The countdown is on! Luckily, we got Tom and Jerry: The Movie Fun Facts from director Tim Story during our recent interview. That definitively filled up our cake plate while the Warner Bros film hits theaters everywhere and HBO Max on February 26th. I am excited to share all the fun facts that I got during the interview. Plus, I also have the full conversation for you. And, coming soon, I will have the movie review for you.
Tom and Jerry: The Movie Fun Facts
I have to share that I was blown away by some of the tidbits director Tim Story shared. Case and point, when I asked him about the construction of a giant contraption that you will get to see. I was curious about the way they had put it together and if anything in particular had inspired it. Of course, Tim Story said it was definitely inspired by the Tom and Jerry antics we are accustomed to. Then, he shared that this particular trap was all done in CGI!!!! Wow, I for sure did not think it was at all! I can’t wait for you to see it and tell me if you agree with me.
- They went through the same motions a bride does to create the wedding in the film. Yes, they chose colors, centerpieces and everything else!
- Four cakes were made for the wedding scene. One of them was styrofoam with icing on it. The other three had two top layers of cheesecake to pieces of it would fly everywhere.
- I loved Michael Peña in AntMan. As a fan, it was cool to find out he was able to do some improvisation for the movie.
- Michael was part of the animal tornado. That sounds fun! Especially, because he was attached to a wire that would pull him so he could fly through the room as part of that tornado.
- Puppets we used while shooting the movie to help the talent work the scenes with the cartoons. Tom was a grayscale puppet of Tom. Tim was amazed at how talented puppeteers can be.
- Spike was a guy in knee pads running around on set.
- Tim is all about Jerry. He loves the way the mouse carries himself and loves his swag!
- He already has some ideas for a sequel! Tom’s sousing might make an appearance next time.
- Some moms will be nodding at this one: Tom and Jerry act like siblings. Tim hopes the takeaway after watching the movie is that we can have our disagreements and in the end we can still care for each other.
- Tim’s favorite scene to shot involves destruction.
Here is our full interview
About Tom and Jerry: The Movie
One of the most beloved rivalries in history is reignited when Jerry moves into New York City’s finest hotel on the eve of “the wedding of the century,” forcing the event’s desperate planner to hire Tom to get rid of him, in director Tim Story’s “Tom & Jerry.”
The ensuing cat and mouse battle threatens to destroy her career, the wedding and possibly the hotel itself. But soon, an even bigger problem arises: a diabolically ambitious staffer conspiring against all three of them.