Date: 24th November 2000

U.K Viewers To Preview All-New Tom & Jerry Cartoon

British fans of the Tom and Jerry cartoons will be the first in the world to see a new animated short, Mansion Cat, featuring the animated duo, when it is screened as part of a 24-hour Cartoon Network (U.K.) marathon on New Year's day, the British online site Ananova reported today (Friday).

It is reportedly the first new Tom and Jerry short produced since 1967 and will feature an animated cameo appearance by legendary animator Joseph Barbera, who created the cartoon characters in 1940, and who, with partner Bill Hanna, went on to develop many of television's classic cartoon series, including The Flintstones, Yogi Bear, and The Jetsons.

Source: Studio Briefing