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Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Famous frenemies add cartoon violence to classic tale.

Movie NR 2017 79 minutes
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With multiple instances of typical slapstick action that's barely related to the classic story, Tom and Jerry play second fiddle to Roald Dahl's original characters in this animated adaptation. Plugging Tom and Jerry into an existing popular tale isn't a new concept, but when their function is so incidental, it shouts "marketing strategy" from the cartoon rooftops of Wonkaland. Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a competent production and it's enjoyable. Song favorites from the earlier movie like "Candy Man" and "Pure Imagination" get full animated, musical productions. And, the Oompa Loompas are back, as mice. But do a few extraneous farcical chases and smashes into brick walls and garbage cans make it worth watching when the original movie is available? Probably not.

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