Warner Bros. Discovery has announced a new Tom and Jerry series that will be set in Singapore, marking the first localized series in the franchise’s history. The series will consist of seven three-minute shorts and will premiere on Cartoon Network in the Asia Pacific region and HBO GO in Southeast Asia, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. The goal of the new series is to bring a modern Singaporean twist while maintaining the classic animation style and music from the 1950s era.
Tom and Jerry is a beloved franchise that first premiered in 1940 and follows the ongoing game of cat and mouse between the mischievous Jerry and the scheming Tom. With over 500 episodes and 15 movies, the franchise has become one of Warner Bros. Discovery’s most iconic properties.
Tom and Jerry New Animated Series 2024
The new series is produced locally in Asia in collaboration with Warner Bros. Animation. It will be rolled out internationally after its premiere in the Asia Pacific region. A pilot for the series is set to be released in August, with more details about the show to come.
Christopher Ho, Head of Kids in Southeast Asia at Warner Bros. Discovery, expressed excitement about the new series, stating that it brings back the iconic music and animation style from the 1950s era but with a modern Singaporean twist. The series aims to humorously showcase Singapore’s distinctive landmarks, backdrops, and atmosphere. Ho believes that working with local talent in Singapore and across Asia will help expand the Tom and Jerry franchise in the region and beyond.
Vishnu Athreya, Senior Vice President of Series at Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios, added that Tom and Jerry are universally loved characters that can resonate with any audience. The new series aims to give Asian fans a version of the beloved characters they can call their own.
The new animated project is being produced by Carlene Tan from Warner Bros. Discovery, with Vivek Bolar as the Lead Director and Aum Animation Studios India handling the animation. Fans can expect an exciting new teaser for the series before the pilot’s release in August.