An updated version of the classic Tom & Jerry cartoons from 1940s/ 1950s. The 'kids' in these cartoons are far less violent than their parents were, but still find ways to cause plenty of ... See full summary »
An updated version of the classic Tom & Jerry cartoons from 1940s/ 1950s. The 'kids' in these cartoons are far less violent than their parents were, but still find ways to cause plenty of trouble for each other and everyone else around them. The show also features other Tex Avery characters such as Droopy and Spike, along with their kids. Written by
Jean-Marc Rocher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I wanted to begin my comment with a word that I don't think the site would allow it (too dirty !). So what the hell was that ?! Yes, I'm a great admirer of new treatments for old works, but aside from being denigration for the authentic Tom and Jerry and hundred steps down, it's very BAD in itself as a cartoon show.
If that was meant for very young children (5 years or less) so this is why they aimed it at audience doesn't comprehend much ! The characters are so weak, the comedy is invisible, the vitality is lost, so the silliness conquered and ruled. The idea of Tom and Jerry Kids or even Young Tom and Jerry wasn't handled well. It's not only the dethroning of the main leads' legendary halo, but also the easy inane adventures. It's the TV, and I do mean it in a bad way.
Clearly that the makers of it (Hanna-Barbera Productions) hadn't movies in mind while the making inasmuch as comic books ! It's not an animation short, it's more like your inferior comic strips; almost a trite consumer goods.
Among all the appearances of the other characters, I loved the most Miss va-voom (with the sweet voice of Teresa Ganzel), she was too sexy and irresistible since the kid in me finds nothing else attractive to watch. Strange that they used her here and she was the only character that didn't appear in the opening credits or even had been mentioned through its song with (Tyke, Spike, Droopy,..etc) ?!
It's not the sin of Tom and Jerry, it's the sin of that low exploitation which didn't add anything to their legacy but some trivial, unbearable sometimes, buffoonery. We had to wait 16 years to recover with (Tom and Jerry Tales - 2006) as a very late apology yet from (Warner Bros. Animation) and really worth watching unlike other Tom and Jerry shows.
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