Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory DVD Review
Studio: Warner Home Video
Release Date: July 11, 2017
Run time: 72 minutes
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 mix
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Disc Spec: 1 DVD
Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is a 2017 American direct-to-DVD animated musical comedy film featuring the characters Tom and Jerry, produced by Warner Bros. Animation.The film is an animated adaptation of the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory with the addition of Tom and Jerry being characters in the plot and as seen through their point of view. The film is also a tribute to the original film’s leading actor Gene Wilder, who passed away on August 29, 2016.
It also commemorates over 45 years since the original film was released. It is the first Tom and Jerry direct-to-video film in which Jeff Bergman provided the voice of Droopy since Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes (2010).
After viewing the movie with my kids, I found myself appreciating the movie for what it is. A film geared towards the kids and the entire family especially with a new twist on the Willy Wonka tal. It was fun seeing Tom and Jerry cross over into the Willy Wonkas world. Growing up I was a huge fan of both franchises, so this is a treat to see both worlds come together into one film.
As far as the movie itself, I thought that the animation was great, the music was great and the story was cute. Plus, on occasion there were glimpses of the classic Tom and Jerry antics incorporated into the film.
Movie Quality: 9/10
Tom and Jerry, Willy Wonka – it’s great to see new Tom and Jerry adventures coming to our televisions.
Overall Rating: 9/10