Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon
DVD cover
Directed bySpike Brandt
Tony Cervone
Screenplay byBrian Swenlin[1]
Based onTom and Jerry by
William Hanna and Joseph Barbera
Produced bySpike Brandt
Tony Cervone
StarringSpike Brandt
Kelly Stables
Vicki Lewis
Jim Cummings
Laraine Newman
Wayne Knight
Dee Bradley Baker
Greg Ellis
Jess Harnell
Richard McGonagle
Edited byKyle Stafford
Music byMichael Tavera
Production
companies
Distributed byWarner Home Video
Release date
  • July 27, 2014 (2014-07-27) (SDCC International)
  • August 19, 2014 (2014-08-19) (Digital)
  • September 2, 2014 (2014-09-02) (DVD)
Running time
57 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon is a 2014 animated fantasy comedy direct-to-video film starring Tom and Jerry, produced by Warner Bros. Animation.[2] Directed and produced by Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone, it premiered on July 27, 2014, at San Diego Comic-Con.[3] It is the first Tom and Jerry direct-to-video film to be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment in Japan. It was originally released digitally on August 19, 2014, followed by a DVD release on September 2, 2014.[3]

Plot

The film begins showing wizard Kaldorf expelling a powerful witch named Drizelda from a village for multiple crimes. Kaldorf allows Drizelda's mistreated niece Athena to stay. The elf villagers fear she will turn out like her aunt because she keeps vermin (Jerry) and has an affection for cats (Tom). The cat and mouse in this timeline are babies and become friends/frenemies along with Athena, who is only a barefoot girl.

The film fast forwards to Tom and Jerry chasing each other, as they usually do, and Athena caring for hurt animals, until the three happen to come across a mysterious glowing egg. What neither of them know is that this egg was stolen from a very large, fire-breathing dragon. In a short time, a baby dragon named Puffy hatches from this egg and believes that Tom is his mother, and the three take good care of him.

However, Puffy's real mother is angered that her baby is missing and wants him back, but before Tom, Jerry and Athena can even try to find her, Drizelda returns and captures Puffy, intending to use him for her own wicked plans — she is trying to steal his heat to become a super-dragon herself and destroy everything in the village. With the help of powerful allies and animal friends, Tom, Jerry and Athena work together and fight tooth and claw to stop the evil witch and get Puffy back to his mother, eventually, Drizelda is turned into a statue, and the villagers, Tom, Jerry, Kaldorf and even Athena are having a happy singing party.

After the credits, despite being turned into a statue, Drizelda is shown to still be alive. As a bird tries to perch on her, she breathes a puff a smoke from her nose, replying "Don't even think about it!", scaring away the bird.

Voice cast

Reception

As of March 6, 2020 the film has a 5.9/10 on IMDb (Internet Movie Database) indicating "mixed or average reviews".

Renee Schonfeld of Common Sense Media gave the episode a 3/5 stating "the engaging story [...] has more emotional impact than most".[4]

Follow-up film

Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest was released on June 23, 2015.

References

  1. ^ "Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon". Barnes & Noble. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  2. ^ Wolfe, Jennifer (June 26, 2014). "'Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon' Hits Shelves Sept. 2". Animation World Network. Retrieved July 25, 2014.
  3. ^ a b Gallagher, Brian (July 13, 2014). "Comic-Con 2014 Schedule for Sunday, July 27th". MovieWeb. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  4. ^ "Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon". Common Sense Media. 28 August 2014. Retrieved March 6, 2020.