Warner Bros. Pictures has dropped the first trailer for “Tom and Jerry,” the self-titled feature based on the acclaimed vintage cartoon serials.
In the film, the animated cat and mouse find themselves in live-action surroundings. Frank Welker voices the titular pair while Chloe Grace Moretz, Michael Pena, Colin Jost, Ken Jeong, Rob Delaney and Pallavi Sharda lead the human cast. The trailer shows the hi-jinks Tom and Jerry get themselves into at a fancy New York City hotel on the eve of ‘the wedding of the century’ being held there. The new film marks their first time on the big screen in nearly thirty years.
Tom & Jerry is an upcoming American live-action/animated comedy film based on the characters of the same name created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. The film is directed by Tim Story and written by Kevin Costello. It stars the famous cat and mouse duo of the film, Tom and Jerry, both of whom will be voiced by Hanna, the pair’s long-time voice actor, as well as three other voice actors of theirs, Mel Blanc, June Foray and Frank Welker, via archival recordings. Welker returns and reprises as a vocal effects artist for Tom Cat and Jerry Mouse, from the 1990s TV series Tom and Jerry Kids Show and the 2002 film Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring. It will also star Chloë Grace Moretz, Michael Peña, Rob Delaney, Colin Jost, and Ken Jeong.
Originally intended as a live-action/computer-animated film in 2009, the film languished in development hell, with plans going to an all-animated film promising to capture the same veins as the classic cartoons from the 1940s and 1950s in 2015. In 2018, the film was confirmed to keep these veins while officially being a live-action/animated film, which would be released in the United States on March 5, 2021, by Warner Bros. Pictures.
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