Tom and Jerry in New York
Genre
Based onTom and Jerry
by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera
Developed byDarrell Van Citters
Directed byDarrell Van Citters
Voices of
Theme music composerScott Bradley
Composers
  • Keith Baxter
  • Greg Sims
  • Dan Blessinger
  • Jim Covell
  • Itamar Ben Zimra
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes13 (52 segments)
Production
Executive producerSam Register
Producers
Running time20–21 minutes (2–5 minutes per segment)
Production companies
Original release
NetworkHBO Max
ReleaseJuly 1 (2021-07-01) –
November 18, 2021 (2021-11-18)
Related
Tom and Jerry Special Shorts (2021)

Tom and Jerry in New York is an American animated television series that premiered on HBO Max on July 1, 2021, and ended on November 18, 2021.[1][2] It is based on the Tom and Jerry characters and theatrical cartoon series created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera and serves as a stand-alone sequel series to the film, Tom & Jerry, which was released in cinemas and HBO Max on February 26, 2021.[3][4]

With episodes directed by Darrell Van Citters, the show has the same art style as The Tom and Jerry Show with the original crew returning along with William Hanna (via archive recordings) as the voices of Tom and Jerry.

Each episode usually consists of four segments: the first, second and fourth segments are 5 minutes long and the third segment runs 2 minutes.

It features the cast of William Hanna (archived recordings), Joey D'Auria, Rick Zieff and Sam Kwasman.[5][6] Tuffy shows up but has no speaking roles.

Plot

Set after the events of the 2021 film, the series follows Tom and Jerry having new adventures in the Royal Gate Hotel and all over New York City.[5]

Voice cast

Episodes

Series overview

SeasonSegmentsEpisodesOriginally released
1287July 1, 2021 (2021-07-01)
2246November 18, 2021 (2021-11-18)

All episodes were directed by Darrell Van Citters.

Season 1 (2021)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byStory byStoryboard byOriginal release date
11"Put a Ring On It"Darrell Van CittersWill FinnKevin HarkeyJuly 1, 2021 (2021-07-01)
"Come Fly with Me"Will FinnSean Bishop
"Bubble Gum Crisis"Will FinnTod Carter
"Mousequerade"Michael Dan BermanJenny Kang
In New York City, Jerry receives a ring, prompting Tom to accidentally lead them both to a department store after it closes for the night.
Jerry helps a female pigeon while Tom tries to eat them.
Tom and Jerry want bubblegum, but accidentally get into sticky situations.
Tom tries to get a baby panda back to the zoo.
22"Museum Peace"Darrell Van CittersWill FinnKevin HarkeyJuly 1, 2021 (2021-07-01)
"Here Kite-y Kite-y"Michael Dan BermanKevin Harkey
"Street Wise Guys"Will FinnTod Carter
"Chameleon Story"Kevin Fleming and Rob JanasJordan Koch
Jerry helps a sleepwalking elephant escape from a museum.
Jerry and Tuffy get their revenge on Tom when he destroyed their sand castle while flying a kite.
Tom and Jerry disrupt street performers throughout the city.
Jerry meets a friendly chameleon named Leon who has broken out of the hotel.
33"Telepathic Tabby"Darrell Van CittersKevin Fleming and Rob JanasKevin HarkeyJuly 1, 2021 (2021-07-01)
"Shoe-In"Will FinnKevin Harkey
"It's a Gift"Will FinnSlaven Reese
"Stormin' the Doorman"Will FinnTJ House
In an attempt to trick Tom out of food, Butch predicts the future.
Jerry helps save a shoe repair shop.
Tom is on a mission to keep Jerry away from the gift shop snack aisle.
The hotel's energetic new doorman mistakes Tom for a stray cat.
44"The Great Doughnut Robbery"Darrell Van CittersWill FinnJordan KochJuly 1, 2021 (2021-07-01)
"Torpedon't"Michael Dan BermanSean Bishop
"Billboard Jumble"Amanda JarosTod Carter
"Horticulture Clash"Kevin Fleming and Rob JanasKevin Harkey
Tom and Jerry mistake a burglar's loot for doughnuts.
Aquatic mayhem ensues at the park.
Tom and Jerry chase through a series of surreal billboards.
Spike goes overboard trying to make up for manhandling Tom.
55"Room Service Robots"Darrell Van CittersKevin Fleming and Rob JanasMark SonntagJuly 1, 2021 (2021-07-01)
"Coney Island Adventure"Will FinnDirk Erik Schulz
"Scents and Sensibility"Kevin Fleming and Rob JanasJared Beckstrand
"Wrecking Ball"Will FinnTJ House
A troop of robot bellhops cause trouble.
Nightmares come true at a seaside amusement park after dark.
After Jerry spritzes him with fetching perfume, Tom becomes canine catnip.
Tom and Jerry chase into a building marked for demolition.
66"Cat Hair"Darrell Van CittersWill FinnTod CarterJuly 1, 2021 (2021-07-01)
"Shhh!"Steven DarancetteJordan Koch
"Torched Song"Keith BaxterKeith Baxter
"Quacker's Lucky Penny"Sam KwasmanMark Sonntag
A hotel VIP wants Tom groomed before babysitting her prized pet.
Tom chases after Jerry into a library after he hides in a little girl's backpack.
Jerry helps Tom rival Butch in a snazzy musical fantasy.
Tom tries to steal Quacker's penny for himself, but ends up finding himself with bad luck for taking it.
77"Ready Teddy"Darrell Van CittersKevin Fleming and Rob JanasKevin HarkeyJuly 1, 2021 (2021-07-01)
"Swiss Cuckoo"Will FinnDirk Erik Schulz
"Dream Team"Mimi HessRichard Gaines and Mark Pudleiner
"Private Tom"Kevin Fleming and Rob JanasPatrick Reyntens
Spike's teddy is accidentally ruined while Tom and Jerry are fighting and try to fix him.
While the hotel manager is on vacation to relieve himself of stress, Tom and Jerry stowaway in his luggage.
Tom dreams of a basketball championship assisted by Jerry.
Tom's military uncle is determined to help him permanently defeat Jerry.

Season 2 (2021)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byStory byStoryboard byOriginal release date
81"Top of the Heap"Darrell Van CittersAnalisa Labianco and Jeff SpencerAlfredo CassanoNovember 18, 2021 (2021-11-18)
"Stunt Double Trouble"Kevin Fleming and Rob JanasJose Pepe Mansuy
"Surfer Supreme"Keith BaxterKeith Baxter
"Kabuki Cat"Will FinnKevin Harkey
Tom and Jerry compete against tricky rats on a trash barge.
A "stage cat" stunt double replaces Tom.
Tom and Jerry have a musical surf-off at the Jersey Shore.
Upon his return to Japan, a Kabuki actor finds Tom and Jerry in his luggage.
92"Too Much Monkey Business"Darrell Van CittersKevin Fleming and Rob JanasJordan KochNovember 18, 2021 (2021-11-18)
"Doggie Championship"Kevin Fleming and Rob JanasMarc Camelbeke
"Snow Day"Robert F. HughesRobert F. Hughes
"Toots the Terrible"Kevin Fleming and Rob JanasKevin Harkey
Tom keeps a VIP chimp from the hotel's bananas.
Jerry is the secret weapon in a dog contest, while Tom takes Spike's place.
A musical snow frolic on a city winter's day.
Toots wants to catch Jerry to spend more time with Tom.
103"The Spa's the Limit"Darrell Van CittersKevin Fleming and Rob JanasTJ HouseNovember 18, 2021 (2021-11-18)
"The Hair Dignitary"Kevin Fleming and Rob JanasAlec Megibben
"Year of the Mouse"Robert F. HughesRobert F. Hughes
"Relativity"Kevin Fleming and Rob JanasAlfredo Cassano
Jerry and Tuffy ruin Tom and Spike's spa day.
Tom trades places with a diplomat's cat.
A musical visit to Chinatown spells romance for Jerry – and fireworks for Tom.
Tom stalks Jerry's jolly Bavarian cousins during their stay at the Hotel.
114"Cat and Mouse Burglars"Darrell Van CittersJonathan RosenthalDave AlvarezNovember 18, 2021 (2021-11-18)
"Caterpillar and Mouse"Michael Dan BermanRichard Gaines
"The Pied Piper of Harlem"Keith BaxterKeith Baxter
"Lazy Jerry"Kevin Fleming and Rob JanasKevin Harkey
A perky – and thieving – pop star checks into the hotel.
Tom's coveted flower has a secret stowaway.
A jazzy song punctuates Tom and Jerry's waiter rivalry.
An R.C. toy mouse distracts Tom – but makes for a dangerously lazy Jerry, grubbing on all the food he can eat.
125"To Your Health"Darrell Van CittersKevin Fleming and Rob JanasDirk Erik SchulzNovember 18, 2021 (2021-11-18)
"Golf Brawl"Will FinnDave Alvarez
"Tom's Swan Song"Robert F. HughesRobert F. Hughes
"King Spike the First and Last"Kevin Fleming and Rob JanasPatrick Reyntens and Hank Tucker
Tom and Jerry keep the hotel clean for the health inspector.
Tom and Jerry go wild in an indoor mini-golf park.
A protective swan befriends Jerry.
Spike fancies himself a Canine King, holding court until Tom and Jerry revolt.
136"Planet of the Mice"Darrell Van CittersKevin Fleming and Rob JanasKevin HarkeyNovember 18, 2021 (2021-11-18)
"Ball of Fun"Will FinnJordan Koch
"Big Apple"Will FinnKevin Harkey
"Flamingo A-Go-Go"Sam KwasmanRichard Gaines
Tom has a nightmare about a human-sized mouse takeover.
Jerry inherits a hamster ball.
An epic chase through NYC turns into a musical tribute to the city.
At the zoo, a flock of flamingoes protects Jerry and Tuffy from Tom.

Release

The series premiered in the United States on July 1, 2021, on HBO Max.[5][7] In Canada, the series premiered on September 18, 2021, on Teletoon.[8][9] The second season premiered on November 18.[10]

Internationally, the show is broadcast on Boomerang channels.

The series premiered on December 17, 2021, on HBO Max in Brazil and Latin America and later premiered on January 6, 2022, on Cartoon Network. It started airing in India also on March 19, 2022, on Cartoon Network.

Production

Development

On October 29, 2019, Tom and Jerry in New York was first shown during WarnerMedia's HBO Max conference demo live-stream event, where it was originally known as Tom and Jerry in the Big City and hidden away under Max Originals, fourth in a row alongside Craftopia, The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo, and The Fungies!.[11]

On May 28, 2020, on the official WarnerMedia Twitter, the day after the streaming service's launch date, posted a video of current and upcoming content heading to and/or on the site, among the end portion of the video listing next-year Max Originals and squeezed in-between Tig n' Seek and Circe, was Tom and Jerry under a new title of in the Big City.[12]

On June 10, 2021, WarnerMedia officially announced the series with its original title of Tom and Jerry in New York, which premiered on HBO Max starting July 1, 2021.

Renegade Animation's Darrell Van Citters and Ashley Postelwaite who produced The Tom and Jerry Show during the last decade have returned in the same roles, with Van Citters also directing again.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ As with Tom and Jerry Special Shorts (2021) and other Tom and Jerry television series, Hanna's voice is archived following his death. He also isn't credited for his performance.

References

  1. ^ Tom and Jerry in New York: Season 1, retrieved 2021-07-04
  2. ^ "Tom & Jerry In New York Show Announced, First Look Poster Released". ScreenRant. 2021-06-11. Retrieved 2021-06-30.
  3. ^ "Tom and Jerry in New York to hit digital platforms on July 1". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2021-06-30.
  4. ^ "Tom & Jerry In New York Trailer Brings Back Classic Characters". ScreenRant. 2021-06-17. Retrieved 2021-06-30.
  5. ^ a b c Tom & Jerry Movie [@TomAndJerry] (June 10, 2021). "Tom and Jerry are moving their big chase to the Big Apple! See what mayhem is unleashed across the city that never sleeps. Debuting next month on @HBOMax" (Tweet). Retrieved June 10, 2021 – via Twitter.
  6. ^ Hemmert, Kylie (June 17, 2021). "Tom and Jerry in New York Trailer Previews HBO Max's New Animated Series". Comingsoon.net. Retrieved June 27, 2021.
  7. ^ Hemmert, Kylie (June 17, 2021). "Tom and Jerry in New York Trailer Previews HBO Max's New Animated Series". Comingsoon.net. Retrieved June 27, 2021.
  8. ^ Corus Entertainment (June 8, 2021). "Corus Entertainment Debuts Its Biggest Slate of Specialty Series Ever". Corusent. Retrieved June 10, 2021.
  9. ^ "Ytv, Teletoon, and Treehouse Deliver Non-Stop Fun This Fall". Archived from the original on 2021-09-13. Retrieved 2021-09-13.
  10. ^ "'King Richard,' 'The Sex Lives Of College Girls,' 'South Side,' 'Black and Missing,' '8-Bit Christmas' And More Arrive On HBO Max This November | Pressroom". pressroom.warnermedia.com. Archived from the original on 2021-10-22. Retrieved 2021-11-08.
  11. ^ WarnerMedia Day Live Stream Event | HBO MAX
  12. ^ WanrerMedia. May 28, 2021