Tom and Jerry Tales

Tom and Jerry Tales is a Canadian-American animated television series starring the seven-time Academy Award-winning cat-and-mouse duo Tom and Jerry. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and Turner Entertainment Co., It is the seventh incarnation of the Tom and Jerry franchise as well as the first Tom and Jerry television series to emulate the original theatrical shorts created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; it originally ran in the United States from September 23, 2006[1] to March 22, 2008 on Kids' WB.

Tom and Jerry Tales
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GenreComedy
Slapstick
Based onTom and Jerry
by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera
Developed by
  • Joseph Barbera
  • Rob LaDuca
  • Jeff Davison
Written by
Directed by
  • Neal Sternecky
  • Douglas McCarthy
  • Tim Maltby
8
Voices of
Composer(s)
Country of origin
  • United States
  • Canada (voice acting)
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes26 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Frank Molieri[1]
  • Bobbie Page
  • Tom Minton[1]
Running time23 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original networkKids' WB
Picture formatHDTV
16:9 (Cropped to 4:3 in most television broadcasts)
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original releaseSeptember 23, 2006 (2006-09-23) –
March 22, 2008 (2008-03-22)
Chronology
Preceded byTom & Jerry Kids Show
Followed byThe Tom and Jerry Show (2014 TV series)
External links
Website

Joseph Barbera served as executive producer for the series before his death on December 18, 2006, and received story credit on some episodes of the first season. The series consists of two seasons and 26 episodes, each consisting of three shorts with approximately the same length as the original theatrical shorts and focusing on a shared theme between them. Some shorts – like The Karate Guard – were produced and completed in 2003 as part of a 30-plus theatrical cartoon schedule cancelled after the financial failure of Looney Tunes: Back in Action.

It is the only Tom and Jerry TV series to receive generally positive reviews alongside the first five direct-to-video films of the overall franchise.

Voice castEdit

EpisodesEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
113September 23, 2006 (2006-09-23)May 5, 2007 (2007-05-05)
213September 22, 2007 (2007-09-22)March 22, 2008 (2008-03-22)

Home mediaEdit

Tom and Jerry Tales home video releases
Season Episodes Years active Release dates
  United States
1 26 2006–07 Tom and Jerry Tales: Volume One: October 3, 2006[2][a]
Episodes: Ho Ho Horrors / Doggone Hill Hog / Northern Light Fish Fight / Way-Off Broadway / Egg Beats / Cry Uncle / Joy Riding Jokers / Cat Got Your Luggage? / City Dump Chumps / Tiger Cat / Feeding Time / Polar Peril[2]
Tom and Jerry Tales: Volume Two: May 15, 2007[3][b]
Episodes: Octo Suave / Beach Bully Bingo / Treasure Map Scrap / Fire Breathing Tom Cat / Medieval Menace / The Itch / Digital Dilemma / Hi, Robot / Tomcat Jetpack / Piranha Be Loved By You / Spook House Mouse / Abracadumb[3]
  • Tom and Jerry Tales: Volume Three was released on December 4, 2007.[4] The episodes include: Bats What I Like About the South / Fraidy Cat Scat / Tomb it May Concern / Cat Nebula / Martian Mice / Spaced Out Cat / Din-O-Sores / Freaky Tiki / Prehisterics / Destruction Junction / Battle of the Power Tools / Jackhammered Cat / Tin Cat of Tomorrow / Beefcake Tom / Tomcat Superstar. Released in the UK as Volume Two.
  • Tom and Jerry Tales: Volume Four was released on March 11, 2008.[5] The episodes include: Zent Out of Shape / I Dream of Meanie / Which Witch / More Powers to You / Catch Me Though You Can't / Power Tom / Don't Bring Your Pet to School Day / Cat Show Catastrophe / The Cat Whisperer with Casper Lombardo / Adventures in Penguin Sitting / Cat of Prey / Jungle Love.[5] Released in the UK as Volume Three.
  • Tom and Jerry Tales: Volume Five was released on August 12, 2008.[6] The episodes include: Invasion of the Body Slammers / Monster Con / Over the River and Boo the Woods / Xtreme Trouble / A Life Less Guarded / Sasquashed / Summer Squashing / League of Cats / Little Big Mouse / Bend it Like Thomas / Endless Bummer / Game Set Match.
  • Tom and Jerry Tales: Volume Six was released on February 3, 2009.[7] The episodes include: The Declaration of Independunce / Kitty Hawked / 24 Karat Kat / Hockey Schtick / Snow Brawl / Snow Mouse / DJ Jerry / Kitty Cat Blues / Flamenco Fiasco / You're Lion / Kangadoofus / Monkey Chow / Game of Mouse & Cat / Babysitting Blues / Catfish Follies.[7]
  • Tom and Jerry Tales: Volumes 1–3 was released on September 15, 2009. This collection includes the first three volumes.
  • Tom and Jerry Tales: The Complete First Season, a two-disc set with the first thirteen episodes, was released on April 13, 2010.[8] It was re-released on July 24, 2012 as part of Cartoon Network's 20th Anniversary.
  • Tom and Jerry: The Deluxe Anniversary Collection, a two-disc set (Game of Mouse & Cat only on disc 2), was released on June 22, 2010.
  • Tom and Jerry Fun Pack, a three-disc set (Tom and Jerry Tales: Volume One on disc 3), was released on June 28, 2011.
  • Tom and Jerry: Fur Flying Adventures: Volume 2 was released on July 5, 2011. Four episodes include: Monster Con / The Declaration of Independunce / Kitty Hawked / Which Witch! It was re-released on October 7, 2014 as Tom and Jerry and Friends: Volume 2.
  • Tom and Jerry: Fur Flying Adventures: Volume 3 was released on October 4, 2011. Eight episodes include: Beach Bully Bingo / A Life Less Guarded / Northern Light Fish Fight / Doggone Hill Dog / Sasquashed / Snow Mouse / Spook House Mouse / Don't Bring Your Pet to School.
  • Tom and Jerry: In a Dog House was released on March 6, 2012. Nine episodes include: 24 Karat Kat / Destruction Junction / Beefcake Tom / Bend It Like Thomas / Game Set Match / Feeding Time / DJ Jerry / Beach Bully Bingo / A Life Less Guarded.
  • Tom and Jerry: Summer Holidays was released on March 6, 2012. Two episodes include: Beach Bully Bingo / A Life Less Guarded.

All six volumes were later released in 2-packs.

Video gameEdit

On October 31, 2006, a video game based on the series was released for the Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance.[9] Developed by Sensory Sweep Studios, it was published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and distributed by Eidos Interactive.[9] Playing as Jerry, the main objective of the game is to help Jerry get Tom into trouble. Many minor characters from the show make cameo appearances in the game, such as the female robotic mouse from the episode "Hi, Robot."

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Released in the UK as Volume Four.
  2. ^ Released in the UK as Volume One.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Baisley, Sarah. "Kids' WB! on The CW 2006-2007 Saturday AM Schedule Launches Sept. 23". Animation World Network. Archived from the original on July 5, 2014. Retrieved July 5, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Simon, Ben (July 15, 2007). "Tom & Jerry Tales: Volume 1". Animated Views. Archived from the original on July 4, 2014. Retrieved July 5, 2014.
  3. ^ a b Simon, Ben (July 15, 2007). "Tom & Jerry Tales: Volume 2". Animated Views. Archived from the original on July 4, 2014. Retrieved July 5, 2014.
  4. ^ DeMott, Rick (December 4, 2007). "Tom & Jerry Tales 3 Crashes Onto DVD". Animation World Network. Archived from the original on July 15, 2014. Retrieved July 5, 2014.
  5. ^ a b Felix, Justin (May 19, 2008). "Tom and Jerry Tales: Volume Four". DVD Talk. Archived from the original on July 17, 2014. Retrieved July 5, 2014.
  6. ^ Moody, Annemarie (August 11, 2008). "DVD Releases For August 12, 2008". Animation World Network. Archived from the original on July 15, 2014. Retrieved July 5, 2014.
  7. ^ a b Moody, Annemarie (February 2, 2009). "Madagascar 2, Oliver & Co., Space Buddies & Fear(s) of the Dark Hit DVD/Blu-ray". Animation World Network. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved July 5, 2014.
  8. ^ McCutcheon, David (January 8, 2010). "Tales of Tom and Jerry - The Complete First Season". IGN. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved July 5, 2014.
  9. ^ a b Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc. (October 31, 2006). "Tom and Jerry Tales Videogame Hits Stores Today, October 31" (Press release). Business Wire. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved July 5, 2014.

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