Who created them?
A: William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.
The cartoon centers on a rivalry between its two main
characters, Tom Cat and Jerry Mouse, and it's based on what?
A: Slapstick comedy.
There are also a number of recurring what?
In its original run, Hanna and Barbera produced how many
Tom and Jerry shorts for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer from 1940 to
The period from 1940 to 1957 saw them win how many
Awards for Animated Short Film?
They tied for first place with Walt Disney's Silly
Symphonies with the what?
A: The most awards in the category.
In 1957, after the MGM cartoon studio closed, MGM revived
the series with Gene Deitch directing an additional how many Tom and Jerry
shorts for Rembrandt Films from 1960 to
Tom and Jerry then became the what?
A: The highest-grossing animated short film series of that time, overtaking
Chuck Jones then produced another how many shorts with
Sib-Tower 12 Productions between 1963 and 1967?
Two more shorts were produced, The Mansion Cat in
The Karate Guard in 2005, for a total of how many shorts?
A number of spin-offs have been made, including what
television series in
A: The Tom and Jerry Show (1975–77).
And what was spun off in 1980?
A: The Tom and Jerry Comedy Show (1980–82).
In 1990 what show was a spin off?
A: Tom & Jerry Kids (1990–94).
A 2006 spin-off of the original was called what?
A: Tom and Jerry Tales (2006–08).
What was the name of the first feature-length film based on
A: Tom and Jerry: The Movie.
When was it released?
A: In 1992.
Tom and Jerry shorts have been subject to controversy,
mainly over what?
A: Racial stereotypes.
The Tom and Jerry cartoon series features comedic fights
between what iconic set of enemies?
A: A house cat and a mouse.
The plots of each cartoon usually centers on Tom's attempts
to do what?
A: Capture Jerry and the mayhem and destruction that follows.
Tom rarely succeeds in catching Jerry, mainly because of
A: Cleverness, cunning abilities, and luck.
There are some instances in the cartoons where Tom and
Jerry display genuine friendship and concern for each other's what?
At times the pair sets aside their rivalry in order to
pursue a what?
A: A common goal, such as when they kept a baby way from
The cartoons are known for some of the most violent what?
A: Cartoon gags ever devised in theatrical animation.
Jerry's methods of retaliation are even more violent due to
their frequent success, including what?
A: Slicing Tom in half, shutting his head in a window or a door, stuffing Tom's
tail in a waffle iron and so on.
Because of this, Tom and Jerry has often been criticized as
A: Excessively violent.
Despite the frequent violence, there is no what in any
A: Blood or gore.