The Tom and Jerry Show (2014 TV series)
|The Tom and Jerry Show|
Tom and Jerry|
by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera
|Directed by||Darrell Van Citters|
|Narrated by||Gary Cole|
|Theme music composer||Scott Bradley (arranged by Andy Sturmer)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||78 (208 segments) (list of episodes)|
Darrell Van Citters
|Running time||23 minutes|
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television Distribution|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital 5.1|
|First shown in||Canada|
|Original release||April 9, 2014– present|
|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.
A fourth season of the series was announced on July 24, 2018.
The series follows the antics of Tom in his pursuit to catch Jerry. Segments can follow one of these scenarios:
- 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).
- Tom and Jerry being pets to two witches named Beatie and Hildie (this scenario is not used in the third season).
- 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.
- 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).
- Tom as a butler in a Downton Abbey Property (this scenario is not used in the first or second seasons).
- 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).
- 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.
- 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
- William Hanna and Mel Blanc (Archive audio; Uncredited) – Tom Cat, Jerry Mouse
- Harry E. Lang (Archive audio; Uncredited) – Tom Cat
- Frank Welker (Uncredited) – Tyke, Baby Dragon, Bear Cub
- Rick Zieff – Spike, Barkley the Dog, Skid, Dutch, Santa, Trucket Man, Squirel, Man 3, Hotel Manager
- Grey DeLisle-Griffin – Ginger, Winston's Owner, Drone
- Stephen Stanton – Rick (season 2), Uncle Pecos, Jack Benny Mouse, Commercial voice, Frankie, Fifi's ex-boyfriend, Peterson's Cat, Country Wolf, City Wolf, Whispering Voice, Delivery Driver, Neighbor, Reporter, Mynah
- Jason Alexander – Rick (season 1)
- Kath Soucie – Tuffy, Mimi, Aunt Claire, Cozette, Gigi, Baby Mockingbirds
- Alicyn Packard – Toodles, Madame Beta, Matalyn, Doofy Mouse, Coco
- Rene Mujica – Newt, Bear, Tom's 7th Life
- Cree Summer – Beatie
- Rachael MacFarlane – Hildie, Mummy
- Joey D'Auria – Butch, Jeff, Meathelda, TV Narrator, Dawn O' Day
- Sam Kwasman – Quacker
- Gary Cole – "The Cat and Mouse Detectives" Narrator
- Chris Parnell – "The Great Outdoors" Narrator
- Simon Helberg – Napoleon, My Bot-y Guard
- Tom Kenny – Detective, Dr. Bigby, Hamster, Wilfred, Tom's 1st Life, Tom's 4th Life, Tom's 5th Life, Tom's 8th Life, Ronnie the Rabbit, Percy, Guard Dog
- Nika Futterman – Polly, Baby
- Charlie Adler – Polly's Owner
- Dave B. Mitchell – Tom's 2nd Life, Tom's 3rd Life, Tom's 6th Life, Petey, Mummy's Spellbook, Rat, Meathead
- Phil Lollar – Monkey, Frank, Crooked Eddie, Man 1, Man 2, German Shepherd
- Katie Leigh – Woman 1, Woman 2, Stardust, Gypsy Lady
- Kari Wahlgren – Toots, Fifi
- Catherine Cavadini – Toodles' Mom
- Trevor Devall – Toodles' Dad, Clerk, Stinker, Shop Owner, Delivery Guy
- Julie Wittner – Bunny, Roxie, Misty
- Rob Paulsen – Scarf
- Robin Atkin Downes – Large Marvin
- Charlie Schlatter – Grayson
- John Michael Higgins – Uncle Harry
- Robbie Daymond – SiFu, Batboy, Ramone, Dog #3, Announcer ("Cat Dance Fever" only)
- Yvette Nicole Brown – Momma Mockingbird
- Phil LaMarr – Tom's Shadow
- Gilbert Gottfried – Geanie
- Tara Strong – Tooth Fairy
- Matt Taylor – Winston
- Patton Oswalt – Carver
- Jason Hightower – Red
- Sean Donnellan – Lawyer
- Marieve Herington – Ellen
- Robert Cait – Carlton
- Lesley Nicol – Maid
- Corey Burton – Mad Dog
- Diane Michelle – Nanny
- Donovan Patton – Hector Hare
- Jake Green – Jake the Tortoise
- Jeremy Crutchley – Cates
|First aired||Last aired||Network|
|1||26||April 9, 2014||August 4, 2014||Cartoon Network|
|2||26||February 6, 2016||TBA||Cartoon Network (episodes 1–4a)|
Boomerang SVOD (episodes 4b–26c)
|3||26||October 1, 2017 (Ireland and UK)|
|TBA||Boomerang (UK & Eire)|
Boomerang SVOD (USA)
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."
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 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.
Home media release
|DVD Name||Ep #||Release Date|
|The Tom and Jerry Show – Season One Part One – Frisky Business||13||September 23, 2014|
|The Tom and Jerry Show – Season One Part Two – Funny Side Up||13||January 13, 2015|
|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|
The Tom and Jerry Show first premiered on March 1, 2014 on Teletoon in Canada. The series premiered on April 9, 2014 on Cartoon Network in the United States. In the United Kingdom and Ireland, it began airing on April 12, 2014 on Boomerang. It premiered on April 21, 2014 on Cartoon Network in India. In Australia, Cartoon Network premiered it on May 5, 2014. The series began airing on Boomerang in the United States on January 5, 2015. 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.
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