Tom and Jerry: The Movie
- For the 2021 live-action film, see Tom & Jerry (film).
|Tom and Jerry: The Movie|
|Production company:||Film Roman|
|Release date:||July 30, 1992|
David L. Lander
|Executive producer(s):||Roger Mayer|
|Music composed by:||Henry Mancini|
|Screenplay by:||Dennis Marks|
Tom and Jerry: The Movie is a 1992 American animated musical comedy film. This is the first full-length theatrical Tom and Jerry film, inspired by the 162 theatrical shorts distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) from 1940-57. Incidentally, this full-length adventure is something of a tribute to MGM's musicals. The film was written by Dennis Marks, and produced and directed by Phil Roman through his animation company Film Roman. It was distributed by Miramax Films on July 30, 1992.
The big marketing gimmick for the film was that Tom and Jerry were able to talk throughout, even though the duo were already capable of talking in complete sentences in the aforementioned shorts.
After losing their home, Tom and Jerry find themselves having to work together, especially when they come into contact with an orphan girl named Robyn, who they must help escape her unscrupulous guardian, Aunt Figg, so she can locate her missing father.
Puggsy: The name is Puggsy. What's yours?
Tom: I'm Tom.
Jerry: I'm Jerry.
Tom and Jerry: You talked!
Tom: Hey! How come you never spoke before?
Jerry: Well, there was nothing I wanted to say that I thought you'd understand. And there still isn't!
Droopy: Hello, all you happy people.
In order of appearance:
- United States
- Canada (mentioned)
- Montreal (mentioned)
- Saskatoon (mentioned)
- England (mentioned)
- London (mentioned)
- St Paul's Cathedral (mentioned)
- London (mentioned)
- Rome (mentioned)
- The Moon
- Moving van
- Aunt Figg's car
- Robyn's steamboat
- Main article: Tom and Jerry: The Movie (soundtrack)
The Tom and Jerry theme was performed by the National Philharmonic Orchestra of London at Abbey Road Studios in London, England.
- "Friends to the End" - Dana Hill, Richard Kind, Ed Gilbert, and David L. Lander
- "What Do We Care? (The Alley Cat Song)" - Raymond McLeod, Mitchel Moore, and Scott Wojahn
- "(Money is Such) A Beautiful Word" - Charlotte Rae and Tony Jay
- "God's Little Creatures" - Henry Gibson
- "I Miss You" – Robyn's Song - Anndi McAfee
- "I've Done It All" - Rip Taylor and Howard Morris
- "I Miss You" - Stephanie Mills
- "All in How Much We Give" - Stephanie Mills
Dates are in order of release:
- United States: July 30, 1992
Behind the scenes
- Before his home is torn down, Jerry's calendar is marked August.
- Bill & Joe's stakehouse/seafood restaurant is named after Joseph Barbera and William Hanna, respectively, who co-created and co-directed the Tom and Jerry shorts at MGM's animation studio.
- During the alleycats' song, the Film Roman logo is partially visible.
- Phil's is named after Phil Roman.
- Dr. Applecheek mentions Gucci, the fashion wear.
- Although not strongly touched upon, Aunt Figg's connection to Robyn is that she's actually the nanny, as Figg described herself while on the phone with Lickboot.
- According to the back of Corgi's six-pack set, Robyn is nine years old.
- The big hook of the film is that Tom and Jerry can now talk, even though in the theatrical shorts before this full-length film, they displayed their ability to talk, either on their own or to each other, and even sing on numerous occasions, such as in The Lonesome Mouse, The Zoot Cat, The Million Dollar Cat, The Bodyguard, The Mouse Comes to Dinner, Quiet, Please!, Springtime for Thomas, The Milky Waif, Trap Happy, Solid Serenade, Part Time Pal, whispering in A Mouse in the House, Kitty Foiled, whispering in Old Rockin' Chair Tom, Mouse Cleaning, Saturday Evening Puss, The Framed Cat, His Mouse Friday, Cruise Cat, The Missing Mouse, Puppy Tale, whispering in Posse Cat, Tom and Chérie, That's My Mommy, whispering in Timid Tabby, Spanish in Mucho Mouse, Down and Outing, The Cat Above and the Mouse Below, Is There a Doctor in the Mouse?, Snowbody Loves Me, The Cat's Me-Ouch, Duel Personality, and Love Me, Love My Mouse. Jerry also spoke in "The Worry Song" musical number in the MGM film Anchors Aweigh.
- Somehow Tom and Jerry are able to communicate only with Robyn, which she just naturally accepts. This is despite the fact that Ferdinand himself can communicate with Aunt Figg.
Marketing and promotion
- Main article: Tom and Jerry: The Movie/Marketing and promotion
Hoping to make a big cash-in, the film has several licensees in video games, books, and toys.
Tom and Jerry: The Movie bombed at the box office, squashing any attempt at possible sequels.
|Award||Date of ceremony||Category||Recipient||Result|
|Young Artist Award||February 5, 1994||Best Youth Actress in a Voiceover Role - TV or Movie||Anndi McAfee||Winner|
In other languages
- In the United States:
United States trailer:
- Barbera, Joseph (1994). My Life in 'Toons: From Flatbush to Bedrock in Under a Century, pages 236-237. Turner Publishing.
- Arnold, William (August 3, 1993). "Tom and Jerry make their big screen comeback". Caster Star-Tribune via Newspapers. Retrieved April 28, 2020.
- "Fifteen Annual Youth in Film Awards 1992-1993". Young Artist Awards. Retrieved May 8, 2020.