Tom and Jerry

They’ve been going at it since the 1940s, and now Tom and Jerry will battle on the big screen… again.

Last seen in theaters for 1992’s Tom and Jerry: The Movie, the cat and mouse duo will be reinvented for a new generation by director Tim Story (Shaft, Ride Along). Warner Bros. Pictures will release the film on April 16, 2021. Initially announced last year as part of a slate of reboots and reimaginings inspired by the Warner Bros. animation library, Tom and Jerry will be a mix of live-action and CGI, The Wrap reports.

Other films that the studio is prepping for the big screen include The Flintstones, The Jetsons, and an all-new take on Scooby-Doo. Expect Warner Bros. Consumer Products to launch robust licensing programs for all.

Tim Story is also attached to the recently announced Monopoly movie that Hasbro has set up at Lionsgate. Additionally, Warner Bros. is working with Mattel on films for Barbie and Hot Wheels, and recently partnered with Sanrio for Hello Kitty via New Line.

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.