11 Surprising Facts About Tom And Jerry That You Probably Didn’t Know About

The Tom and Jerry show is undoubtedly everyone’s favorite and most lovable cartoon. We all grew up watching Tom and Jerry show and it used to be one of the only things we wanted to watch as a kid. You may have watched all the shows but there are few things and facts that you probably don’t know about the show. Here in this article we are gonna highlight those surprising and unknown facts for you. Keep reading to unveil the secrets and facts about your favorite Tom and Jerry.

1. What’s in a name?

They were not called as Tom and Jerry in the beginning. Tom was called Jasper and Jerry was called Jinx in their first outing.

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2. The final name was given by an animator

The final name for cat and mouse came up from an animator John Carr. He came up with permanent names for the cat and mouse. And for this, he was given a prize of $50.

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3. Oscar nominations

The show has won seven animation Oscars, a number equaled only by Walt Disney’s Silly Symphonies.

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4.The show started in the 1940s

The show is even older than you think. The original run of the series comprised 114 cartoons between 1940 and 1958.

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5. They became BFF in 1975

In 1975 they became friends. They traveled around the world together, competing in sports, solving mysteries, and forming a cozy bromance. But they were soon rivals and back to their old track.

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6. Often criticized

The show has always been criticized for having so much violence, but interestingly there was never any blood.

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7. First movie released in 1992

The first international film of Tom and Jerry released in Oct 1992. Later DVD released and it was sold to Warner Brothers. 

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8. They were not always silent

They were never silent characters. Both uttered lines throughout the decades, and in the movie that released in 1992, they couldn’t keep their mouth shut.

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9. The magic of Williman Hanna and Joseph Barbara

The fantastic creators of this classic show later went on to create The Flintstones, Scooby-Doo, Yogi Bear, Top Cat, The Smurfs and countless others.

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10. The importance of music

The makers always gave importance to music as it was a very important part in the shorts, emphasizing the action, filling in for traditional sound effects, and lending emotion to the scenes. Because of the music we understood everything without Tom and Jerry uttering any words.

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11. The final episode

In the last episode, they both end their lives. Tom is about to commit suicide on the railway track, and then he is joined by Jerry.

Do share this article with your friends and let them know about the unknown facts of this legendary show.

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