Saturday, May 1, 2010

Tom and Jerry Movie

Tom and Jerry Movie in 3DWarner Bros is planning a new Tom and Jerry movie. Instead of an all-CGI movie they're considering a hybrid CGI/live-action movie with the rival characters in CGI evolving in a live-action setting (like Alvin and the Chipmunks). The film is currently listed for a 2010 release at IMDb, but haven't heard of this Tom and Jerry movie since quite a while, so I guess it has been postponed...

"The new Tom and Jerry movie is an origin story that reveals how Tom and Jerry first meet and form their rivalry before getting lost in Chicago and reluctantly working together during an arduous journey home."

A few words from Producer Dan Lin about the upcoming Tom and Jerry movie:

"The way I view it is it’s almost like sibling rivalry. It’s the way my brothers and I fought growing up, Tom and Jerry fight. So, it’s a well-known show internationally as well because historically Tom and Jerry haven’t spoken a whole lot and so it translates well into other languages.
We’re trying to retain some of the original what we call “cartoon violence”. There’s no blood. There’s a lot of laughing involved and you’re amazed at what you can do with music."
Producer Dan Lin

It's not without feeling nostalgic that I remember watching Tom and Jerry on TV when I was a kid:

So I welcome Warner Bros' plan to bring Tom and Jerry on the big screen. And I definitely like their take on Tom and Jerry: I'd love to see how Tom and Jerry first met!

Sign me up for the movie Tom and Jerry!