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. Chip leaves for Calcutta, and Tom guards the ring. Tom spots Jerry, and orders him to give back the ring. Soon, Jerry runs out of the house, and Tom frantically attempts to find him.
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, However the store is closed.
An Irish dog and Droopy from the Tex Avery cartoons are residing in. After seeing how lovely Jerry's ring looks, and including the fact that Jerry wants it removed, the Irish dog attempts to pull it off. Tom comes in, and Jerry runs out, with the Irish dog chasing after him as well. Soon, they end up in an alley, where Butch happens to be taking a nap. He wakes up and tries to grab Jerry for his dinner. Tom successfully grabs Jerry in time, and by flicking the ring on his head, makes random objects fall on a horrified Butch. The Irish dog then comes and was able to get the ring off Jerry's head after Jerry bit Tom's hand and was sent flying to the dog. Tom and Butch then chased the dog and then wound up spinning and rolled toward Jerry,and the ring gets stuck back on his head. When Tom was running away from the dog and Butch, he took a shortcut to lose sight of them until he accidentally slipped on a banana peel, which Jerry's ring then increases the size of, Tom slips on it again and rides on it toward the door of a pet store, which then left Tom unconscious.
Junior comes and buys Jerry as his pet. Junior plays Jerry until the ring produces magic, melting Tom and escaping the cage, he sneaks outside and snatches Jerry from Junior's hand. Junior tells his mother and she tells the police officer and he sends police cars after the cat. Then, Butch and the Irish dog still find for Jerry and finds Tom and they chase him. Meanwhile, Spike and Tyke get out of the building as well, but right when Tom steps on Tyke. 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.
- 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)