Published on Dec 29, 2019

Tom and Jerry Background Images

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Everyone loves Tom and Jerry, and the classic cartoon characters and their constant battle to win over one another has entertained billions of people the world over decades. In fact, Tom and Jerry lives on to this very day in reruns and numerous reboots, many of which are just as funny and outrageous as ever. Now, the show is set to entertain a whole new generation of fans in a new series set to air in 2013.

The Tom and Jerry Show marks the latest television return of the frenetic duo since the previous hit series Tom and Jerry Tales. Having made its debut in 2006, the show aired until 2008 and did more than its share in carrying on the nearly 70 year history of the series. However, the new episodes take things to a whole new level, with an innovative approach that nevertheless stays true to the Tom and Jerry tradition.

Set to air on Cartoon Network, the show is comprised of two 11-minute segments, with each featuring a variation of the now classic battle of wits between the two protagonists. Of course, Tom finds himself on the losing end of this battle more often than not, although the results are always sidesplittingly entertaining. And while the classic episodes largely took place in familiar suburban settings, the new series takes the pair to exciting new locations that range from haunted castles to eerie laboratories and everything in between. Tom and Jerry are also joined by a host of familiar as well as new characters that include Droopy, Spike, Tyke, Nibbles, and Tom’s other nemesis, Butch.


This new release of the cartoon also marks the first airing of the series in high- definition 16:9 format, which should make the show more appealing to a generation of fans accustomed to a high quality viewing experience. In spite of all the innovations in this new release, the show nevertheless stays true to the spirit of the original theatrical shorts, and perhaps even more so than any other Tom and Jerry series produced since the 1950s. Truly the best of both worlds in terms of keeping to tradition and introducing a host of state-of-the-art innovations, the new Tom and Jerry Show will definitely be an enjoyable romp for fans of all ages.

The show’s executive producer, Sam Register is understandably excited about the airing of the new series. Having been at the helm of such celebrated classics as The Looney Tunes Show, MAD, and Teen Titans, the executive vice president for creative affairs at Warner Bros. Animation definitely knows his cartoons. So for him to be so excited about this new release is perhaps the best indicator that something special is in the offing. As Register himself said, Tom and Jerry are “… the most iconic characters on the planet.” Register also emphasized the value of introducing Tom and Jerry to new fans while staying true to the tradition that has made the series such an all-time classic.

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