Tom and Jerry Movie Is Unlike Anything You’ve Seen Before
Chloë Grace Moretz says the upcoming Tom and Jerry movie integrates live-action with animation more seamlessly than any film before it. Chloë Grace Moretz says the upcoming Tom and Jerry movie integrates live-action with animation more seamlessly than any film before it. After decades of being fully animated, lifelong frenemies Tom and Jerry are making the jump to liove action in 2021. The film (known as simply Tom and Jerry) is being directed by Tim Story and features a cast that includes Ken Jeong, Michael Peña, and Rob Delaney, in addition to Moretz. Story-wise, the movie reportedly revolves around Kayla (Moretz), a regular human who finds herself caught in the middle of Tom and Jerry’s everlasting rivalry.
Films that blend live-action and animated characters have been around since the silent era, but have made leaps and bounds from a technical standpoint in the last few decades thanks to now-classics like Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Over the last twenty years, however, these types of movies have shifted away from clearly unrealistic 2D animation in favor of using photorealistic computer animation to bring classic cartoon critters to life in 3D (a la Detective Pikachu Based on Moretz’s recent comments, though, Tom and Jerry may be going for something a little different. Photo Courtsey Warner Bros