Cartoon Network Refreshes ‘Tom and Jerry’

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The defining cartoon cat and mouse duo beloved by animation fans will return to television in the all-new The Tom and Jerry Show, a fresh take on the classic frenemies coming soon to Cartoon Network. Each two-parter episode will feature Tom the cat and Jerry the mouse plotting against each other as usual — but this time the action ventures out of suburbia into fantastic worlds, from a medieval castle to a mad scientist’s lab.

The show will preserve the look, core characters and sensibility of the original theatrical shorts with bright cartoony colors ready for hi-def TV. Sam Register (The Looney Tunes Show, MAD, Teen Titans) serves as executive producer on the new series, which is being produced by Warner Bros. Animation in conjunction with producers Darrell Van Citters and Ashley Postlewaite at Renegade Animation.

“Tom and Jerry are two of the most iconic characters on the planet,” says Register, executive vice president, creative affairs, Warner Bros. Animation. “While it’s important we honor their great legacy, we don’t want to keep them in the archives. We want to introduce them to a new generation of fans. As we have done with The Looney Tunes Show, The Tom and Jerry Show will bring Tom and Jerry into a contemporary environment and tell hilarious stories that kids and adults will love.”

The Tom and Jerry Show

The Tom and Jerry Show

  • Anon

    Oh hey guys why don’t we make a cartoon with new and original characters? Wait that’s a terrible idea lets rehash some 70 year old characters and let some hack Koreans animate it.

    • Roberto Severino

      Exactly what I was thinking. Enough with the unoriginality already. This channel needs to let David Gemmill make a cartoon show and show them how it’s done. Likewise with Vincent Waller and Milt Gray.

  • Monstershogun

    as much as america loves tom and jerry they are outdated, well the formula of the show and dind´t they try doin´this a while back , same  formula and diffrent settings.