Tom and Jerry is an upcoming 2020 American live-action/animated comedy film based on the Tom and Jerry cartoon characters and the 1940–1967 theatrical cartoon series created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. It is being directed by Tim Story and will star Chloë Grace Moretz, Michael Peña, Ken Jeong, and Rob Delaney.
Tom and Jerry is set to be released on December 23, 2020, by Warner Bros. Pictures.
Jerry the Mouse lives within the walls of a large, New England country home where he's befriended the longtime owners, a loving elderly couple. Their unique, comedic friendship comes to an end after the elderly couple passes on and their house is put up for sale. When a young family moves in, Jerry's determined to scare them away from taking over his home. The family quickly adopts a stray cat named Tom to help rid them of their pest problem. In an epic battle for the house, Tom & Jerry soon discover their growing adoration for the family and must work together to protect them from an outside threat. Through their teamwork, they both learn the ultimate value of family and friendship.
- William Hanna, and Mel Blanc (Archive audio) as Tom
- William Hanna, Mel Blanc, and June Foray (Archive audio) as Jerry
- Chloë Grace Moretz as Kayla
- Michael Peña as Terrance
- Grant Carson
- Jon Lajoie
- Colin Jost
- Ken Jeong as Jackie
- Rob Delaney as DuBros
- Pallavi Sharda as Preeta
- Jordan Bolger as Cameron
- Patsy Ferran
- Camilla Rutherford as Wealthy Woman
- Eleanor Fanyinka as Sadie
- Kerri McLean as News Reporter
- Daniel Adegboyega as Gavin
- Chelsea Li as Hotel Bar Guest
- Joakim Skarli as Chef
- Janis Ahern as Mrs. Erickson
- Daniel Eghan as New York Citizen
- Obie Matthew as Wedding Guest
- Joelle Koissi as New York Resident
- Tina Louise Owens as New York resident
- Gianni Calchetti as Press
- Ty Hurley as Hotel Guest
- Bernardo Santos as Aaron Merritt
- John Alan Roberts as Double (Michael Pena)
- Jeremy Ang Jones as Boyfriend
- Keith Lomas as Hotel Guest
- Craig Stein as Job Hopper Supervisor
- Ajay Chhabra as Mr. Mehta
- Nesba Crenshaw as Grateful Woman
- Joe Bone as Animal Control Officer
- Grant Crookes as Driver
- Wong Charlie as Hotel guest
- Leandra Ryan as Yoga Instructor
- Tyrone Love as Chef
- Prince Marfo as Hotel guest
- Marc Wesley DeHaney as Commuter
- Mervi Koski as New York Resident / Passerby
- Deonne Newby as Wedding Guest
- Mike Capozzola as Wealthy Man
- Shaun Newnham as Wedding Guest
- Sri Moorthy as Wedding Guest
- Densil Jones as Bellhop
- Nina Kumar as Taxi Cab Driver / Hotel Guest (uncredited)
- Maya Larholm as Wedding Guest (uncredited)
- Doris McCarthy as Park Goer (uncredited)
- Jamie Neagle as Passerby (uncredited)
- Chris Wilson as Spa Massage Customer (uncredited)
- Wayne Young as Chef (uncredited)
Warner Bros. is planning to bring "Tom and Jerry" to life as CGI characters that run around in live-action settings. The adaptation will adapt the classic Hanna-Barbera property as an origin story that reveals how Tom and Jerry first meet and form their rivalry before getting lost in Chicago and reluctantly working together during an arduous journey home.
On April 6, 2015 a new theatrical feature film was announced. It will be completely animated and will be "in the same vein" as the source material. Cate Adams and Jesse Ehrman will oversee the movie.
However, in October 2018, it was announced that it will instead be a live action/animated hybrid film and will begin filming at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden later in 2019.
In April 2019, Chloë Grace Moretz joined the cast as Kayla, a girl who works at a hotel that gets occupied by Jerry, forcing her to bring in Tom to get rid of him.
In May 2019, Michael Peña joined the cast as the antagonist, Terrance, the deputy general manager of the hotel.
In July 2019, Colin Jost joined the cast. Later in the month, Ken Jeong, Rob Delaney, Jordan Bolger and Pallavi Sharda Joined the cast.
Patsy Ferran was revealed to be part of the cast in September.
In October 2019, the film's release date has been changed to December of 2020.
- This is the third Tom and Jerry film to be released in theaters. The first being Tom and Jerry: The Movie and the second being Tom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry that was theatrically released in select cities of the U.S. by Kidtoon Films. Although, this will be the second Tom and Jerry film made specifically for worldwide theatrical release.
- The film marks the third time where the animated characters Tom and Jerry make an appearance with real life humans, after 1945's Anchors Aweigh and 1953's Dangerous When Wet, but is the first film where they are the focus rather than making a cameo appearance in a brief sequence.
- The movie will be directed by Tim Story, and this will be the first film he worked on that is aimed at a much younger audience.