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Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Classical music and magic add charm to usual comic mayhem.

Movie NR 2007 49 minutes
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It's not classic Nutcracker, and it's not classic Tom and Jerry, but the movie works. The toys who come to life, including a ballerina, a little horse, and an adorable elf ornament, bring a special charm to the traditional cutthroat relationship of the clever mouse and the accident-prone cat. Those toys, their quest, and the iconic musical score carry the story forward, forcing the usual violent antics into the background. Of course, Tom and his cat friends still explode, burn, get hammered, etc. It wouldn't be Tom and Jerry without those moments. But, especially at holiday time, for kids who understand cartoon action, it's a delightful entertainment. Teens and grown-ups might like it, too.

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