Nothing makes me feel older than dropping a childhood cultural reference on my kids, only to be met with blank stares. But times change and so do cartoons. I grew up with “Looney Tunes,” “The Flintstones,” “Woody Woodpecker,” and “The Jetsons.” My sons watched a talking sponge.
Nothing against Spongebob Squarepants and Patrick Star, but those two didn’t deliver the same caliber of cartoon violence as that classic cat and mouse team, “Tom & Jerry.” If you miss seeing those two animal adversaries go at it, get ready to revisit a little bit of your childhood as “Tom & Jerry” head to the big screen.
Warner Bros. Pictures unveiled the first trailer for an upcoming “Tom & Jerry” feature-length movie. The famous cat and mouse duo will still be in their animated form like in the original TV show, but they’ll be appearing alongside live actors on a real-world set.
Chloë Grace Moretz (top) stars as an event planner hired by a New York City hotel to organize an elaborate wedding. She’s also expected to remove Jerry from the premises. Tom is enlisted to help and hijinks ensue. Ken Jeong, Michael Pena, and Colin Jost appear in the movie as well.
“Tom & Jerry” is rated PG for rude humor, brief language and, yes, cartoon violence. It’s scheduled to hit theaters on March 5, 2021. Here’s a peek at the trailer: