Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring
|Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring|
|Directed by||James T. Walker|
|Produced by||Tom Minton|
|Written by||Tim Cahill
Julie McNally Cahill
|Based on||Tom and Jerry
by William Hanna and
|Music by||J. Eric Schmidt|
|Distributed by||Warner Home Video|
Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring is a 2002 animated direct-to-video film starring Tom and Jerry. This was the first made-for-video attempt to recapture the style of Hanna and Barbera's original film shorts. Also, it was the final project and the last Tom and Jerry production to be executive produced by both William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, as Hanna died on March 22, 2001. This is also the first Tom and Jerry production produced by Warner Bros. Animation. A Game Boy Advance game of the movie was also made.
Later, Tom ends up in the basement, and Chip orders him to guard his magic ring while he goes to Calcutta to milk a cow. If Tom does a good job, he'll be rewarded with a big juicy salmon, but if not, he shall be kicked out of the house. After losing Tom, Jerry tries to pull the ring off his head, but it is stuck, to his horror. He attempts to get it removed by going to the jewelry store of a diamond cutter, who is heading for lunch. The mice harass both Nibbles and Jerry and chase Jerry in cars. He turns Freddie and Joey into cheese, but Jerry then zaps Nibbles to turn him giant mouse. This leads to a chase between Nibbles and the cheese mice, who all run out the door.
A young boy named Junior comes and buys Jerry as his pet. Now, Spike and Tyke are added in the chase. They run everywhere and Tom and Jerry escape by riding a bus. Suddenly, the bus stops and it reverses, causing Tom and Jerry to panic. The driver was Droopy, then, they were lost until Junior finds Tom and whistles and was cornered in a dump. Tom hears his master Chip coming and tries to get the ring off, but to no avail. Chip, believing that Tom attempted to steal his ring, chases after him out of the house, where the ring falls off Tom's finger, and as he is pleased to see this, it unfreezes all who chase him to his horror: Butch, the Irish dog, Spike, Tyke, the police cars, Nibbles, Freddie and Joey. Then, Chip gives Jerry the salmon and he turns it into cheese by the ring's power and he winks at the viewers.
- Jeff Glen Bennett as Tom, Droopy (uncredited) and Joey (uncredited)
- Frank Welker as Jerry, Tyke (uncredited) and Jewellery Owner (uncredited)
- Charlie Schlatter as Chip
- Jim Cummings as The Irish Dog (Credited as 'Butch')
- Maile Flanagan as Junior (credited as Boy)
- Jess Harnell as Policeman
- Maurice LaMarche as Spike the Bulldog/Butch (Credited as 'Alley-Cat')
- Tress MacNeille as Margaret/Mom
- Tara Charendoff as Nibbles
- Billy West as Muscles Mouse (here named Freddie)