Tap your heels together three times and prepare to journey over the rainbow. Once again. This time it will be a most animated (mis)adventure, featuring two all-time favorites: the cantankerous cat and the mischievous mouse known as Tom and Jerry. Simply follow the yellow-brick road to “Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz”, the newest original film Warner Bros. Home Entertainment that will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on June 21. The Wicked Witch of the West may have been defeated but it’s not long before a new wicked villain emerges and threatens the magical Land of Oz. Only Tom and Jerry’s brilliant antics are clever enough to take on this new adversary.
“Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz” is the second animated Tom and Jerry film based on the classic “Wizard of Oz” book series. The first film, “Tom and Jerry & the Wizard of Oz”, was released by WBHE in 2011.
“Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz” follows T&J as they return to the captivating Land of Oz for another exciting adventure with Dorothy, Toto, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Lion and their companions. When the Gnome King and his army surface from beneath Oz and capture the Good Witch, the wizard turns to Tom, Jerry and Dorothy for help. He brings them back to Oz to help stop the evil monarch, who has threatened to take control of Emerald City. Having wreaked havoc throughout Oz, the Gnome King and his army need one thing to finalize their conquest–Dorothy’s ruby slippers. It’s up to Tom and Jerry to use their quick wits and clever schemes to save Oz. Dorothy’s cherished friends, the Lion, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow and her little dog Toto too, join in their valiant efforts.
Will the Gnome King take over Emerald City or will Tom and Jerry’s hilarious high jinks save the day? The result is a rip-roaring, fun-filled, magical adventure Tom and Jerry fans won’t want to miss.
“’The Wizard of Oz’ and its beloved characters have captured the hearts of fans for generations. With this fun new film, viewers will be able to reconnect with everything they love about Oz but in a whole new story,” promises Mary Ellen Thomas, Vice President Family & Animation Marketing. “Tom and Jerry are loved by kids and adults alike. We’re delighted to release another beautifully animated film that features the hilarious adventures of these two beloved, iconic cartoon characters.”
Originally created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, Tom and Jerry emerged during Hollywood’s golden age of animation and became one of the most popular cartoon series in existence. The shorts focused on the never-ending rivalry between Tom the cat and Jerry the mouse. The plots of each short usually center on Tom’s attempts to capture Jerry. Jerry however, is clever and quick on his feet, thus ensuring that Tom hardly ever manages to catch him. That’s part of the fun!