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In 2009, plans for a new Tom and Jerry film were announced, as a live-action film set to be produced by Dan Lin with a script written by Eric Gravning, following the success of Alvin and the Chipmunks.

First Plot[]

It would've followed Tom and Jerry's origins over a Chicago backdrop, where they reluctantly work together to get back home.

On April 6, 2015, plans shifted from a live-action film to a CGI-animated film, with a script written by Bryan Schulz and Cornelius Uliano.

Second Plot[]

It would've followed a young family moving into a New England country house inhabited by Jerry, prompting them to adopt Tom to get rid of him, until the duo learn the meaning of family and friendship, once they team up to protect the family and their house from an outside threat.

On October 2018, Tim Story was hired to direct a Tom and Jerry film set to be a "blend of classic animation and live-action", inspired by Who Framed Roger Rabbit's technique, which would begin filming in 2019, with a script written by Kevin Costello that was pitched in 2017 and purely influenced from the original cartoons. It was reported that Story immediately mentioned his "admiration for the characters and how he'd love tackling that property.", when he was in discussions with Warner Bros. executives about what he was interested in directing. Claiming that it was his dream project to direct a Tom and Jerry film. While Costello's idea was to place the cat and mouse in a fancy New York hotel. Director Tim Story, producer Chris DeFaria, and writer Kevin Costello also all agreed to use the classic shorts, and even pictures of them taped in the production office, as reference material for the film, which the studio gave them access to. In addition to the original Tom and Jerry theatrical shorts and Who Framed Roger Rabbit, the film also took inspiration from silent cinema. During production, Story also ran through many of the classic shorts from memory, went back to read about the franchise's history, and even re-watched some Charlie Chaplin, for inspiration in the film's additional humor and storytelling with silent characters. He also hoped the film will appeal to longtime fans and a new generation of audiences.

Why They Were Cancelled[]

  1. The scripts didn't really fit well with them.


  • On February 26, 2021, Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Animation Group released a new version of the live-action/animated Tom & Jerry movie.