Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-Ray I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.
Blu-Ray + Digital | Warner Bros. | 2007 | 79 mins | Rated G | October 27 , 2020
Director: Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone
Starring: Richard Newman, Garry Chalk, Mark Oliver, Kathleen Barr
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.78:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
| Film Synopsis |
Christmas is never so spirited as when Tom and Jerry lock horns for the holidays in their new original movie --'Tom & Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale' In an empty opera house, Jerry wishes for a 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 the music box ballerina, he is as happy as happy can be. Unfortunately, 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 with help from a fellow mouse named Tuffy and more newfound friends, Jerry just may win the day! Featuring the voices of Richard Newman, Garry Chalk and Mark Oliver.
| Video |
The fullscreen picture looks crisp and clean. I was pleased the animation had a mixture of current and classic Tom and Jerry hand drawn animation. It's a fine transfer that delivers striking colors.
| Audio |
The English Dolby Surround 5.1 is solid. The Nutcracker music though often blasts out the faint dialogue.
| Special Features |
2 Christmas themed “Tom and Jerry” episodes titled “The Night Before Christmas” and “Santa’s Little Helpers.”
| Overall Reaction |
This new original movie has a lot of charm. Overall, I really enjoyed this film. This film would be the last animated production for Tom and Jerry co-creator, Joseph Barbera, who died on December 18, 2006. I found this movie to be a holiday treat that got me into the holiday spirit. This film is worth a watch with the children.
Summary (out of 5)
Film: 3.5 Video: 4.0 Audio: 3.5 Extras: 3.5 Overall: 3.5