The Tom and Jerry Show (2014 TV series)

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The Tom and Jerry Show
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Genre Comedy
Slapstick
Created by Bob Jaques
Based on Tom and Jerry
by William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Directed by Darrell Van Citters, Bob Jaques
Voices of Sam Kwasman
Theme music composer Scott Bradley (arranged by Andy Sturmer)
Composer(s) David Ricard
John Van Tongeren
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 52 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Sam Register
  • Jay Bastian
  • Vivian Hernandez
  • For Cartoon Network: Christina Reynolds and Nicole Rivera
Producer(s) Bob Jaques
Editor(s) Michael D'Ambrosio
Running time 23 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original network Cartoon Network
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
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 the unaired episodes will be released on Boomerang's SVOD service.[1]

Plot[edit]

The series follows the antics of Tom in his pursuit of Jerry. However, during the first season, episodes followed one of four different scenarios, including:

  1. Tom and Jerry's antics in a traditional sense. (This scenario is being used for second season.)
  2. Tom and Jerry being pets to two witches named Beatie and Hildie.
  3. Tom and Jerry working together by operating an 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.

Characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Tom - A gray 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 bulldog and son of Spike.
  • Rick - The owner of the house of Tom and Jerry.
  • Ginger - The owner of the house of Tom and Jerry.
  • Butch - A black alley cat living on the street that is the enemy of both Tom and Jerry.
  • Little Quacker - A yellow duck, who is the best friend of Jerry.
  • Tuffy - A gray mouse pup 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[disambiguation needed] which uses an eye patch. He also lives in the house of witches.
  • Napoleon - A gray mouse 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 detective Tom and Jerry.
  • Toodles - A light female kitty intelligent and very cute with a blue bow on her head. She is the girlfriend of Tom.

Cast and characters[edit]

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."[2]

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[3] 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 5th 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. [4]

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[5]
The Tom and Jerry Show — Season One Part Two — Funny Side Up 13 January 13, 2015[6]

Season 2[edit]

DVD Name Ep # Release Date
The Tom and Jerry Show — Season Two Part One 13 2017
The Tom and Jerry Show — Season Two Part Two 13 TBA

Broadcast[edit]

The Tom and Jerry Show first premiered on March 1, 2014 on Teletoon in Canada.[7] The series premiered on April 9, 2014 on Cartoon Network in the United States.[8] In the United Kingdom and Ireland, it began airing on April 12, 2014 on Boomerang.[9] It premiered on April 21, 2014 on Cartoon Network in India.[10] In Australia, Cartoon Network premiered it on May 5, 2014.[11] The series began airing on Boomerang in the United States on January 5, 2015.[12] In Indonesia, it is currently broadcast on Global TV since February 13, 2017.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://variety.com/2017/digital/news/boomerang-cartoon-streaming-subscription-time-warner-turner-wb-1202003660/
  2. ^ "The Tom and Jerry Show Coming to Cartoon Network". Big Cartoon News. October 8, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Cartoon Network Upfront Presentation 2013". About.com. Retrieved March 10, 2014. 
  4. ^ "New Tom and Jerry Show - The Tom and Jerry Show Videos – Cartoon Network". Cartoonnetwork.com. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  5. ^ "Tom and Jerry Show: Season 1 Part 1". amazon.com. 
  6. ^ "The Tom and Jerry Show Season One Part Two: Funny Side Up DVD". Blu-ray.com. 
  7. ^ "March 2014 Programming Highlights TELETOON, TELETOON at Night, TELETOON RETRO". Corus Entertainment. February 19, 2014. Retrieved December 13, 2014. 
  8. ^ Wolfe, Jennifer (March 26, 2014). "'Tom and Jerry Show' Premieres April 9 on Cartoon Network". Animation World Network. Retrieved December 13, 2014. 
  9. ^ "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. 
  10. ^ 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. 
  11. ^ DHiggins (May 5, 2014). "New this week: Continuum, Secret Meat Business, House of Cards finale & Powerpuff Girls 15th anniversary". Foxtel. Retrieved December 13, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Boomerang TV Schedule". LocateTV. December 24, 2014. 

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