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Thursday, April 01, 2010

55 News 19: Tom & Jerry’s 70th Anniversary Special – Kungumam Tamil Weekly, Thirukural & Dr Prakash in Limelight

Dear ComiRades,

Very recently when yours truly was surfing through various channels, one particular announcement got the attention and that was from Cartoon Network, India. The Announcement was about the 70th Anniversary of the celebrated duo. Cartoon Network has decided to name April 1st as “Tom & Jerry Day” and hence they were promoting their primary show.

When TCU has posted a News Post on this (News 18), There was a talk on doing a full length, detailed post on this show which was the first ever cartoon show that TCU saw. Circa 1986. Hyderabad. Yours Truly was a much smaller kid than he is now and used to get up early and get dressed properly and visit “Anni Didi”s Home. (Just Now asked the long pending question to my Mother-How come someone with a Name Noorjahan can be called as Anni?). You know for what? The Sunday morning 7.45 TJ Show in the public broadcaster DD-1. As a kid, Yours truly used to love the TJ Show and the love story continues even now. No wonder, in the year 2000, the TIME Magazine named this as one of the Greatest ever television shows ever.

Last year, TCU has posted a memorable post on Sporty-விச்சு கிச்சு. Continuing on the tradition, here is a post on another memorable pair of characters: Tom and Jerry. To start with, here are some more news about the 70th anniversary celebrations of the dynamic duo in the magazines:

Kungumam Tamil Weekly Magazine Dated 22-03-2010 Tom & Jerry Article Page 1 Kungumam Tamil Weekly Magazine Dated 22-03-2010 Tom & Jerry Article Page 2
Kungumam Dated 22-03-2010 Tom & Jerry Article Page 1 Kungumam Dated 22-03-2010 Tom & Jerry Article Page 2

The Hindu also carried a News paper article on the same. After reading all these, Yours truly was wondering how come Deccan Chronicle’s Bijoy Bhai missed out on such an occasion? Usually he is the one who provides us all the much required information on the Comics domain.

The Hindu Daily News Paper – Chennai Edition -  Dated 16032010 – Supplement -  Metro Plus - Page 1 - Tom n Jerry Turn 70
The Hindu Dated 16032010 Metro Page 1 Tom n Jerry Turn 70

Yes, this piece was already posted earlier in TCU. Still we are carrying out this again for 2 reasons. This is a Special post on TJ and Yes, My friend Kanavugalin Kadhalan loves the pose of Jiah khan in the side of this news.

Times Of India Chennai Times Dated 21st Feb 2010 Page 1 Tom n Jerry
Times Of India Chennai Times Dated 21st Feb 2010 Page 1 Tom n Jerry

Most of the best things in the world are customised to the local taste and TJ Show is also no exception for this law. Here is the Indianised version of the TJ Show. In Tinkle, it was called as Mooshik, and in Tamil it was published in Arguably the best children’s magazine of all time – Poonthalir. Here are some sample scans of the same.

சுண்டனின் சாகசம் - பூந்தளிர் Mooshik in Tamil Comics – Ponthalir Monthly Mooshik in the original format-Tinkle Magazine
Mooshik-Pontalir Fillers3 Mooshik-Tinkle

Wouldn’t it be fitting to post a story on how the Cats and Mouse's became sworn enemies? Yes sir, here is a wonderful story from the Vintage Poonthalir Magazine. Kindly click on the Images to enlarge the scans to read it in a bigger size.

Poonthalir– How Cats became Enemies to Mouse? 1

Poonthalir– How Cats became Enemies to Mouse? 2

Poonthalir– How Cats became Enemies to Mouse? 3

Story01 Story02 Story03

Now, We all know enough about the famous creators of Tom and Jerry and hence TCU will not add much of the (Useless) commentary and will lead you to their respective tables:

Photo                                                                            

william hanna JosephBarbera
Name William Hanna Joseph Barbera
Description Animator, director, producer Animator, director, producer
Full Name William Denby Hanna Joseph Ronald Barbera
Nationality American American
Life Time 14th July 1910 – 22nd Mar 2001 (Aged 90) 24th March 1911 – 18th Dec 2006 (Aged 95)
Info Links Wikipedia, Find a Grave, Warner Brothers official Hanna-Barbera website Wikipedia, Find a Grave, Studio HB
Famous For What else? Tom and Jerry (7 Oscars & 8 Emmy Awards)  

Every now and then, we hear good things in life and today is another such occasion. Here is a story on how the technology is used to make the classic couplets more enjoyable to the Gen X. Yes, Thirukural in animated form. Now, that is interesting, isn’t it?

Times Of India - Chennai Edition - Dated 31032010 - Page 4 - Thirukural in Cartoon form
Times Of India Chennai Edition Dated 31032010 Page 4 Thirukural in Cartoon form

If it is Wednesday, is is Graphic gallery in Deccan Chronicle and here is the latest graphic novel updates by Genesia Alves. Most of the picks are really interesting.

Deccan Chronicle Chennai Chronicle 17032010 Graphic Gallery Rise of Comics

Deccan Chronicle Chennai Chronicle Dated 31032010 Graphic Gallery

Deccan Chronicle Chennai Chronicle Dated 17032010 Graphic Gallery Rise of Comics in Silver Screen Deccan Chronicle Chennai Chronicle Dated 31032010 Graphic Gallery

And finally, some more comics news. The most important being that of the Graphic novel anthology which features a story from Dr Prakash who has already penned a Graphic novel in Tamil. TCU will do a special post on Comix India very, very soon with lots of Input from Bijoy himself on Bharath Murthy.

Deccan Chronicle Chennai Chronicle Dated 23032010 Page No 1 Dr Prakash in Comics Anthology Deccan Chronicle Chennai Chronicle Dated 20032010 Vampires in Graphic Novels Deccan Chronicle Chennai Chronicle Dated 25032010 Graphic Gallery World of Manga
Deccan Chronicle Chennai Chronicle Dated 23032010 Page No 1 Dr Prakash in Comics Anthology Deccan Chronicle Chennai Chronicle Dated 20032010 Vampires in Graphic Novels Times Of India Chennai Edition DDated 23032010 Kirsten's own comic Deccan Chronicle Chennai Chronicle Dated 25032010 Graphic Gallery World of Manga

Well, that's all for the time being. As usual, post your comments in the comments section. For those who want to Pen their thoughts in Tamil, Kindly Use the Option Provided in the Widget in the Blog.

Thanks & Regards,

King Viswa.

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