Do you know when did Tom and Jerry start to show on TV?

@youless (66095)
Guangzhou, China
October 30, 2008 3:42am CST
Hard to believe, this cartoon is available from 1940. This cartoon really has a long history. I like it very much. It's one of the classical cartoons all over the world.
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@cjgrooms (4458)
• United States
30 Oct 08
It has been a staple in my house forever! My Dad talked about seeing it at the movie theater when he was a child.
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@youless (66095)
• Guangzhou, China
1 Nov 08
I don't know this cartoon even has a movie version
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@cjgrooms (4458)
• United States
1 Nov 08
It was called shorts and they played before the movie started and in between the first movie and the second movie. They weren't actually the movie.
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@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
30 Oct 08
realy? thanks for the info maybe thats why some are stil on black and white.wowwwwwwww that long!!!
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@youless (66095)
• Guangzhou, China
30 Oct 08
Really? I haven't watched Tom and Jerry with black and white series
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@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
30 Oct 08
yes i did sometimes in the weekend in german chanel.black and white tom and jerry movie.
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@wolfie34 (26866)
• United Kingdom
30 Oct 08
Wow 1940? 68 years old and still as popular as when it was first created. Such a simple idea, cat chases mouse and mouse always evades cat and yet it has gone from strength to strength and infinite amount of episodes! Truly wonderful idea which has made many people happy and millions of viewers all over the world laugh at their antics! I bet they never thought they'd created such a piece of history and it has well exceeded their expectations for sure!
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@youless (66095)
• Guangzhou, China
1 Nov 08
No kidding. This cartoon is really older than both you and me It gives us the happiness for ages.
• Philippines
30 Oct 08
Hi youless. Im surprised that Tom and jerry started very long ago. I love 'em so much that whenever i have a chance to watch cartoon channels and browse on this show, I cant help not to watch them. I even bought some DVDs of them for my nephew and watched with him couple of times when I was still in the Philippines. They are just so funny and so cute when they fight and do silly things to revenge on each other..
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@tonytt2009 (1706)
• China
30 Oct 08
Hi~even I don't know the time they came up to the TV screen~I did like to watch them,lol~`I prefer Tom~lol~.I'm thinking of collecting whole seriers of Tom and Jerry~`
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@youless (66095)
• Guangzhou, China
1 Nov 08
I also like Tom much more
@williamjisir (22913)
• China
30 Oct 08
Hello youless. I did not know when it started to show on TV, but I seem to know about the name Tom and Jerry, a cat and a mouse. I used to play the games of a cat chasing a mouse, Tom and Jerry, which is so interesting to play. So this cartoon does have a long history and is still so popular. Good day, youless.
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@youless (66095)
• Guangzhou, China
1 Nov 08
I hope you will still enjoy watching this cartoon
@ahgong (10088)
• Singapore
6 Nov 08
Tom and Jerry - Entertaining kids around the world since 1940!
Yeah... it is a very old cartoon. How one mouse and one cat can keep kids entertained over the years is really amazing isn't it? From the black and white version all the way to the color versions of today. The best part is, people never tire of Tom being the underdog most of the time. How Jerry is always able to get out of sticky situations that Tom always put him in. And how Tom will never give up trying to catch Jerry. ha ha ha ha ha...
@youless (66095)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Nov 08
I haven't watched the black and white version of Tom and Jerry yet
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@ahgong (10088)
• Singapore
6 Nov 08
Vintage Tom and Jerry - The black and white version of the cartoon
Well, I stillg et to watch time from time to time on TV. There is a channel dedicated to all these old cartoons. It is almost the same as the Tom and Jerry of today. Tom try to catch Jerry. Jerry scheme to out wit Tom. Tom gets whacked. Jerry escapes. Nothing much changed in the way the cartoon stories are formulated through the years.
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4 Oct 12
really..... i can't believe this. i think no other programs have this kind of history.
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@youless (66095)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Oct 12
I don't know when the first Disney cartoon was available.
@besthope44 (12149)
• India
12 Sep 10
Well i watch this show when i was young, not sure if its 1940s..But i loved it and still watching it with my kids!!
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@youless (66095)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Oct 12
Me, too
• Philippines
17 Jun 09
You're right, it did start during World War 2. Tom & Jerry is like, my favorite cartoon. . . Did you also know that Casper was the actual name of Tom before they changed it? . . .
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@youless (66095)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Jun 09
I don't know it at all
@jheLaichie (4439)
• Philippines
14 Jun 09
you said it my friend. tom and jerry have come a long way in the cartoon history and making a huge success even in the past. but this is some what new to me because i do not know when it all started and thats fascinating knowing that they have been here for almost 70 years or so. what a very good information. even i when i was a kid and upto now i love watching tom and jerry and like that two fight. lol! its quite funny, really. thanks friend jhelai
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@youless (66095)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Jun 09
You are right. Now my son enjoys watching it
@mimiang (3781)
• Philippines
22 May 09
It is being seen today and there are dvds also
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@youless (66095)
• Guangzhou, China
22 May 09
Thanks for your response.
@haiershen (1084)
• China
22 May 09
yes, this is a wounderful old cartoon, i had saw several times on TV. It is so popular,maybe several year later, my son/daughter would be like it very much,hope it can be remain for ever.
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@youless (66095)
• Guangzhou, China
22 May 09
I think so. Right now my son likes this cartoon very much
@marylots (51)
• United States
26 Dec 08
The first Tom and Jerry cartoon was created sometime in 1940. The film was not yet called, "Tom and Jerry," but it was simply a short cartoon film about a cat and a mouse, with a title "Puss gets the Boot". The cat character in this film was named "Jasper", and the mouse's name was not mentioned. Later, more of these Cat and Mouse shorts were created and becoming more and more popular especially to kids, the film producers decided to give the pair a new name. They opened a contest within the industry for the best names for the pair, and the entry "Tom and Jerry" was picked as the winner.
@youless (66095)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Dec 08
I haven't watched the old version of Tom and Jerry.
• India
22 Nov 08
wow n i have lke 5Gb of them storeed in my computer!
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@youless (66095)
• Guangzhou, China
23 Nov 08
That's cool
@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
31 Oct 08
hi youless is there anybody on earth who does not enjoy Tom and Jerry cartoons.....It is one cartoon that ypoung and old enjoy alike....But I had no idea that it was available even in 1940...WoW...thanks for the information........And have a good day.........
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@youless (66095)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Nov 08
You are right. This is a very classical (old) cartoon
@rkrish (3001)
• India
31 Oct 08
Not even you or me, but my little 7 months now started watching the cartoon shows even my grand pa as well so you are right these for long years and still people are lvoe to watch out as there are a kind of stree busters
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@youless (66095)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Nov 08
Your child must be so smart
• India
31 Oct 08
I simply love Tom and Jerry. I can watch the same shows over and over again and laugh like crazy. But I don't know much about its history. :) Cheers and happy mylotting
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@youless (66095)
• Guangzhou, China
1 Nov 08
Now at least you know its history
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
31 Oct 08
My daugther loves Tom and Jerry... but i do not like the old version because i think it is too violent... the new one is a lot tamer or like more child friendly... so i still let her watch it... I guess Tom and Jerry started out at the same time as Mickey Mouse...
@youless (66095)
• Guangzhou, China
1 Nov 08
I am surprised that your daughter enjoys watching Tom and Jerry so early
@fasttalker (2798)
• United States
30 Oct 08
Tom & Jerry is my all time favorite. A lot of the earlier shows are in black and white. I like the color version better.
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@youless (66095)
• Guangzhou, China
1 Nov 08
I haven't watched the black and white Tom and Jerry yet