Tom and Jerry together form an Academy Award winning pair of a cat (Tom) and a mouse (Jerry). The shorts of Tom & Jerry were written, and directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera for MGM (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer). Their first appearance was in “Puss Gets the Boot”.
Tom and Jerry has a worldwide audience that consists of children, teenagers and adults, and has also been recognized as one of the most famous and longest-lived rivalries in American cinema. In 2000, TIME named the series one of the greatest television shows of all time.
” Puss Get the Boot “
At this episode, their name isn’t Tom and Jerry. Thomas name Jasper, and Jerry named Jinx. Thanks to William Hanna and Joseph Barbera so we can enjoy this funny series..
Both characters display sadistic tendencies, in that they are equally likely to take pleasure in tormenting each other. However, depending on the cartoon, whenever one character appears to be in mortal danger (in a dangerous situation or by a third party), the other will develop a conscience and save him. Sometimes, they bond over a mutual sentiment towards an unpleasant experience and their attacking each other is more play than serious attacks
Tom is a blue/gray and white domestic shorthair cat.
I think he isn’t stupid but sometimes just only over-confident
Tom has changed remarkably over the years, especially after the first episodes. For example, in his debut, he was quadrupedal and had normal cat intelligence. However, over the years, he has become almost completely bipedal and has human intelligence. As a slapstick cartoon character, Tom has a superhuman level of elasticity. When acting as Jerry’s antagonist, Tom is usually defeated in the end, although there are some stories where he outwits and defeats Jerry.
Jerry is a small brown house mouse who always lives in close proximity to Tom.
Tom is no match for Jerry’s brains and wits. By the final “fade-out” of each cartoon, Jerry usually emerges triumphant, while Tom is shown as the loser. However, other results may be reached; on rare occasions, Tom triumphs, usually when Jerry becomes the aggressor or when he crosses some sort of line.
Era of Tom and Jerry
- Hanna-Barbera era (1940–1958)
- Gene Deitch era (1960–1962)
- Chuck Jones era (1963–1967)
- Tom and Jerry hit television
- Second Hanna-Barbera era (1975–1977)
- Filmation era (1980–1982)
- Tom and Jerry’s new owners
- Tom and Jerry Kids (1990–1994)
- Individual episodes (2000 and 2005)
- Warner Bros. era (2006–2008)
The Yankee Doodle Mouse
The Cat Concerto
Million Dollar Cat
The Two Mouseketeers
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse
Last Episode Made
The Karate Guard
Tom and Jerry in Real Life
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