Tom and Jerry

Importance on America

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Summary

Tom and Jerry is an American animated short cartoon series created in 1940 by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. It is a cartoon based on slapstick comedy starring the two main rivals, Tom Cat and Jerry Mouse. William Hanna was born in Melrose, New Mexico while Joseph Barbera was born in New York City. Back then, their producer who was in charge of MGM animation studios pulled Hanna and Barbera off a cartoon they were working on and made them work on a cartoon of a cat and a mouse. Names for them were randomly suggested out of a hat and thus, Tom and Jerry was born.

The political impact

As a cartoon, it did not have much impact on politics. It did however, have some episodes that were considered not politically correct. For example, the black maid, Mammy Two Shoes, is often considered racist because it depicts a poor black woman who has a rodent problem.

The social impact

People think that their children will reenact the scenes from Tom and Jerry. Tom and Jerry fight each with weapons, fire, dangerous animals and other of the sort. Parents think that their children will use weapons and other harmful things such as the things shown in the show on heir siblings or their friends.

The economic impact

Tom and Jerry has not impacted the economy. The Tom and Jerry franchise, however, is huge and has made a lot of money in its time.