ALL-NEW ANIMATED FAMILY FILM
TOM AND JERRY: BACK TO OZ
IS AVAILABLE ON DVD FOR THE FIRST TIME
JUNE 21, 2016
FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT
DVD Will Include Bonus Material
BURBANK, CA (April 12, 2016) – Get set for another “oz-some” adventure with animation’s favorite tussling twosome, Tom and Jerry in Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s (WBHE) newest original film, Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz. Available in stores June 21, 2016, this entertaining family film follows everyone’s favorite cat and mouse as they return to the captivating Land of Oz for another exciting adventure with Dorothy, Toto, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Lion and their companions. Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz will retail for $19.98 SRP.
Tap your heels together three times and prepare to journey over the rainbow once again, for another delightful adventure with the cantankerous cat and the mischievous mouse in Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz. The Wicked Witch of the West may have been defeated, but it’s not long before a new villain emerges and threatens the magical Land of Oz! Only Tom and Jerry’s brilliant antics are clever enough to take on this new adversary.
When the Gnome King and his army surface from beneath Oz and capture the Good Witch, the wizard turns to Tom, Jerry, and Dorothy for help. He brings them back to Oz to help stop the evil monarch, who has threatened to take control of Emerald City. Having wreaked havoc throughout Oz, the Gnome King and his army need one thing to finalize their conquest – Dorothy’s ruby slippers! It’s up to Tom and Jerry to use their quick wits and clever schemes to save Oz. Dorothy’s cherished friends, the Lion, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow and her little dog Toto too, join in their valiant efforts. Will the Gnome King take over Emerald City or will Tom and Jerry’s hilarious high jinks save the day? The result is a rip-roaring, fun-filled, magical adventure Tom and Jerry fans won’t want to miss!
“The Wizard of Oz and its beloved characters have captured the hearts of fans for generations. With this fun new film, viewers will be able to reconnect with everything they love about Oz but in a whole new story,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Vice President Family & Animation Marketing. She added, “Tom and Jerry are loved by kids and adults alike. We’re delighted to release another beautifully animated film that features the hilarious adventures of these two beloved, iconic cartoon characters.”
Originally created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, Tom and Jerry emerged during Hollywood’s golden age of animation and became one of the most popular cartoon series in existence. The shorts focused on the never-ending rivalry between Tom the cat and Jerry the mouse. The plots of each short usually center on Tom’s attempts to capture Jerry. Jerry, however, is clever and quick on his feet, thus ensuring that Tom hardly ever manages to catch him.
Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz is the second animated Tom and Jerry film based on the classic Wizard of Oz book series. The first film, Tom and Jerry & the Wizard of Oz, was released by WBHE in 2011. The Wizard of Oz is one of the most recognizable brands in family entertainment. Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer’s 1939 film adaptation starring Judy Garland not only became one of the best-known interpretations of the classic novel but also originated some of the most unforgettable music of all time. Additional films in the Tom and Jerry film series from WBHE include Tom & Jerry: Robin Hood and his Merry Mouse, Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes, Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon, Tom and Jerry’s Giant Adventure and Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest.
About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. WBA’s TV series include Be Cool Scooby-Doo!, Bunnicula, Justice League Action, Teen Titans Go!, The Tom and Jerry Show, Wabbit – A Looney Tunes Production for Cartoon Network, Mike Tyson Mysteries for Adult Swim and the forthcoming Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix. As the home of the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Animated Original Movies — for DVD. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).
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About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution, and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.