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Alan Dinehart (story) (1975)
Bill Ackerman (story) (1975)
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Release Date:
6 September 1975 (USA) See more »
The Hanna-Barbera-created Oscar-winning cat-and-mouse team of Tom & Jerry returned to TV in an hour-long stretch of new adventures... See more »
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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 (Series Cast) (in credits order)

Henry Corden ... Additional Voices (voice)
Kathy Gori ... Additional Voices (voice)
Don Messick ... Mumbly (voice)

Alan Oppenheimer ... Additional Voices (voice)
Joe E. Ross ... Additional Voices (voice)

Hal Smith ... Additional Voices (voice)
Jean Vander Pyl ... Additional Voices (voice)

Janet Waldo ... Additional Voices (voice)
Lennie Weinrib ... Additional Voices (voice)

Frank Welker ... Additional Voices (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bob Holt ... Grape Ape (voice)

Marty Ingels ... Beegle Beagle (voice)
John Stephenson ... Tom / Jerry / Spike / Schnooker (voice)

Directed by
Charles A. Nichols 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bill Ackerman  story (1975)
Larz Bourne  story (1975)
Tom Dagenais  story (1975)
Alan Dinehart  story (1975)
Don Jurwich  story
Joel Kane  story
Dick Kinney  story
Frank Ridgeway  story

Produced by
Joseph Barbera .... executive producer
William Hanna .... executive producer
Iwao Takamoto .... creative producer
Film Editing by
Richard C. Allen (1975) (as Richard Allen)
Pat Foley 
Terry Moore 
Joe Sandusky 
Chip Yaras  (as James Yaras)
Production Design by
Bob Singer 
Production Management
Jayne Barbera .... production manager
Joed Eaton .... post-production supervisor
Victor O. Schipek .... production supervisor
Art Department
Tom Dagenais .... storyboard director (1975)
Alex Lovy .... storyboard editor
Iraj Paran .... graphics (1975)
Howard Post .... storyboard director (1975)
Art Scott .... storyboard director (1975)
Don Sheppard .... storyboard director (1975)
Paul Sommer .... storyboard director (1975)
Sound Department
Bill Getty .... sound director
Alex Lovy .... recording director (1975)
Richard Olson .... sound director
Camera and Electrical Department
Jerry Mills .... camera operator (1975)
Ray Monahan .... camera operator (1975)
Norman Stainback .... camera operator (1975)
Roy Wade .... camera operator (1975)
Animation Department
John Ahern .... layout artist
Ed Barge .... animation supervisor
Oliver Callahan .... animator (as Oliver E. Callahan)
Lars Calonius .... animator
Rudy Cataldi .... animator
John Currin .... background artist (1975)
Jaime Diaz .... layout artist
Al Gmuer .... background artist (1975)
Jack Huber .... layout artist
Bill Hutten .... animator (1975) (as Bill Hutton)
Raymond Jacobs .... layout artist (1975) (as Ray Jacobs)
Homer Jonas .... layout artist
Volus Jones .... animator (1975)
Bill Keil .... animation supervisor
Billie Kerns .... ink and paint supervisor (1975)
Richard Khim .... background artist
Lin Larsen .... layout artist
Ed Love .... animator (1975)
Tony Love .... animator (1975)
Warren Marshall .... layout artist
Fernando Montealegre .... background supervisor (1975)
Kenneth Muse .... animator (as Ken Muse)
Margaret Nichols .... animator (1975)
Greg Nocon .... layout artist (1975) (as Gregg Nocon)
Bill Proctor .... background artist (1975)
Tom Ray .... animator
Vive Risto .... animator (1975) (as Veve Risto)
Jay Sarbry .... animator (1975)
Evelyn Sherwood .... checking and scene planning (1975)
Dave Tendlar .... animator (1975)
Richard Thompson .... animator (1975) (as Dick Thompson)
Carlo Vinci .... animator
Robert 'Tiger' West .... xerographer (1975)
Xenia .... animator
Donna Zeller .... layout artist
Mark Murphy .... assistant animator (1975) (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Larry C. Cowan .... supervising film editor (1975) (as Larry Cowan)
William E. DeBoer .... negative consultant (1975)
Music Department
Hoyt Curtin .... musical director (1975)
Paul DeKorte .... music supervisor
Other crew
Frank Paiker .... technical supervisor
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Tom & Jerry Show" - USA (syndication title)
"Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape/Mumbly Show" - USA (second season title)
"Tom & Jerry/Mumbly Show" - USA (last season title)
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7 min (48 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
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The character of Mumbly, the detective dog, was based on Peter Falk's Columbo.See more »
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Old and beloved characters fitted with new personalities, based upon a sad under-estimation on children, 4 September 2007
Author: SnorrSm1989 from Norway

Tom & Jerry went through their heyday in the years 1940-58, when Hanna-Barbara produced well over a hundred hilarious episodes starring the unfortunate cat and the smart mouse for movie-theaters. The shorts were violent and included large portions of sadistic actions; however, no animation-historian is required to confirm that this apparently simple madness was the product of pure genius. I've recently been re-watching several episodes at a club for youths where I work, not having seen them for years, and realize that the older I grow, the more impressed I get by the technical aspects of Tom & Jerry; also, and perhaps even more significantly, I laugh even louder of the episodes now than I did as a child. The team was, in my opinion, without a doubt the most brilliant and funniest characters, put in the cleverest circumstances, ever produced in the history of animation.

Sadly, as with Looney Tunes, Popeye, and most of the Disney-characters, attempts to recreate the success of Tom & Jerry have been more kind to the producers' pocket-books than to the artistic value of the final products. In the years 1960-62, MGM produced a new series of Tom & Jerry-shorts, this time directed by William Snyder; while these episodes include a surrealistic quality which makes them enjoyable, they lack the charm and inventiveness of the original episodes; the same happened when Chuck Jones produced his version of the team during 1963-67.

When this series, THE NEW TOM & JERRY SHOW, was first aired in 1975 (being the first Tom & Jerry-episodes produced exclusively for Television), things had changed on the market. Similar to several other classic cartoons, Tom & Jerry were by now considered politically incorrect and a possible threat to the minds of younger generations. There was no way around; when Tom & Jerry were paired together again, the two previous enemies had somehow out-won their demons and become friends, traveling around the world as adventurers. The rivalry was gone; and so was the laughter. With no conflicts involved, the nature of cat and mouse vanishes; so does the nature of all rivals, and so does the nature of Tom & Jerry.

I am astonished to see how the heads of ABC could possibly under-estimate the minds of children to such an extent that they decided to abandon the magic of Tom & Jerry. Everybody understands that the world of Tom & Jerry is pure fantasy, and that's exactly why we laugh of their violence and sadism. The older generations tend to believe that younger generations interpret fantasy as reality as soon as they laugh, but that is hardly valid evidence; I believe that the laughter proves the opposite. We laugh of Tom & Jerry because we know that what they do won't happen to us or any other real person; we are permitted to laugh because what we laugh at is a mere fantasy-world.

THE NEW TOM & JERRY SHOW ran for only two seasons, and is seldom (if ever) broad-casted today. I happened to buy a collection of the show on DVD a few years back, supposing I would get some of the classics for the bucks, which I, needless to say, didn't. Happily, producers of animation seem to have learned a bit of the mistake, and a new series of Tom & Jerry-shorts were produced a couple of years ago, based upon the old formula. They lack the charm and inventiveness of the classic series, but are nevertheless a far more flattering tribute to the wonderful team than this childish mess.

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