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Tom & Jerry return to Cartoon Network

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One of the most popular cartoon duos, Tom & Jerry are back to bring their own brand of chaos to Cartoon Network with an all-new series and they are bringing the whole gang with them for the aptly titled The Tom & Jerry Show.

Each episode will feature two 11 minute episodes, but will be taking Tom & Jerry into a wider variety of locations. In the first episode “Spike Gets Skooled” Tom gets Spike sent to obedience school, and Jerry is left without a protector. When Spike returns, Tom tries hard to get Spike to revert to his old ways. Jerry fights back to make sure that Spike keeps his cool. Then in the next installment titled "Cats Ruffled Furniture", Tom is under strict orders to not wake the Witch sisters, but Jerry is set on getting Tom in trouble. When Tom uses the magic spell wand and makes all of the furniture come alive, he must get the help of Newt to make everything go back as it was. The animation keeps the look and design of the original cartoons while still bringing a more vibrant look to it all. Both stories keep everything that made these characters so beloved intact including the all important aspect that Tom & Jerry do not speak, but do still sport that iconic screeching. In the “Spike Gets Skooled” episode we get a somewhat of an origin story of why Spike has to stay outside that sports just about every iconic moment seen in every Tom & Jerry cartoon. Some may have an issue with his voice as it is in the realm of what it used to sound like but not quite as spot on as some may want. One fear was that they might tone down the ongoing chase and chaos between the two, but surprisingly they pretty much kept it old school.

Despite that one flaw, both of these episodes not only keep the classic nature of these characters alive while also updating it for a new generation. Don’t miss the return of legends when The Tom & Jerry Show premieres on April 9th on Cartoon Network.

For more information head over to http://www.cartoonnetwork.com

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