When a mouse threatens to ruin “the wedding of the century,” a hotel calls in a familiar foe in the first trailer for Tom & Jerry.
This feature film is an update of the beloved cartoon that dates back to 1940. William Hanna and Joseph Barbera created an iconic series by whittling a relationship down to its predatory core. Neither Tom nor Jerry spoke, and their interactions rarely extended far beyond a cat chasing a mouse, followed by the mouse foiling the cat. From this humble setup, Hanna and Barbera mined a nearly infinite variety of chases, conflicts, pratfalls, and punchlines. Now, WarnerBros. hope this classic framework will enchant a new generation.
It may be a game of cat and mouse, but the blend of animation and live-action may remind you of Who Framed Roger Rabbit? The cartoon animals co-star alongside flesh-and-blood actors including Chloë Grace Moretz, Michael Peña, Rob Delaney, Colin Jost, and Ken Jeong. Tim Story directs from a script by Kevin Costello.
The first trailer features collisions, electrocutions, moving mouseholes, and “Juice” by Lizzo. Check it out below. Tom & Jerry will come to theaters sometime in 2021.