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any informations or trivias about Tom in Tom and Jerry cartoon?
like what kind of cat is tom?
trivias about him that we dont know?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Tom is a bluish-grey cat, depending on the short (Tom's fur color is close to that of the Russian Blue breed of cats), who lives a pampered life, while Jerry is a small brown mouse who always lives in proximity to him. Tom is very quick-tempered and thin-skinned, while Jerry is independent and opportunistic. Despite being very energetic and determined, Tom is no match for Jerry's brains and wits. By the iris-out of each cartoon, Jerry usually emerges triumphant, while Tom is shown as the loser. However, other results may be reached; on rare occasions, Tom triumphs. Sometimes, usually ironically, they both lose or they both end up being friends. Both characters display sadistic tendencies, in that they are equally likely to take pleasure in tormenting each other. However, depending on the cartoon, whenever one character appears to be in mortal danger (in a dangerous situation or by an enemy), the other will develop a conscience and save him. Sometimes they bond over a mutual sentiment towards an unpleasant experience.
Although many supporting and minor characters speak, Tom and Jerry rarely do so. Tom, most famously, sings while wooing female cats; for example, Tom sings Louis Jordan's Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby in the 1946 short Solid Serenade. In one episode, Tom, when romancing a female cat, woos her in a French-accented voice similar to that of screen actor Charles Boyer. Co-director William Hanna provided most of the squeaks, gasps, and other vocal effects for the pair, including the most famous sound effect from the series, Tom's leather-lunged scream (created by recording Hanna's scream and eliminating the beginning and ending of the recording, leaving only the strongest part of the scream on the soundtrack). The only other reasonably common vocalization is made by Tom when some external reference claims a certain scenario or eventuality to be impossible, which inevitably, ironically happens to thwart Tom's plans - at which point, a bedraggled and battered Tom appears and says in a haunting, echoing voice "Don't you believe it!", a reference to some famous World War II propaganda shorts of the 1940's. One short, 1956's Blue Cat Blues, is narrated by Jerry in voiceover (voiced by Paul Frees). Both Tom and Jerry speak more than once, in the 1943 short The Lonesome Mouse.
- 5 years ago
Hi Hope! I love tom and jerry cartoons too!!! I can never get enough of them! Hey, i have the Tom and Jerry movie!
- 1 decade ago
He is a male (Who would've guessed?). He was born into a large, but poor, family of alley cats in Flint, Michigan. As is often the case with home births, there is no birth certificate, so the date is a bit sketchy. One of 10 kits born to Tom and Tomasina Cat, he was the runt of the litter, but clawed his way to the position of front teat, in short order. This can-do attitude was a pre-curser to future success, as he worked his way to Hollywood by jumping freight trains and hay wagons. Along the way, he further developed his tenacity and resourcefulness, as a professional mouser. When such work was unavailable, he was not above begging for table scraps. Hired as a temporary exterminator at Warner Brothers Studios, he caught the eye of top executives, who were impressed by his expressive body language and persistence. Before he knew it, he was cast as co-star of the Tom and Jerry Show, which has become a classic and one of the longest-running series in entertainment history. When he is not on location, Tom enjoys spending time at home in Anaheim, California, with his wife Allie and their 37 children. Despite his long-term success, Tom refuses to assume the attitude of a Hollywood "fat cat" and continues to approach his career with his trademark energy and high-risk style of physical comedy.
- momoLv 51 decade ago
Tom is a black and white cat with more than nine lives.