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What happened to Tom and Jerry?
« on: September 12, 2020, 08:41:30 PM »
Do they still exist?
Is it the same?
Was it a bit racist?
I have fond memories of it. But so long since I saw it.

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Re: What happened to Tom and Jerry?
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2020, 08:50:10 PM »
dunno but an ITV advert for kids tv had Tom & Jerry featured alongside Scooby Doo and some newer shows.

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Re: What happened to Tom and Jerry?
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2020, 08:53:02 PM »
The newer (60s/70s and on) reboots are all still shown on the Freeview kids channels and I think the "classic" ones are on Cartoon Network (at least they were as recently as a couple of years ago), but all scenes of smoking were edited out and I think they purposely avoided the episodes with Mammy Two Shoes.

Oh, and the UK dvds are edited too.

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Re: What happened to Tom and Jerry?
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2020, 08:56:26 PM »
Sadly, Tom Good and Jerry Leadbetter passed away respectively in 2013 and 1995.

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Re: What happened to Tom and Jerry?
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2020, 09:28:22 PM »
Tom was assassinated when bolshevists overturned his carriage and fired into it on the Dunkelstadt highway in 1987, and Jerry was caught up in a Bolivian drug deal gone wrong; he fled the scene in a Cessna but he was taken down by DEA-sponsored F-15s over the Pacific. He's still legally presumed missing, but most flight experts believe it's impossible for him to have survived the initial Sidewinder impact, let alone the resultant crash.

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Re: What happened to Tom and Jerry?
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2020, 10:01:29 PM »
AIDS and auto-erotic asphyxiation. You’ll have to google to find out which is which.

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Re: What happened to Tom and Jerry?
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2020, 10:03:48 PM »
Apologies - I clearly got the wrong Tom and Jerry.  As you were.

Re: What happened to Tom and Jerry?
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2020, 10:04:36 PM »
Operation Yewtree.

Re: What happened to Tom and Jerry?
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2020, 10:09:39 PM »
Smoking?
Apparently everyone in the US assumes the woman is a maid or works in the house in some capacity.
People in the UK tend to assume she just lives in or owns the house.

Re: What happened to Tom and Jerry?
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2020, 10:15:21 PM »
She definitely was the maid at first but at some point it seems she graduated to the owner. A beautiful example of the American dream.

Re: What happened to Tom and Jerry?
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2020, 10:22:46 PM »
There was a film where they spoke and everyone agreed that it was awful and shouldn't be mentioned again.

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Re: What happened to Tom and Jerry?
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2020, 10:31:24 PM »
I heard she was nothing from the waist up, like Action Man’s crotch for a torso.

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Re: What happened to Tom and Jerry?
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2020, 10:31:56 PM »
Surely coming soon to a Halifax advert.

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Re: What happened to Tom and Jerry?
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2020, 10:37:05 PM »
I’ve just realised I don’t know which one is Tom and which one is Jerry. I assume Tom is the cat like a tomcat, but Jerry is a shite name for either animal really.

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Re: What happened to Tom and Jerry?
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2020, 10:37:49 PM »
Tom and Jeff

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Re: What happened to Tom and Jerry?
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2020, 10:38:55 PM »
Tom and Kenneth

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Re: What happened to Tom and Jerry?
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2020, 10:40:05 PM »
Tom and Brian

icehaven

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Re: What happened to Tom and Jerry?
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2020, 10:41:06 PM »
John and Terry.

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Re: What happened to Tom and Jerry?
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2020, 10:41:29 PM »
Terry and June

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Re: What happened to Tom and Jerry?
« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2020, 10:41:43 PM »
Ian and Paedo.

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Re: What happened to Tom and Jerry?
« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2020, 10:42:20 PM »
Tonk and Bollockchops

Re: What happened to Tom and Jerry?
« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2020, 10:49:15 PM »
Tom Watson and Jerry Corbyns

Re: What happened to Tom and Jerry?
« Reply #22 on: September 12, 2020, 10:51:26 PM »
Lolly and Foxy

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Re: What happened to Tom and Jerry?
« Reply #23 on: September 12, 2020, 10:57:15 PM »
I just call them Cat Fuck and Cunt Mouse. If I was a cartoon I would end them.

Re: What happened to Tom and Jerry?
« Reply #24 on: September 13, 2020, 12:21:40 AM »
fart and boner

Re: What happened to Tom and Jerry?
« Reply #25 on: September 13, 2020, 12:31:30 AM »
fart and boner

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Re: What happened to Tom and Jerry?
« Reply #26 on: September 13, 2020, 01:19:38 AM »
People in the UK tend to assume she just lives in or owns the house.

Yes that's what I assumed when I was a kid, until I was older and was told otherwise.

Was she ever dubbed with a different voice?  Someone once told me she was but I'm not sure if it was a myth as I never saw any evidence.

Remember when you went to the cinema and every film had a supporting feature?  One film I saw had a supporting feature called "Jerry and the goldfish" and on the way there we speculated on what this was going to be about, only to discover it was a Tom & Jerry which we'd never considered as the supporting feature was usually longer.  That half-hearted attempt was probably one of the last supporting features I saw before they were phased out.

Re: What happened to Tom and Jerry?
« Reply #27 on: September 13, 2020, 11:17:22 AM »
Was she ever dubbed with a different voice?  Someone once told me she was but I'm not sure if it was a myth as I never saw any evidence.

Yes, in fact I stumbled upon a version of the clip I posted earlier with the Dubbed voice when trying to find it. I grew up with these dubs on Cartoon Network, knew that the character had been dubbed at some point but didn't realise I was watching the dubbed versions until I saw some on VHS.

Before the dubs, in the 60s there were some cartoons which kept the voice but redrew her as a young white woman

(Actually I've read that they recorded a dub to go with these redesigns where she had an Irish accent, but that wasn't the case the one time I saw one of these)

Whether or not redrawing her as a white woman, or dubbing over one of the few performances in Golden Age American Animation by an African American performer with a "more acceptable" voice holds up as a successful effort in making these cartoons less racist is debatable.

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Re: What happened to Tom and Jerry?
« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2020, 12:01:55 PM »
Do they still exist?

Well, eventually they went on to make five albums in the 1960s under a different name, but it was a pretty rocky relationship, big split in the early 70s, brief reunion in the early 1980s following that big concert in Central Park and that.

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