With the government deliberately pushing a 'defund the police' movement across the US, resulting in an out-of-control crime rate hurting people in major cities including New York, the upcoming animated TV series, "Tom and Jerry in New York", directed by Darrell Van Citters ironically unleashes "mayhem across the big city, inciting hilarious chaos" streaming July 1, 2021 on HBO Max:
"...the iconic cat and mouse duo settle in to their new digs at the 'Royal Gate Hotel', unleashing mayhem across the big city, inciting 'hilarious chaos' uptown, downtown and everywhere their manic escapades take them..."
"Tom and Jerry in New York" is executive produced by Sam Register, President Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) and Cartoon Network Studios (CNS). Renegade's Darrell Van Citters serves as the show's director and produces alongside Renegade's Ashley Postlewaite.
Created in 1940 by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, the characters starred in 161 theatrical short films by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, following the rivalry between 'Tom' the cat and 'Jerry' the mouse, winning seven Academy Awards for 'Best Animated Short Film'.
The cartoons are known for some of the most violent gags ever devised in theatrical animation: Tom may use axes, hammers, firearms, firecrackers, explosives, traps and poison to kill Jerry.
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 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, etc.
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