M*A*S*H the film was highly successful after being released in 1970 winning many awards in 1971 including an Oscar for “best writing, screenplay based on material from another medium”. The film is based on staff battling in the Korean war surrounded with drama but using comedy to get through the horror of the war.
With a budget of around $3.5 million the film generated a great success and made a profit of over $80 million through the box office. After creating such a success it was only 3 years later that a TV series was released which ran successfully for 11 years.
It was M*A*S*H the film that inspired the creation of a spin-off TV series which created just as much success whilst following the footsteps of the film.

TV Series

After the great success of M*A*S*H the film, the spin-off TV series aired for 11 years, each year with a new series consisting of between 16-25 episodes. With a team of cast members that go into the hundreds, M*A*S*H was a popular primetime TV series that was loved by many families.
The main story-line of the TV series follows a theme of comedy, a army surgical hospital is stuck in the middle of the Korean war and therefore the staff are required to make their own fun which often comes naturally with situations that they are in but are also familiar with revenge and practical jokes on the nurses and doctors working in the same facility.
Also following in the footsteps of the original film, the TV series won a huge amount of awards after great success from the actors and the writers. Click here to see some of their many accomplishments.