Throughout its run, Tom and Jerry was paired up with other Hanna-Barbera properties to form an hour-long programming block. From its debut it was paired with The Great Grape Ape Show to form The New Tom and Jerry/Grape Ape Show. As part of ABC’s Thanksgiving Funshine Festival, a special episode aired on Thanksgiving afternoon with the rest of the Saturday morning line-up. The following September, the all-new The Mumbly Cartoon Show was added while the other two shows aired reruns, forming The Tom and Jerry/Grape Ape/Mumbly Show. However, that incarnation only lasted until that November as Grape Ape was broken off into his own half-hour of reruns, leaving The Tom and Jerry/Mumbly Show. Despite remaining on the network until the fall of 1977, Tom and Jerry was only produced for one season. Fans—and particularly MGM—weren’t too pleased with what Hanna-Barbera had made and pulled the plug on any future production on the show. Once ABC let go of the show, MGM removed the intro and credits and integrated the segments into their theatrical short package for future syndication. MGM would try their hand at television again in 1980 with Hanna-Barbera rival Filmation, but that’s a story for another time.