Tom & Jerry

Discussion in 'Movies and Entertainment' started by Brian in Mesa, Feb 24, 2021.

  1. Ouchie-Z-Clown

    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    Lol. You’re starting to Borg more frequently chap. Might want to get checked out.
     
  2. Ouchie-Z-Clown

    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    Haha I was thinking the same thing. I’ll bet my boys watch it and love it.
     
  3. Ouchie-Z-Clown

    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    Wow. I had no idea. That’s crazy. All see a cat and mouse do terrible things to each other.
     
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    The greatest legacy of Tom and Jerry is that they gave us Itchy and Scratchy.
     
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    cheesebeef Registered User Contributor

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    those movies made a lot of money, Stout. I only know this because I wrote with a writing team and who wrote them and they were RICH.
     
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    cheesebeef Registered User Contributor

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    Resistance is futile @Chaplin .
     
  7. AzStevenCal

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    Me too except for the Gene Deitch era. I don't have a problem with them making this movie though as I'm clearly not their audience anymore. For me, T&J stopped being T&J many years ago.
     
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    UncleChris Retirement Doesn't Suck Contributor

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    I'll watch it.
     
  9. Chaplin

    Chaplin Better off silent

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    I’m starting to get that.
     
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    Covert Rain Father smelt of elderberries!

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    Beloved? It's not? Seriously, I don't know anybody I grew up with that didn't love Tom & Jerry. I would say that fits the definition. Having said that, Stout isn't the target audience as you stated.

    We watched it and were pleasantly surprised. It's not going to get mistaken for a Pixar movie but it was entertaining and the kids really liked it. They also brought back some of the gags I remembered as a kid.

    I really don't see a problem with it.
     
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    Chaplin Better off silent

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    Who said anything about a problem? Stout tore the movie down because it was a "beloved" property of his youth. I disagreed -- it has some longevity, but it certainly isn't a Disney short and doesn't have the societal significance of Looney Tunes (which I find does fit the term "beloved").

    Outside of that, getting mad they are making a Tom & Jerry movie is a tempest in a teacup. Kids will like it and that is all that matters. I think in a roundabout way, we sort of agree in that there is nothing wrong with doing this with kids movies.
     
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    Gotta agree with most here that Tom and Jerry was pretty beloved. That said, I find it funny anyone’s ire really being raised by this.
     
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    When I was growing up there was a heated debate amongst kids my age between Looney Tunes or Hanna-Barbera. I loved both but HB usually won the argument in large part due to T&J. Kids that went to the movies often but didn't get to watch much Saturday Morning TV always brought up the Disney cartoons but for TV viewers, it was HB or Looney Tunes.
     
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    Covert Rain Father smelt of elderberries!

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    I didn't say YOU had a problem with it.
    Agreed. Who knew Tom & Jerry was so controversial. :lol:
     
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    Chaplin Better off silent

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    It ain't beloved.
     

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