Tom and Jerry Tales

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Tom and Jerry Tales
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Genre Slapstick comedy
Format Animated series
Created by Joseph Barbera
William Hanna
(characters)
Jeff Davison
Written by Joseph Barbera
Charles Schneider
Spike Brandt
Tony Cervone
Chris Painter
Tom Minton
Mark Turosz
Bradley Zweig
Directed by Davian Martinez
Zack Martinez
Ryan Martinez
Douglas McCarthy
Michael Donovan
Voices of Don Brown
Samuel Vincent
Michael Donovan
Colin Murdock
Reece Thompson
Chantal Strand
Nicole Oliver
Janyse Jaud
Scott McNeil
Ellen Kennedy
David Kaye
Composer(s) Tom Erba
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 26 (whole)
78 (segments) (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Rob LaDuca
Producer(s) Frank Molieri[1]
Bobbie Page
Tom Minton[1]
Running time 23 minutes
Production company(s) Warner Bros. Animation[1]
Broadcast
Original channel The CW
Picture format SDTV
16:9 (Cropped to 4:3 in most television broadcasts)
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
Original run September 23, 2006 (2006-09-23) – March 22, 2008 (2008-03-22)
Chronology
Preceded by Tom & Jerry Kids
Followed by The Tom and Jerry Show
Related shows Tom and Jerry

Tom and Jerry Tales is an animated television series which began production in 2005 and premiered in the United States on September 23, 2006,[1] and ended on March 22, 2008, on The CW.[1] It is the fourth television show in the franchise that continues the chase and violence of the Oscar-winning cat and mouse duo and other characters since the first Tom and Jerry cartoon, Puss Gets the Boot. It is based on the famous cat and mouse, Tom and Jerry, and the classic shorts.

Voice cast

Characters

Episodes

Season Episodes Originally aired (U.S. dates)
Season premiere Season finale
1 13 September 23, 2006 (2006-09-23) February 3, 2007 (2007-02-03)
2 13 September 22, 2007 (2007-09-22) March 22, 2008 (2008-03-22)

Video games

On October 31, 2006, a video game based on the show was released for the Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance.[2] Developed by Sensory Sweep Studios, it was published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and distributed by Eidos Interactive.[2] The player plays as Jerry to get Tom in trouble. Many minor characters from the show make cameo appearances in the game such as the female robotic mouse from the short "Hi, Robot."

DVD releases

  • Tom and Jerry Tales: Volume One was released on October 3, 2006.[3] The episodes include: Ho Ho Horrors / Doggone Hill Hog / Northern Light Fish Fight / Way-Off Broadway / Egg Beats / Cry Uncle / Joy Riding Jokers / Cat Got Your Luggage? / City Dump Chumps / Tiger Cat / Feeding Time / Polar Peril.[3] Released in the UK as Volume Four.
  • Tom and Jerry Tales: Volume Two was released on May 15, 2007.[4] The episodes include: Octo Suave / Beach Bully Bingo / Treasure Map Scrap / Fire Breathing Tom Cat / Medieval Menace / The Itch / Digital Dilemma / Hi, Robot / Tomcat Jetpack / Piranha Be Loved (by You) / Spook House Mouse / Abracadumb.[4] Released in the UK as Volume One.
  • Tom and Jerry Tales: Volume Three was released on December 4, 2007.[5] The episodes include: Bats What I Like About the South / Fraidy Cat Scat / Tomb it May Concern / Cat Nebula / Martian Mice / Spaced Out Cat / Din-O-Sores / Freaky Tiki / Prehisterics / Destruction Junction / Battle of the Power Tools / Jackhammered Cat / Tin Cat of Tomorrow / Beefcake Tom / Tomcat Superstar. Released in the UK as Volume Two.
  • Tom and Jerry Tales: Volume Four was released on March 11, 2008.[6] The episodes include: Zent Out of Shape / I Dream of Meanie / Which Witch / More Powers to You / Catch Me Though You Can't / Power Tom / Don't Bring Your Pet to School Day / Cat Show Catastrophe / The Cat Whisperer with Casper Lombardo / Adventures in Penguin Sitting / Cat of Prey / Jungle Love.[6] Released in the UK as Volume Three.
  • Tom and Jerry Tales: Volume Five was released on August 12, 2008.[7] The episodes include: Invasion of the Body Slammers / Monster Con / Over the River and Boo the Woods / Xtreme Trouble / A Life Less Guarded / Sasquashed / Summer Squashing / League of Cats / Little Big Mouse / Bend it Like Thomas / Endless Bummer / Game Set Match.
  • Tom and Jerry Tales: Volume Six was released on February 3, 2009.[8] The episodes include: The Declaration of Independunce / Kitty Hawked / 24 Karat Kat / Hockey Schtick / Snow Brawl / Snow Mouse / DJ Jerry / Kitty Cat Blues / Flamenco Fiasco / You're Lion / Kangadoofus / Monkey Chow / Game of Mouse & Cat / Babysitting Blues / Catfish Follies.[8]
  • Tom and Jerry Tales: The Complete First Season, a two-disc set with the first thirteen episodes, was released on April 13, 2010.[9] It was re-released on July 24, 2012 as part of Cartoon Network's 20th Anniversary.

All six volumes were later released in 2-packs.

Broadcasts

Despite the frequent violence, it is rated TV-Y. On Cartoon Network, it is rated TV-Y7.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Baisley, Sarah. "Kids’ WB! on The CW 2006-2007 Saturday AM Schedule Launches Sept. 23". Animation World Network. Retrieved July 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc. (October 31, 2006). "Tom and Jerry Tales Videogame Hits Stores Today, October 31" (Press release). Business Wire. Retrieved July 5, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Simon, Ben (July 15, 2007). "Tom & Jerry Tales: Volume 1". Animated Views. Retrieved July 5, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Simon, Ben (July 15, 2007). "Tom & Jerry Tales: Volume 2". Animated Views. Retrieved July 5, 2014. 
  5. ^ DeMott, Rick (December 4, 2007). "Tom & Jerry Tales 3 Crashes Onto DVD". Animation World Network. Retrieved July 5, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Felix, Justin (May 19, 2008). "Tom and Jerry Tales: Volume Four". DVD Talk. Retrieved July 5, 2014. 
  7. ^ Moody, Annemarie (August 11, 2008). "DVD Releases For August 12, 2008". Animation World Network. Retrieved July 5, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Moody, Annemarie (February 2, 2009). "Madagascar 2, Oliver & Co., Space Buddies & Fear(s) of the Dark Hit DVD/Blu-ray". Animation World Network. Retrieved July 5, 2014. 
  9. ^ McCutcheon, David (January 8, 2010). "Tales of Tom and Jerry - The Complete First Season". IGN. Retrieved July 5, 2014. 

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