The classic cat-and-mouse games of cartoon icons Tom and Jerry are hitting the big screen in Warner Bros.’ new hybrid feature, which inserts the beloved animated stars into a live-action comedy adventure (as well as a few other tooned-up critters).
The new trailer reveals an utterly madcap rivalry is ready to unfold, as Jerry takes up residence in a swanky hotel and determined employee Kayla (Chloë Grace Moretz) enlists Tom’s help to evict the big-eared trouble maker before he can ruin “the wedding of the century.” The preview also features Michael Peña as Kayla’s high-strung boss, Terrance.
Tom and Jerry is slated to be released on March 5, 2021, after being pushed back from its original December debut. The new movie marks the Hanna-Barbera favourites’ first big-screen outing since the fully-animated Tom and Jerry: The Movie almost 30 years ago.
Tim Story (Barbershop, Fantastic Four, Ride Along) directs from a script by Kevin Costello. The cast also features Colin Jost, Ken Jeong, Rob Delaney, Pallavi Shara, and archival voice effects by William Hanna for Tom and Jerry. Chris DeFaria (The LEGO Movie 2, Looney Tunes: Back in Action) is the producer.
Tom and Jerry is a production of Warner Animation Group and Hanna-Barbera Productions.