Tom and Jerry: The Movie is an American live-action/animated comedy film produced by Warner Animation Group and based on the cartoon characters and animated theatrical short film series of the same name created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. The film is directed by Tim Story, written by Kevin Costello, and will star the cat and mouse duo of the film, Tom and Jerry. It will also star Chloë Grace Moretz, Michael Peña, Ken Jeong and Rob Delaney.
Tom and Jerry: The Movie was released simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max on February 26th, 2021, in RealD 3D, Dolby Cinema and IMAX, by Warner Bros. Pictures. It made the first theatrically released film to feature the Tom and Jerry characters in 29 years since the release of Tom and Jerry: The Movie in 1992, and also the first to be released in 3D and IMAX.
History with the Macy's Parade
The Tom and Jerry film made its parade debut in the re-imagined 2020 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, with Tom and Jerry showcasing their famous brand of comic chaos with a brand-new, eye-popping float. The float, titled "Tom & Jerry's Tourist Trap", was designed and brought to life by the artists and magicians of the Macy's Parade Studio.
The hilarious and engaging float features animatronics, as well as smoke and other effects, to spoof city life by throwing Tom into a series of wild squash-and-stretch sight gags the likes of which have entertained audiences everywhere. Among the indignities Tom endures are run-ins with a steamroller, a truck, a deceptively innocent-looking pretzel stand and a sewer gator. Tom even inflates like a mini Parade balloon as Jerry, ever the instigator, flies above the pandemonium in a drone helicopter. The float itself, a casualty of the endless mayhem, lurch and limped down the Parade route.
The float is also one of few floats to have a specially-customized RAM Truck, decorated as a pickup truck.