Aaron's New Tom & Jerry Information Site

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The NEW Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape Show! The Tom & Jerry Show!

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THE 1975 NEW TOM & JERRY CARTOON OF THE WEEK
(Updated every Saturday Morning)

"The Super Bowler"

(production #80-11, first aired on ABC 9/27/75)


This little-seen and remembered, Hanna-Barbera produced, ABC Saturday Morning 1975-77 revival of the 1940-58/1961-67 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon short Thomas Catseries featuring the Academy Award-winning cat and mouse duo has been my all-time favorite version for many years. In fact, it's my all-time favorite Hanna-Barbera cartoon. Period. And this is the world's first and only known web site devoted solely to the preservation and perpetuation of the 1975 version of Tom and Jerry! Here, in a much toned down, non-violent, Yogi Bear/Boo Boo-esque format (in order to satisfy ABC-TV Broadcast Standards and Practices), the long-popular Tom and Jerry, after years of rivalry, have become the best of friends (and Jerry dons a red bowtie, so the animators would be able to "fragment" his movements), in episodes wherein they roamed the Gerald Mouseworld competing in sports, enduring on-the-job misadventures, running afoul of dastardly villains, solving mysteries and helping others. Below I have included a complete telecast history of The New Tom & Jerry Show's existence on ABC-TV, all of the lyrics to the The New Tom & Jerry Show's main title theme, and a table of contents leading to other areas of this site, including a series history, a complete list of all 48 7-minute New Tom & Jerry cartoons from 1975, with links to individual episode pages depicting detailed synopses and trivia of each show, a listing of production credits, links to information on Tom & Jerry's mid-'70s component series co-stars Mumbly and Grape Ape (since this site concerns them as well as T&J) and links to a dozen neat Tom & Jerry and other toon-related sites on the WWW. Enjoy!

Now stay tuned for The Lost Saucer following Schoolhouse Rock, next here on ABC!



THE NEW SHOW BROADCAST HISTORY

THE NEW TOM & JERRY/GRAPE APE SHOW
September 6, 1975—September 4, 1976, ABC Saturday 8:30 - 9:30 A.M. (EDT)
THE TOM & JERRY/GRAPE APE/MUMBLY SHOW
September 11—November 27, 1976, ABC Saturday 8:00 - 9:00 A.M. (EDT)
THE TOM & JERRY/MUMBLY SHOW
December 4, 1976—September 3, 1977, ABC Saturday 8:00 - 8:30 A.M. (EDT)


THE (NEW) SHOW'S MAIN TITLE THEME
Words and Music by William Hanna, Joseph Barbera and Hoyt Curtin;
published by Anihanbar Music, Inc. (BMI)

Set your dial for a while!
Have a laugh, wear a smile!
It's The Tom & Jerry Show!
You'll begin with a grin
When you first tune us in
On The Tom & Jerry Show!

Introducing that world-famous cat...TOM!
And that magnificent mouse...JERRY!

(instrumental solo)

Lots of zing, lots to sing!
Everything's gonna swing!
So, get ready—here we go!
Big or small, short or tall,
You will all have a ball
On The Tom & Jerry Show!

 

Mark Yurkiw provides us with info on the lyrics to the original 1975 theme from The New Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape Show.

The original New Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape Show theme was the same melody that was heard at the top of the cartoons when they were later shown alongside the classic T&J cartoons in syndication, but the line "It's The Tom & Jerry Show" originally was "The Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape Show!". When Mumbly was added, they dubbed in a spoken voice after this line, saying "And Mumbly, too!" I don't remember if there were any different lyrics, but there may well have been. Also, there was a spoken part before the instrumental break, and I don't remember the exact wording, but it was something like "Introducing that famous cat and mouse, Tom and Jerry, and (something something something) The Great Grape Ape!" Don't quote me on that, it's not verbatim. This, of course, was changed on the reruns.

 

And here's Darryl Heine's $0.02 on the lyrics.

Here are details about the New Tom &  Jerry/Grape Ape lyrics: "The Tom & Jerry Show" is substituted as "New Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape Show". In the instrumental background: As Grape Ape walks around - "There it is, it's The Grape Ape" "I am, I am, Grape Ape, Grape Ape" "Love that Tom & Jerry". After the "here we go" is sung, Beegle Beagle says "HERE WE GO!"

Now, let's compare the two, shall we?

The Tom & Jerry Show
Syndicated/Cable (1977—Current)
The Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape Show
Original (ABC, 1975—76)

Set your dial for a while!
Have a laugh, wear a smile!
It's The Tom & Jerry Show!
You'll begin with a grin
When you first tune us in
On The Tom & Jerry Show!

Introducing that world-famous cat...TOM!
And that magnificent mouse...JERRY!

(instrumental solo)

Lots of zing, lots to sing!
Everything's gonna swing!
So, get ready—here we go!
Big or small, short or tall,
You will all have a ball
On The Tom & Jerry Show!

Have a laugh, wear a smile!
Stick with us for a while!
It's The Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape Show!
(Beegle Beagle: "GO GET 'EM!")
You'll begin with a grin
When you first tune us in

On The Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape Show!
(Beegle Beagle: "WE GOT 'EM!")

Introducing TOM & JERRY!
And that big, big, big star... THE GREAT GRAPE APE!
(Beegle Beagle: "With that groovy Grape Ape beat! YOW!!")

(Beegle Beagle: "HERE HE IS!")
HE'S THE GREATEST!
(GRAPE APE: "I am, I am! Grape Ape, Grape Ape!")
(Beegle Beagle: "MISTER GIGANTUS!")
HE'S THE LATEST!!
(GRAPE APE: "Love that Tom and Jerry!")

Lots of zing, lots to sing!
Everything's gonna swing!
So, get ready—here we go!
(Beegle Beagle: "HERE WE GO!")
Big or small, short or tall,
You will all have a ball
On The Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape Show!
(GRAPE APE: "Grape Ape, Grape Ape!")



NEW TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEW TOM & JERRY SERIES HISTORY

A detailed account of the origin of Hanna-Barbera's New Tom & Jerry, including its difficult sell to ABC-TV, and its continuance on TV (and constant criticism!) through the years.

THE NEW TOM & JERRY SHOW EPISODE INDEX

A chart that lists all 48 7-minute New Tom & Jerry TV cartoons from 1975 grouped among threes in 16 half hour shows, along with original ABC-TV airdate and episode and production numbers. Each episode number is linked to an individual episode page which details and documents each and every one of the 16 half-hour segments of The New Tom & Jerry Show, and each episode title is individually bookmarked directly to info on the 48 NT&J cartoons.

NEW TOM & JERRY TECHNICAL ERRORS

Numerous errors, flubs, goof-ups and mistakes as seen in the 1975 New Tom & Jerry cartoons, analyzed by J.

THE NEW TOM & JERRY SHOW PRODUCTION CREDITS

A full listing of the personnel from Hanna-Barbera Productions responsible for bringing us the 1975 NT&J TV 'toons!

TOM & JERRY'S MID-70S CO STARS!

Extensive info on the characters who costarred with T&J in 1975 and 1976: The Great Grape Ape and Mumbly!

TOM & JERRY TOON LINKS

Links to other Tom & Jerry and toon-related sites on The World Wide Web!

THE NEW TOM & JERRY/HANNA-BARBERA MESSAGE BOARD!

Here's yet another brand-spankin' new NT&J/H-B Message Board, this time powered by FreeForums! Become a member today, and post anything on the 1970s edition of T&J, Mumbly, Grape Ape, or other Hanna-Barbera 'toons!

NEW TOM & JERRY MULTIMEDIA

After over a year of nonaction, this page has made a comeback! View and listen to WAV, Media Player, WMV and RealVideo files of New Tom & Jerry, The Great Grape Ape and Mumbly!

NEW TOM & JERRY DISCOVERY! Details of a New Tom & Jerry merchandising item from Germany!
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

A list bearing thanks to those for their contributing to the existence, love and support, and maintenance of this site.

CARTOON NETWORK 1990s COMMERCIAL WRAPAROUNDS

WAVs of commercial wraparound segments of T&J on Cartoon Network in the 1990s which featured a remake of the 1975 T&J theme!

THE NEW TOM & JERRY/ GRAPE APE SHOW EPISODE GUIDE

A well-detailed episode guide for The New Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape Show that was shown on ABC Saturday Morning in 1975-76, in its original telecast order.

THE NEW TOM & JERRY/ GRAPE APE SHOW PRODUCTION CREDITS

A full listing of the series' production staff at Hanna-Barbera Productions, Incorporated.

THE NEW TOM & JERRY BLOG

Title sez it all.

NEW TOM & JERRY (1975) GROUP ON FACEBOOK  

The Facebook spin-off group of the world's first and only known web site devoted solely to the preservation and perpetuation of Hanna-Barbera's 1975 New Tom & Jerry Show! Come and join today!

THE NEW TOM & JERRY SHOW PAGE ON FACEBOOK

Oh...did I neglect to mention that there's also a Facebook fan page built around The New Tom & Jerry Show? It's just like its sister FB group, but peppered with milestones and facts! Fans of the show, please click "like" today!

NEW TOM & JERRY ON HOME VIDEO (DVD)   

Details every official release of Hanna-Barbera's 1975 made-for-TV incarnation of Tom & Jerry on DVD and provides a vessel for ordering said items online via Amazon.com.


Do you, like me, enjoy the 1975 New Show? Or Mumbly and Grape Ape?
If so, simply e-mail me!

E-mail Cartoon Network @ cartoonnetwork@turner.com!
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This page was established Wednesday, March 12, 1997, and last updated Saturday, November 22, 2014.
It defected from the late Yahoo!GeoCities on Monday, October 8, 2001, after 4 years, switched from Tripod on Sunday, February 24, 2002,
bolted from 0catch (indeed!) on March 30, 2002, and tore loose from TopCities on Monday, September 9, 2002.
Images © Turner Entertainment. Many originally appeared on eBay.
Maintained by Microsoft FrontPage 6.0
Conceived, edited, researched, cross-checked and written by Aaron Handy III.
The New Tom & Jerry Show © 1975 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. and Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc.
The Great Grape Ape Show © 1975 Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc.
The Mumbly Cartoon Show © 1976 Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc.
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