Tom and Jerry is an American animated media franchise and series of comedy short films created in 1940 by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. The series centers on a rivalry between its two title characters, Tom, a cat, and Jerry, a mouse, and many recurring characters, based around slapstick comedy.
The franchise consists of theatrical short films, television shows, and direct-to-video films. Tom and Jerry have been recognized as one of the most famous and longest-lived rivalries in American cinema.
The original series is notable for having won the Academy Award for Best Short Subject (Cartoons) seven times, tying it with Walt Disney’s Silly Symphonies as the most-awarded theatrical animated series.
Tom and Jerry have been broadcast in over 160 countries and have been translated into more than 35 languages. The series has been released in various media, including television, DVD, and video games.
The series has been popular in India for many years, and has been broadcast on various Indian television channels. It has been dubbed into several Indian languages, including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam.
Tom and Jerry has been adapted into various feature films, including a live-action/animated hybrid film released in 2021. The film was a major success in India, grossing over ₹1.3 billion (US$18 million) at the box office.
The series has also been adapted into various video games, such as Tom and Jerry: War of the Whiskers and Tom and Jerry in Fists of Furry. The games have been released for various platforms, including the Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, and Xbox.
Tom and Jerry has also been adapted into various comic books, including Tom and Jerry Comics, which was published by Dell Comics from 1940 to 1962. The comic book series was later revived by Marvel Comics in the 1970s and 1980s.
Tom and Jerry has been a major success in India, and has been a source of entertainment for generations of Indians. The series has been adapted into various media, including films, video games, and comic books, and has been dubbed into several Indian languages. Tom and Jerry is a timeless classic that continues to be enjoyed by people of all ages in India.
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