Tom and Jerry Special Shorts
Genre
Based onTom and Jerry
by William Hanna, & Joseph Barbera
Developed byPeter Browngardt
Written by
  • Andrew Dickman
  • David Gemmil
  • Mike Ruocco
  • Kenny Pittenger
  • Johnny Ryan
  • Jacob Fleisher
Directed by
  • Kenny Pittenger
  • David Gemmil
Voices of
Music by
  • Carl Johnson
  • Joshua Moshier
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes2
Production
Executive producers
Producers
  • Rebecca Palatnik
  • Alex Kirwan
EditorNick Simotas
Running time4–5 minutes
Production companiesTurner Entertainment
Warner Bros. Animation
Distributor
Release
Original networkHBO Max
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original releaseFebruary 20, 2021 (2021-02-20)
Chronology
Preceded byThe Tom and Jerry Show (2014–21)
Followed byTom and Jerry in New York (2021–present)

Tom and Jerry Special Shorts is a short-lived American animated television series based on Tom and Jerry that premiered and ended on HBO Max on February 20, 2021, making it the shortest lived of any Tom and Jerry related shows.[1] The series is developed by Peter Browngardt and produced by Warner Bros. Animation. The shorts featured the archived uncredited voices of William Hanna alongside Andrew Dickman.

The shorts are featured in the style of Looney Tunes Cartoons, another short series developed by Browngardt.[2]

Cast and characters

Main

Notable guest stars

Episodes

No.TitleDirected byWritten byStoryboarded byMusic byOriginal release dateProd.
code
1"On a Roll"Kenny PittengerAndrew Dickman and Kenny Pittenger
Johnny Ryan and Jacob Fleisher
Andrew DickmanJoshua MoshierFebruary 20, 2021 (2021-02-20)121
In Japan, the local Sushi Chef with his cat Tom notice a mouse known as Jerry scurrying around the Chef's restaurant. In order to earn Chef's keep, Tom determines to catch the sushi-stealing mouse.
2"The House That Cat Built"David GemmillRyan Khatam and Mike Ruocco
David Gemmill, Johnny Ryan and Jacob Fleisher
Ryan Khatam and Mike RuoccoCarl JohnsonFebruary 20, 2021 (2021-02-20)123
Following Tom's extra-deluxe, extra-large cat castle destroying a "Hole Sweet Hole" portrait in Jerry's house, Jerry invades the castle. Tom becomes determined to get Jerry out of his own luxury.

Production

Peter Browngardt developed the shorts after doing so for Looney Tunes Cartoons.
Peter Browngardt developed the shorts after doing so for Looney Tunes Cartoons.

In February 2021, the shorts debuted on HBO Max with no prior announcement. Thought to be promotional marketing for the Tom & Jerry film, the shorts received positive reception from fans and critics.[3][1] According to Andrew Dickman, the series was worked on the crews spare time while on the production of Looney Tunes Cartoons.[4]

Removal from HBO Max

One month after the series' release, it temporarily left the service.[5] The reason of the removal from HBO Max was unknown, but it was eventually re-added in July 2021.[6] The series is currently no longer listed as its own program, but as two extras on the page for the Tom & Jerry film.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b As with The Tom and Jerry Show (2014) and other Tom and Jerry television series, Hanna and Barbara's voices are archived following their death. They also aren't credited for their performances.

References

  1. ^ a b Anderson, Qyrese (February 21, 2021). "New 'Tom and Jerry' Shorts are streaming on HBO Max". Rotoscopers. Archived from the original on February 21, 2021. Retrieved May 24, 2021.
  2. ^ Ito, Robert (2020-05-29). "Bugs Bunny Is Back, and So Is the 'Looney Tunes' Mayhem". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-07-15.
  3. ^ "r/HBOMAX - HBO Max has removed the Tom and Jerry Special Shorts, two new Tom and Jerry cartoons done by the crew of the Max Original Looney Tunes Cartoons. These shorts were exclusive to the service, and cannot be legally viewed anywhere else". reddit. 29 March 2021. Retrieved 2021-07-15.
  4. ^ @AWDtwit (2021-02-20). "Finally I can talk about the Tom & Jerry shorts that myself , @AGuyWhoDraws and @timetravelnow worked on between ou…" (Tweet). Retrieved 2021-12-24 – via Twitter.
  5. ^ HBO Max has recently removed ‘Tom and Jerry Special Shorts’.
  6. ^ "Watch Tom and Jerry Special Shorts - Stream TV Shows". HBO Max. Retrieved 2021-07-20.