Created as early as the 1940s by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, the cat and mouse duo Tom & Jerry have since won over the hearts of millions. Still going to this day, the animation series took the world by storm and is truly an unforgettable part of the childhoods of many generations. Highly influential and extremely memorable, the series are often remembered for their iconic cat and mouse fights, but did you know that the duo once won an Oscar? We guessed so! To give you a sense of nostalgia, here are 10 little known facts about the Tom & Jerry cartoons.

Tom & Jerry and Their Creators

We’ve already mentioned that Tom & Jerry was made by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, but did you known that you pretty much owe your childhood to these guys? That’s right! They’ve not only created the infamous animation series, but also formed the studio that gave us Yogi Bear, Top Cat, Scooby-Doo, The Smurfs, The Flintstones and many, many others!

Tom & Jerry and The Spike & Tyke Spin-Off

Did you know that Tom & Jerry had their own spin-off series? Made in the 1950s, the Spike & Tyke cartoons featured the adventures of the well-known bulldog and his son. However, it ran for only two episodes, because the studio closed.

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