Warner Bros. delivers the hilarious hijinks in the debut trailer for the ultimate game of Cat and Mouse.
I admit it once more. I’m a big kid! I grew up on classic cartoons such as ‘Scooby-Doo‘, ‘Captain Caveman‘ and of course, the Walt Disney shorts and the ultimate in cartoon classics, the Warner Bros. ‘Looney Toons‘. I’ll let you into a little secret. Despite almost hitting my half-century in age, I STILL watch these cartoons to this day. Many nights you can find me watching them on my iPad or my portable DVD player. But the same as the ‘Looney Toons‘ cartoons make it into my regular rotation, there are the other classics that make me roar with laughter in the form of ‘Tom & Jerry‘.
There’s something about the classic pairing that makes me roar and cry with laughter no matter how many times I may have seen them. Back in 1992, there was a ‘Tom & Jerry: The Movie‘ which wasn’t very good and committed the cardinal sin. They had both characters talk. NO! Even if the film had some redeeming features, that one thing ended any interest in it for me. However, Warner Bros. Animation has decided to make a live-action/Animated movie starring the pair in the same style as ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit?‘ and their own ‘Looney Toons: Back In Action‘ and ‘Space Jam‘ and have released a trailer for it. Prepare Yourselves!
Ok, this looks like my kind of film! Having the likes of Chloe Grace Moretz, Ken Jeong and Michael Pena aboard brings a sense of flair to the project but having them interact with our two legendary characters is, once again, sheer genius. I firmly believe this is the right way for the film to go and have to confess, I was laughing the second Tom stepped off the sidewalk to shake Jerry’s hand. You knew it was coming, knew what was going to happen, and when it did, I was crying with laughter.
To me, that is classic ‘Tom & Jerry’ and confirmed that I have to see the film when it opens. The action looks like an old school cartoon with its violence against Tom and is going to entertain families around the world including my own. This may be classic with a modern twist, better animation (I still prefer the original, however), and loads of fun still but to me, keep the human stars. My eyes will be firmly fixed on a cat named Tom and a mouse named Jerry. And I shall have a very wide grin on my face.
Tom & Jerry will bring the animated hijinks to theatres in 2021.
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Source: Warner Bros.