Tom and Jerry, one of the most beloved characters and franchises, has a new iteration that is headed to the big screen and our homes! Directed by Tim Story, the film is a unique live-action/animated hybrid, that brings the same classic rivalries and antics from Tom and Jerry that we’ve grown to love.
Jerry is homeless in Manhattan and looking for a place to call his own. Tom has aspirations of being a famous musician in the city and is currently building quite the following as a street performer. Fate would have them cross paths, and an instant feud begins. When Jerry finds solace at the illustrious Royal Gate Hotel, his timing couldn’t be worse as they are hosting the wedding of the century for high society couple Ben (Colin Jost) and Preeta (Pallavi Sharda). Kayla (Chloë Grace Moretz) is a young woman down on her luck who gets a job at the Royal Gate, not only faced with pulling off the event of the year but also partnering with Tom to get rid of Jerry before any of the hotel guests notice. Can Tom and Jerry put their pride aside to help Kayla bring this fabulous event to life without harming each other? You’ll have to watch to find out!
Watch The Beat’s exclusive chat with Tim Story about how he pulled off this hybrid film, its professional challenges, and what role his background in music played in this film. You can also check out a behind-the-scenes clip from the making of the film here.
Tom and Jerry premieres on HBO Max on February 26th!