Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring

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Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring
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Production company: Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Family Entertainment
Distributor: Warner Home Video
Release date: March 12, 2002
Run time: 59:45
Starring: Jeff Glen Bennett
Frank Welker
Charlie Schlatter
Jim Cummings
Maurice LaMarche
Billy West
Tara Strong
Executive producer(s): Jean MacCurdy
William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Producer(s): Tom Minton
Music composed by: J. Eric Schmidt
Screenplay by: Tim Cahill and Julie McNally
Director(s): James Tim Walker
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Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring is an American animated supernatural slapstick direct-to-video film based on the Tom and Jerry theatrical shorts directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera at MGM. It was released by Warner Home Video through the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment label on March 12, 2002. It was written by husband-wife team, Tim Cahill and Julie McNally, and directed by James Tim Walker. While there had already been a one-time animated theatrical film, this is the first film to be made specifically for the home video market.

When Jerry gets a magic ring stuck on his head belonging to Tom's wizard owner, the cat must chase the mouse through the city to get it back. Along the way, the ring makes Jerry highly sought after.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes

Freddie: Toy cars oughta have airbags.

Characters

Legend
Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Jerry Mouse Frank Welker
Tom Cat Jeff Glen Bennett
Chip Charlie Schlatter
Jewelry store owner Frank Welker
Butch the dog Jim Cummings
Droopy Jeff Glen Bennett
Butch the cat Maurice LaMarche
Margaret Tress MacNeille
Spike Maurice LaMarche
Tyke Frank Welker
Nibbles Tara Strong
Freddie Billy West
Joey Jeff Glen Bennett
Mom Tress MacNeille
Junior Maile Flanagan
Policeman Jess Harnell


Locations

Objects

  • Magic ring
  • Ring remover

Vehicles

  • Buses
  • Plane
  • Cruise ship
  • Space shuttle
  • Police cars

Production

Development

It was made in 2001, but not released in the United States until 2002. It was copyrighted to Turner Entertainment Co., although this is only in name.

Filming

Music

The music was composed by J. Eric Schmidt.

Release

Dates are in order of release:

  • United Kingdom & Ireland: November 12, 2001 on VHS
  • United States: March 12, 2002 on VHS and DVD

Behind the scenes

  • Butch refers to Lassie the dog.
  • Butch the cat isn't named on-screen and is credited as "Alley cat," perhaps because of Butch the dog having the same name.
  • Muscles is now called Freddie.
  • Nibbles has been also called Tuffy before and after this.

Errors

Marketing and promotion

To coincide with the movie, there was also a video game released on the Game Boy Advance.

Critical reception

In other languages

Language Name Meaning

Home availability

  • In the United Kingdom:
  • In the United States:
    • March 12, 2002: Warner Home Video releases Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring on VHS.
    • March 12, 2002: Warner Home Video releases Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring on DVD.

Trailers

VHS/DVD trailer:

Digital purchase version:

References