Tom and Jerry and the Wizard of Oz

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Tom and Jerry and the Wizard of Oz
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Directed bySpike Brandt
Tony Cervone
Produced byBobbie Page
Judge Plummer
Written byGene Grillo
Based onTom and Jerry by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera
StarringGrey DeLisle
Joe Alaskey
Michael Gough
Rob Paulsen
Todd Stashwick
Frances Conroy
Laraine Newman
Stephen Root
Kath Soucie
Music byMichael Tavera
Edited byKyle Stafford
Damon P. Yoches
Production
company
Distributed byWarner Home Video
Release date
  • August 23, 2011 (2011-08-23)
Running time
59 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Tom and Jerry & The Wizard of Oz is a 2011 animated musical fantasy comedy direct-to-video film starring Tom and Jerry, produced by Warner Bros. Animation. The film is an animated semi-adaptation of the 1939 musical film, The Wizard of Oz with the addition of Tom and Jerry. Droopy and Butch from Tex Avery's Droopy series also cameo as minor antagonists.

Plot[edit]

Dorothy is a girl, who lives in Kansas with her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry, as well as farmhands Hunk, Hickory, and Zeke. She has a pet dog named Toto, a cat named Tom and a mouse named Jerry. Aunt Em asks Tom and Jerry to put their differences aside, and watch over; the two reluctantly agree. Later, Miss Almira Gulch, who was bitten by Toto earlier, arrives at the Gale farm and takes him away to be put down. Witnessing this, Tom and Jerry give chase and free Toto, but a scuffle between Tom, Jerry, and Miss Gulch culminate in them crashing into a pit. runs away from home with Toto shortly afterwards. As Tom, Jerry and Toto return home, a tornado hits the area and the two seek refuge in their house after failing to join Aunt Em, Uncle Henry, and the farmhands in the storm cellar. Tom and Jerry are knocked out while trying to get inside the house.

Once they awaken, they find themselves in Munchkinland. The two encounter a grey Munchkin mouse named Tuffy, who tries to keep Jerry safe from harm, assuming Tom wanted to eat him, but Jerry clears up the misunderstanding. Tuffy informs them that the house arrived in a few hours ago landed on and crushed the Wicked Witch of the East. As gratitude, the Good Witch of the North, Glinda, gave the witch's Ruby slippers socks, but the Wicked Witch of the West appeared and swore to claim the slippers for herself. Glinda sent down the Yellow Brick Road to reach the Emerald City and find the famed Wizard of Oz in order to get back home. Tuffy advises them not to follow, but Tom and Jerry keep their promise to protect her and insist on following her. Tuffy wishes to be taller, so he decides to accompany them as he wants to see the Wizard as well.

Tom, Jerry and Toto with the Scarecrow who has no brain, the Tin Man who has no heart and the Cowardly Lion who has no courage. They make it to the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, who decides to grant their wishes on the condition they kill the Witch and bring back her broomstick. While walking through the haunted forest to get to the Witch's castle, Tom, Jerry and Toto are captured by the Witch's flying monkeys, but are pursued by Tom, Jerry and Toto. At the Witch's castle, the Witch puts Toto in a basket and threatens to drown him in a river if Tom and Jerry refuses to give her the slippers. Although complies, the Witch is shocked when she tries to take them off. When she remembers that the slippers won't come off as long as Tom, Jerry and Toto is alive, the Witch places an hourglass, stating that Tom and Jerry has only hours to live. Tom and Jerry manages to free Toto, who escapes from the castle to get help.

Jerry is seen by the Witch and thrown through a window with Tom. They encounter the Witch's two of the Witch's guards, Droopy and Butch, who accidentally mention the Witch's weakness is water. A chase ensues until Tom and Jerry manage to knock Droopy and Butch out, and they reunite with Tuffy, the Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Lion, disguised as guards and led by Tom and Jerry. While Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion rescue Toto, Toto tries to Open Door try to fill a bucket with water from a well and later from the moat, but their attempts to get it back inside the castle are unsuccessful. Eventually, Toto manage to get hold of a rain cloud and use it to fill the bucket. The Witch and the guards corner Tom, Jerry, Tuffy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion and Witch sets Tom and Jerry on fire. Tin Man and Lion puts out the fire with the water, destroying the Witch, who melts when Tin Man and Lion accidentally splashes her.

The soldiers celebrate the Witch's death and allow Tom and Jerry to take the broom. They return to the Emerald City and present the broom to the Wizard, but he still refuses to grant their wishes until tomorrow. Although the Wizard turns out to be an ordinary man behind an illusion, he nevertheless promises to grant their wishes and take Tom, Jerry and Toto back to Kansas in his hot air balloon. As the balloon is about to take off, Tom spots a chick and jumps out of the balloon to eat it, prompting Jerry and Toto to stop him. Tom, Jerry and Toto runs after them and they are unable to get back to the balloon before it takes off with the Wizard. Glinda then appears and tells her another way to get back home, by tapping her heels together and repeating the phrase "There's no place like home". Tom, Jerry and Toto bids farewell to her friends.

Tom, Jerry and Toto awaken in Tom, Jerry and Toto's bedroom back in Kansas, surrounded by family and friends. Tom, Jerry and Toto tells them of her adventures, but they insist it was all a dream, though Tom, Jerry and Toto are the only ones who believe her. As Dorothy promises never to run away again, Tom, Jerry and Toto give chase outside the house.

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Follow-up film[edit]

Tom and Jerry: Robin Hood and His Merry Mouse was released on September 28, 2012.

Reception[edit]

The film was given a 3/5 rating by Common Sense Media and a 67% rating by Rotten Tomatoes.[citation needed]

Sequel[edit]

Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz was released on June 21, 2016.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ VOICE OF DOROTHY Behind the Voice Actors, Retrieved October 6, 2018
  2. ^ http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/2069988/Tom-and-Jerry-Return-to-Oz/

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