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Tom and Jerry (Tom and Jerry: released as a movie on several international markets) are 2021 American live-action / computer-animated slapsticks based on the characters of the same name created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. It’s a comedy movie. Distributed by Warner Animation Group, Warner Brothers Pictures. The film was directed (and produced as an executive) by Tim Story and written by Kevin Costello. Chloe Grace Moretz, Michael Pena, Colin Jost, Rob Delaney, Ken Jeong will appear live-action, and the voices of famous characters will be heard through archive recordings with Frank Welker, Hannah, Mel Blanc, Provided by June Foray. The story of the film continues until Jerry lives in a luxurious hotel, Tom hires him not to ruin an important wedding, and then needs to set aside the difference between the two hostile staff. I will.

Originally intended as a live-action / computer-animated film in 2009, the film declined in development hell and eventually in 2015, fully animated, similar to the original theatrical short film. We are planning to move to the production of the movie. A live-action / animated hybrid inspired by a short film in 2018, filming will begin in 2019.

Tom and Jerry will be featured in theaters in the United States on February 26, 2021, with a one-month simultaneous streaming release on HBO Max. This is Tom and Jerry’s first theatrical release since The Karate Guard in 2005, the second set following Manhattan’s Mouse in 1945, Anchor Away in 1945 and “Anchor Away in 1953.” This is the third hybrid movie featuring characters following “Dangerous When Wet” and was released in the first theater. A movie starring characters since Tom and Jerry in 1992: Movie. The film is also marked as celebrating the 81st anniversary of the famous characters Tom and Jerry in the same month from the 1940 cartoon Puss Gets the Boot.

Cast

Main article: List of Tom and Jerry characters

Live-action cast

  • Chloë Grace Moretz as Kayla, a young hotel employee and a wedding planner who hires Tom to get rid of Jerry before the wedding.
  • Michael Peña as Terrance, the deputy general manager of the hotel and Kayla’s boss.
  • Colin Jost as Ben, the groom of the wedding that the hotel is planning and hosting.
  • Rob Delaney as Mr. DuBros, the wealthy hotel manager.
  • Ken Jeong as Jackie, a chef at the hotel.
  • Pallavi Sharda as Preeta, the bride of the wedding and Ben’s wife-to-be.
  • Jordan Bolger as Cameron, the hotel bartender.
  • Patsy Ferran as TBA

Voice cas

  • William Hanna, Mel Blanc, June Foray (all through archival voice recordings), and Frank Welker as:
    • Tom, an alley cat hired by Kayla to get rid of Jerry.
    • Jerry, a mouse who has taken up residence at the hotel.
  • Nicky Jam as Butch, an unfriendly alley cat.
  • Lil Rel Howery

Production

Development

Following the success of Alvin and the Chipmunks in 2009, plans for a Tom and Jerry live-action film were announced, and Tom and Jerry’s origins were traced back to a Chicago background. The film was produced by Dan Lynn, from a script written by Eric Graving.

On April 6, 2015, the plan shifted from live-action film to full-animated film and will remain “in the same vein as the source material.”

It was announced in October 2018 that Tim would direct a live-action / animated Tom and Jerry film for Story Warner Bros., which will begin filming in 2019. Was interested in managing even before managing. When Tom and Jerry raised the film, the story immediately referred to “his appreciation for the characters and how he likes to deal with this property.”

Casting

In March 2016, it was revealed that Joey Dech and Olivia Cook were at the forefront of Kyler’s lead-action roles, “who stopped Pesky Jerry from ruining an important event for himself with Tom.” Also, Sophia Carson, Eli Fanning, Zendaya, Ariel Winter, Naomi Scott, Meg Donnelly, Hailey Steinfeld, Ira Shahidi, Kelly Mary Tran, Becky G and Isabella Monir were considered for the role. Later that month, it was reported that Peter Dinklage was being considered for Terrence, Kyler’s boss and the anti-human character in the film. In April, Chloe Grace Moretz was in final talks to star in the film. In May 2019, Michael Peacock played Dinklez as the actress. Colin Jost, Ken Jeong, Rob Delaney, Jordan Bowler and Pallavi Sharda were added to the cast in July. Patsy Feranan was released in September 2019 as part of the cast.

In November 2020, Nicki Jam and Lil Reel Hawari revealed that they had starred in the film in a voice role. On December 2, 2020, Jam revealed that he would be the voice of Bach Kat in the film.

Animation

Animation services will be provided by Framestore, who has hired a 3D animator with a passion for 2D animation for the project. The technique used by the animators was to create animation using a stylized 3D / CGI VFX modeling medium to create innovative craftsmanship with wine 2D finishes, animation techniques used to create 2D animations and custom tools such as lighting and rendering resulting in 40 3D / CGI animation retains the look, feel, and spirit of 2D animation in the veins of original classic shorts in the 1950s. Animators used Tom and Jerry shorts as references and inspirations for animation sequences. The animation work was done remotely during the epidemic, with filmmakers conducting creative searches on specific shots and finalizing material through production groups.

Music

On July 22, 2020, it was announced that Tim Story’s recurring collaborator and composer Christopher Lennertz is set to compose the score of the film.

Release

Tom and Jerry will be released in theaters in the United States on February 26, 2021 by Warner Bros. Pictures and HBO Max. It was originally slated for release on April 1621, 2021, but it was pushed to December 23, 2020. The film was later released on March 5, 2021, a week before the COVID-19 epidemic, where it was a reality 3D drama. , Dolby Cinema, and IMX.

Directed byTim Story
Produced byChris De Faria
Written byKevin Costello
Based onTom and Jerry
by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera
StarringChloë Grace Moretz Michael Peña Colin Jost Rob Delaney Ken Jeong
Music byChristopher Lennertz
CinematographyAlan Stewart
Edited byPeter S. Elliot
Production
company
Warner Animation GroupThe Story CompanyTurner Entertainment Co.
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release dateFebruary 26, 2021 (United States)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish