The Tom and Jerry Show (2014 TV series)

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The Tom and Jerry Show
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Genre Comedy
Adventure
Slapstick
Based on Tom and Jerry
by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera
Directed by Darrell Van Citters
Voices of
Narrated by Gary Cole
Theme music composer Scott Bradley (arranged by Andy Sturmer)
Composer(s)
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 78 (208 segments) (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 time 23 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original network Cartoon Network
Boomerang
Boomerang SVOD
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
First shown in Canada
Original release April 9, 2014 (2014-04-09) – present (present)
Chronology
Preceded by Tom and Jerry Tales (2006–2008)

The Tom and Jerry Show is a 2014 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. It had its world premiere on the Canadian channel Teletoon on March 1, 2014, and premiered on Cartoon Network in the United States on April 9, 2014.

On March 7, 2017, it was announced that future episodes 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 follows the antics of Tom in his pursuit to catch Jerry. Segments can follow one of these scenarios:

  1. Tom and Jerry's typical cat-and-mouse antics in a modern-day urban setting (this was usually the first in each episode in the first season and is the main scenario for the second season).
  2. Tom and Jerry being pets to two witches named Beatie and Hildie (this scenario is not used in the third season).
  3. Tom and Jerry working together 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, and Tom being an alley cat (this scenario is not used in the second or third seasons).
  5. Tom as a butler in a Downton Abbey Property (this scenario is not used in the first or second seasons).
  6. In a parody of Van Helsing, Tom and Jerry living in a scary Transylvanian environment (this scenario is not used in the first or second seasons).

Characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Tom – A cat who is always chasing Jerry.
  • Jerry – A brown mouse who is always running from Tom.
  • Spike – A muscular bulldog who beats Tom whenever he causes problems or is chasing after Jerry.
  • Tyke – A small puppy and the son of Spike.
  • Rick and Ginger – the owners of Tom and Spike, Rick favors Spike and Ginger favors Tom.
  • Butch – A black alley cat living on the street who is the friend/enemy 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.
  • 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 intelligent and very cute with a blue bow on her head.[clarification needed] She is the girlfriend of Tom.

Cast and characters[edit]

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
126April 9, 2014 (2014-04-09)August 4, 2014 (2014-08-04)Cartoon Network
226February 6, 2016 (2016-02-06)TBACartoon Network (episodes 1–4a)
Boomerang SVOD (episodes 4b–26c)
326October 1, 2017 (2017-10-01) (Ireland and UK)
2019 (2019)[3] (USA)
TBABoomerang (UK & Eire)
Boomerang SVOD (USA)

Production[edit]

Cartoon Network announced that a new show, which consists of 26 episodes containing 52 11-minute shorts, "will preserve the look, core characters and sensibility of the original theatrical shorts."[4]

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. Darrell Van Citters is also the director of the series. The Tom and Jerry Show was originally intended to be a 2013 Cartoon Network premiere[5] before being pushed back to April 9, 2014. This 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. This is also the fifth made-for-television Tom and Jerry production and the first Tom and Jerry television production to be produced without any of its original creators, William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.[6]

Home media release[edit]

Season 1[edit]

DVD Name Ep # Release Date
The Tom and Jerry Show – Season One Part One – Frisky Business 13 September 23, 2014[7]
The Tom and Jerry Show – Season One Part Two – Funny Side Up 13 January 13, 2015[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] 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]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Spangler, Todd (7 March 2017). "Turner, Warner Bros. to Launch Boomerang Cartoon Streaming-Subscription Service for $5 Monthly".
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  3. ^ Spangler, Todd (23 May 2018). "Boomerang Streaming Service to Add New 'Scooby-Doo,' 'Flintstones' Spinoffs in 2019".
  4. ^ "The Tom and Jerry Show Coming to Cartoon Network". Big Cartoon News. October 8, 2012. Archived from the original on December 6, 2012.
  5. ^ "Cartoon Network Upfront Presentation 2013". About.com. Archived from the original on January 3, 2014. Retrieved March 10, 2014.
  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. ^ "Tom and Jerry Show: Season 1 Part 1". amazon.com.
  8. ^ "The Tom and Jerry Show Season One Part Two: Funny Side Up DVD". Blu-ray.com.
  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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