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I grew up on the Tom and Jerry shorts of the 1940s-60s. Of course there are some I like better than others, then again it is like that with Looney Tunes as well. What matters is that I love Tom and Jerry, it is well-animated and fun with two likable characters. Tom and Jerry Kids Show is not as good, but it is pretty entertaining. The stories aren't as well thought out, sometimes a little on the episodic side and the writing and visual gags aren't as funny, innovative or as clever though it did have its moments and good ones they were too. But it was still entertaining, with great colourful animation, a memorable theme song and the characters lead and supporting are fun and likable. Tom and Jerry are really cute as kids, and Spike, Miss Va-voom, Droopy, Tyke, Dripple and McWolf are fun supporting characters. And I have to say the voice acting is top notch. Overall, a decent show, not the best but not the worst either, just one that will certainly entertain kids-that's the important thing! 7/10 Bethany Cox
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I enjoyed this when I was young. It was released around 1990. It is a
fun show to watch with kids. Its not as good as Tom and Jerry, The
Smurfs or other great Hanna Barbera cartoons. Still there are lots of
great things in it. Hanna Barbera Productions revived Droopy and Spike.
Sometimes a villain can make a film or a show very memorable. I think
this is the case with Tom and Jerry Kids. I thought Frank Welker's
portrayal of McWolf made the show very memorable.
Don Messick did a great job playing Droopy. Charles Adler also did a great job playing Dripple. Some of Droopy and Dripple shorts were good and others were just OK. But Frank Welkers's portrayal of McWolf made many of these OK shorts memorable. It must be noted that the show also has a wonderful animation. My favorite Droopy and Dripple short is Droopio and Juliet. Another thing I liked about Tom and Jerry Kids is "sometimes" villain characters win at the end of the short. For Example, McWolf wins at the end of the short "A Thousand Clones." Droopy Delivers is another short with a good ending.
In Tom and Jerry Kids shorts, Young Tom also wins on some occasions. I like the idea of fair game in a cartoon. My favorite tom and Jerry short is Tulliver's Twist.
To me, even a weak Hanna Barbera cartoon is better than many cartoons that is released today. Hanna Barbera made wonderful cartoons like Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw, Jonny Quest, The Flinstones. And they also made different action cartoons in 90s like Pirates of Darkwater, SWAT Kats, and Jonny Quest Real Adventures.
I thought they always tried their best. That's what made them so special.
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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. I really can't buy the 6.3/10 rating that IMDb has for Tom & Jerry Kids Show this entire Show was my childhood and even tho nostalgia does play a part i still love the series just like when i was a kid. Each episode has something more crazy than the previous one like an annoying cousin of Tom, Robots, Droopy's side stories and even a King Kong reference episode also did i forget to mention the racing episode? The animation is really good, the title characters are adorable as ever and each episode is 30 minutes of pure fun that i loved and i'm sure that kids and their parents will do as well.
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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