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The Origin Story We've All Been Waiting For!! Here Comes The TOM AND JERRY Movie!!

Merrick here...
The unwanted encroachment of marginally rendered, fully anthropomorphisized (is that actually a word?) CGI animalia continues via a TOM AND JERRY movie from Warner Bros.
Plans are to bring the constantly warring cat and mouse to life as CG characters that run around in live-action settings. Studio-based Dan Lin, currently producing the upcoming "Sherlock Holmes" and exec producer on "Terminator: Salvation," 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.
...says THIS ARTICLE in Variety. Whatever. I'm holding out for an Itchy & Scratchy movie.

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  • Jan. 22, 2009, 10:10 a.m. CST

    by Deandome

    FIRST!...? Awesome news.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 10:11 a.m. CST

    This won't be funny without

    by Stifler's Mom

    live-action VIOLENCE. Make it Hard R and give Itchy and Scratchy a run for their money.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 10:11 a.m. CST

    First?

    by Deandome

    Awesome news (first-"First" post didn't post right

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Tom and Jerry: Annihilation

    by turketron

    I am... very disinterested in this.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 10:12 a.m. CST

    That's

    by nathan0774

    Pretty stupid. Can't they predict how bad these are as well as we can?

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 10:12 a.m. CST

    A six minute live-action/CG short would've been better

    by terry1978

    I knew they wanted to do them as CG at some point, but a traditional short similar to their classics only done in live action is what I had been suggesting in place of a full length flick. So long as they don't talk, sans the random laugh or scream or off color remark, I'll wait.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Given this Pretty High-End Pedigree....

    by Deandome

    ..dare we expect Jimmy Cameron to helm an epic, $200 million Three Stooges shoot?

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 10:16 a.m. CST

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by FlickaPoo

    ...this sucks hair balls in every way.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Sounds like Garfield: The Movie

    by Mike_D

    yikes

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 10:19 a.m. CST

    ...and you know they won't go for the full R-rated...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...violence of the original series. If this doesn't have Tom getting diced up by running balls out through a chain link fence then I'm not interested.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 10:20 a.m. CST

    ....come to think of it, Johnny Knoxville for Tom....

    by FlickaPoo

    ...who else can take the pain?

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Tom & Jerry: Extermination

    by abiggerboat

    They should make it a really graphic, adult-themed film!!

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 10:22 a.m. CST

    This can only suck

    by Abominable Snowcone

    because in today's world, you can't get away with the non-PC stuff that made T&J so great back in the old old days. I'm talking stuff like the blackface (from exploding TNT in Tom's mouth, etc) and the violence

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Today's cartoons

    by Abominable Snowcone

    won't let you get away with having a mouse bludgeon a cat with a shovel so that his face is indented in the spade, or have the cut chop his tail up in a lawnmower or have a window slam down on his neck and his tongue come rolling out like an unfurled party favor or have him get burned by a scalding hot iron

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 10:25 a.m. CST

    CRAP. This is CRAP.

    by V'Shael

    They already did a Tom and jerry movie. And it was crap. <p> Hollywood has no idea why these cartoons were popular. The idea of doing a buddy origin movie is retarded. <p> Who needs to know WHY a cat chases a mouse? Only a fucking retard sitting behind a studio desk, that's who.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Super Cape Tom and Super Cape Jerry vs. Hancock

    by Mr Incredible

    With guest appearance by Grape Ape.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 10:26 a.m. CST

    So who will play . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . the thin, white housekeeper that puts Tom in time-out whenever he's bad?

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 10:27 a.m. CST

    They will "poochie" them up. I guarantee it.

    by V'Shael

    God damn some days I fucking hate hollywood.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 10:28 a.m. CST

    The Necronomicon: The Old Ones

    by Leafar the Lost

    Nor is it to be thought, that man is either the oldest or the last of Earth's masters, or that the common bulk of life and substance walks alone. The Old Ones were, the Old Ones are, and the Old Ones shall be. Not in the spaces we know, but between them, They walk serene and primal, undimensioned and to us unseen. Yog-Sothoth knows the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the key and guardian of the gate. Past, present, future, all are one in Yog-Sothoth. He knows where the Old Ones broke through of old, and where They shall break through again. He knows where They have trod earth's fields, and where They still tread them, and why no one can behold Them as They tread. By Their smell can men sometimes know Them near, but of Their semblance can no man know, saving only in the features of those They have begotten on mankind; and of those are there many sorts, differing in likeness from man's truest eidolon to that shape without sight or substance which is Them. They walk unseen and foul in lonely places where the Words have been spoken and the Rites howled through at their Seasons. The wind gibbers with Their voices, and the earth mutters with Their consciousness. They bend the forest and crush the city, yet may not forest or city behold the hand that smites. Kadath in the cold waste hath known Them, and what man knows Kadath? The ice desert of the South and the sunken isles of Ocean hold stones whereon Their seal is engraven, but who hath seen the deep frozen city or the sealed tower long garlanded with seaweed and barnacles? Great Cthulhu is Their cousin, yet can he spy Them only dimly. Iä! Shub-Niggurath! As a foulness shall ye know Them. Their hand is at your throats, yet ye see Them not; and Their habitation is even one with your guarded threshold. Yog-Sothoth is the key to the gate, whereby the spheres meet. Man rules now where They ruled once; They shall soon rule where man rules now. After summer is winter, and after winter summer. They wait patient and potent, for here shall They rule again.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 10:29 a.m. CST

    *sigh* This is the best they can come up with.

    by ricarleite

    Sad... These are grown ups making this up. Tom & Jerry CGI prequel. Not a movie about love, and passion, and drama, not an exciting saga about humanity. No. Tom & Jerry. CGI. The origins.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Nothing like a bit of Lovecraft...

    by Righteous Brother

    to lighten the mood.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 10:35 a.m. CST

    They'll probably do a long origin story:

    by Bot-Bot

    How can Hollywood resist getting into the deep psychological underpinnings of a lonely cat, plagued by the personifications of his self-loathing in the form of a hooligan mouse. Each blow to his cranium, each exploding cigar is a deeper blow to his sense of self-worth, acted out in the form of revenge, to drown out his soul-crushing hatred. This film will be a monument to the struggle within each of us. Perhaps there is a little bit of Tom and Jerry in each one of us. (Producer rises and shakes the hand of the bullshit writer.) Yes, the film will still be a craptastic shit sandwich washed down with a big glass of pus.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 10:38 a.m. CST

    FINALLY WE CAN KNOW THE TRUTH

    by ArcadianDS

    was Jerry the final Cylon or not.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Tom and Jerry ARE NOT FRIENDS!!

    by hatespeech

    Fuck that working together shit. How stupid can you hollyfucks be? These two want to kill each other. Fucking friends? Bullshit.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Sigh...

    by HyphenatedWords

    The continues the rape of our childhood.<br> <br> There IS a way they could pull this off, with a great stylized animation that looks more 2D than fully-rendered animals ala Garfield and the Chipmunks, but the revenue they received from those movies propagates the crap.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Before everyone laments this movie

    by xevoid

    You are all forgetting how big American cartoons are around the rest of the world. They probably are making this for an international audience. Tom and Jerry are HUGE in asia and other parts of the world. They have no words so you don't need english to understand them; they are classic and stand the test of time. <br><br>When I was in Thailand, my girlfriend used to love Tom and Jerry and would watch them all t he time, even when I was shtumpfing her. One of the Thai channels had it on almost all day long it seemed. So this will be huge throughout the world.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 10:42 a.m. CST

    They'll get it wrong

    by Ray Gamma

    The classic Tom & Jerry era had some of the most ridiculously violent slapstick action between the two characters. Today's politically-correct climate will ensure that the Tom & Jerry movie will be safe, non-violent, and totally unfunny.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Dooon't Yoooo Believe it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by ragermac

    What a waste of computer generation.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 10:44 a.m. CST

    worst idea ever

    by mithrandir16

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 10:45 a.m. CST

    You said it D.Vader

    by DrBrianOblivion

    ...this one shouldn't take too much explaining.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 10:46 a.m. CST

    I can't wait!

    by Indiana-Joe

    This isn't a movie for all you spazzes anyways. I loved Tom and Jerry while I was growing up and I look forward to taking my two kids to this when it comes out in a couple of years. They'll love it just like most kids will. Just another case of a line of dorks bitching because 99.97 percent of all movies aren't tailored specifically for their tastes. That's why they have 16 screens, jerkoffs.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 10:46 a.m. CST

    They just fucking smash each other but neither will die

    by Baron Karza

    So they are in hell?

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 10:46 a.m. CST

    It's going to be Scooby Doo all over again..

    by Gungan Slayer

    and garfield...and alvin and the chimpmunks...rocky and bullwinkle...

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Um, Hatespeech

    by KenseiMusashi

    Not that I'm in favor of this movie or anything, but there are a number of the classic Tom and Jerry cartoons where the two work together, at least for a short period of time. You know, before Tom comes to his senses, and grabs a hammer.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Tom & Jerry DO NOT TALK

    by F-18

    yet Mike Myers or some douchebag will probably voice one of them. <p> Because, nowadays, every cartoon animal has to have a silly voice.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 10:55 a.m. CST

    16 screen jerkoffs

    by xevoid

    Why would I want to watch a guy jerking off on 16 screens?

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 11 a.m. CST

    it's like garfield, minus voice actors...

    by teddanson37

    tom and jerry barely work as a classic cartoon show. i never got it. i can't imagine who thought this was a good idea. i know, i know... probably the same guy who thought alvin and the chipmunks and underdog were good ideas. Tom and Jerry are like Roadrunner and Wille Coyote except they inhabit a less interesting space and are domestic animals and use regular mouse traps instead of the oversized acme versions. this will suck and in the process make garfield look like citizen kane and citizen kane look like the second coming of jesus.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Yeah, this is great and all, but what about the BIG question...

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    Is it going to be in 3D?!?!?! <p> *sigh*

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 11:02 a.m. CST

    tom and jerry team up? lol. i agree- 15 minute short is perfect

    by THE_ONE_MAN_GANG

    a full movie with these guys- can not be done.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 11:03 a.m. CST

    hatespeech

    by teddanson37

    i laughed until i cried. i hope you were being humorous. if not then you are the epitome of the cliche AICN fanboy. when you start arguing for canonical Tom and Jerry i think you've gone too far.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 11:07 a.m. CST

    I just hope Tom fucks up Jerry's shit

    by David Cloverfield

    Damn I hated that mouse almost as much as that fucking yellow bird.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 11:08 a.m. CST

    I can take no more...

    by MonkeyManReturns

    Watch the old cartoons...now watch the turd that is the new ones... DISASTER! 2012 has arrived in 2009. It is the end of what is sane. Our time has come. And these movie studios are quite simply dumb.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 11:15 a.m. CST

    TOM AND JERRY: FAST AND FURIOUS-EST.

    by Pennsy

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Tom and Jerry and Chuck and Larry

    by Snake Foreskin

    Tom and Jerry let it all hang out at a Gay Pride Parade in San Francisco and then decide to get married. Mayor Gavin Newsome presides over the nuptials.<p> Tom and Jerry get along well at first. But then Jerry is caught schtupping Stuart Little. Tom is beside himself with rage and chases Jerry all over their row house with a skillet.<p> Jerry decides to sleep in the wall until Tom cools down some. But Tom has other plans.<p> The real fun begins as Tom starts prowling around at night in the back alley and meets the well-hung Tom of Finland, who shows him the "ins and outs" of Tom on Tom lovin'.<p> Our beloved Tom contracts AIDS from his premiscuous and unprotected encounter and is devastated.<p> Realizing he hasn't much time left, he goes to Jerry in a last ditch effort to patch things up. After much crying and cajoling, Jerry comes out of his hole and they have raucous make up sex all over the house.<p> In the end, Tom tells Jerry that he has AIDS and that he gave it to Jerry, just to be a dick.<p> Ah, yes, Tom gets the last laugh after all.<p> THE END

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 11:19 a.m. CST

    You know this is gonna make a pile of money...

    by 11ZOMBIES

    ...how else do you explain Garfield 1 and 2? Or those goddamn Alvin and the Chipmunk "films"? Get ready for CG versions of all the Warner Brothers cartoon characters next, and another explosion of redneck-ized "Taz" shirts.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 11:22 a.m. CST

    NOOOOOOOO!!!

    by Nathaniel Amroth

    I think we can all agree that the original Tom & Jerry movie was a complete atrocity. Why? Well, Tom & Jerry could TALK, for no reason. They literally start talking and are like, "I didn't know you could talk?!" This completely ruins the point of Tom & Jerry in the first place, because letting them talk meant they would be GETTING ALONG the whole time. And the retarded plot line surrounding the human characters was so idiotic and forced, not to mention having one song after the other. I think Wall-E has shown that you can have a film with little to no speaking, and the only way this damn CGI monstrosity would work would be to keep Tom & Jerry the main characters who DO NOT TALK! Slapstick must be key, and no potty humor! The humans should just be there, commenting on the situation, heck we should only see them from the legs up, like in the cartoon. That's the only way they can keep this from being the next ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS. But then again, that's probably exactly what Warner Bros wants...

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 11:22 a.m. CST

    I got the script synopsis from a guy in the know.

    by Snake Foreskin

    Tom of Finland. He was here for the Obama inauguration. Weird, huh?

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 11:25 a.m. CST

    GODSDAMMIT, WHICH ONE OF YOU FUCKERS IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS?

    by Pennsy

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 11:29 a.m. CST

    This is so stupid...

    by morGoth

    ...I just don't know what to say. Honestly, who comes up with these "ideas?"

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Is it April Fool's Day Already?

    by ScoreKeeper

    I'm a HUGE Tom & Jerry fan. I think I'm going to throw up.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 11:36 a.m. CST

    R.I.P.

    by Drebin

    Originality in Hollywood.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 11:39 a.m. CST

    I liked this better when it was called "Eagle Eye".

    by AgentArchangel

    Seriously, Tom and Jerry DO NOT make for a good longform film. It's silent, overly violent slapstick comedy and it's perfect in short doses.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Too soon....

    by Jodet

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 11:40 a.m. CST

    but will they have the MAMMY character?

    by zom-bot.com

    the stereotypical black mammy who whe only ever saw her feet. she was in a handful of episodes. they were still playing them when i was a kid in the eighties...haha

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Not anymore zom-bot...

    by 11ZOMBIES

    If you catch those episodes on cable these days, that voice has been re-dubbed to the most inoffensive female caucasian voice you can imagine.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Why not just take the funniest shorts..

    by WickedJester

    ..and turn them live-action. Put several of them together and you got your movie, stays true to the characters because all your doing is updating them. <br><br> I say update because I somehow doubt you'll have a black maid jumping on a chair, with watermelons falling out of her stockings telling Tom to get out - 'O-U-W-T' - out.<br><br>And no, that's not a racist comment or a typo, thats directly from one of the early cartoons..

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 11:45 a.m. CST

    I remember watching the feature film 12+ years ago

    by blindambition238

    They had the two of them talking, and even though I was like 9, that was enough to ruin it for me.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 11:45 a.m. CST

    They've missed the point

    by ltgalloway

    no one cares "why" Tom wants to kill Jerry. It just is. Just leave it alone people.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 11:45 a.m. CST

    as I typed that someone mentions MAMMY. Go Figure.

    by WickedJester

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 11:45 a.m. CST

    It's like someone saying..

    by HypeEndsHere

    "The world loved Chaplin, right? Let's make a new color Chaplin movie. Where he's middle class. And talks. And doesn't steal. And gets the girl. And let's take out the violence." does Hollywood not understand that they remove -WITH SURGICAL PRECISION- the very things the audience loved about the original that made it such a success in the first place? now, if you'll excuse me, i have to go watch Steve Martin in The Pink Panther 2...

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Frak YEah!

    by Nasty_Nick

    I love Tom and Jerry. I just hope they keep to the classic cartoons which were darn funny and less to the modern ones.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Old racist Tom and Jerry still the funniest.

    by EriamJH

    And all you haters know that.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 11:48 a.m. CST

    EriamJH

    by WickedJester

    They might be, but Tom's old look doesn't do it for me...

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 11:48 a.m. CST

    not that I cartoon cat should, but you get the point.

    by WickedJester

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 11:49 a.m. CST

    that A cartoon cat should ***

    by WickedJester

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 11:49 a.m. CST

    that A cartoon cat should ***

    by WickedJester

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 11:50 a.m. CST

    A Tom & Jerry road trip buddy movie?? What?

    by SnowDogs

    These two are MORTAL ENEMIES. They do not hang out. They don't have an origin any further than Tom is a house cat, and Jerry is an uninvited mouse. What the hell is this Suit-inspired crap?

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 11:52 a.m. CST

    I'm gonna go out on a limb with this...

    by mrplowking

    This will suck. Balls. Big balls.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Robotic Babies Tom and Jerry in Outer Space

    by EriamJH

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 11:55 a.m. CST

    They should put Mike Myers in a Tom suit, Eddie Murphy in a Jerr

    by SnowDogs

    Just like Myers did in the Cat in the Hat and Murphy did as Gumby. It's gold, Jerry, gold!

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 11:56 a.m. CST

    11Zombies

    by Varakor

    I recall in one ep they too mammyy out and replaced her with a caucasian teeny bopper, but kept the voice LOL but then they put her back in and revoiced her. I mean why not just leave that way in the first place? *sigh* Anyway a live action tom and jerr ala the chipmunks will suck hard because they will tone down the violence. Oh and for anyone who says they don't talk, watch the shows again. they've spoken in a couple of episodes, however because tom always wants to eat jerry and jerry is focused on getting away, who has time for talking? LOL

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Snow Dogs, i think you're on to something

    by HypeEndsHere

    Eddie Murphy IS Tom. Mike Myers IS Jerry. Now hand them some bricks and baseball bats and dynamite. And tell them there's film in the camera. ACTION!

  • Jan. 22, 2009, noon CST

    Itchy and Scratchy!!

    by qtipsq

    Where is the Itchy and Scratchy live action CGI film? I might go see that one, this movie smells of all kinds of crap.

  • Where the hell can I get a job like that?!"A CGI Woodsy the Owl goes on a road trip to find the people who didn't "give a hoot" and polluted!"<p>"Tres Awesome! Blue, you're a genius! Rochelle, get me Dreamworks on the line!"

  • Jan. 22, 2009, noon CST

    I will only see this if it meets the following conditions...

    by AgentArchangel

    1.) Directed by Adam McKay 2.) It stars Will Ferrell as Tom, John C. Reilly as Jerry, Ashton Kutcher as Mammy, and Richard Jenkins as Richard Jenkins. 3.) It's given a Hard R rating.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, noon CST

    errrr...that's "coughing up bad ideas."

    by Blue_Demon

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 12:07 p.m. CST

    I love you Fred Quimby and Chuck Jones

    by Abominable Snowcone

    on behalf of all of us at AiCN

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Will it have Tom in a zoot suit

    by Abominable Snowcone

    being chased by the bulldog? Will any of the animals step on a rake that slams them in the face? Do any of the animals have their tongues or hands run over with an ice skate blade? If so, you get my money

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 12:09 p.m. CST

    skin crawling...

    by VoteRoslin08

    what the fuck? the first time they speak, this project will be confirmed as the joke that it is. why bother?

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Is you am or is you aint my baby?

    by Abominable Snowcone

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 12:10 p.m. CST

    So who's gonna play...

    by visceralgristle

    that big fat black mammy (who's face you never see) that yells at Tom all the time.. or rather, "TAW-MAS"! Hollywood hates funny cartoons, and probably don't have the slightest idea what made the classic T&J cartoons work (well timed, fast paced, exaggerated, but quite painful looking, violence. Expect all the charm, dignity, and fun to be completely bled out of this.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Will Tom dress like an Indian

    by Abominable Snowcone

    on thanksgiving and stab Jerry with a flaming fork? I loved Tom's myriad screams and howls of pain. LOVED them

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Tom and Jerry In Name Only

    by Abominable Snowcone

    TAJINO...The Tom and Jerry we all know and love cannot exist in this world. Sure, it may even look like them onscreen, but what they do--their spirits--cannot exist. At least not without offending a LOT of people, which would be frickin awesome

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Should use real animals

    by blindambition238

    Just by an assload of Cats and Mice, and when you have to stab one, or set one on fire, just replace it ala Babe. <p> That would be the only way they could make me watch this.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Aaaaaargh!!!!!!!! Noooooooo!!!!!!

    by Mr Gorilla

    They will remake EVERYTHING if they can. Do you remember they did an ANIMATED FUCKING SERIES of Laurel and Hardy once? How twisted is that? Thank god the originals are so great, no amount of re-imagining by greedy fuckwits can sully them.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Thank god for PIXAR

    by Mr Gorilla

    At least they are thinking up ORIGINAL FUCKING IDEAS. But it will be sad for Lassiter etc when they are 80 years old and some dickwad who's not even been born yet earns a salary for working out how to use the characters of Wall.E and co to make some lameo quick fix spinoff / remake. Fuck off!

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Sounds as gay as the Seventies Tom and Jerry ones

    by Tacom

    To quote Seth Myers "Remember the later Tom and Jerry cartoons when they were friends and it SUCKED?"

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 12:27 p.m. CST

    From the minds that brought you hits like...

    by NinjaRap

    ...Inspector Gadget, Mr. Magoo, Dudley Do-Right, The Flintstones, Scooby-Doo, The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle and Underdog!

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Tom was always justified in wanting to kill Jerry

    by terry1978

    Honestly, watch most of those old shorts...Jerry was, I would say about 90% of the time the antagonist.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Barometer

    by mulberry

    The acid test for this will be whether Jerry is wearing that red bow tie or not. <p>All of the cartoons with the bow tie were balls. The opposite is true if Tom is wearing his zoot suit. <p> I have a vague memory of being confused as a child because the "Mammy" character's voice had been overdubbed by someone doing a really heavy Oirish brogue, but still had black arms.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Will Jerry play Tom's whiskers

    by Abominable Snowcone

    with a violin bow, then clock him on the head with it? Will Tom hurl kitchenware at Jerry? If so, I may consider giving them my money. If this works, next up should be, I say, I say, Foghorn Leghorn and the chickenhawk

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 12:51 p.m. CST

    This has to be Jon Peters' idea

    by SnowDogs

    Tom and Jerry are gonna team together to fight polar bears with frickin' lasers on their heads.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Removing offensive material

    by Flyingcircus

    I find it intriguing that there's been this revisionist "cleansing" of all the old cartoons over the past few years, Tom and Jerry included. Remember the old Bugs Bunny cartoons where he killed Japs and Krauts? Remember all the blackface gags? Hell, even all the gunplay has been taken out. "Duck Season, Wabbit Season" anyone? I find it sad that all that work is being deleted. Yes, it's offensive by today's standards. But it's history. It was a product of its time and it should be preserved that way. Opponents say that it teaches kids bad things. It doesn't. Television shouldn't be teaching kids anything, good or bad. Parents should.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Seriously, consider this

    by Abominable Snowcone

    from wiki...examples of the mayhem that MUST be revisited onscreen if the movie is to remain true to the spirit...I LOL at some of this<br> The shorts are famous for some of the most violent gags ever devised in theatrical animation: Jerry slicing Tom in half, shutting his head in a window or a door, Tom using everything from axes, pistols, explosives, traps and poison to try to murder Jerry, Jerry stuffing Tom's tail in a waffle iron, kicking him into a refrigerator, plugging his tail into an electric socket, pounding him with a mace, club or mallet, causing a tree to drive him into the ground, and so on.[1] Despite all its popularity, Tom and Jerry has often been criticized as excessively violent.[2]:42 [3]:134 Despite the frequent violence, there is no blood or gore in any scenes. A recurring gag involves Jerry hitting Tom when he's preoccupied, with Tom initially oblivious to the pain—and only feeling the effects moments later, and vice versa; and another involves Jerry stopping Tom in midchase (as if calling for a time-out), before he does something, usually putting the hurt on Tom.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Tom and Jerry fucking suck

    by disfigurehead

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 12:58 p.m. CST

    We know her and love her

    by Abominable Snowcone

    http://tinyurl.com/ahnx9t

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 12:59 p.m. CST

    disfigurehead

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Take that back or I'll slam your tail in a waffle iron

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 1:01 p.m. CST

    This could be funny

    by slone13

    If they chose to make Tom and Jerry look completely realistic. But they won't. They'd rather go the Scooby Do/Garfield route

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 1:04 p.m. CST

    They need at least one scene

    by Abominable Snowcone

    where Tom,thinking he has trapped Jerry, sneaks into a closet to kill him, sneering and going Muaheheheh...but then he closes the door, we hear mayhem...and learn that Jerry has taken a super potion and beaten Tom senseless

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 1:04 p.m. CST

    This plot sounds awfully similar to 'Tom & Jerry: The Movie'

    by NinjaRap

    Aka the shitty one where they fucking talked. Seriously, it started with them at each other's throats, then they wind up on the streets of the city and have to reluctantly learn to bond and work together to get home...

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Tom and Jerry barely work as a classic cartoon show??

    by slone13

    Fuck off, you have no idea what in hell you're talking about.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Fred Quimby

    by IndyCollector

    Chowdah!!!!!

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 1:24 p.m. CST

    If the squid isn't in Tom and Jerry I'll BOYCOTT!

    by Xiphos_2

    The squid is intergal to the story. How dare they deviate from the source material.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Like Jarvis Cocker sang in the song...

    by Kid Z

    ..."Bad Cover Version": "It's like a later Tom and Jerry, where the two of them could talk..." Of COURSE this flick will suck @$$! It'll be an extended toy commercial, not an actual movie.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Uh...http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105616/

    by Gungan Slayer

    Yup

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Tom and Jerry

    by Archive

    are not characters with arcs, and to have them make friends is to spit in the face of the entire run of the TV series, while at the same time making a terrible, terrible film.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 1:37 p.m. CST

    I have a better idea.

    by Brent Sienna

    Screw the origin movie. Make it a period piece set in Nazi Germany. Tom and Jerry start out as enemies but put aside their differences to save some Jews. The awards will flow in. Besides it would probably be a better movie than the one they are planning.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 1:38 p.m. CST

    The only way this could work

    by Archive

    is as a sendup of mafia movies. Any Tom and Jerry film has to end with someone standing over a grave.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 1:43 p.m. CST

    If you dont like tom and jerry FUCK YOU RAGGOT

    by Stengah

    although i must say i am not excited for this.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 1:43 p.m. CST

    i meant to say FAGGOT

    by Stengah

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Will the sequel

    by palpatinefuckedmydog

    have Jerry becoming The mouse from H.U.N.G.E.R ?

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Cause ROcky and Bullwinkle was awesome!`

    by Jugdish

    How can we forget Deniro saying "Are you talkign to me?!!

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 2:01 p.m. CST

    I want Uncle Pecos

    by terry1978

    OOOHHHHHHHHHH, froggy went a courtin' and he did ride, c-c-c-c-crambone....

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Show some respect, Merrick

    by gingerella

    No Tom and Jerry, no Itchy and feckin Scratchy.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 2:13 p.m. CST

    I must sing it again

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Is you am or is you aint my bay-beh?

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 2:17 p.m. CST

    what is Frakking next

    by Bloo

    Pixie and Dixie, those annoying "mices"<P>Jabberjaw (BTW whoever wrote ""In Jabberjaw, did they buy that submarine knowing they'd have to cram a Great White under the dome? For that matter, why does the shark have to be in the sub in the first place?"" I never thought about Jabberjaw being able to swim), the Dunebuggy one?

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 2:23 p.m. CST

    UUUGGGHHHH

    by BizarroJerry

    Sure, one tries to constantly, and LITERALLY kill the other. But deep down, they're friends. The spirits of Hanna, Barbera, Avery, etc, are crying out in horror...

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 2:24 p.m. CST

    TOO SOON!!!

    by luis1210

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Live action "Bugs Bunny:....

    by conspiracy

    You know it is going to happen...probably written by Kurtzman and Orci as well. Just slit my wrists already.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 2:36 p.m. CST

    racist overtones

    by sokitome

    A while back in the 90's I was watching Tom and Jerry and it was the one in a concert hall with spike the dog. The old blackface bit was edited, you could tell, but the bit with the symbol over the head turning the character into a ching chong asian dude was left in. I found it odd one was offensive and the other wasn't. ANYWAY BOTH SHOULD have been left IN. I'm Asian and yes the old cartoons are offensive but still funny in a lot of ways. They were a product of their time let them in and just explain to kids what they are...and if I'm not wrong weren't these shorts intended for an adult audience cause they were shown before movies? Just a question.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Here's what I'd like to see in a Tom & Jerry Movie

    by FeckWeed

    Scroll down for the kind of imagery we'd all like to see in this film: http://www.theaquariumonline.co.uk/acatalog/Now_On.html

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Tom = Cat, Jerry = Mouse THAT's Why They Hate Each Other.

    by Clavius

    THERE, now I just saved everyone $10 so they don't have to see the useless origin story of Tom and motherfucking Jerry.<br> <br>Tom was hungry, Jerry looked appetizing, violence ensues, what more do you need?

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Tom vs. Jerry vs. Michael Myers

    by WickedJester

    You know it's coming.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 2:52 p.m. CST

    There already is a TOM and JERRY movie..

    by themanwhojaped

    It came out like fifteen years ago and had almost that exact plot..

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Always loved Tom & Jerry but before Hanna Barbera

    by Darth Macchio

    Because Hanna Barbera always always sucked. I'm sorry but I hated the Flintstones and the Jetsons and any other of their bullshit cheap ass animation. Go back to Tom Jones and Fred Quimbly T&J and you have brilliant and classic American animation (which up till then was basically owned by WB...Disney has always been a half-ass comparatively in terms of quality).<p>This is exploitation and not the good grindhouse exploitation. I won't go so far as to discuss rape and childhood but this is money grubbing grab ass bullshit making a mockerey of my beloved T&J. On most days meh but with this news? Fuck off, Hollywood.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Tom better get to dance

    by Fred

    Even him up with Jerry/Gene Kelly.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 3:16 p.m. CST

    maybe your new President can stop this

    by FamousEccles

    and while he is at it he can order the invasion of Ireland. we've got a right gang of dickless twanks running the show over here. you guys are lucky, you've got hope now. we're fucked.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 3:25 p.m. CST

    itchy and scratchy would be better

    by johnnyangelheart

    and I apologize if anyone else already said this, but I can hardly be bothered to read everything now, can I?

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 3:28 p.m. CST

    sokitome

    by palpatinefuckedmydog

    That wasn't Tom and Jerry. It was a Tex Avery cartoon called Magical Maestro and fuckin hilarious.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Will Tom still be owned by a black stereotype?

    by photoboy

    If this is an origin story then we need to know how she got the cat!

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Tom: "sniff sniff..uh, whats cookin'?"

    by themasterofnonsense

    Hot Female Cat: "you are, stupid."

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Park it over by

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    the live action Underdog movie<br> kthxbai

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 3:49 p.m. CST

    As long he meets his cat cousin Fritz

    by ricarleite

    Far out

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 3:51 p.m. CST

    this plot sounds awfully similar to

    by vaudeville villain

    not needed at all: the movie.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 3:53 p.m. CST

    and did anyone else think that spike the bulldog

    by vaudeville villain

    was the biggest douche ever? forcing tom to let his bastard kid bite him and whatnot... geez, that pissed me off even as a wee one.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 3:57 p.m. CST

    FUCK YOU INDIANA_JOE!!!!!

    by HerbWestAustin

    this is the dumbest idea. Fuck Hollywood. We need to stop supporting this kind of bullshit. Everyone should boycott Hollywood and don't go to the movies this year

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 4 p.m. CST

    Tom & Jerry - Flirty Birdy

    by Gorgomel

    this cartoon would probably get an R-rating if it would be shown in theaters today : http://tinyurl.com/djg87p Hannah / Barbera and Scott Bradley were true genius. And along with Tex Avery cartoons, they are simply the best and the funniest animated features ever produced.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 4 p.m. CST

    Best was the fridge-kitchen frozen ice skating

    by Darth Macchio

    Epi...where water spills out of the fridge and freezes on the ground. It's a mostly T&J not beating the shit out of each other epi but the animation is top-notch and it's got some memorable moments (my favorite is when Tom spins the lazy-susan in the fridge with 4 different flavors of jello that the fridge light passes thru giving Jerry a spotlight of changing colors as he skates...excellent stuff!)

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Prediction

    by a rolling stone

    3 things you can count on seeing/hearing in this movie: 1) at one point, "who let the dawgs out" will play. 2) uninteresting low-budget cameos, like Larry the Cable Guy or Howie Mandell. 3) Jerry will do things "urban" or "hip" - dancing and sunglasses will be involved.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 4:14 p.m. CST

    My childhood is being raped daily

    by Rubiks Doob

    Fuck you hollywood, fuck you all to helll

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Once More, With Feeling - here's the story:

    by Snake Foreskin

    Tom and Jerry let it all hang out at a Gay Pride Parade in San Francisco and then decide to get married. Mayor Gavin Newsome presides over the nuptials.<p> Tom and Jerry get along well at first. But then Jerry is caught schtupping Stuart Little. Tom is beside himself with rage and chases Jerry all over their row house in Pacific Heights with a skillet.<p> Jerry decides to sleep in the wall until Tom cools down some. But Tom has other plans. He begins laying traps all over the place for lil' Jerry. Just like in the classic cartoons. that we know and love. The traps all bite Tom in the ass, as usual.<p> The real fun begins as Tom, quite angry and sexually frustrated, starts prowling around at night in the back alley and meets the well-hung Tom of Finland, who shows him the "ins and outs" of Tom-on-Tom lovin'.<p> Our beloved Tom contracts AIDS from his premiscuous and unprotected encounter and is devastated. No more pussy for him. Well, apparently he won't be missing THAT much.<p> Realizing he hasn't much time left, he goes to Jerry in a last ditch effort to patch things up. It's an incredibly emotional scene rivaling Debra Winger's passing in Terms of Endearment or Anakin Skywalker's rage at losing Amidala in Star Wars: Episode 3. No shit.<p> After much crying and cajoling, Jerry comes out of his hole and he and Tom have raucous make up sex all over the house.<p> In the end, Tom tells Jerry that he has AIDS and that he gave it to Jerry, just to be a dick.<p> Ah, yes, Tom gets the last laugh after all.<p> THE END<p> Roll credits with vignettes interspersed showing Jerry as he has bouts of nausea, chills and headaches, finds his first lesion, suffers intractable diarrhea, loses weight to the point of being a bag o' bones, then the final shot of him in his casket, being lowered down by Tom and Tom of Finland into a hole specially dug by Spike, who then proceeds to furiously paw dirt back in to fill the hole.<p> There will also be a special cameo appearance by Samuel L. Jackson as himself.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 4:54 p.m. CST

    TOM AND JERRY VERSUS GARFIELD

    by Mullah Omar

    The battle for the shittiest CGI. Maybe have the zombies from I AM LEGEND eat them all. And bring back Bill Murray in his career-capping role.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 5:07 p.m. CST

    They better not have celbrity voices and dialogue..

    by Han Cholo

    Tom and Jerry are, to me, the best cartoon in history. The shit they did back in the day they couldn't get away with now (Tom with black makeup and pink lips, talking like a black man, funny shit!!). Plus that is the only animated cartoon that makes me laugh out loud even today. If they do use dialogue, they should use it sparingly like the howls of pain and surprise....

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 5:08 p.m. CST

    NO!

    by LegoKenobi

    NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO!!!

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 5:10 p.m. CST

    "how Tom & Jerry first met"? Are they fucking serious?

    by Puddleglum

    They fuckin met b/c Jerry's ass was hungry, so we ventured into a house to steal some food and a big, blue pussy named Tom was told by Big Bad Mama that he better catch that mouse and shoo his ass out da house! How the fuck do you think they met? On a fuckin balloon trip around the world?

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 5:11 p.m. CST

    BTW, how come everyone isn't over at HitFix.com???

    by Puddleglum

    The power of McWeeny compels you! <p> The power of McWeeny compels you! <p> The power of McWeeny compels you! <p> The power of McWeeny compels you! <p>

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 5:20 p.m. CST

    FUCK THIS!!! THIS IS THE AICN TALKBACK!!!!

    by Han Cholo

    We make and break Hollywood right here, dammit!! When Bret Ratner is given a big property to direct, we speak up and he loses his fucking job!!! We bitch about the Wolverine movie reshoots as Fox being desperate to save the movie, then Hugh Jackman sends an email!! We make shit happen or not happen here, let's do something about it!!!

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Remember when Robot Chicken was funny?

    by Jodet

    That was a long time ago. Not as long ago as Tom and Jerry, though.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Yay

    by Mr. Zeddemore

    Can they sing songs again? CAN THEY CAN THEY?

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Tom & Jerry movie will have some products placements

    by Gorgomel

    such as Ben & Jerries

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 6 p.m. CST

    make pixar do it in black and white

    by Windom Earl

    with no dialogue, for 3 and half hours.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Why would I be over at hitfix.com?

    by slone13

    Seriously, I'm asking a genuine question.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 6:09 p.m. CST

    EFF THIS IDEA

    by samurai sark

    what a crock of shit.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Garfield was crap, Chipmunks was crap

    by samurai sark

    Our kids are going to grow up retarded if we keep this up. At least Voltron had class.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Just don't mess with Droopy!

    by otm shank

    Droopy cartoons are the fuckin bomb yo!

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 6:25 p.m. CST

    slone13

    by Puddleglum

    I don't know. I got spammed by Mori the other day to go over there. Still haven't. Don't really plan to either. I was just being irrelevant. <p> For some reason this Tom & Jerry movie just sounds pathetic. it's not novel. It's not anything kids or adults are going to clamor for. Why even bother? Package 90 minutes of the classic cartoons (black mammies and all) into a DVD and give it a limited theatrical release to kick off the marketing for the subsequent DVD sale. <p> But a whole new movie. And how these fuckers meet? WHO CARES? WHY????

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 6:26 p.m. CST

    Thundercats vs Silverhawks: The Movie!

    by Puddleglum

    only slightly less inspired than Tom & Jerry the movie. <p>...actually, I take that back. I'd watch Thundercats vs before a "new" Tom & Jerry.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Radioactive Blackbelt Hamsters VS TMNT

    by Puddleglum

    why not? they already gave TMNT a CGI-reboot.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 6:27 p.m. CST

    ADOLESCENT Radioactive Blackbelt Hamsters

    by Puddleglum

    sorry

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Tom & Jerry Meet TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION

    by Puddleglum

    There's a version of this movie I'd like to see.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Fuck me? No fuck you HerbWestAustin

    by Indiana-Joe

    This isn't a movie I would be psyched about either. But I have kids and they would like it. And who's it hurting anyways? Nobody. Hollywood is constantly breaking records and they do that by keeping a nice selection of movies for all different types. So when it comes out and I take my family you can feel free to blow me if that offends you in any way. I don't stomp into theater #5 and knock the dick out of your hand while you watch whatever it is you care to watch. Everybody here would be so much better off if they realized that every movie has a target audience. If that target audience is children ages 3-10 and you're a 38 year old who still lives with mom - then shut the fuck up.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 6:39 p.m. CST

    They have to work together

    by Vern

    because it's an allegory about the Israel-Palestine conflict. Like Alvin and the Chipmunks.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 6:42 p.m. CST

    but will it have Dr. Applecheek?

    by The Amazing G

    *walks towards an ice cream cart sinisterly*

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Thank you, Master Windu

    by Stengah

    FUCK YOU COCKMUNCH

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Man, I hope they make them talk!!!

    by PotSmokinAlien

    What those old cartoons were missing was celebrity voice actors.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Cloverfield spoof.

    by yomomma

    Go for an R rating, film it via handheld with initially only limited glimpses of the cat and mouse conflict. You know, people walking down the street get in the way of flaying cutlery and go down in a fountain of gore, as Tom chases Jerry past the camera chucking knives and axes. Have larger and larger explosions as the duo move onto vehilces and military hardware with escalating carnage that eventually destroys the entire city, leaving only a sideways camera laying in the rubble accidentally catching tom and jerry before static.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 7:27 p.m. CST

    They're not going to talk, Hollywood learns from its mistakes!

    by hillvalley

    No, they'll have some cute, inoffensive moppet like Mylie Cyrus chaperone the duo throughout their journey, interpreting their feelings for the audience and breaking up the fights before they get too amusing for one to follow the "plot".<p><p>Oh, and Spike will be played by a real life bulldog and the plot will revolve around Tom & Jerry winding up in "the real world" and spending 85 minutes getting back to their own while government agents, a greedy Hollywood agent, and the local pound are hot on their trail.<p><p>Later they will ponder the legitimacy of their own existence since they don't live in the "real" world.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Oh and Rex...

    by hillvalley

    Shaggy owned the Mystery Machine. I'm pretty sure it was the only reason he was part of the detective agency.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 7:39 p.m. CST

    hillvalley, will they begin to fade away from

    by vaudeville villain

    existence the longer they remain in the "real" world, thus increasing the urgency (and necessity) of returning home? damnit, i'm smelling oscar bait!

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Itchy and Scratchy movie would be better

    by Groothewarrior

    id pay ten bucks to see that!

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Either that, vauldeville...

    by hillvalley

    ...or they will begin to devolve into a non-anthropomorphous cat and mouse, ala the Zoo Crew

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Tom & Jerry rule

    by Heckles

    As long as they don't talk. That sucks.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Is this something they need to do to keep the copyright?

    by catlettuce4

    Because, otherwise, I can't think of a single fucking reason. Kids don't give a shit about Tom and Jerry. Hell, most parents of little kids are of an age where they didnt grow up with Tom and Jerry. And a plot that sounds this neuter is a complete waste of the characters. Unless there's a legal issue or something I really can't see why they would bother doing this as anything but straight to DVD, if at all.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 8:19 p.m. CST

    True Story...

    by stanton29

    T&J was the favorite cartoon of Arafat. The Palestinian mouse was always escaping the Israeli cat. SO...I'm rooting for Tom to FINALLY eat that little bugger!

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Working together?

    by Power_Girl

    Family movies into house with a cat. House has rodent problem. Cat and Mouse shenanigans ensure! <P> Whats this working together nonsense?

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 8:36 p.m. CST

    The sound you're hearing...

    by Goldmagus

    ...is William Hanna, Joseph Barbera and Chuck Jones turning in their respective graves...even Gene Deitch has probably turned 180 degrees. What a lame idea...

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 8:41 p.m. CST

    They better not talk.

    by SID 8.0

    That is all.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 9:35 p.m. CST

    Stanton29, Arafat was probably a Mickey Mouse guy

    by blindambition238

    http://tinyurl.com/cabg7w

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 11:27 p.m. CST

    This will suck!

    by brodiebruce_405

    Sounds more like 1990s cartoon version (which every Tom and Jerry fan hates) than the classics. Does any cynical, dead hearted moron out there even like "Tom & Jerry Kids".

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 11:41 p.m. CST

    Animalia! ANIMALIA!

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    You must bring me the Atmospherium!

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 11:46 p.m. CST

    I C-C-C-C-CANT PLAY A GEETAR WITHOUT A G-G-G-G-GEETAR STRING!

    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 11:50 p.m. CST

    [spit take] MILK?!?!?!?!

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Funniest shit EVER.

  • Stupid, stupid, stupid.

  • Jan. 23, 2009, 12:32 a.m. CST

    Tom & Jerry Begins with Christian Bale as the voice of Tom

    by Gorgomel

    It will be followed by The Dark Cat.

  • Jan. 23, 2009, 12:58 a.m. CST

    hilarious

    by Charlie_Allnut

    That is the funniest pitch I have ever heard! Should work out well for them. I hear weird looking 5 foot CGI cats are big with the kids these days.

  • Jan. 23, 2009, 12:59 a.m. CST

    Doesn't anybody remember Rocky and Bullwinkle?

    by deanbarry

    That movie sucked balls. Tom Cruise and Jerry O'Connell should be in it, cause, ya know, Tom and Jerry: Jerry Maguire 2!

  • Jan. 23, 2009, 1:08 a.m. CST

    "CG characters that run around in live-action settings"

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Sounds like a stupid Tom Rothman idea to me. Did he take over Warner Bros.?

  • Jan. 23, 2009, 2:49 a.m. CST

    fuck ya!

    by geek molester

    tom and jerry rock.

  • Jan. 23, 2009, 3:44 a.m. CST

    Squeak the Mouse

    by Napoleon Park

  • Jan. 23, 2009, 4:01 a.m. CST

    cats and mice working together!

    by wbrownley

    I guess the end is near.

  • Jan. 23, 2009, 4:47 a.m. CST

    I'd rather see

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    Mousehunt II: The Wrath of Caeser

  • Jan. 23, 2009, 6:14 a.m. CST

    Will they be Hip Hop like the Chipmunks?

    by James Westfall

    Will they be 'fresh?' Will they be 'EXTREME?!'

  • Jan. 23, 2009, 6:17 a.m. CST

    T&J fucking your eyeballs in....oh WHAT EVAH

    by quantize

    this will suck, the basic idea is fucking stupid and the characters thin as tissue paper...Itchy and Scratchy were the last word on this shit... They'd be better off doing the Hair Bear Bunch!

  • Jan. 23, 2009, 7:03 a.m. CST

    Rob Zombie's Tom And Jerry

    by Dr Gregory House

    Where is Tom's 'gotta go to the litter box' mask? Is Jerry a redneck stripper in this?

  • Jan. 23, 2009, 7:31 a.m. CST

    No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no!

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Tom and Jerry have always been at their best in five minute doses, and as bitter rivals. Also the morphing of characters to CGI rarely works. Alvin and the Chipmunks is a surprisingly good exception. In the 70s there was a revival of Tom and Jerry, and it had them as friends. This formula does not work. There is one that is on TV now, but is almost entirely just an updated rehash of Quimby and Jones' work. However, it actually works because of that reason.

  • Jan. 23, 2009, 8:08 a.m. CST

    You guys are LATE...

    by DJB

    I thought of this a while ago- only, I had a slightly different take on the subject... just follow the link: http://djbstudios.deviantart.com/art/What-show-were-YOU-watching-99592264

  • Jan. 23, 2009, 8:15 a.m. CST

    DJB continued

    by DJB

    I guess they have to separate the link stuff- so re-space and... go... to ..there... Hey...while we're at it- let's see a BUNNICULA movie based on the first THREE books. (Bunnicula/Howliday Inn/The Celery Stalks at Midnight) Do the whole CGI animal deal- but film it in old Hammer style B&W- that'd be awesome...oh and Steve Buscemi for Chester! Well ...I've said too much!

  • Jan. 23, 2009, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Bob Hope & Bing Crosby . . .

    by aboriginal

    . . . Martin and Lewis . . . Abbot and Costello. Had my most fun watching these guys on Saturday morning movies. Tom and Jerry . . . could work.

  • Jan. 23, 2009, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Everyones acting like like this cartoon is for them

    by DrBrianOblivion

    ...Ill watch it i they do this..Ill watch it if they do that. Its going to be a children's cartoon aimed at children. Its not for you.

  • Jan. 23, 2009, 2:48 p.m. CST

    I know it's not like it matters but

    by GilbertRSmith

    Why do the Tom and Jerry movies want to make the fuckers friends with each other? Tom and Jerry was never a very good cartoon and it ripped most of its scenes directly, like word for word and punch for punch, from something Looney Toons had done ten years earlier. But it was all about violence and hatred and petty feelings. If you want to make a Tom and Jerry movie, that goes with it.

  • Jan. 23, 2009, 4:20 p.m. CST

    xevoid = Gary Glitter?

    by Chief Joseph

    Both have Thai girlfriends that like to watch cartoons.

  • Jan. 23, 2009, 10:38 p.m. CST

    The 1992 Movie wasn't enough?

    by Raphman

    Why must they continue to rape Tom and Jerry? Why can't Hollywood burn?

  • Jan. 24, 2009, 8:30 a.m. CST

    Hollywood continue to rape their back catalogue

    by football

    Why don't they try and make a Tom & Jerry cartoon like the originals? Lots of violence and no PC pandering. "Fred" Quimby knew how to make them funny unlike the awful modern versions. Without his name attached you know it's going to be shit!!!

  • Jan. 25, 2009, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Meh, it's a little kids' movie.

    by Orbots Commander

    I'm sure it'll be fun for the tykes; it'll be interesting as I was a fan of the old cartoons when I was knee high. But at the end of the day, one can't get too worked up over something that'll play mainly to the Romper Room set. It's like getting invested or worked up over a Sponge Bob movie.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 2:25 a.m. CST

    c-c-c-c-c-crambo!

    by The Amazing G