Behind The Screen Story Of Tom And Jerry

We all grew up watching the classic animated series Tom and Jerry and we still love to watch the repeated show of this animated comedy again and again. The two irreplaceable characters Tom and Jerry, was one of the finest creations in the field of animation. Initially, it took months to create animation, because the advanced techniques and software weren’t present at that time. In spite of that, this American animated series have ruled the animation field for years. Every film and TV series have some behind the screen story which sometimes remain untold. Just like that, there are some facts which are still known only by a few people about Tom and Jerry. These are:

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Creation and evolution: Tom and Jerry were created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera in 1940. Introduced as a short film this animated series was elaborated after the appreciation it got after its first screening. Since then, this American animated series made history in the field of animation. 1st October, 1992 was the day when these two immortal characters were made into films and least to say that it was appreciated by all around the world.

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Baptism of Tom and Jerry: Did you know the actual names of these two adorable characters? No? It was Jasper (Tom) and Jinx (Jerry) were the names given by the creators. John Carr was the animator who gave our favourite characters the permanent names Tom and Jerry.

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Controversies: Can you believe that this animated comedy ever faced some controversial remarks as well? Yes, you heard me right. It was criticised on the ground of violence, though we never saw any blood spilling on the screen. Due to this, the animators decided to make peace between the two ever fighting characters in 1975, but that didn’t work for long.


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Other facts: In this animated series, it was the sound and different types of music which explained the emotions shared by the two. In fact, they hardly talked to each other throughout the series. It also won 7 Academy Awards.


The techniques of animation have been evolved in the recent years, but we still love these two immortal characters. With the advent of 3D animation and other extraordinary effects, the field of animation is developing day by day and its demand is no more limited to films and TV industry. Now, an animator can work in an advertising company and other industry and earn a good salary too. You can also be a part of this industry and achieve a successive career by opting for animation courses in Kolkata.

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