About Tom and Jerry
Who hasn’t seen and loved the pair who plays the eternal and ultimate game of cat-and-mouse? With seven Academy Award wins, the original Tom and Jerry series is not only one of the most beloved classic cartoons, but also a very influential one. Using visuals and music, Tom and Jerry portrayed Tom and cat and Jerry the mouse in a never-ending chase. Contrary to what one would expect, it was often Jerry the mouse who came out on top in his fights with Tom, due to not only his unexpected strength, dexterity, and speed, but his wit and cunning as well. Tom, though bigger, tended to shoot first and ask questions later, as it were, rather than thinking through his plans for mouse stew. Famous for its extraordinarily violent gags, including dismemberment, burns, cannibalism, explosives, firearms, traps, bludgeoning, and more, the whole show is Tom and Jerry trying to murder each other -- with some notable exceptions. On rare occasions, Tom and Jerry save one another, when one of them is in trouble; when the cat and mouse have a common enemy, they have been known to team up together to take that rival down. Of course, as soon as all is well, Tom and Jerry go back to attempting to kill one another. Viewers can enjoy this show at home with a Tom and Jerry DVD; currently, Tom and Jerry -- The Classic Collection DVD and Tom and Jerry: The Chuck Jones Collection DVD are available in North America. Additionally, viewers can watch Tom and Jerry in their own movies, including the internationally-released Tom and Jerry: The Movie, as well as a couple Tom and Jerry DVD movies that went straight to video.