The all-new The Tom and Jerry Show features a number of notable voice talents, including Jason Alexander (Seinfeld) and Gary Cole. The mute Tom and Jerry remain, of course, the stars of the show. With the new series (the original The Tom and Jerry Show aired 40 years ago in 1975) comes a new look. The Adobe Flash-animated series has a streamlined, modern look but the spirit of the classic Tom and Jerry shorts of the ‘40s and ‘50s is always prevalent.
Several recurring story themes provide a basis for variety throughout the series. Some of the shorts are based on the sort of straightforward antagonism that fans have always loved about the cat and mouse. Perhaps the cleverest stories find Tom and Jerry operating an agency called “The Cat and Mouse Detectives,” evoking the noir atmosphere of the old private eye movies, albeit with tongue firmly in cheek. These include “Curse Case Scenario,” “Poof!, among others. Another unique twist on the formula in presented in the episodes where Tom and Jerry are pets to a pair of witches, Beatie and Hildie. Highlights include “Ghost Party,” which finds Tom and Jerry dealing with a ghost named Grayson while the witches are vacationing.
The Tom and Jerry Show Season 1 Part 2: Funny Side Up will prove extremely entertaining with kids of all ages. The 13 episodes are presented in 16x9 widescreen. The two-disc DVD set retails for $19.97. For more information on this and other titles distributed by Warner Bros Home Entertainment Group, visit the WB Shop, the official store of Warner Bros. Studios.
Turn About/The Plight Before Christmas
Top Cat/Mummy Dearest
Domestic Kingdom/Molecular Break Up
Just Plane Nuts/Pets Not Welcome
Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’/Road Trippin’
Magic Mirror/Bone Dry
My Bot-y Guard/Little Quacker and Mister Fuzzy Hide
Pipeline/No Brain, No Gain
Cat Napped/Black Cat
Curse Case Scenario/Say Cheese