TOM AND JERRY: THE MOVIE (Released to Theaters Germany 1992)


 NOTE: This critique is for the 1992 Tom and Jerry: The Movie, not the 2021 Tom and Jerry: The Movie.

Ben Meyers’ Rating: 3.9|5.0 Starsììì

Tom and Jerry: The Movie—suitable—does not place its musical numbers well. It’s almost as if there is an on-going battle: Should this be a musical or just a straight-forward animation movie? The music itself is well-done, just misplaced and leaves its audience asking, “And, why?” Compare the musical placement in the Johann Mouse short film to this movie and see that there is a substantial difference in the workability of the musical scoring. Not every song fails to charm though. The song about the little girl’s dad works quite well as does a few other songs. The talking Tom and Jerry seem a little awkward but improves as the film moves along. The movie, at some points, seems to link to Disney’s The Rescuers with slight variations to make it seem different and new. One particular that adds to viewer interest is a cameo of Droopy the Bassett Hound. It’s original and audiences will love that scene. The drawn animation is great and welcome.

 Film Poster Courtesy of Google Images


 This movie shows Tom and Jerry as homeless and needing to cooperate to survive.

 Additional Thanks

 Thank you to Director Phil Roman for directing effort. Thank you to Producer Phil Roman for making the film possible. Cast includes Richard Kind, Dana Hill, Anndi McAfee, Tony Jay, Henry Gibson, Michael Bell, Ed Gilbert, David Lander, Howard Morris, and Charlotte Rae

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

 Maybe. Tom and Jerry have been a captivating entertainment staple for adults and children for more than 80 years. This movie has a talking Tom and Jerry which surprises because the chosen voices are different from expectations. It takes a little time to get used to. This movie is additionally different because Tom and Jerry are in a situation where they must partner and cooperate.  It’s a suitable afternoon watch that does not require a great deal of mental involvement.

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Ben Meyers

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