Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Rein-toon-ation: Tom & Jerry Kids (1990)

Tom & Jerry Kids was the 3rd of Hanna-Barbera's 4 series that rebooted classic characters as youths. The madcap, slapstick chase is on again, and Jerry has his red bowtie back from the 1975 Tom & Jerry series. However, we won't be seeing Jerry in this sample, as "Wild World of Bowling" is, for all intents & purposes, a Tom solo story, in which he takes on a different mouse, one that, according to narrator Gary Owens (ex-Space Ghost), was raised by wolves.

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At one point, the series aired 6 days a week, as Fox wanted to maximize the availability of all of their children's shows, so the schedules were flexed out. Good thing.

Rating: A.


Mario500 said...

I would not consider "Tom & Jerry Kids" and the other programs broadcast by FOX "children's shows", as they all should appeal to folks of any age. I would not consider any show a children's show or an adult's show.

hobbyfan said...

It's people like you, Mario, that drove Fox out of the Saturday Morning cartoon business.