The new edition of the series, launched in 2014, is directed by Darrell van Citters (also known for directing the latest version of The Looney Tunes). It is based on the 1940 Tom and Jerry animated cartoon series created by animation pioneers and legends, William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. The characters are simultaneously timeless and timely, as their modern attributes and sense of irreverence are a perfect fit for today’s audiences around the globe. Our beloved frenemies, who love to hate each other, are joined by Spike, Tyke, Tuffy, Butch and other friends in new adventures around the house, and beyond!
Tom and Jerry remains one of the best performing shows on Boomerang Africa and is one of the most significant contributors to the channel’s ratings in the past year. This timeless classic, loved by children and adults across Africa, was once again voted one of the ‘Coolest Cartoon Shows’ by South African youth in the Sunday Times Gen Next Awards, now six years in a row.
To celebrate the release of The Tom & Jerry Movie, a hybrid live action and animated film coming to cinemas in South Africa on 5th March, Boomerang Africa will launch all-new episodes of the current spin-off series on Monday, 8 March, with tune-in Mondays to Fridays @ 08:05 CAT. The new episodes will feature the legendary pair continuing their never-ending chase on a camping trip to canyon country where they get more than they bargained for; then the frenemies end up revelling in Spike’s owner, Rick’s, sleepwalking escapades to the local fast food joint; and Jerry pretends to be a ghost terrorising Tom … until he gets a fright of his own!
In addition, fans will be able to celebrate the public holiday on Monday, 22 March with two Tom and Jerry movies starting 08:05 CAT. Tom and Jerry: The Fast and The Furry follows the duo as they agree (for once!) to enter a race around the world where the winner gets a fancy new house – after wrecking their own home during a chase. The two then accidentally blast off to outer space in Tom and Jerry: Blast off to Mars.
Don’t miss out, join the Boomerang Africa family on weekdays to get your share of the play and laughter from Monday, 8 March on DStv channel 302, at 08:05 CAT.
Watch. Play. Laugh!
Notes to editors:
The Tom and Jerry Show new episodes premiere: Monday, 8 March @ 08:05 CAT
Tune in: Mondays to Fridays @ 08:05 CAT
Boomerang Africa movie stunt tune in: Monday, 22 March @08:05 CAT
Tom and Jerry The Movie
One of the most beloved rivalries in history is re-ignited when Jerry moves into New York City’s finest hotel on the eve of “the wedding of the century,” forcing the event’s desperate planner to hire Tom to get rid of him. The ensuing cat and mouse battle threatens to destroy her career, the wedding and possibly the hotel itself. But soon, an even bigger problem arises: a diabolically ambitious staffer conspiring against all three of them. An eye-popping blend of classic animation and live action, Tom and Jerry’s new big-screen adventure stakes new ground for the iconic characters and forces them to do the unthinkable…work together to save the day. The movie, a Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Animation Group presentation, is directed by Tim Story and will feature Chloe Grace Moretz, Michael Pena, Rob Delaney and Colin Jost.
Launch dates in theatres:
East Africa: Friday, 19 February
Nigeria: Friday, 26 February
South Africa: Friday, 5 March
Watch the Tom and Jerry Movie trailer here