The Tom & Jerry Kids Show is an animated television series, co-produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and Turner Entertainment, starring cat-and-mouse duo Tom and Jerry as children. The show premiered in 1990 and continued airing until 1994. The series is about Tom Cat and Jerry Mouse in their childhood and their friends Droopy and Dripple and Spike and Tyke. It began airing as the first program of the Fox Broadcasting Company's children's block, Fox Kids on September 8, 1990. The series is somewhat similar to the "older" version of the original 1940-58 theatricals, partly akin to being produced by creators William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. In terms of violence level, they are far closer to the classic cartoons than previous television adaptions such as Filmation's The Tom and Jerry Comedy Show although somewhat milder than Hanna and Barbera's original series. Part of it is similar to Pink Panther and Pals and Garfield and Friends. Droopy and Dripple went on to star in their own short-lived spin-off Droopy, Master Detective.