15 FACTS ABOUT TOM AND JERRY

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1. Tom and Jerry is an American animated series of short films created in 1940 by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.

2. Tom And Jerry has always been criticized by having so much violence, but their was never any blood and gore.

3. Although many supporting and minor characters speak, Tom and Jerry rarely do so themselves.

4. Tom (called “Jasper” in his debut appearance) is a grey and white domestic shorthair cat.

5. Jerry is a small brown house mouse who always lives in close proximity to him.

6. In his attempts to catch Jerry, Tom often has to deal with Spike (known as “Killer” and “Butch” in some shorts), an angry, vicious but extremely unintelligent bulldog who tries to attack Tom for bothering his son Tyke while trying to catch Jerry.

7. Nibbles is a small grey mouse who often appears in episodes as Jerry’s nephew.

8. Music plays a very important part in the shorts, emphasizing the action, filling in for traditional sound effects, and lending emotion to the scenes.

9. William Hanna and Joseph Barbera were both part of the Rudolf Ising unit at the MGM cartoon studio in the late 1930s.

10. Beginning in 1965, the Hanna and Barbera Tom and Jerry cartoons began to appear on television in heavily edited form.

11.The Simpsons characters, Itchy & Scratchy, the featured cartoon on the Krusty the Clown Show, are spoofs of Tom and Jerry—a “cartoon within a cartoon.”

12. Throughout the years, the term and title Tom and Jerry became practically synonymous with never-ending rivalry, as much as the related “cat and mouse fight” metaphor has.

13.Tom and Jerry began appearing in comic books in 1942, as one of the features in Our Gang Comics.

14. October 1, 1992 saw the first international release of Tom and Jerry: The Movie when the film was released overseas to theatres in Europe of that year and then domestically by Miramax Films in July 30, 1993, with future video and DVD releases that would be sold under Warner Brothers.

15. In Argentina, Armenia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Egypt, India Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Mexico, the Middle East, Pakistan, several South East Asia countries, Venezuela, other Latin American countries, and in eastern European countries (such as Romania), Cartoon Network still airs Tom and Jerry cartoons every day.

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