Ready to re-live your childhood again? Warner Bros. has revealed that they are all set to make a brand new live-action movie on the iconic animated pair 'Tom and Jerry'. As per media reports, filmmaker Tim Story is reportedly in talks to direct the upcoming venture. The iconic cartoon characters Tom and Jerry, was created in 1940 by cartoon artists and animators William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. The storyline of the series focuses on the persistent rivalry between cat Tom and mouse Jerry that keeps the audience engaged in laughter.
Tom and Jerry series was set up as shorts that were around 7 to 10 minutes in length and Hanna and Barbera produced around 114 Tom and Jerry shorts for MGM, between 1940 and 1958. The animated duo got their own TV series in 1975 called the 'The Tom and Jerry Show' which was one of the favourite cartoons of the 90's kids. The series eventually gained recognition across the globe and was eventually later several animated films were created based on the same. Since the cat and mouse pair, till date, remains one of the most popular in pop culture consciousness, Reportedly, Warren Bros. will now for the first time produce the series in a live-action format.
If reports are to be believed, the entertainment company is also in talks to produce a movie on the famous American animated franchise 'Scooby-Doo'. The Saturday-morning cartoon series featured four teenagers- Fred Jones, Daphne Blake, Velma Dinkley, and Norville "Shaggy" Rogers and their Great Dane Scooby-Doo, who solved mysteries involving supposedly supernatural creatures. Scooby-Doo, unlike other dogs, was a scared one, however, his funny activities eventually helped the team to resolve the mysteries. The series received huge appreciation from viewers around the world. As per media reports, the makers have roped in 'Harry Potter' filmmaker Chris Columbus as the creative producer. Several movies on the famous cartoon series have already been made, the latest live-action venture 'Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed' was released on March 26, 2004.