Monday, November 2, 2009
Tom & Jerry, the classic cat & mouse duo appeared in 114 theatrical MGM cartoons from 1940 to 1957, the first batch from Fred Quimby, followed by 18 produced by Hanna and Barbera. 13 shorts by Gene Deitch appeared in 1960. Warner Bros. veteran Chuck Jones revived the series in 1963 with 34 new shorts. In 1975, the guys returned via Hanna-Barbera for an all-new ABC Saturday morning series. CBS ran a Filmation version from 1980-82. Later FOX broadcast Tom & Jerry Kids in the 90s and finally Tom & Jerry Tales was a CW series up until last year. After almost 70 years, these cuties just keep the chase going.