Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale

Available on: DVD
Availabity: In Stores
Release Date: October 2, 2007
Release Location: USA


Based on an original idea by creator, Joe Barbera, Tom and Jerry find themselves in a fantastic wonderland brought to life by holiday magic and set to the music of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker". In an empty opera house, Jerry wishes for his chance to perform and magically his dream comes true. The little mouse is whisked away to an enchanted kingdom where anything is possible... candy forests, singing snowflakes, even the toys spring to life! Jerry has a great time with his new friends and when Jerry dances with a music box ballerina, he is as happy as happy can be. Unfortunately, a group of alley cats led by Tom, crash Jerry's party, kidnap the music box ballerina, and wreak havoc in the holiday kingdom. It's up to Jerry to set things right and send those mean old cats back to the alley where they belong. With some help from a mouse named Tuffy and all his new found friends... Jerry just might win the day!

My Opinion:

Presented in Standard Format

Christmas Television Favorites
Chill Out Scooby-Doo
Tom and Jerry Tales Vol. 3
Christmas with Tom and Jerry and The Flintstones
(Trailer for the DVD that you already watching) and Flintstones Christmas Carol
Dennis the Menace

Journey to the Toymaker Game
It's a maze game with cut-scenes

Spoken: English, French
Sub-Titles: English

DVD-ROM Special Features (I didn't try this)

The Good:
A cute little fairy tale, Nutcracker themed cartoon. It's fun to see these charaters do ballet and you really can't beat the Nutcraker Suite as the majority of the background music. Aside from the Tchaikovsky, there is some neat numbers that were added.

I think this is the first time I've seen the Triplet Kittens from "Triplet Trouble" used for more than just cameos

This movie really has a charming feel to it. What is really enjoying about this freature is how much the music is involved in the animation. Yes, there are characters that speak, but more often then not it's the music that "speaks" more and drives the action.

The Bad:
Tuffy's attrocious French accent! BOO! Speaking of accents, the Toy Elf's accent is far worse than Tuffy's. The Cat King, not really liking the introduction of a new villian like that, not sure why they chose a different cat as a main villain, than say, Butch who has always been a foil for Tom.

The Ugly:
The accents! Really! Couldn't someone have found better voice actors for Tuffy and the Elf. The voices of these characters are totally distracting from the enjoyment of this little film.

Overall I like this. It's a fun little movie once you get passed the accents and the cat king. This will have some rotation during the Holidays in my house. Rating:
3 Stars


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