Sunday, 27 September 2015

Tom & Jerry Kids return to Cartoonito

After the surprise addition of Tiny Toons returning earlier in September, it appears another classic returns to the UK again but on Turner's Preschool channel.




Tom & Jerry Kids, the 90s series starring a younger version of the cat and mouse, returns to Cartoonito in October. The series has previously aired on Cartoonito when CN Too started adding preschool content in the mornings, along with Pororo the Little Penguin, Roobarb & Custard Too and Firehouse Tales. Having previously aired on CN and Boomerang as well, it lasted for a long time, then would come and go. Other times it has aired on early mornings as part of Tom & Jerry themed marathons.

The show is split into 3 segments, each running at 7mins, and originally consisted of two Tom & Jerry shorts sandwiched with another segment. As mentioned in the theme song, there's Spike & Tyke, and Droopy & Dripple, and introduced several other characters, like Wildmouse and Calaboose Cal. The show lasted for 4 seasons, but has continued airing in various countries on Boomerang and Cartoon Network. Droopy & Dripple were later given a spin-off known as Droopy Master Detective. Season 1 has been released on DVD as 2 discs, under the names "Baby Tom and Jerry" (which tied in with the WB UK's Big Faces range, and to follow from the Baby Looney Tunes DVD releases), while the entire show is available on DVD in Germany.


The show's return on Cartoonito will begin on Oct 4th, airing everyday at 16:00, with a additional slot on Weekends at 13:25.

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