TOM & JERRY begins..
The immortal media characters, not only of the 90’s kids but people belonging to all age groups, are Tom & Jerry. Tom is a grey and white domestic shorthair cat. Jerry is a small brown house mouse who always lives in close proximity to him. Tom and Jerry is an animated series of short films that was initiated in 1940. It then became the highest-grossing animated short film series of that time, overtaking LooneyTunes. This honour obviously goes to William Hanna & Joseph Barbara, its creators. Aren’t you astonished to know that Tom & Jerry were not named so in the initial releases ? Then, what were they called ?
The Tom and Jerry were originally called in their debut appearance as Jasper & Jinx, by the animators. The real hero of the Tom & Jerry Saga was a chap John Carr. He is the one who adorned the characters with their permanent names. So, when did they see the outer world ? They were first created for an advertisement where Jerry hides from Tom in the car, and the narrator tells the viewers that their new car is the safest place to hide for. What a vision !
In its original run, Hanna and Barbera produced 114 Tom and Jerry shorts from 1940 to 1957. Tom and Jerry began appearing in comic books in 1942, as one of the features in Our Gang Comics. Beginning in 1965, the Tom and Jerry cartoons began to appear on television in heavily edited form. Not only did it stop with its initial run, but also took many other gigantic forms in the years that followed.. too many Jerry shows, tales and even movies.
Its supporting characters include : Spike – a bulldog, Tyke – a pup, Quacker – a duck, Butch and Meathead – cats, Muscles – Jerry’s cousin mouse, and much more. Tom and Jerry has won seven Academy Awards. It was named one of the greatest television shows of all time by Time magazine in 2000. Tom and Jerry almost never speak in the classic episodes but are voiced in Tom and Jerry Tales, which debuted in 2005. Its hall of fame is not that easy to list.. it just goes ON..
OMG.. BFF! In 1975, Tom and Jerry became friends, proper friends, in a special series which saw them travel the world competing in sports, solving mysteries and enjoying a bantering rapport of the cosiest kind. Luckily, it didn’t last. Else, we could’ve been bored.
The significance of the series is that Good Friends are often compared to Tom and Jerry. This is because small fights and craps keep them apart, but they always come back together to run a long episode. Neither can they live with each other nor without each other !! In many countries around the world, Cartoon Network still airs Tom & Jerry almost everyday ! Lets wish we’ll be able to view them in all of our coming years just like the present.
Tom & Jerry Admirer.. #Anisha