The Tom and Jerry Show (1975 TV series)
|The Tom and Jerry Show|
|Directed by||Charles A. Nichols|
|Theme music composer||Hoyt Curtin|
|Opening theme||"The Tom & Jerry Show"|
|Ending theme||"The Tom & Jerry Show" (Instrumental)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||16 (48 segments) (list of episodes)|
|Producer(s)||Iwao Takamoto (creative)|
Taft Broadcasting (original)|
Worldvision Enterprises (former)
Great American Broadcasting (former)
Turner Entertainment (current rights holder)
Warner Bros. Television Distribution (current)
|Original release||June 9 – December 13, 1975|
|Preceded by||Tom and Jerry filmography (1940–1967)|
|Followed by||The Tom and Jerry Comedy Show (1980–1982)|
|Related shows||Tom and Jerry (1940–2005)|
The Tom and Jerry Show, also known as The New Tom and Jerry Show, is an animated television series produced for Saturday mornings by Hanna-Barbera Productions in association with MGM Television in 1975 for ABC based on the theatrical shorts and characters Tom and Jerry. This series marked the first time ever that Tom and Jerry appeared in animated installments produced exclusively for television.
Here, in a much toned down, non-violent, Yogi Bear and Boo Boo-esque format, the long-popular Tom and Jerry, after years of rivalry, have finally become the best of friends in episodes wherein they roamed the world competing in sports, enduring on-the-job misadventures, running afoul of dastardly villains, solving mysteries and helping others. Some of the time, they are pretty competitive against each other. Quacker appears only once in this series, with Don Messick voicing the duckling. The characters Toodles Galore, Butch, Lightning, Topsy, Meathead, Tyke, Tuffy, Mammy Two Shoes, Joan and George do not appear in this show. Also, Jerry wears a red bow tie.
|Nº||Cartoons||Original air date|
|1||"No Way, Stowaways / The Ski Bunny / Stay Awake or Else..."||September 6, 1975|
|2||"No Bones About It / An Ill Wind / Beach Bully"||September 13, 1975|
|3||"Mammoth Manhunt / The Wacky World of Sports / Robin Ho Ho"||September 20, 1975|
|4||"Safe But Not Sorry / Gopher Broke / The Super Bowler"||September 27, 1975|
|5||"Tricky McTrout / The Tennis Menace / Cosmic Cat and Meteor Mouse"||October 4, 1975|
|6||"Castle Wiz / Grim and Bear It / The Flying Sorceress"||October 11, 1975|
|7||"The Kitten Sitters / Termites Plus Two / Planet Pest"||October 18, 1975|
|8||"The Hypochondriac Lion / Give 'Em the Air / The Egg and Tom and Jerry"||October 25, 1975|
|9||"Watch Out, Watch Dog / The Super Cyclists / The Police Kitten"||November 1, 1975|
|10||"The Outfoxed Fox / Towering Fiasco / The Lost Duckling"||November 8, 1975|
|11||"Beanstalk Buddies / Two Stars Are Born / Son of Gopher Broke"||November 15, 1975|
|12||"The Sorcerer's Apprentices / Hold That Pose / The Supercape Caper"||November 22, 1975|
|13||"Chickenrella / Double Trouble Crow / Jerry's Nephew"||November 27, 1975|
|14||"See Dr. Jackal and Hide / Planet of the Dogs / The Campout Cutup"||November 29, 1975|
|15||"Triple Trouble / The Bull Fighters / Cruise Kitty"||December 6, 1975|
|16||"It's No Picnic / Big Feet / The Great Motorboat Race"||December 13, 1975|
- The New Tom and Jerry/Grape Ape Show (September 6, 1975 – September 4, 1976, ABC Saturday 8:30–9:30 a.m. [EDT])
- The Tom and Jerry/Grape Ape/Mumbly Show (September 11, 1976 – November 27, 1976, ABC Saturday 8:00–9:00 a.m. [EDT]) (rerun of Tom and Jerry and Grape Ape)
- The Tom and Jerry/Mumbly Show (December 4, 1976 – September 3, 1977, ABC Saturday 8:00–8:30 a.m. [EDT]) (rerun)
- The Tom and Jerry Show (international re-runs)
Immediately following the end of the original ABC run, these cartoons were edited within main and end title credits and added to run with theatrical-era MGM Tom and Jerry cartoons from 1940 to 1967 for syndication by MGM until 1986 (H-B retained ancillary rights to the Mumbly and Grape Ape segments, with syndication rights to those segments going to Worldvision Enterprises in 1979 – 1991).
Since 1986, it has been rebroadcast on TBS, Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Canada's Teletoon and Teletoon Retro (the former 3 networks are part of Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting System, which purchased the pre-1986 MGM library in 1986 and Hanna-Barbera in 1991).
The cartoons have been shown with the main and end title credits intact on TBS and on the Teletoon channels, where as Cartoon Network and Boomerang air the cartoons without the opening/closing graphics.
- The premiere episode (show #TJGA-1, September 6, 1975) of The New Tom and Jerry/Grape Ape Show has been released as part of Warner Home Video's Saturday Morning Cartoons – 1970s Volume 2 on October 27, 2009; it marked the first home video release of the 1975 made-for-TV version of Tom and Jerry.
- Another cartoon, episode #80-15, "Cosmic Cat and Meteor Mouse", is included as part of the Tom and Jerry: The Deluxe Anniversary Collection, which was released by Warner Home Video on June 22, 2010.
- The New Tom & Jerry Show at the Internet Movie Database
- The Tom & Jerry Show at TV.com
- Big Cartoon Database: The Tom & Jerry Show Episode Guide
- The Cartoon Scrapbook – Profile on The Tom & Jerry Show.