Tom and Jerry Tales

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Tom and Jerry Tales
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Genre Comedy
Slapstick
Based on
Developed by
  • Joseph Barbera (uncredited)
  • Rob LaDuca (uncredited)
  • Jeff Davison (uncredited)
Written by
Story by
  • Joe Barbera
Directed by
  • Neal Sternecky (season 1)
  • Douglas McCarthy (season 1)
  • Tim Maltby
  • TJ House (season 2)
Voices of
Theme music composerTom Erba
Composers
  • Tom Erba (season 1)
  • Gordon Goodwin (season 2)
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes26 (78 segments) (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
  • Sander Schwartz (season 1)
  • Joseph Barbera (season 1)
  • Lisa Judson (season 2)
  • For Kids' WB:
  • Betsy McGowen (season 2)
  • Dana Cluverius (season 2)
Producers
  • Tom Minton (season 1) [1]
  • Frank Molieri [1]
Editors
  • Ken Solomon
  • Rob DeSales
Running time23 minutes
Production companies
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original network Kids' WB
Picture format HDTV
16:9 (cropped to 4:3 in most television broadcasts)
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
Original releaseSeptember 23, 2006 (2006-09-23) 
March 22, 2008 (2008-03-22)
Chronology
Preceded by Tom & Jerry Kids
Followed by The Tom and Jerry Show (2014)
External links
Website

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, 2006 [1] to March 22, 2008 on Kids' WB.

Contents

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 .

Voice cast

Episodes

SeasonSegmentsEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
1 3913September 23, 2006 (2006-09-23)May 5, 2007 (2007-05-05)
2 3913September 22, 2007 (2007-09-22)March 22, 2008 (2008-03-22)

Home media

Tom and Jerry Tales home video releases
SeasonEpisodesYears activeRelease dates
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1 262006–07Tom and Jerry Tales: Volume One: October 3, 2006 [2] [lower-alpha 1]
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] [lower-alpha 2]
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 game

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."

Notes

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

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