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One of the most popular animation series in history “Tom and Jerry” is getting a new localized version that is especially made for the Southeast Asian audience.
@ToonHive reveals a fresh look at the beloved ‘Tom and Jerry’ series, now titled ‘Hurry Hurry, Tom, and Jerry,’ set to debut on Cartoon Network Asia & HBO Go this August.
New look at the ‘Tom and Jerry’ Asia-Pacific series.
Previously ‘Hurry Hurry, Tom and Jerry’, the series will premiere on Cartoon Network Asia & HBO Go this August. pic.twitter.com/ItWLKT5imS
— ToonHive (@ToonHive) July 26, 2023
In collaboration with Warner Bros. Animation, a locally produced 7 x 3-minute series of shorts titled ‘The Cat and Mouse duo will take their chases to the streets, buildings, and cityscapes of Singapore. In August, a pilot episode will premiere.
The show will be available on Cartoon Network in the Asia Pacific region and HBO Go, Warner Bros before being released internationally. Discovery’s interim streaming platform in Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong, later this year.
Warner Bros. Discovery’s Calene Tan is the producer of this Project while Vivek Bolar worked as a lead director. Anum Animation Studios India is animating the project which features stories and designs from Singapore-based Robot Playground Media and Chips and Toons studios.
“This series brings back the iconic music and classic animation style from the Hanna-Barbera 1950s era – but with a modern Singaporean twist. With distinctive landmarks, backdrops and atmosphere, the Asian city-state is the ideal location to create a humorous addition to the Tom and Jerry canon. Working with homegrown creative talent in Singapore and across Asia, this project grows the much-loved franchise in the region and beyond,” said Christopher Ho, head of kids, Southeast Asia at Warner Bros. Discovery.
Senior VP of series, Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios, Vishnu Athreya, said: “Tom and Jerry are two of our most universally loved characters, proving that laughs can translate to any audience. The fans in Asia have long embraced these characters and it’s great to finally give them a version to call their own.”
There are also plans to release additional Tom and Jerry-branded consumer products to support the launch of the series, later this year.
Within the Warner Bros. Discovery catalog, “Tom and Jerry” stands out as an iconic franchise, boasting a global social reach of 50 million followers and almost 30 billion minutes watched on the Warner Bros. Kids Youtube Channel, as per the conglomerate reports. In over 83 years, there have been more than 500 episodes and 15 movies produced. The franchise has won seven Academy Awards.
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