Parents' Guide to

Tom and Jerry & The Wizard of Oz

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Entertaining crossover has typical slapstick mayhem.

Movie NR 2011 59 minutes
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age 6+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 6+

Tom and Jerry

This title has:

Too much violence
age 5+

Fun and typical

Typical Tom and Jerry stuff. Violence here ad there. We've seen much worse in other cartoons. My 5 yr old liked it a lot.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (8):

As iffy an idea as it might originally seem, this crossover is actually quite entertaining. Yanofsky has an amazing voice, which -- while not Judy Garland's brand of perfection -- sparkles with the same depth and vulnerability. Of course, Dorothy isn't in the story as much as Tom and Jerry, but when she sings, she soars, and it makes the whole production much more palatable. Tom and Jerry still fight, as always, but they're also partners in this adaptation, and as such, the slapstick is slightly less over-the-top than it often is in the cartoon.

There are families for whom Tom and Jerry are strictly on the do-not-watch list, and it's doubtful that this addition in their filmography will make any difference. But for those who are willing to give the classic Hanna-Barbera duo a try, this is a good entry point, since so many children know The Wizard of Oz. With its familiar story, surprisingly good animation (the Kansas bits are sepia-toned and the Oz sequences in vivid colors), and memorable songs, families could do loads worse on a rainy afternoon than revisit Dorothy through the eyes of Tom and Jerry.

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