Release date: Feb. 26 (3 a.m. ET)
Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Michael Peña, Colin Jost, Rob Delaney, Ken Jeong
Director: Tim Story
Age rating: PG
Run time: 101 min.
The long-running cat and mouse game is back when you watch Tom and Jerry on HBO Max. Tom and Jerry cartoons have been around since 1940 and adapted into 15 feature films. The latest take on the characters puts them into an animated/live-action hybrid movie.
Tom and Jerry 2021 finds the duo homeless and parting ways after Tom is kicked out by his owners. They reunite in Manhattan, where Jerry is living in the posh Royal Gate Hotel. Hotel worker Kayla (Chloë Grace Moretz) is given the task of getting rid of Jerry before an important wedding, so she hires Tom to catch the mouse. Chaos ensues.
However, that chaos threatens Kayla's job, the wedding and even the hotel itself. And everything gets even more complicated when the rivals discover a diabolical conspiracy involving a hotel staff member.
The new Tom and Jerry movie is filled with the same kind of slapstick humor and gags of the original cartoons. And this nostalgia-fest is completed by the appearance of Spike the Bulldog.
Here's everything you need to know to watch Tom and Jerry on HBO Max. Plus, check out the trailer below:
How to watch Tom and Jerry: US release date
Tom and Jerry starts streaming Feb. 26 at 3 a.m. ET on HBO Max.
It will be available on the streaming service for 31 days (until March 28).
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How to watch Tom and Jerry in Canada
In Canada, Tom and Jerry is opening Feb. 26 in theaters (where open). There is no info on whether it is also being released on digital
How to watch Tom and Jerry in the UK
In the UK, Tom and Jerry is scheduled to open some time in May 2021. There is no info on whether it is also being released on digital
Tom and Jerry cast
The live-action cast of Tom and Jerry is led by Chloë Grace Moretz, an employee at the Royal Gate Hotel in Manhattan.
She is joined by:
- Michael Peña as Terrance, the deputy manager of the Royal Gate Hotel
- Rob Delaney as Mr. DuBros, the hotel's owner
- Ken Jeong as Jackie, a chef and baker
- Pallavi Sharda as Preeta, the bride of the wedding
- Colin Jost as Ben, the groom of the wedding
The characters of Tom and Jerry are voiced by archival audio recordings of William Hanna, Mel Blanc and June Foray, as well as new recordings by Frank Welker.
The other voice cast members include:
- Bobby Cannavale as Spike, an American bulldog
- Lil Rel Howery as Tom's shoulder devil
- Tone Bell as Tom's shoulder angel
- Nicky Jam as Butch, a black alley cat and leader of a gang
- Utkarsh Ambudkar as Real Estate, a rat
- Joey Wells as Lightning, an orange alley cat who is part of Butch's gang
- Harry Ratchford as Topsy, a gray kitten who is part of Butch's gang
- Na'im Lynn as Meathead, a brown alley cat who is part of Butch's gang
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