Tom & Jerry Battle Over Durians In New Animated Series Set In Asia

This new version is set to take the iconic duo's rivalry to Singapore.

Cover image via Cartoon Network Asia (YouTube)

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What was (and still is) an animated classic, Warner Bros Discovery recently announced that beloved frenemy duo, Tom and Jerry, will be featured in a new series set in Asia

In a press release published on the Warner Bros Discovery website, the new series is said to feature the beloved cat and mouse as they take their rivalry to Singapore.

Produced locally in Asia together with Warner Bros Animation, the series will comprise of seven shorts which are three minutes long, and will premiere on Cartoon Network in Asia Pacific, and HBO GO in Southeast Asia, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.

Christopher Ho, the Head of Kids in Southeast Asia at Warner Bros Discovery, stated that the series brings back iconic music and classic animation style from the Hanna-Barbera 1950s era, but with a modern Singaporean twist.

"Tom and Jerry are two of our most universally loved characters, proving that laughs can translate to any audience. The fans in Asia have long embraced these characters and it's great to finally give them a version to call their own," added Vishnu Athreya, Senior Vice President of Series at Warner Bros Animation and Cartoon Network Studios.

Check out the teaser for the series below:

In a global sneak peek of the series' upcoming premiere, Cartoon Network Asia revealed that they would be featuring a very popular fruit adored by Malaysians

During the episode, Tom and Jerry discover the king of fruits, none other than the durian. Titled What's That Smell?, the short dives into how one cat's delicacy may be another mouse's poison. 

Caught in what can only be described as a thorny issue, the aroma of durian becomes the cause of their charming feud. The real question is, will they reconcile their differences over this polarising issue? You'll have to watch to find out!

Screen grabs from the 'What's That Smell?' episode.

Image via Cartoon Network (Provided to SAYS)

The full series will be coming later this year on Cartoon Network in Asia Pacific and HBO GO in Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Watch the full episode of What's That Smell? on Cartoon Network Asia's YouTube channel below:

Will you be tuning in for this localised version of Tom and Jerry? Let us know!

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