Warner Bros. Cartoons Top Screenwriter’s Secrets for Nurturing Your Child’s Creativity
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Secret #6: Teach Kids Self-Discipline In Dini’s Tom and Jerry movie, “I got to cast all the other great MGM cartoon characters as the movie's supporting players: Droopy Dog, Spike and Tyke, Red, Screwy Squirrel and Barney Bear playing famous Fairytale characters.” However, “We had so many fun ideas that there was no way to make them all fit. So some of the byplay with Tom and Jerry got cut, as did a lot of business with the Fairyland folks. I had to force myself not to let any of our classic guest stars, run away with the picture.”