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Tom And Jerry (cartoons)

     (MGM Theatrical cartoons, Since 1940;
      CBS Saturday Mornings, 1965 - 1972, as "The Tom & Jerry Show";
      Syndicated, as "The Tom & Jerry Show";
      ABC Saturday Mornings, 1975 - 1978, as
          "The New Tom & Jerry Show";
          "The Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape Show";
          "The Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape/Mumbly Show";
          "The Tom & Jerry/Mumbly Show;
      ABC Sunday Mornings, 1977 - 1978, as
          "The Great Grape Ape Show" (reruns);
      CBS Saturday Mornings, 1980, as "The Tom and Jerry Comedy Show";
                              aka: "The New Adventures of Tom and Jerry";
      The Fox Network, 1990 - 1993, as "The Tom and Jerry Kids Show";
      TBS Superstation, 1996 - 1999, as "Tom and Jerry's Funhouse")

     [Before Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera formed the television cartoon
      company which bears their name, they worked as young men for
      Fred Quimby at MGM which originated the series of theatrical
      cartoons featuring a cat named Tom and a mouse named Jerry;

      Hanna and Barbera were the animators who made their reputation
      on these witty fast-paced cartoons; after the duo left to form 
      their own company, they sub-contracted with MGM to continue 
      working on the cartoons which, during the 1950s, were sold by
      MGM in packages offered for use on television stations;

      From 1960 - 1964, MGM subcontracted a number of "Tom and Jerry"
      theatrical cartoons out to U.S. expatriate animators in Europe -- 
      specifically in Prague, Czechoslovakia; During the hippie days
      of the 1960s these same animators tried to capitalize on 
      interest of young audiences in avant-garde cartoon movies (such 
      as "Lord Of The Rings") and produced a 1962 movie called 
      "The Tom and Jerry Cartoon Kit"; the result was described as 
      "strange" and "creepy"; it flopped at the box office;

      In the MGM theatrical cartoons, the cat character named Tom
      never spoke a word; that was to change when CBS brought the
      cartoons to television; Although other cartoon characters
      such as Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny are often thought to be
      long-running, Tom and Jerry have enjoyed a very long run
      on television with many specific shows for nearly 40 years;

      From 1965 - 1972, the first Tom & Jerry television series 
      called "The Tom and Jerry Show" aired on CBS during Saturday 
      Mornings, produced by Hanna-Barbera under license from MGM; 
      this successful show lasted seven seasons;

      In 1972 episodes from the above CBS show were syndicated
      nationally for use on individual stations at various times
      in their schedule; 

      In 1975 a new series of cartoons were produced for ABC
      called "The New Tom and Jerry Show"; various combinations
      with other characters over the next three seasons changed the
      title to "The Tom And Jerry/Grape Ape Show", "The Tom and 
      Jerry/Grape Ape/Mumbly Show", "The Tom and Jerry Mumbly Show";

      In 1977 during the final season of the ABC show, reruns of it
      were seen on ABC Sunday Mornings under the title "The Great
      Grape Ape Show";

      In 1980 CBS produced another Saturday Morning show for a 
      couple of seasons called "The Tom and Jerry Comedy Hour"
      which was also known as "The New Adventures of Tom & Jerry";

      On The Fox Network, a 1990 series was called "The Tom and 
      Jerry Kids Show";

      A 1996 show was produced on the TBS (cable) Superstation
      by Turner Broadcasting which had purchased the MGM library,
      called "Tom and Jerry's Funhouse";

      A Tom and Jerry motion picture called "Tom and Jerry: The Movie"
      was produced in 1992 which got lackluster reviews ]


Theme 1: "Tom and Jerry Theme"

    [aka: "Tom and Jerry Cues";
     aka: "Ah! Sweet Mouse"]

     Composer: Scott Bradley (ASCAP)

     Original Publisher: Robbins Music Corp. (ASCAP)

     2001 Publisher: EMI-Robbins Music Catalog, Inc. (ASCAP)
                        c/o EMI Music Publishing, Inc.
                        of New York, NY

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Theme 2: "Tom and Jerry Opening and Closing"

    [ASCAP Title variations...
     aka: "Op. & Cl. Mus. Tom & Jerry";
     aka: "From Pillar To Post"]

     Composer: Eugene Frank Poddany (ASCAP)

     Original Publisher: Robbins Music Corp. (ASCAP)

     2001 Publisher: EMI-Robbins Music Catalog, Inc. (ASCAP)
                        c/o EMI Music Publishing, Inc.
                        of New York, NY

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Theme 3: "Tom and Jerry"

     Composers: Earle H. Hagen (ASCAP/BMI), and
                Herbert W. ("Herb") Spencer (ASCAP/BMI)

     Original Publisher:

     2001 Publisher: Larrabee Music (BMI)
                        of Rancho Mirage, CA

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Theme 4: "Tom and Jerry"

     Composers: Hoyt S. Curtin (ASCAP/BMI),
                William ("Bill") Hanna (BMI), and
                Joseph R. ("Joe") Barbera (BMI)
                
     Original Publisher:

     2001 Publisher: AniHanBar Music Company (BMI)
                        c/o Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
                        of Los Angeles, CA

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Theme 5 (CBS, 1980): "Tom & Jerry (Sig) (M T)"

    [ASCAP title variations...
     aka: "Tom and Jerry Comedy Show Theme";
     aka: "Tom and Jerry Theme"]

     Composers: Yvette H. Blais (ASCAP) and
                Norman ("Norm") Prescott (ASCAP)
               [also producer of the series]

     Original Publisher:

     2001 Publisher: EMI Variety Catalog, Inc. (ASCAP)
                        c/o EMI Music Publishing, Inc.
                        of New York, NY; and
                     RHI Television Music Co. (ASCAP)
                        c/o WB Music Corp.
                        a div. of Warner-Chappell Music, Inc.
                        Los Angeles, CA

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Theme 6 (The Fox Network, 1990): "Tom and Jerry Kids (Sig)"

    [above is title as listed in the 2001 ASCAP ACE database;
     BMI title variations...
     aka: "Tom and Jerry Kids Main Title";
     aka: "Tom and Jerry Kids End Credits";
     ASCAP title variations...
     aka: "Tom and Jerry Kids Theme";
     aka: "Tom and Jerry (Theme)";
     aka: "Tom and Jerry Kids (Opening)";
     aka: "Tom and Jerry Kids (Closing)"; 
     aka: "Hungarian Rhapsody";

     apparently the above THEME includes a quote or is adapted
     from Franz Liszt's "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2"]

     Composers: William ("Bill") Hanna (BMI),
                Joseph R. ("Joe") Barbera (BMI), and
                Thomas Gary Worrall (ASCAP)

     Original Publisher:

     2001 Publisher: Turner Affiliated Music, Inc. (BMI)
                        of Atlanta, GA; and
                     Turner Entertainment Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
                        c/o WB Music Corp.
                        a div. of Warner-Chappell Music, Inc.
                        Los Angeles, CA

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Theme 7 (The Fox Network, 1990): "Tom and Jerry Kids Sub Main Title"

     Composers: William ("Bill") Hanna (BMI),
                Joseph R. ("Joe") Barbera (BMI), and
                Thomas Gary Worrall (ASCAP)

     Original Publisher:

     2001 Publisher: Turner Affiliated Music, Inc. (BMI)
                        of Atlanta, GA; and
                     Turner Entertainment Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
                        c/o WB Music Corp.
                        a div. of Warner-Chappell Music, Inc.
                        Los Angeles, CA

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Theme 8 (TBS Superstation, 1996): "Tom and Jerry Funhouse Theme"

     Composer: Eddie Horst (ASCAP)

     Original Publisher:

     2001 Publisher: Super Satellite Music (BMI)
                        a div. of Turner Music Publishing, Inc.
                        of Atlanta, GA

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Theme 9: "Tom and Jerry Rap Theme"

     Composer: Eddie Horst (ASCAP)

     Original Publisher:

     2001 Publisher: Super Satellite Music (BMI)
                        a div. of Turner Music Publishing, Inc.
                        of Atlanta, GA

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