jerry: The Mansion Cat (Boomerang, 2001)
  • Tom and Jerry: Santa's Little Helpers (2014)

Theatrical films[change | change source]

  • Tom and Jerry: The Movie (1992)

Direct-to-video films[change | change source]

  • Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring (2002)
  • Tom and Jerry: Blast Off to Mars (2005)
  • Tom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry (2005)
  • Tom and Jerry: Shiver Me Whiskers (2006)
  • Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale (2007)
  • Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes (2010)
  • Tom and Jerry and The Wizard of Oz (2011)
  • Tom and Jerry: Robin Hood and His Merry Mouse (2012)
  • Tom and Jerry's Giant Adventure (2013)
  • Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon (2014)
  • Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest (2015)
  • Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz (2016)

References[change | change source]

  1. "Search - Animated Shorts 1943-1957". Ocsars Award Database. Retrieved 17 December 2013.