|Subject: Celebrating 9 Years of The New Tom & Jerry Information Site (1997-2006)!
Aaron Handy III
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Date Posted: 13:03:56 03/12/06 Sun
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 1997
It was exactly nine years ago today that I, Aaron Handy III, a Commercial Arts/Visual Communications major @ Isaac Delgado Community College and a novice HTML webpage writer, inspired by Randy Simcox's Tom And Jerry Information Page, fueled by childhood memories of afterschool viewings of the 1975 Tom & Jerry TV cartoons from Hanna-Barbera, and having taken out a free account @ GeoCities.com, got comfy inside a computer lab @ Delgado, took fingertips to keyboard, and brought to life what became my first foray into the ever-increasing realm of The Information Superhighway: "AHIII'S Info Page For Hanna-Barbera's The New Tom & Jerry (ABC, 1975-1977)." After some adjustments to the title and the addition of images and sound and video files, it would morph into the webpage we all know today as Aaron's New Tom & Jerry Information Site!
A huge thanks to all of you who have and continue to support the world's first and only known web site devoted solely to the preservation and perpetuation of Hanna-Barbera's 1975-77 series, The New Tom & Jerry Show. To this day, it ranks at the top of my list of my all-time favorite shows from H-B, despite the fact that serious animation fandom/criticism has it that, for many reasons, it's the runt of the litter. The black sheep of the T&J franchise. The bottom of the barrel. And they
continuously liken to it like Trekkies to the third and final season of the original Star Trek. Not that I have anything against the classics, mind you. I enjoy any classic T&J 'toon which doesn't feature Tom and that stripe between his eyes (not his very best feature, IMVHO). But then, in most cases, the classics do tend to be simply overrated.
It managed to weather rough times, too. Within almost a full year alone (October 2001-September 2002), my New Tom & Jerry Info Site had gone through 4 different servers, greatly due to my account being suspended on account of excessive bandwidth! (The servers were forced to slash their data transfer in nearly half
due to the dwindling economy in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.) But, fortunately, it has for the past 3 years been real happy in its new home, @ 50megs.com. And thanks to Internet Archives, we can all have a glance back at how the page evolved in its 4 old servers over the years:
Again, a big thanks to everybody for a magnificent 9 years of The New Tom & Jerry Info Site! Gosh, I can hardly believe it's almost 10, already; where has the time gone?? Let's pray for that release of the entire series on DVD!
Set your dial for a while!
Have a laugh, wear a smile!
It's The Tom & Jerry Show!
You'll begin with a grin
When you first tune us in
On The Tom & Jerry
Introducing that world-famous cat...TOM!
And that magnificent mouse...JERRY!
Lots of zing, lots to sing!
Everything's gonna swing!
So, get ready - here we go!
Big or small, short or tall,
You will all have a ball
On The Tom & Jerry Show!