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Tom and Jerry. 80 Years Old this Year

#1  Postby Alan B » Feb 09, 2020 5:56 pm

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Tom and Jerry: 80 years of cat v mouse

A cartoon cat, sick of the annoying mouse living in his home, devises a plot to take him out with a trap loaded with cheese. The mouse, wise to his plan, safely removes the snack and saunters away with a full belly.
You can probably guess what happens next. The story ends as it almost always does: with the cat yelling out in pain as yet another plan backfires.
The plot may be familiar, but the story behind it may not be. From Academy Award wins to secret production behind the Cold War's Iron Curtain - this is how Tom and Jerry, who turn 80 this week, became one of the world's best known double-acts.

Ah. My childhood entertainment.
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Re: Tom and Jerry. 80 Years Old this Year

#2  Postby felltoearth » Feb 09, 2020 6:30 pm

I’ve never understood the appeal of Tom and Jerry. Could barely tolerate Roadrunner, except for the ones Bugs Bunny was in.
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#3  Postby Fallible » Feb 09, 2020 6:32 pm

Oh, I used to love them.
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She revelled in adventure and imagination.
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#4  Postby felltoearth » Feb 09, 2020 6:41 pm

They all seemed same-y to me. Maybe time will make me think differently. Can you find your fav and post it?
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#5  Postby Fallible » Feb 09, 2020 6:51 pm

I don’t know if I had an actual favourite episode. Looking back, what I really remember enjoying is Tom, his expressions (he used to get this cross patch look that really tickled me), his howls and whoops of pain, the awful things that would happen to him, also the maid, before I ever realised the implications of her.
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Breaking boundaries and chasing fire.
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#6  Postby SafeAsMilk » Feb 09, 2020 7:00 pm

They were very creative with the animations, I remember watching a video a couple years ago about how they advanced the technique...specifically with making things look and sound painful!
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#7  Postby SafeAsMilk » Feb 09, 2020 7:06 pm

Just watched a video compilation of Tom's screams...this show must've been so much fun to make :lol:
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#8  Postby Fallible » Feb 09, 2020 7:11 pm

:nod:
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#9  Postby Keep It Real » Feb 09, 2020 8:02 pm

Not many people know this, but Tom and Jerry's creator was, in fact, a hardcore evangelical vegan.
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#10  Postby SafeAsMilk » Feb 09, 2020 8:12 pm

Keep It Real wrote:Not many people know this, but Tom and Jerry's creator was, in fact, a hardcore evangelical vegan.

Source?
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#11  Postby Keep It Real » Feb 09, 2020 8:13 pm

:lol: :clap:
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#12  Postby Seabass » Feb 09, 2020 8:18 pm

I love Liszt because of Tom & Jerry. Come to think of it, my love for classical and jazz and music in general are probably due at least in part to my having watched a lot of those old Bugs and Tom & Jerry cartoons when I were a young'un...







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#13  Postby BlackBart » Feb 09, 2020 8:23 pm

SafeAsMilk wrote:
Keep It Real wrote:Not many people know this, but Tom and Jerry's creator was, in fact, a hardcore evangelical vegan.

Source?

I believe that was an attempt at humour.
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#14  Postby SafeAsMilk » Feb 09, 2020 8:26 pm

BlackBart wrote:
SafeAsMilk wrote:
Keep It Real wrote:Not many people know this, but Tom and Jerry's creator was, in fact, a hardcore evangelical vegan.

Source?

I believe that was an attempt at humour.

I can only assume.
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#15  Postby felltoearth » Feb 09, 2020 9:03 pm

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This last one is why I love old Warner Bros over Hanna Barbara any day. In the last clip, to be forced to run like mad with a wheel barrow of gun powder and have it explode only to have said explosion return you to your antagonist is deep, dark existential and very funny.
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#16  Postby Macdoc » Feb 09, 2020 9:56 pm

that is making me feel very old .... :whine:
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#17  Postby Evolving » Feb 10, 2020 7:29 am

Fallible wrote:I don’t know if I had an actual favourite episode. Looking back, what I really remember enjoying is Tom, his expressions (he used to get this cross patch look that really tickled me), his howls and whoops of pain, the awful things that would happen to him, also the maid, before I ever realised the implications of her.


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#18  Postby Fallible » Feb 10, 2020 7:31 am

Yes, exactly.
She battled through in every kind of tribulation,
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#19  Postby Ironclad » Feb 10, 2020 8:30 am

Unless my memory is cranky.. my favourite Tom and Jerry was a Western setting; Tom makes a cigarette, he gets a paper, some tobacco, and a match.. all three he individually flicks up into the air, and he catches a lit cigarette in his mouth as it returns.
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#20  Postby Ironclad » Feb 10, 2020 8:32 am

For Van Youngman - see you amongst the stardust, old buddy

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