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Discussion in 'The Cartoon Network/Boomerang Cartoon Forum' started by BrianLeague, Jun 10, 2012.
According to this article, a new version of The Tom and Jerry Show is coming in 2013!
Ah Yes. Very Excited about the new Tom and Jerry series. This was already mentioned a long time ago by Sam Register at MIP Junior, but surprisingly, there was never one thread made that mentioned the new Tom and Jerry series. Glad to see one now.
Pardon me while I play devil's advocate here...
Can't they do something else? There's only so many ways and times you can see Tom get injured.
While it is nice that Warner Bros. pays respects to its older classics, they make it seem like Scooby-Doo, Looney Tunes, and Tom & Jerry are their ONLY properties outside of DC. These three franchises have been way too saturated with reboots and spinoffs.
Hanna-Barbera has tons of characters that WB could potentially utilize. Give something else a chance.
nice to see a new tom and jerry show is in the works!!, very nice, but couldn't WB focus on many other of their franchises, like the jetsons, or yogi bear, or Top Cat, Like The Other Comment Above I Acuaully Agree, I Mean HB Has SO MANY Other Properties WB Could Make Focus Of!!, Not Just Scooby Doo And Tom And Jerry!!, I Mean There's A Whole Bunch Of HB Properties That WB Could Make Focus Of, It's Not Like Scooby Doo or Tom And Jerry Are The HB Shows They Have, They Have Ownership Of To A LOT Of Hanna Barbera Properties, Plus What About The 80s Franchises From HB??, Give Those A Chance WB!!
I have to agree on both counts. I think WB did a fair job with Tom & Jerry Tales a few years back, so I could see a new and series working out and I'm glad they keep updating them as well as Looney Tunes and Scooby-Doo, but I agree that it would be nice to see WB work more with 'the Flintstones' or 'the Jetsons' or even 'the Smurfs.' I think WB owns them now since the cartoon was a Hanna Barbera creation. Just some things to think about.
Hopefully this new Tom and Jerry Show will still be 2D, and not change the formula too much. I really enjoyed the previous Tom and Jerry Tales series too.
Warner are still producing regular Tom & Jerry DTV movies too, it looks like 'Tom and Jerry Meet The Steadfast Tin Soldier' is next.
ugh, another tom and jerry meets dtv, why not just make an original tom and jerry dtv film
Huh. Maybe the series, will have Tom and Jerry meet other characters just like in the DTVs. Which I guess is nice, because not much else can be done. I love Tom and Jerry but it'd be nice to spruce it up in a way where it's new and fresh but harkens back to the old cartoons.
I do agree with everyone else that Tom and Jerry, along with Scooby-Doo is overused. I can understand that Tom and Jerry is one of the world's most popular cartoons, but I think it's time they give the other Hanna-Barbera characters a go. The again, most of the H-B characters are a tad one-dimensional, most of which are carbon copies of each other, but that's besides the point.
They could do something like what they used to do with Yogi Bear, have him meet and team-up with classic H-B characters and do stuff. Or at least have Scooby-Doo do it.
I think WB should revive Dynomutt and The Blue Falcon as an action comedy but drawn in the style of Mystery Incorporated and have appearances from other HB superheroes like Space Ghost.
I know they poked fun at new Dynomutt in Dexter and those web cartoons, but they really should go that route for a few series. Put Bruce Timm and Paul Dini on it to boot.
On the subject of new ideas for HB properties, CN and WB could try something like this, but I know they won't.
Just read the blog piece, Silverstar, and I'm with you. The suits in charge at WB & CN wouldn't know tradition if it came up to them and said hello.
CN's [as] division almost irrevocably turned Birdman into a joke character, just as Space Ghost was made into a David Letterman parody, but there is a section of the audience that prefers the classic versions.
The problem? CN & WB treat older viewers like garbage, but won't educate present generations. A new Tom & Jerry Show, to get back on topic, would be great, but remember, too, that CW gave up on Tom & Jerry Tales after 2 seasons, and CN refuses to carry it. Get rid of Snyder & Sorcher, public enemies #'s 1 & 2 to most of us, and maybe we make some headway. Just get those two jabronies outta Atlanta and let someone who actually knows and cares about cartoon history take over CN.
Actually Tom & Jerry Tales have been on Cartoon Network for quite some time now. They just haven't been very vocal about it.
The fact that Tom and Jerry Tales is still there while the original Tom and Jerry is gone says something about it.
Looking forward to this.
I hope this happens. I actually read the announcement months ago and waited to see if it was mentioned for the CN Upfront 2012.
Gonna have to agree with you there.
While it's been shown that the shows you've listed are proven properties and therefore usually the first to end up getting new shows and reboots and whatnot, I really can't see Tom & Jerry justify yet another series, unless they rehash the hell out of the older stuff. It would just seem like it's all been done to death by now and they are simply retreading tired old ground at this point.
Then again, I was never a very big Hanna-Barbera fan, anyway, so I guess I'm not the target audience for this news.
One problem is That Warner Bros usually use the shows that were the most popular, and noboies really been interested in Yogi or anybody else for a long time, plus that movie didn't really help either
The Yogi Bear movie's getting a sequel, so clearly somebody's still interested and the 1st movie accomplished something.
I agree 100% !!
A DC Nation type block for HB reboots would be fantastic!
It's not that I don't like Tom & Jerry, but they've had their turn in the barrel almost as often as SD. I don't think there are any more stories to tell with them. I may be proven wrong, but I'm not feeling particulary hopeful.
Well color me shocked. I thought it was considered a disappointment.
I'm looking forward, or rather... I am curious. Mostly because I always enjoyed the original Tom & Jerry, along with T&J Kids. For some reason I never got into "Tales" though.
I am, however, very happy that the original series has been on the air since Cartoon Network's launch. Don't know of any other animated series that managed to stay on air for that long on a daily basis - only Scooby Doo, Where are you and The Flintstones in my mind come close. Spongebob, Rugrats and Pokémon would be a safe bet as well I guess. Anyways...
What Cartoon Network should also bring back, imho, is Fish Police. Imagine it with today's visuals and the fact it would be rated PG. It could be a lead-in to Adult Swim, airing at 8:30 or so. Sadly, due to the fact how obscure the series is, the odds of that happening are quite low.
Pirates of Dark Water and Swat Kats were also shows with huge potential that haven't used it to the max. Oh well.
Sorry for being slightly OT. Just thought I'd throw that out there. In fact, I think this deserves a thread