Parents' Guide to

The Tom and Jerry Show

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Cat-and-mouse remake keeps original's violent laughs.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 5+

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much consumerism
age 4+

2 stars?! Wow, that is crazy

Better than the original, less violence. But still has some cons...

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (14):

The Tom and Jerry Show leans heavily on the legacy of the original series for its central relationship between the cat and the mouse, and their combative exchanges don't miss a beat following the example of the classic. Sure, the show is visually amusing, but when you get right down to it, it's little more than a series of violent encounters between two frenemies, neither of whom ever faces consequences for his actions. Tom sends Jerry crashing into a wall, Jerry stabs Tom's finger with a needle, and they both laugh when a would-be peacemaker gets crushed by a falling hutch -- this is the caliber of the show's many laughs, and the messages they send your kids are concerning.

Apart from updated animation and a new round of scenery and supporting characters, there's little to make this show stand out from those that have come before it. Even so, fans of the original will notice that none of the dated content that made the original iffy for youngsters (smoking, mild sexual innuendo) are present here, so in that regard, it's slightly better suited for kids than is the first series. Ultimately, though, the question remains whether this brand of chronic, mindless violence is the best form of entertainment for your kids.

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