|Tom and Jerry Tales|
|Genre|| Comedy |
|Theme music composer||Tom Erba|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||26 (78 segments) (list of episodes)|
|Running time||23 minutes|
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television Distribution|
|Original network||Kids' WB|
|Picture format|| HDTV |
16:9 (cropped to 4:3 in most television broadcasts)
|Audio format||Dolby Digital 5.1|
|Original release||September 23, 2006 –|
March 22, 2008
|Preceded by||Tom & Jerry Kids|
|Followed by||The Tom and Jerry Show (2014)|
Tom and Jerry Tales is an American animated comedy television series featuring the 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, 2006to March 22, 2008 on Kids' WB.
Joseph Barbera served as executive producer for the series before his death on December 18, 2006 (making this the final Tom and Jerry project with his involvement), 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 2005 as part of a 30-plus theatrical cartoon schedule canceled nearly two years after the financial failure of Looney Tunes: Back in Action .
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||39||13||September 23, 2006||May 5, 2007|
|2||39||13||September 22, 2007||March 22, 2008|
|Season||Episodes||Years active||Release dates|
|1||26||2006–07||Tom and Jerry Tales: Volume One: October 3, 2006 |
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
Tom and Jerry Tales: Volume Two: May 15, 2007
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
All six volumes were later released in 2-packs.
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