A VIOLENT GAME OF CAT AND MOUSE


The trailer for the new “Tom and Jerry” movie is sweet and endearing. That's despite the insane level of violence that Tom and Jerry have always perpetrated, and still do.

Never any blood or broken bones, though. Tom and Jerry each show a commendable level of resilience.

But, to quote Wikipedia, “The cartoons are known for some of the most violent cartoon gags ever devised in theatrical animation. Tom may use axes, hammers, firearms, firecrackers, explosives, traps and poison to kill Jerry. On the other hand, Jerry's methods of retaliation are far more violent, with frequent success, including slicing Tom in half, decapitating him, shutting his head or fingers in a window or a door, stuffing Tom's tail in a waffle iron or a mangle, kicking him into a refrigerator, getting him electrocuted, pounding him with a mace, club or mallet, letting a tree or electric pole drive him into the ground, sticking matches into his feet and lighting them, tying him to a firework and setting it off, and so on.While ‘Tom and Jerry’ has often been criticized as excessively violent, there is no blood or gore in any scene.”

At the end of day, Tom and Jerry are friends. But friends often fight. Battle, even.

Witness the carnage below. The first video is the aforementioned trailer for the “Tom and Jerry” movie currently in theaters. The second is a collection of violent acts from throughout the storied history of “Tom and Jerry.”

Somehow, they’re still standing. What would they do without each other?


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