tom and jerry movie release date

The people have stormed the gates of Warner Bros., pitchforks in hand, demanding to see the Tom and Jerry movie sooner rather than later. “Give us that murderous cat and the annoying rodent he wants to eat!” cried the teeming masses. “We can wait no longer! We thirst for live-action movies based on nearly 80-year-old cartoons!” To quell the riot, Warner Bros. has moved the Tom and Jerry movie release date from April 2021 to December 2020. We can all sleep easy now.

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tom and jerry movie cast new

The Tom and Jerry movie that’s being made for absolutely no one still living on this planet has found two new cast members. Ken Jeong and Rob Delaney are the latest names to come aboard, although they’re not playing Tom and Jerry – which is a shame. Jordan Bolger and Pallavi Sharda have also joined the cast of the film, which will bring the nearly 80-year-old cartoon characters to life because some producer in Hollywood thought that would be a good idea.

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tom and jerry movie cast

They’re still making that live-action-animation-hybrid Tom and Jerry movie, and the film’s villain has been found. Michael Peña, aka “the best thing about the Ant-Man movies”, has joined the Tom and Jerry movie cast in the role of hotel manager who has it in for the famous cartoon cat and mouse duo. Traditionally, Tom and Jerry are each other’s greatest foe, but I guess they’ll put their differences aside to battle Michael Peña.

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Tom and Jerry movie CGM

Ten years ago, we wrote about how Warner Bros. wanted to make a new Tom and Jerry movie about the animated cat and mouse characters who are always at odds with each other. The film has been stuck in development hell for close to a decade, but since WB wants to put a renewed focus on animation, a new version is officially in the works.

Now the upcoming live-action/animation hybrid has cast its human lead: Chloë Grace Moretz, star of recent arthouse efforts like Greta, Suspiria, and The Miseducation of Cameron Post. Learn about the film’s plot below.
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Sesame Street movie release date

Get out your 2021 calendar and get ready to block off some family time. Warner Bros. has locked down release dates for both their untitled Sesame Street movie, and the animation/live-action hybrid Tom and Jerry movie. Anne Hathaway is set to star in the Sesame Street movie, which is a musical, while Tim Story will direct Tom and JerryRead More »

Tom and Jerry movie

Warner Bros. is going cartoon crazy as they set up a slew of animation-inspired movies. New Tom and JerryScooby-DooFlintstones movies and more are currently in the works. The plan is for Warners to embrace their classic characters, with hopes of crafting animated features and live-action hybrids. Tim Story, director of Fantastic Four, is handling Tom and Jerry, while Harry Potter helmer Chris Columbus is producing Scooby-Doo.

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tom and jerry willy wonka

This week in completely unnecessary ideas that you didn’t think were even possible, there’s a straight-to-DVD movie inserting Tom and Jerry into a shot-for-shot animated version of the 1971 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Let that sink in. Because no matter how you try to convince yourself that it’s some bad trip, it’s real.

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We last reported nearly a year ago that Warner Brothers was aiming to develop a live-action film version of Tom and Jerry, with the titular cat and mouse being CG. Needless to say, it seemed like a bad idea. Just recently our pal Frosty got a chance to speak with the film’s producer, Dan Lin (Sherlock Holmes, Terminator Salvation), and they also chatted about Lin’s upcoming CG adaptation of the fantasy epic comic Bone. We learn what drove him to work on those projects, and also find out quite a bit on Bone — which has the potential to be all sorts of awesome if done right.

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In this episode of the /Filmcast, Dave Chen, Devindra Hardawar, and Adam Quigley discuss their thoughts on this year’s deeply unsatisfying Oscar nominations, reflect on the intellectual bankruptcy of a Tom and Jerry movie, and vehemently debate the merits of Alan Ball’s Towelhead. We’re joined by special guest and /Filmcast favorite, actor Stephen Tobolowsky promoting the new Blu-Ray release of Groundhog Day.

Join us next week on Monday 9 PM EST / 6 PM PST as we review Taken with Liam Neeson. As always, feel free to e-mail us at slashfilmcast[AT]gmail.com or call us at (781) 583-1993.

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Warner Brothers Developing a New Tom and Jerry Movie

Despite the critical drubbings that they took, films like Garfield and Alvin and the Chipmunks, which took classic childhood cartoon characters and inserted CGI versions of them into the real world, still made big bank. Desperately wanting to make too much of a good thing, Warner Brothers is now developing a Tom and Jerry film, which, unlike the disastrous 1992 Tom and Jerry film, will have a CGI version of the cat and mouse doing battle in live-action settings. According to Variety, the movie will be “an origin story that reveals how Tom and Jerry first meet and form their rivalry before getting lost in Chicago and reluctantly working together during an arduous journey home.”

I’m not terribly excited about this idea for a couple of reasons. First of all, do we really need to know the origin of Tom and Jerry’s rivalry? Isn’t it kind of obvious why they would be at odds with each other from the beginning? Secondly, the Homeward Bound-esque element of the plot sounds like it might get in the way of the over-the-top violence that was a hallmark of the original series, which would be a disappointment. These are, after all, the characters whose feud inspired their ultra-violent counterparts, Itchy and Scratchy, on The Simpsons. And finally, do we really need more contemporary actors putting words/voices into the mouths of CGI version of beloved childhood characters (assuming that that’s the way they go with this film)?  I vote no, but the American public keeps voting yes with their wallets, so I suppose these films will keep on coming.

Discuss: Is a Tom and Jerry movie a good idea?