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Feb 14 / stcuser4

Tom and Jerry outside the United States

Tom and Jerry is one of the best cartoon shows in the world. When shown on terrestrial television in the U.K Tom and Jerry cartoons were not cut for violence and Mammy was retained. The BBC broadcasts it when disruption to the schedules along with their regular slots. The BBC would invariably turn to Tom and Jerry to fill any gaps, confident that it would retain much of an audience that might otherwise channel hop. This proved particularly helpful in 1993, when Noel’s House Party had to be cancelled due to an IRA bomb scare at BBC Television Centre Tom and Jerry was shown instead, bridging the gap until the next program. Because of lack of dialog, Tom and Jerry was easily translated into various foreign languages. Tom and Jerry began broadcast in Japan in 1964. In 2005 a nationwide survey taken in Japan by TV Asahi, sampling age groups from teenagers to adults in their sixties, ranked Tom and Jerry 85% in a list of the top 100 animation films of all time. Tom and Jerry is also well-known in India, China, Indonesia, Iran, Thailand, Mongolia, Middle East and South Korea. And Tom and Jerry have long been popular in Germany. However, the cartoons are overdubbed with rhyming German language verse that describes what is happening onscreen and provides additional funny content. The different episodes are usually embedded in the episode Jerry’s Diary (1949), in which Tom reads about past adventures. In South East Asia, India, Pakistan, Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, and other Latin American countries Cartoon Network still airs Tom and Jerry cartoons everyday. In Russia, local channels also air the show in its daytime programming slot. Tom and Jerry was one of the few cartoons of western origin broadcast in Czechoslovakia (1988) before the fall of Communism in 1989.


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