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Tom and Jerry Tales is an American animated television series which began production in 2005, currently airing on Cartoon Network and Boomerang in re-runs (and previously airing as apart of the Cartoon Network block Cartoon Planet). As the title suggests, this series stars the well-known title characters from the classic Tom and Jerry shorts, and also is the first made for TV iteration of the cartoons to emulate the theatrical shorts. It grew from the direct-to-video movies, The Magic Ring (2001), Blast Off to Mars (2004), and The Fast and the Furry (2005) as well as the theatrical short The Karate Guard (2005), the last Tom and Jerry short co-directed by the characters' co-creator, Joseph Barbera since the original shorts.

Barbera also served as an Executive Producer before his death, as well as receiving story credit on some short cartoons, of the Tom and Jerry Tales show's first season, produced by Warner Brothers in 2006. The series had its premiere on Kids' WB on The CW on September 23, 2006. Each episode consists of three short cartoons with approximately the same runtime as the original theatrical shorts. Also, each of the three shows that air in a 30 minute episode have some type of theme. For example, episode 1 (Tiger Cat/Feeding Time/Polar Peril) have a theme of animals.

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Trivia
  • This is the longest waiting for the new Tom and Jerry TV Show. 12 years passed - from 1994 until 2006, which means that this was the series finale of Tom and Jerry Kids until the series premiere of Tom and Jerry Tales.
  • This series is produced in 16:9 aspect ratio. It was formatted in 4:3 in its original time slot. When it was syndicated on Cartoon Network in 2011, it is rebroadcast in its original widescreen format due to the elimination of the 4:3 televisions by the global sales of 16:9 Plasma Televisions.
  • It was rated TV-Y during its original time slot. It was later rerated TV-Y7 for syndication.
  • This is the first Tom and Jerry series to be produced by Warner Bros. Animation and the first series that aired in the 21st century.
  • This is the only Tom and Jerry production to broadcast in Kids' WB due to the block closing down in 2008.
  • In the intro of Tom and Jerry Tales, the duo appear as a stick figure cat (Tom) and a stick figure mouse (Jerry) like in Designs on Jerry before going inside a mouse hole and later appearing in their normal appearances.
  • Spike and Tyke have light gray fur in this series much like in the 1940s cartoons for the first time since Tom and Jerry Kids.
  • One of the characters, Mrs. Two Shoes, bears personality traits and a name that are similar to Mammy Two Shoes.
  • Musical instruments were given out in the background for the characters in season 1, like clarinet is played in the background for Tom and xylophone is played in the background for Jerry. Musical background status have change for season 2, as instruments don't play separate for different characters.
  • This was the first Tom & Jerry series to have Voice actors recorded in Canada.
Episodes
Main article: List of Tom and Jerry Tales episodes
Voice Cast

English (NOTE: Most of these voice actors are Canadians.)

  • Don Brown as Tom, Droopy (Season 1)
  • Samuel Vincent as Jerry, Snow Mouse. Sniffles.
  • Michael Donovan as Spike, Droopy (Season 2) & Topsy
  • Reece Thompson as Nibbles (Season 1)
  • Chantal Strand as Nibbles (Season 2), Toodles Galore (Season 2)
  • Nicole Oliver as Mrs. Two Shoes
  • Colin Murdock as Butch, Lightning
  • Scott McNeil as Uncle Pecos, Additional Voices
  • Janyse Jaud as Kitty
  • Mark Oliver as Narrator & Frankenstein
  • Matt Hill as Surf Competition Announcer
  • Kelly Sheridan as Miss Shapely

Japanese

  • Kaneta Kimotsuki as Tom
  • Junko Hori as Jerry
  • Yu Shimaka as Spike
  • Tomohiro Nishimura as Butch
  • Ryusei Nakao as Droopy

French

  • Bernard Métraux as Spike
  • Michel Vigné as Butch
  • Pascal Casanova as Oncle Pecos
  • Anouck Hautbois as Tante Spinner
  • Jérémy Prévost as Additional characters

Italian

  • Massimo Milazzo as Tom & Droopy
  • Pasquale Anselmo as Jerry
  • Giorgio Locuratolo as Spike
  • Vladimiro Conti as Butch
  • Daniele Raffaeli as Nibbles
  • Franca Lumachi as Mrs. Two Shoes
  • Fabrizio Temperini as Narrator

Spanish (NOTE: most of these voice actors are Mexicans)

  • Rolando de la Fuente as Jerry
  • Miguel Ángel Ghigliazza as Spike
  • Jorge Ornelas as Butch
  • Liliana Barba as Nibbles (season 1)
  • Cristina Hernández as Nibbles (season 2)
  • Arturo Mercado as Droopy (season 1)
  • Ismael Castro as Droopy (season 2)
  • Bardo Miranda as Mauricio & Bartholomew J. Bunny
  • Loretta Santini as Mrs. Two Shoes (season 1)
  • Erika Mireles as Mrs. Two Shoes (season 2)
  • José Lavat as Narrator
  • Mario Castañeda as Narrator
    Reception

Tom and Jerry Tales received mainly positive attention according to the audience score of 7.3/10 on IMDb since it seems to have drawn closer to the Golden MGM-era. It was even praised for the writing and the higher-quality animation.

Names in Other Languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
Japanese トムとジェリーテイルズ Tom and Jerry Tales
German Tom & Jerry auf wilder Jagd Tom & Jerry on a wild hunt
Polish Całkiem nowe przygody Toma i Jerry'ego All new adventures of Tom and Jerry
French Tom et Jerry Tales Tom and Jerry Tales
Italian Tom & Jerry Tales Tom & Jerry Tales
Spanish Las Aventuras de Tom y Jerry The Adventures of Tom and Jerry
Portuguese As Aventuras de Tom e Jerry The Adventures of Tom and Jerry

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