Tom and Jerry:
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
review by Bobby Blakey
“Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with free copies of the DVD I am giving away in this giveaway post.”
One of the most iconic lasting animated properties around is that of Tom and Jerry that have not only spawned numerous TV series, but also a slew of animated features. Lately the films have been injecting the famed duo into other properties with the latest being Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory follows Tom and Jerry who help Charlie Bucket attain a Golden Ticket and secretly accompany him into Willy Wonka's chocolate factory to prevent one of Wonka's competitors from stealing a special candy known as the Everlasting Gobstopper, but also experience the wonderful world of the chocolate factory with the guide of Tuffy, an oompa-loompa mouse. The whole idea of this is already silly enough so you have to go into films like this with and open mind to just have some fun. For a film that runs less than an hour and a half they have done a good job of retelling the entire story from the original film almost exactly including the songs although changed up a bit with who performs some of them. The inclusion of Tom and Jerry is almost secondary to the rest of the film that makes it feel kind like a waste of the characters in the bigger scheme of things, but it still works.
The animation is fun and I was impressed that they went out of their way to try and replicate the character voices to the original feature cast which made it feel more just like an animated version of that film. That being said they managed to make an entertaining film of Wonka with Tom and Jerry running around causing the usual chaos without saying a word like it should be. In addition to the film this release also includes numerous bonus Tom and Jerry cartoons.
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