The Tom and Jerry Show (2014 TV series)

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The Tom and Jerry Show
TomAndJerryShowLogoTitleScreen.png
GenreComedy
Slapstick
Based onTom and Jerry
by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera
Directed byDarrell Van Citters
Voices of
Narrated byGary Cole
Theme music composerScott Bradley (arranged by Andy Sturmer)
Composer(s)
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes110 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Sam Register
  • Jay Bastian
  • Vivian Hernandez
  • For Cartoon Network: Christina Reynolds and Nicole Rivera
Producer(s)Ashley Postlewaite
Darrell Van Citters
Editor(s)Michael D'Ambrosio
Running time23 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original networkCartoon Network (2014–16)
Boomerang SVOD (2017–present)
Canada Teletoon
United Kingdom Cartoon Network UK, CITV, Boomerang UK
India Cartoon Network India
Pakistan Cartoon Network Pakistan
Indonesia GTV, RCTI
China CCTV
Japan Cartoon Network Japan, NHK BS Premium, Tokyo MX, TV Aichi, RAB, TV Osaka
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
First shown inCanada
Original releaseApril 9, 2014 (2014-04-09) –
present (present)
Chronology
Preceded byTom and Jerry Tales (2006–2008)

The Tom and Jerry Show is an American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. Animation and Renegade Animation. Based on the Tom and Jerry characters and theatrical cartoon series created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera in 1940. The series first premiered on the Canadian channel Teletoon on March 1, 2014 and began airing on Cartoon Network in the United States on April 9, 2014.

On March 7, 2017, it was announced that future episodes of the series would be released on Boomerang's SVOD service.[1] A fourth season of the series was announced on July 24, 2018.[2]

Plot[edit]

The series simply follows the antics of Tom in his pursuit to catch Jerry. Episodes each consisting of two segments (three segments starting from the second season) can follow one of these scenarios:

  1. Tom and Jerry's typical antics in a modern-day urban setting.
  2. Tom and Jerry being pets to two witches named Beatie and Hildie (this scenario is retired during the third season).
  3. Tom and Jerry working together as detectives in Tolucaville (Los Angeles in the second season) by operating a detective agency called "The Cat and Mouse Detectives", complete with a narrator.
  4. Jerry living in a lab with a rat companion named Napoleon with Tom being an alley cat (this scenario is retired during the second season and third season).
  5. Tom working as a butler in a Downton Abbey property (this scenario was debuted starting from the third season).
  6. Tom and Jerry living in a scary Transylvanian environment in a parody of Van Helsing (this scenario was debuted starting from the third season).

Characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Tom – A blue cat who is always chasing Jerry.
  • Jerry – A brown mouse who is always running away from Tom.
  • Spike – A muscular bulldog whom Tom is frequently at odds with.
  • Tyke – A small puppy and Spike's son.
  • Rick and Ginger – The owners of Tom and Spike. Rick favors Spike while Ginger favors Tom.
  • Butch – A black alley cat living on the street who is the frenemy of Tom.
  • Little Quacker – A yellow duckling, who is the best friend of Jerry.
  • Tuffy – A gray mouse who wears a diaper and is the nephew of Jerry.

Recurring[edit]

  • Hildie and Beatie – Two witches living with Tom and Jerry in a haunted house.
  • Grayson - Beatie and Hildie's ghost nephew comes over at the haunted house.
  • Newt – An orange Triton which uses an eye patch. He also lives in the house of witches.
  • Napoleon – A gray rat who is a friend of Jerry. He lives in the scientific laboratory of Dr. Bigby.
  • Hamster – A clever hamster who also lives in the laboratory of Dr. Bigby.
  • Dr. Bigby - A scientist working in a scientific laboratory.
  • Narrator – A speaker that tells all stories of detective Tom and Jerry.
  • Toodles – A light female kitty with a blue bow on her head who is Tom's girlfriend.

Voice cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Season Segments Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired Network
1 52 26 April 9, 2014 (2014-04-09) August 4, 2014 (2014-08-04) Cartoon Network
2 78 26 4 4a February 6, 2016 (2016-02-06) March 12, 2016 (2016-03-12)
4b, 4c September 21, 2017 (2017-09-21) Boomerang SVOD
22 September 21, 2017 (2017-09-21) November 29, 2018 (2018-11-29)
3 78 26 February 1, 2019 (2019-02-01) 2019
4 78 26 TBA TBA

Production[edit]

The Tom and Jerry Show was initially announced to consist of 26 episodes divided into 52 11-minute segments to air on Cartoon Network, with the intention to remain faithful to the original theatrical short series.[3] The show was originally intended to premiere on Cartoon Network in 2013[4] before being pushed back to April 9, 2014.

From the second season onward, the art style of the show was retooled to more closely resemble the style of the original MGM shorts.[5]

The series is produced by Warner Bros. Animation and Renegade Animation, with Renegade handling the actual production work under the supervision of Darrell Van Citters and Ashley Postelwaite. Renegade Animation is also known for producing Cartoon Network's groundbreaking 2004 TV show Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, whom executive producer Sam Register originally created, and Darrell Van Citters is also the director of both series. It is the second Tom and Jerry television series produced in the 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio and the first to be animated in Adobe Flash. It is also the second made-for-television iteration of the cartoons to emulate the theatrical shorts and the fifth made-for-television Tom and Jerry production.[6] It is also the longest running Tom and Jerry series, overtaking Tom & Jerry Kids.

Home media release[edit]

Region 1 DVD's[edit]

Main Series[edit]

Region 1
Season DVD Title Episode Count Total running time Release Date
1 The Tom and Jerry Show (Season One, Part One – Frisky Business) 13 286 minutes 23 September, 2014
2 The Tom and Jerry Show (Season One, Part Two – Funny Side-Up) 13 286 minutes January 13, 2015[7]

Region 2 DVD[edit]

Main Series[edit]

Region 2
Season DVD Title Episode Count Total running time Release Date
1 The Tom and Jerry Show (Season One, Part One – Frisky Business) 13 272 minutes 13 October, 2014[8]

Season 2[edit]

DVD Name Ep # Release Date
The Tom and Jerry Show – Season Two Part One 13 2019
The Tom and Jerry Show – Season Two Part Two 13 2019

Broadcast[edit]

The Tom and Jerry Show first premiered on March 1, 2014 on Teletoon in Canada.[9] The series premiered on April 9, 2014 on Cartoon Network in the United States.[10] In the United Kingdom and Ireland, it began airing on April 12, 2014 on Boomerang.[11] and also on CITV in 2016. It premiered on April 21, 2014 on Cartoon Network in India.[12] In Australia, Cartoon Network premiered it on May 5, 2014.[13] The series began airing on Boomerang in the United States on January 5, 2015.[14] In Indonesia, it is currently broadcast on GTV since February 13, 2017 and on RCTI since August 13, 2017. In China, it is broadcast on China Central Television.[15] In Japan From September 23, 2014 NHK BS Premium was broadcast with the title 'New Tom and Jerry Show' . December 15, 2015 have broadcasting on Tokyo MX in Tokyo April 2016 have broadcasting on Aomori Broadcasting Corporation in Aomoro (Nippon Television Network) September 4, 2016 have broadcasting on TV Aichi in Aichi (TV tokyo Network etc.) has also started broadcasting.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Spangler, Todd (7 March 2017). "Turner, Warner Bros. to Launch Boomerang Cartoon Streaming-Subscription Service for $5 Monthly".
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-09-03. Retrieved 2018-08-04.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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  4. ^ "Cartoon Network Upfront Presentation 2013". About.com. Archived from the original on January 3, 2014. Retrieved March 10, 2014.
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  6. ^ "New Tom and Jerry Show – The Tom and Jerry Show Videos – Cartoon Network". Cartoonnetwork.com. Archived from the original on 2014-04-03. Retrieved 2014-04-02.
  7. ^ "The Tom and Jerry Show Season One Part Two: Funny Side Up DVD". Blu-ray.com.
  8. ^ "The Tom and Jerry Show Season One Part One: Frisky Business DVD". Amazon.co.uk.
  9. ^ "March 2014 Programming Highlights TELETOON, TELETOON at Night, TELETOON RETRO". Corus Entertainment. February 19, 2014. Retrieved December 13, 2014.
  10. ^ Wolfe, Jennifer (March 26, 2014). "'Tom and Jerry Show' Premieres April 9 on Cartoon Network". Animation World Network. Retrieved December 13, 2014.
  11. ^ "Turner UK Unveils 2014 Programming Slate: 4 New Shows For Cartoon Network, New 'Tom & Jerry' Series & More". TV Wise. March 10, 2014. Retrieved December 13, 2014.
  12. ^ BusinessofCinema News Network (April 19, 2014). "The Tom And Jerry Show Makes A Come Back On Cartoon Network". Business of Cinema. Retrieved December 13, 2014.
  13. ^ DHiggins (May 5, 2014). "New this week: Continuum, Secret Meat Business, House of Cards finale & Powerpuff Girls 15th anniversary". Foxtel. Retrieved December 13, 2014.
  14. ^ "Boomerang TV Schedule". LocateTV. December 24, 2014. Archived from the original on May 3, 2012.
  15. ^ "The Tom and Jerry Show – Eps.55: Ghosts of a Chance (Chinese)". CCTV. 2014.

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