Two of the world’s most famous cartoon characters are Tom and Jerry. The cat and mouse duo are known for their crazy comedy. There is not a time where you don’t laugh while watching Tom and Jerry. But there are many facts that you don’t know about the duo.
Facts You Never Knew About Tom and Jerry!
1. They were originally called Jasper and Jinx in the 1940’s.
2. They got their names Tom and Jerry from a man named John Carr who won $50 for winning the naming competition.
3. The two men who created Tom and Jerry, Jerry William Hanna and Joseph Barbera also created iconic characters such as The Flintstones, Scooby-Doo, Yogi Bear, The Smurfs and many others.
4. There was a series of Tom and Jerry created in 1975 where the duo was portrayed as best friends.
5. There was a spin-off series created featuring the bulldog Spike and his son Tyke, called Spike and Tyke. Unfortunately, only two episodes were aired before the project was shut down.
6. In the early 1960’s the show was also made in Czechoslovakia. There was a total of 13 episodes made in that series.
7. They have won a total of 7 Academy Awards for the animated series from the 13 awards they had been nominated for.
8. The cartoon characters had a very sad ending, in the last episode they took their own lives on a train track.
9. A knock-off series called Herman and Katnip was created which was very similar to the famous cat and mouse duo.
10. The characters weren’t always silent, they did speak a line or two throughout their lifetimes.
So does this make you want to go and re-watch some Tom And Jerry?