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 »
Jerry's raiding the fridge, carrying off a giant wedge of cheese. Tom's feeling playful, so he piles the cheese high with dishes, builds a set of bread-slice steps, and ends them on a ... See full summary »
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While carrying on their usual hi-jinks, they inadvertantly stow-away on a spaceship bound for Mars. They meet up with the local Martian residents and cause them to invade the Earth, aided ... See full summary »
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Tom and his army of stray cats take over Jerry's magical kingdom of living toys. Chased by Tom and his cronies, Jerry must find the Toymaker and get help to win his kingdom back before sunrise when the window of opportunity closes.
Ian James Corlett,
The Smurfs are little blue creatures that live in mushroom houses in a forest inhabited mainly by their own kind. The smurfs average daily routine is attempting to avoid Gargomel, an evil man who wants to kill our little blue friends.
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 of friends (and Jerry dons a red bow tie, so the animators would be able to "fragment" his movements), 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. In the first season, three 7-minute New Tom & Jerry segments alternated with two 10-minute ones concerning a 40-foot purple ape, Grape Ape (voiced by Bob Holt) and his fast-talking beagle buddy, a carnival hustler answering to the unlikely moniker of Beegle Beagle (voiced by Marty Ingels), or "Beegley Beagley," as G.A. would lovingly refer to him. The second season ushered in 16 6-minute segments of The Mumbly Cartoon Show, a new Hanna-Barbera comedy/mystery concerning a snickering plainclothes man detective hound named Lt. ... Written by
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In the 1970s, a lot of do-gooders pushed to make cartoons non-violent. The thinking was that kids will imitate the toons and become violent themselves. While I applaud the idea of controlling what crap kids watch, cartoony violence doesn't equate to the same violence often seen on TV news, cop shows, or the average film marketed to kids--or watching 5 seconds of "The Jersey Shore". So, the cartoons were the scapegoats of this movement at that time. That is why, in this case, Tom and Jerry are friends and get along most of the time. If they do get upset, the most they'd do is shun the other! THe horror! That's like having a W. C. Fields movie where he is sober and likes kids, a Cowardly Lion who is filled with courage or Donald Duck after an operation and tons of speech therapy!! It just doesn't make sense and the change fundamentally destroys the chemistry and who the characters are. In this case, the show is left insipid and only of value to wussy kids and hippies.
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