Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Tom and Jerry and The Wizard of Oz - You Dirty Hams, You Let that Little Girl in There

All I can say is WOW!!!! Go MGM. Taking a Lion King 1 1/2 take on the popular MGM movie The Wizard of Oz , the movie views the familiar story through the eyes of the most famous cat and mouse team.

Tom and Jerry are still very much Tom and Jerry, voiceless, at each others' throats and slapstick happy funny. Their vaudeville humor goes well with the Oz proceedings and that's mostly because the film stays true to the time period in which the original film was produced.

The movie looks gorgeous and is almost like a tribute to old classic cartoons like those made by Tex Avery and Chuck Jones. The moment the familiar overture plays and Dorothy sings "Over the Rainbow" alongside Tom and Jerry's proceedings, I knew I was in for a special treat. My eyes could not leave the screen. The look of the movie is top notch. These visuals do not disappoint. Disney
should take a tip here and start developing more 2d as opposed to 3d.

This is definitely one that I'm going to watch over and over and share with all of my Oz friends and non-Oz friends.

If you liked this article, you should read this:

The Wizard of Oz - A Parody Review - What if MGM's Wizard of Oz had been released nowadays?

Tom and Jerry & The Wizard of Oz (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)  - And don't forget to purchase this instant classic