Tom y Jerry

Tom and Jerry (Tom and Jerry in the original) are two animated characters, a cat (Tom) and a mouse (Jerry), who staged a large number of short films, created, written and directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera (before the Hanna-Barbera fame). The series was produced by Hollywood studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer from 1940 to 1958, when the group animation studio was closed. MGM, in 1960, subcontracted production of Tom and Jerry to Rembrandt Films (directed by Gene Deitch) in Czechoslovakia. In 1963, production of Tom and Jerry shorts returned to Hollywood with Sib-Tower 12 Productions of Chuck Jones; this series lasted until 1967. Tom and Jerry then returned in the form of cartoons for television by Hanna-Barbera (1975-1977; 1990-1993) and Filmation Studios (1980-1982). The Hanna-Barbera shorts are important for having won seven Academy Awards, tying with Walt Disney's Silly Symphonies as the animated series with more awards.