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Tom and Jerry Get A Reboot: Watch The Trailer

The most famous cat and mouse duo in cartoon history, Tom and Jerry, are making a high profile comeback to television this year. In the all new Tom and Jerry Show, airing from this April on Cartoon Network, the classic cat vs. mouse game returns to enchant a new generation.

Check out the trailer below:

 

The visuals look great, colorful and cartoony, while the character designs remain mostly unchanged and authentic. It certainly has a modern influence, while at the same time, harkens back the the classic 60s style of Tom and Jerry. It also looks like the violence from the original series will be making a comeback, but hey, the crashes and bangs are what make The Tom and Jerry Show such a classic. It’s clear that the integrity of the original series is intact.

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The Tom and Jerry Show premieres April 9, 5:30/4:30c on Cartoon Network.

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  • Brianna

    I’ve never been a Tom and Jerry fan, but it’s still nice to see some of the classics being brought to life again for younger audiences. Not sure how I feel about the animation excluding the black lines though. I understand they need to appeal to a new generation and everything, but I always enjoyed the black outlines on classic cartoons.

    • JK Riki

      It almost certainly is Flash-style (though likely done with a different program, few use Flash anymore). They couldn’t do the puppet style animation they are if they had the black outlines, it would be much more work.

  • JK Riki

    “The visuals look great.”

    What.

    The lack of appeal and life in this is a travesty to the soul of Tom and Jerry. It has clearly been made on a budget that doesn’t do the series justice, and if you compare it for three seconds with the original it makes you cry for an age gone by. Look at this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoiI9Ofdv9c Look at the fluidity, appeal, care of posing, and acting. It’s not even in the same CONVERSATION at the trailer for this new show. This limited-style mess is a slap in the face to a once great animated duo.

    I know you guys like to keep upbeat and positive ’round here, and I really appreciate that. It sure beats the negativity permeating through so many animation-related websites. At the same time I think there can be a line between “positive” and “facing reality.” It does none of us any good to pretend that the trash being force-fed down kids’ throats these days is in any way comparable to the traditionally crafted works of decades ago. When we let things like this slide and even call it “great” we’re selling the animation medium so, so short. This is not great. This is average at best, but average by TODAY’S standards, which in reality means “pretty darn bad” compared to the collective works of animation throughout history.

    Please, please don’t give things like this a free pass with politically correct buzzwords like “modern influence” and “the integrity of the original is intact.” The integrity of the original series has been dug up from its grave and spit upon by whatever producers decided this new show deserved the name Tom and Jerry. It doesn’t deserve to have two classic characters grace its title screen any more than The New Looney Tunes Show did.

    I realize re-reading this comment that it seems overly negative in itself, but it’s just that it drives me bonkers that we’re sitting back and LETTING our beautiful industry slide further and further down this mass-media, ADHD, as-long-as-it’s-cheap-to-produce path. If we keep accepting worse and worse quality of work, pretty soon everything is going to look like South Park and “animation” will practically cease to exist. It’s time to demand better out of our entertainment! It’s okay to call out bad animation when there is bad animation in front of us. We don’t have to pussy-foot around the subject. (Moderately-related pun intended.)

  • Fadi Antwan

    Tom and Jerry was my favorite TV cartoon as a kid, but the animation of this reboot is absolutely hideous. It looks exactly like flash animation. I won’t be surprised if it is. What. Have. They. Done!!! T_T

  • Nathan C.

    No offense guys…but I can’t stand flash animation.

  • Haley TheRadiant

    OMG If the Nostalgia Critic saw this he would just …….
    DIE!
    But I’m not a big fan of the show but I did watch it and it always made me sad
    Poor cat and mouse :'(

  • http://markb4.wordpress.com/ The Animation Commendation

    I now many parents nowadays complain about the “violence” in “Tom and Jerry”, so I wonder how that’ll affect this new show.

  • Eric Faulkner

    There was a three year long revival for Tom and Jerry called Tom and Jerry Tales. I wonder how long this one will last. I have surprisingly enjoyed a few of the direct to video movies. Tom and Jerry and the Wizard of Oz and Tom and Jerry: Robin Hood and his Merry Mouse are not that bad. Caught those two on Cartoon Network.