WHV Press Release: Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

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    WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT SERVES UP

    A SCRUMDIDDLYUMPTIOUS ADVENTURE WITH

    TOM AND JERRY:

    WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

    AN ALL-NEW ORIGINAL ANIMATED MOVIE

    AVAILABLE JULY 11, 2017



    DVD Includes Bonus Classic Tom and Jerry Episodes


    BURBANK, CA (April 19, 2017) – The world-famous chocolatier, Willy Wonka, meets the rambunctious cat and mouse duo, Tom and Jerry, in Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s (WBHE) release of Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the brand-new animated family film available on DVD July 11, 2017. Based on the beloved children’s book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl, and the iconic musical family film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, this fun, new adaptation adds Tom and Jerry’s entertaining antics to the classic story of young Charlie Bucket’s unforgettable visit to Willy Wonka’s marvelous chocolate factory. Viewers will enjoy many familiar beloved songs, in this heartwarming and hilarious new film. Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory will retail for $19.98 SRP. Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory will also be available to own on Digital HD via purchase from digital retailers on June 27, 2017.



    In this entertaining new film, Tom and Jerry meet Charlie Bucket, a young boy who finds one of five golden tickets, hidden inside the wrappers of Wonka chocolate bars. The lucky few who find a golden ticket are invited to visit Willy Wonka’s world famous chocolate factory and win a lifetime supply of chocolate.


    As Charlie sets out to meet Willy Wonka, Tom and Jerry secretly accompany him. Along the way, they help him steer clear of the evil Arthur Slugworth, who tries to talk Charlie into bringing him Willy Wonka’s latest creation, the Everlasting Gobstopper. They also meet Augustus Gloop, Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregarde and Mike Teevee, the four other kids who also find golden tickets and are invited to tour the chocolate factory with Charlie.


    Favorite Tom and Jerry cartoon characters, including Tuffy, Spike and Droopy also join in the fun. A fresh take on the classic story, Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is an action-packed family film filled with laugh-out-loud moments and fur-flying exploits that only our favorite cat and mouse duo can deliver!


    The film was executive produced by Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!), written by Gene Grillo (Tom and Jerry & The Wizard of Oz) and produced and directed by Spike Brandt (Tom and Jerry & The Wizard of Oz).



    Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is a great way to introduce young children to this classic story. By bringing Tom and Jerry into the plot, children who know the two cartoon characters but not the original book or movie, will now get acquainted with this famous story,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. She added, “Whether they are fans of Tom and Jerry or Willy Wonka’s story, we think viewers will find this new film thoroughly entertaining. It’s the perfect movie to share with the entire family.”



    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 focus 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 so Tom hardly ever manages to catch him.



    Bonus Episodes:



    • Here's Looking A-Choo Kid/Superfied
    • Joy Riding Jokers/Cat Got Your Luggage/City Dump Chumps
    • No Biz Like Snow Biz
    • The Maltese Poodle
    • Cast Away Tom


    Digital HD



    Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory will be available to own on June 27, 2017, on Digital HD. Digital HD allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital HD is available from various digital retailers including Amazon Video, CinemaNow, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others.





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    About Warner Bros. Animation

    Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. WBA’s TV series include Justice League Action and Teen Titans Go! for Cartoon Network; Be Cool Scooby-Doo!, Bunnicula, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, The Tom and Jerry Show, New Looney Tunes and Wacky Races for Boomerang; Mike Tyson Mysteries for Adult Swim; Right Now Kapow for Disney XD; Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix; and the forthcoming Young Justice. As home to the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Animated Original Movies — for DVD, Blu-ray® and digital media. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).



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    I love that WB is continuing to utilize these classic HB characters, like Tom/Jerry, Scooby Doo, Flintstones, Jetsons, etc... with these direct to video productions. These Tom/Jerry team-ups with other properties, like Willy Wonka, Oz, Robin Hood, are especially fanciful, certainly better than the WWE team-ups in the other HB series. However, it is quite disappointing to see the lack of blu-ray combo releases for these newer releases. I used to make these releases day1/week1 purchases for myself when they were issued in blu-ray combo packs, but now I wait. In some cases, I am still waiting to purchase these releases that were made available as dvd only. I hope WB turns this trend around and begins issuing them on blu-ray combo again.
     
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    My God, it's a remake with Tom and Jerry! Can WB stoop any lower?

    When do we get "Tom & Jerry : Rebel without a Cause" or "Tom & Jerry : Gone With The Wind" (complete with whitewashed characters!)
     
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    That made me laugh. Thank You. :cheers:
     
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    Tom & Jerry vs Wonder Woman & Superman ;) ... :(
     

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