With the dubbed commentary adaptations, Cartoon Network hopes to add a layer of immersive storytelling to The Tom and Jerry Show.
Cartoon Network’s long-running, classic chase comedy, ‘The Tom and Jerry Show’, is now available in India with ‘Badle tevar aur flavour’! For the first time ever, the iconic show has been dubbed with Hindi, Tamil and Telugu commentary, bringing the duo’s legendary tales to Indian kids in a more relatable way. Adding another layer of immersive storytelling, Cartoon Network is airing this brand-new adaptation daily at 1.30 pm and 6 pm.
The quirky commentary version of the most-loved slapstick comedy ‘The Tom and Jerry Show’ stems from Cartoon Network’s approach to creating kids’ entertainment content that is fun, diverse, inclusive and relatable for all its fans. Cartoon Network and POGO have taken this approach for shows like ‘Grizzy and the Lemmings’, rib-tickling international silent-comedy animation.
Speaking on the launch, Abhishek Dutta, South Asia Network Head for Cartoon Network and POGO said, “We have been betting big in recent years on ‘glocal’ content that is relevant and relatable. The addition of commentary to enhance a slapstick silent comedy is a delicate task, one that we have successfully accomplished in the past. In our experience, this works brilliantly in India and the larger South Asian market. It was only a matter of time that we broke new frontiers with a ‘glocalized’ rendition of international fan-favourite, ‘The Tom and Jerry Show’, that is an inseparable part of Cartoon Network’s legacy. We are confident that our younger, newer audiences will definitely love the cat and mouse duo more than ever before, in the all-new Hindi, Tamil and Telugu commentary versions.”
A quintessential slapstick animation comedy, The Tom and Jerry Show follows the misadventures of Tom, a house cat, in his never-ending quest to nab a feisty and notoriously clever mouse, Jerry. The iconic rivalry between the titular characters and their unrelenting capers have garnered a global audience base.