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Black Cat Detective (traditional Chinese: 黑貓警長; simplified Chinese: 黑猫警长; pinyin: Hēimāo Jǐngzhǎng) is a Chinese animation television series produced by the Shanghai Animation Film Studio. It is sometimes known as Mr. Black. The main character, Black Cat Detective, was created by Zhu Zhixiang (诸志祥).[1]

Black Cat Detective
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Country of originChina
Release
Original networkCCTV
Original release1984 –
1987

BackgroundEdit

The series was originally aired from 1984 to 1987. In June 2006, a rebroadcasting of the original series was announced.[2] Critics bemoan the series' violence, and lack of suitability for children's education. Proponents of the show claim that it is merely for entertainment.[3] The show's violence far outweighs that of Tom and Jerry, in that there is frequent use of guns, and blood and gore.

An animated movie based on the series, Mr. Black: Green Star, was released for Chinese theaters in 2015.

StoryEdit

The story takes place in a forest, where the Black Cat Detective wanders around on his motorcycle stopping villains. Cases range from clashing with mice and other characters.[4]

1984 SeriesEdit

The first version of Black Cat Detective was created in 1984 produced by the Shanghai Animation Film Studio. It was directed by Dai Tielang, who also created the designs for the main character, Black Cat Detective. The series consists of five episodes, each of which are 20 minutes in length.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "'Black Cat Detective' creator dies at 74". China.org.cn. 11 September 2015. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  2. ^ China's movie Database. "China's Movie Database Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine." Revitalizing old cartoons. Retrieved on 2007-01-04.
  3. ^ China's movie Database. "China's Movie Database Archived September 30, 2007, at the Wayback Machine." Entertainment News about Black Cat Detective. Retrieved on 2007-01-04.
  4. ^ "Youtube video of 1st episode". Revitalizing old cartoons. Retrieved on 2007-01-04.

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