Tom and Jerry and the Wizard of Oz

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Tom and Jerry and the Wizard of Oz
Genre: Animated Film
Photography: Color
Running Time: 61 Minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: Aug 23, 2011
Directed by: Spike Brandt

Tony Cervone

Written by: Gene Grillo
Distributed by: Warner Home Video
Starring: William Hanna

Joe Alaskey

Michael Gough

Previous film: N/A
Next film: N/A

Tom and Jerry and 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 MGM's 1939 classic musical film, The Wizard of Oz with the addition of Tom and Jerry being characters in the plot and as seen through their point of view. Droopy and Butch from Tex Avery's Droopy series also cameo as minor antagonists.

Why It Sucks

  1. Like the later Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, the character animation is very laughable and cheap.
  2. It copies everything from the 1939 film with little originality or clever spin. For instance, Tuffy the Mouse steals the Cowardly Lion's song and lines.
  3. Poor attempts at humor.
  4. The Wicked Witch is no longer legitimately terrifying like she was in the original movie, and instead becomes an incredibly lame Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers-style villain.
  5. The Wicked Witch's guards are afraid of curtains.
  6. The classical songs are completely butchered.
  7. Droopy spoils a major plot point of the original movie as he warns the group not to spill water on the Witch.
  8. Tuffy the Mouse, who is supposed to be a secondary or supporting character, is forcefully a main character rather than Tom and Jerry.
  9. The cover claims that it's an 'original movie' when it's a recreation of a pre-existing film with Tom and Jerry squeezed in.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Some of the classic songs from the original aren't butchered like "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and "The Merry Old Land of OZ".
  2. The story stays loyal to the original plot.
  3. The voice acting is alright.
  4. Unlike Tom and Jerry: The Movie, Tom and Jerry thankfully don't talk nor sing.
  5. Droopy as a Winkie captain. Just picture that and it's just funny!
  6. Despite copying everything from the original 1939 live-action musical movie, it was produced by the same studio that owns the rights to the 1939 movie.
  7. Decent follow-up.

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