The format is simple: each 22-minute episode consists of two 11-minute segments. That makes for a good value, with a DVD release that runs nearly five hours. The plotlines generally center, of course, on the never-ending pursuit between Tom and Jerry. But there’s quite a bit of variety thrown in, with some episodes (“Feline Fatale” and “One of a Kind” for two examples) focusing on Tom and Jerry working as the “Cat and Mouse Detectives” (actor Gary Cole serves as narrator for these segments).
Other episodes are centered squarely on domestic concerns, with homeowners Rick (voiced by Jason Alexander of Seinfeld) and Ginger (Grey DeLisle-Griffin) inadvertently allowing for mayhem to ensue (as when they task Spike the dog with overseeing the house while they’re out in “Entering and Breaking”). Other take on a supernatural bent, like “Vampire Mouse,” “Ghost of a Chance,” and “Superfied.”
Longtime Tom and Jerry fans may take awhile to get used to the new animation style. But for kids, it’ll likely be right up their alley. Visit the official WB Shop website for more information.
Spike Get Skooled/Cats Ruffled Furniture
Sleep Disorder/Tom’s In-Tents Adventure
Birthday Bashed/Feline Fatale
Cat Nippy/Ghost of a Chance
Holed Up/One of a Kind
Belly Achin’/Dog Daze
Birds of a Feather/Vampire Mouse
Entering and Breaking/Franken Kitty
Here’s Looking A-Choo Kid!/Superfied
What a Pain/Hop to It!
For the Love of Ruggles/Sleuth or Consequences
Dinner is Swerved/Bottled Up Emotions