5.3/10
237
8 user 1 critic

The Tom and Jerry Cartoon Kit (1962)

Approved | | Animation, Family, Short | August 1962 (USA)
We see the box set of the title, including "one mean, stupid cat"; "one sweet, lovable mouse" and other items. We see them used in two sequences, set against blank backdrops. First, the two... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

(story)

Star:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

It's winter, and Tom is outside in the snow whil Jerry's safe in a penthouse apartment. Tom, desperate, throws Jerry a note in a bottle. Jerry takes pity on Tom and brings him inside to ... See full summary »

Director: Gene Deitch
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Jerry runs into the Metropolitan Opera (preparing to perform Carmen), so Tom poses as a violinist, with help from a hidden tape recorder.

Director: Gene Deitch
Calypso Cat (1962)
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Tom is smitten by a cat being taken aboard a cruise ship, so he stows away. Jerry is jealous and does what he can to derail the romance. When they get to their destination, Tom also has to ... See full summary »

Director: Gene Deitch
Sorry Safari (1962)
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Tom and Jerry accompany a man on a safari trip into the jungle. Like usual, Tom attempts to catch Jerry, but the man in the safari is fed up with Tom's antics and is very bitter to him.

Director: Gene Deitch
Stars: Allen Swift
Dicky Moe (1962)
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

The captain's obsession with the white whale Dicky Moe led his crew to abandon ship. He abducts Tom and enlists him as crew but Jerry's already on board to help make Tom's life miserable.

Director: Gene Deitch
Stars: Allen Swift
The New Tom & Jerry Show (1975–1977)
Animation | Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The Hanna-Barbera-created Oscar-winning cat-and-mouse team of Tom & Jerry returned to TV in an hour-long stretch of new adventures. Here, T&J, after years of rivalry, have become the best ... See full summary »

Stars: Henry Corden, Kathy Gori, Don Messick
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Tom and Jerry must save a girl from her evil aunt.

Director: Phil Roman
Stars: Richard Kind, Dana Hill, Anndi McAfee
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Jerry reads that there are no cats in outer space, so he signs up for a trip but Tom ends up stowing away anyhow.

Director: Gene Deitch
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Tom's fishing, but his bait is cheese, and his quarry an unusually gullible Jerry on a boat across the harbor. Jerry gets reeled in, but that's only the start, particularly once Jerry hides... See full summary »

Directors: Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble
Stars: Mel Blanc
High Steaks (1962)
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Tom's owner is having a cookout. Jerry sees this, and develops a taste for steak himself, but Tom stops him with a barbecue fork. They fence with forks. Jerry sends Tom flying toward the ... See full summary »

Director: Gene Deitch
Stars: Allen Swift
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Tom becomes fearless when he feels like going into the eerie castle.

Director: Gene Deitch
Animation | Western | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Jerry is wanted by a local Western town for cheese theft; the cheese owner and the Sherriff are fed up with them. Along comes Tom, who is recruited by the Sherriff to dispose of Jerry, ... See full summary »

Director: Gene Deitch
Stars: Allen Swift
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Allen Swift ...
Narrator (voice)
Edit

Storyline

We see the box set of the title, including "one mean, stupid cat"; "one sweet, lovable mouse" and other items. We see them used in two sequences, set against blank backdrops. First, the two have a battle of watermelon seed spitting. When they run out of ammo, Jerry goes back to the box, where there's a book, "Judo for Mice." He studies quickly, and takes on Tom. Tom studies boxing, to no avail. He then studies judo himself and then comes out demonstrating karate-style board/brick breaking, with him and Jerry bringing on ever-larger targets. The last is so large it has to be brought in with a crane, and it crashes through the floor. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

August 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tom og Jerry som judomestre  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Narrator: Our next film will be for the kiddies, and will demonstrate a new poison gas. Thank you and good night.
See more »

Crazy Credits

At the end, Jerry puts the lid back on the cartoon kit's box, which now contains an exhausted Tom, and bows. The lid reads, "The End--An MGM Cartoon." See more »

Connections

Follows The Duck Doctor (1952) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Creepy, and not very funny.
16 September 1999 | by (Indianapolis) – See all my reviews

When I was a kid, I would watch hours of Tom & Jerry every day (between TBS and the local stations, I could probably have spent 12 hours a day watching Tom & Jerry). I didn't know much about the history of animation, but I figured out a few "styles"... Early Hanna-Barbera, 50's Hanna-Barbera, Chuck Jones-style, 60's style, Filmation, and... the Gene Deitch ones.

I instinctively didn't like the Filmation ones, but the Gene Deitch vignettes... these are the things the nightmares of children are built upon.

I don't know how to properly convey how weird these things are in the pantheon of Tom & Jerry cartoons. Gene Deitch was a master animator, but of avant-garde subjects; his angular, flat style just doesn't work- it feels like you're watching a badly dubbed cartoon, rather than new-style animation. It actually felt like I was watching a cartoon done in a third-world country that "appropriated" the T&J characters- Stalinist cartoons, perhaps.

The sounds, too... Tom & Jerry always had creepy bits (who doesn't remember "Don't you believe it!" after Tom gets blown up by the atomic white mouse?) but the Deitch shorts... the sf/x all sound synthesized and strange. If Jerry is confused, what do you hear? Not a tiny voice going "Hmmm", but a wobbling-sheet-metal sound, as if it were being done in an echo chamber.

The over-all effect is the same feeling I get when watching Italian horror/sexploitation flicks, or Jorge Buttgereit's work (Nekromantik, Der Todesking)- this is *definitely* not what I should feel like when watching a Tom & Jerry cartoon...


8 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Tom and Jerry Cartoon Kit (1962) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?