If there’s a cartoon that doesn’t need to be presented to anyone, it’s Tom and Jerry. Started in 1940, the tale dreamed up by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera is so successful that it comes with interruptions but still fresh parts. Tom & Jerry in New York recently debuted on HBO Maxon, but the cult characters also appeared in a live-action movie version in 2021.
There have been heated debates in the past about how Tom and Jerry could have a bad impact on children because of the physical violence seen in the tale. After all, a cat and a mouse hit each other all the way. Warner Bros. recently announced the arrival of a new video game, MultiVersus, which will be a side-view platformer. The work, which is eerily similar to Super Smash Bros., will be released for PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X / S, and older consoles, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Like lighter success stories like Fortnite and Fall Guys, MultiVersus will be available for free. The game features well-known characters from Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Harley Quinn from the DC universe, Finn and Jake from the story of Adventure Time, Arya Stark from the Battle of the Thrones, Tapsi Hapsi from Crazy Melodies, Shaggy from Scooby-Doo or just Tom and Jerry, who are constantly chasing each other.
Deep-rooted fans may know that Tom was referred to as his master by Jasper when he made his debut in the tales, but only those who would have originally called him Jinx by the makers who take the effort and read after him know about his mouse opponent.
Now the game MultiVersus has revealed some interesting new information, namely the full names of Tom and Jerry.
So it turned out that the cat is called Thomas Jasper Sr. and the mouse is Gerald Jinx. Many have concluded that Tom may also have a child, as it follows from the name “Senior” that he must also be a “Junior”.
Someone at Warner Bros. The Space Jam, starring LeBron James, was also forced to death to bring characters from other films and series into the story. The attempt backfired, as many thought Space Jam: A New Beginning was nothing more than a commercial trying to push HBO Max down people’s throats with pretty violent marketing.
A video game is a different dough. It can work here that well-known characters from different worlds wrestle with each other. There will be no shortage of big synonyms, Maisie Williams will provide the voice of Arya Stark, for example, while Batman will voice Kevin Conroy. In the future, the Player First Games team will add more characters to the lineup. If the leaks can be believed, Gandalf and an old scientist from Rick & Morty will also be coming to MultiVerse in the future.