Comments on: Tom And Jerry Episodes http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/genres-tv/cartoons/tom-and-jerry-episodes/ Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 22 Jan 2014 14:54:30 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 By: KBC http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/genres-tv/cartoons/tom-and-jerry-episodes/#comment-114406 KBC Sun, 31 Jul 2011 15:48:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/genres-tv/cartoons/tom-and-jerry-episodes/#comment-114406 Calling animated short films "episodes" is a misnomer: it implies these cartoons originally appeared on television, when they wee produced for movie theaters. Also, the original Tom & Jerry cartoons were not produced by Hanna-Barbera. William Hanna and Joseph Barbera were indeed the writer-directors on the series, but from 1940 to 1957 they were working for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's animation department. When MGM closed their animation studio in 1957, Hanna and Barbera took much of the staff from their unit and formed Hanna-Barbera Productions at that time. Calling animated short films “episodes” is a misnomer: it implies these cartoons originally appeared on television, when they wee produced for movie theaters.

Also, the original Tom & Jerry cartoons were not produced by Hanna-Barbera. William Hanna and Joseph Barbera were indeed the writer-directors on the series, but from 1940 to 1957 they were working for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s animation department. When MGM closed their animation studio in 1957, Hanna and Barbera took much of the staff from their unit and formed Hanna-Barbera Productions at that time.

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