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Tom and Jerry's Nursery Rhyme Adventure is a 2023 animated fantasy comedy direct-to-video film starring Tom and Jerry, produced by Warner Bros. Pictures (WarnerMedia Byline), Warner Bros. Animation and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures It is the second Tom and Jerry direct-to-video film to be distributed by Warner Home Video in Japan. Sequel to Tom and Jerry's Giant Adventure.

Plot

The story begins with Tom, Jerry and his nephew Tuffy with a diaper, and Jack (along with his cousin, Jill) return to Storybook Town (for real) and go on another adventure to save Mother Goose. They team up with Humpty Dumpty, Old King Cole, Mary and her lamb, Little Bo Peep, Peter-Peter Pumpkin-Eater, Little Miss Muffet, Little Boy Blue, Simple Simon, Hick Dick (the mouse from Hickory Dickory Dock), The Rub-a-Dub-Dub Trio, The Farmer in the Dell (who is nicknamed Old MacDonald), The Hey Diddle, Diddle gang (including Hermione the cow who can now talk), and three American Heroes (Paul Bunyan, John Henry, and Pecos Bill).

Characters

  • Tom - (also known as Thomas Cat): A grayish blue cat, who is Jerry's rival and Tuffy's friend. In this movie, he is Jack's pet cat along together with Jerry and Tuffy.
  • Jerry - A brown-orange mouse, who is Tuffy's uncle and Tom's rival. In this movie, he is Jack's pet mouse along together with Tom and Tuffy.
  • Tuffy - A young baby grey, diaper-wearing mouse, who is Jerry's nephew and Tom's friend. In this movie, he is Jack's pet baby mouse along together with Tom and Jerry.
  • Jack: The young boy from Jack and the Beanstalk, son of living Violet and late Joe Bradley and the owner and friend of Tom, Jerry and Tuffy. He proves that he's nimble and quick.
  • Jill: Jack's cousin and Violet's niece who comes to help out. She takes an instant dislike to Tom and Jerry until the end.
  • Violet Bradley: Jack's mother, Jill's aunt, and Joe's widow who runs the theme park since her husband's death.
  • Joe Bradley: The deceased founder and creator of Storybook Town. Jack's father, Violet's husband, and Jill's uncle. He appears in his ghost, giving advice to Jack and Jill.
  • Toodles Galore -
  • Peter-Peter Pumpkin-Eater: A man who raises pumpkins and keeps his wife in a giant one made into a house.
  • Little Miss Muffet: A girl who loves curds and whey, but has arachnophobia.
  • Little Boy Blue: A boy who sleeps under haystacks and keeps his sheep in the meadow and his cows in the corn.
  • The Farmer in the Dell: The narrator, he explains that everyone calls him Old MacDonald.
  • Little Bo Peep: Mary's sister, a shepherdess who loses her sheep.
  • Mary: Little Bo Peep's sister who was given her little lamb by Bo Peep herself.
  • Paul Bunyan: A lumberjack who was once a giant but now a normal human. He sides with his blue ox, Babe.
  • Babe: Paul Bunyan's blue ox who was born in the winter of the blue snow. He is benevolent, jolly, loyal, and humble. If anyone insulted him, they would have to apologize.
  • John Henry: A freed African-American slave, born with a 20-pound hammer in his hand. He sides with his mule, Cold Molasses.
  • Cold Molasses: John Henry's mule.
  • Pecos Bill: The King of the Cowboys who can ride tornadoes. He sides with his rattlesnake, Shake, and his horse, Lightning (who he gives away to Jack at the end).
  • Shake: A 40-foot long rattlesnake that Bill uses for a lasso.
  • Lightning: Pecos Bill's horse who is as fast as lightning itself. He is very particular about people taking liberties with him and is also known as Widowmaker. In the end, Bill gives him to Jack.
  • Humpty Dumpty: The egg who keeps falling off walls.
  • Droopy: Who plays Old King Cole as in the prequel. He keeps sending all his horses and all his men to fix Humpty.
  • Meathead Dog: Who plays Simple Simon as in the prequel.
  • Hermione: The cow who jumps over the moon. In this movie, she can talk, thanks to Red.
  • The Cat with the fiddle: Tom's sidekick. Tom always thinks that he's the cat with the fiddle in the park until he meets the real thing. Both of them agree that Tom is the cat with the fiddle in the theme park.
  • The Little Dog: has a whole time appearance rather than a cameo like in the prequel.
  • The Dish and the Spoon: They have a whole time appearance in this sequel. In the prequel, the Dish was male and the Spoon was female, but in the sequel it will be the other way around.
  • Red: The fairy who helped defeat Ginormous in the prequel. She helps Jack just like before and has made Hermione talk.
  • Hick Dick: The mouse from Hickory Dickory Dock. Jerry always thinks that he's the mouse in the park until he meets the real thing. Both of them agree that Jerry is the mouse in the theme park.
  • The Rub-a-Dub-Dub Trio: The butcher, the baker, and the candlestick maker. They all ride in a mechanical bathtub. They tell Jill that she'll get used to Tom and Jerry sooner or later.
  • Mother Goose: The one that the Nursery Rhyme characters care for as she does them and the one that Jack and his friends must rescue.
  • Mrs. Mouse -
  • Tin, Pan and Alley: The Three sly Siamese Cats; In this movie, they serve the Bookworm.
  • The Bookworm: The villain who captures Mother Goose and who the heroes must defeat to save Mother Goose. He reveals that nobody ever wrote a story about him. In the end, he learns his lesson.

Cast

  • Richard Kind as Tom Cat
  • Stephanie Nadolny as Jerry Mouse
  • Kath Soucie as Tuffy Mouse
  • Jacob Bertrand as Jack Bradley
  • Madisyn Shipman as Jill
  • Garrison Keillor as Farmer O'Dell
  • Tom Wilson as Mr. Bigley
  • Jeff Bergman as Droopy
  • John DiMaggio as Meathead
  • Spike Brandt as Spike
  • John Goodman as Paul Bunyan
  • Billy Crystal as Pecos Bill
  • Donald Glover as John Henry
  • Grey DeLisle as Red Fairy and Mrs. Bradley, Toodles Galore
  • Sam Worthington as Mr. Bradley
  • Tress MacNeille as Mother Goose, Mrs. Mouse
  • Martin Short as Hick Dick
  • Frankie Muñiz as the Cat with the fiddle
  • April Hong as Hermione the Cow
  • Tom Kenny as The Little Dog
  • Missi Pyle as the Dish
  • Armie Hammer as the Spoon
  • Jada Pinkett Smith as Little Bo Peep
  • Mia Wasikowska as Mary
  • Frank Welker as Tyke, Mary's lamb, Babe, Shake, Lightning and Cold Molasses
  • Logan Lerman as the Butcher
  • Jordan Fry as the Baker
  • David Schwimmer as the Candlestick maker
  • Greg Ellis as Tin
  • Jess Harnell as Pan
  • Richard McGonagle as Barney Bear and Alley
  • Chris Rock as the Bookworm

Trivia

  • This film has yet to be made.
  • Rated G (General Audience) with mild threat, very mild fantasy violence, horror, rude humour, language.
  • Suggested Running Times: 97 Minutes (NTSC), 93 Minutes (PAL).
  • The Dish is male and the Spoon is female in the song "Tell me a Bedtime Story" in the prequel, but in the sequel it will be the other way around (The Dish will be female and the Spoon will be male).
  • Hermione couldn't talk in the prequel, but she is given the ability by Red in the sequel.
  • Jill didn't appear the prequel, because they didn't think of Jack and Jill. But in this sequel, she makes an appearance as Jack's cousin who always comes to Storybook Town (theme park) for a visit.
  • The Farmer in the Dell reveals that he is nicknamed Old MacDonald.

Cultural References

  • Paul Bunyan, John Henry, and Pecos Bill team up just like in the live-action Disney film "Tall Tale."
  • John Goodman reprises his role as Paul Bunyan as he did in "Bunyan and Babe."

Release

  • Digital HD on August 8, 2023 & will be release on DVD & Blu-Ray on August 22, 2023.

Quotes

  • Jill: That's the Farmer in the Dell?
  • Jack: Yes, that's the Farmer in the Dell.
  • Farmer: Oh, don't bother calling me that. Just call me Old MacDonald. Most folks do.
  • Jack & Jill: Old MacDonald?
  • Farmer: Yeah, you know, with a moo-moo here and a neigh-neigh there, here a baa, there a baa, everywhere a quack-quack.
  • Hermione: Hello again, Jack.
  • Jack: Wha-? Hermione, you can talk?
  • Hermione: Of course, I can.
  • Jack: But how?

(Tom and Jerry shrug, Red shows up)

  • Red: I made it so she can speak in human-language.
  • Jack: You did?
  • Dish: Sure, Red can do anything, since she's a fairy.
  • Spoon: And now that Hermione can talk, she's one of us now. The Hey Diddle Diddle Gang.
  • Hermione: What they said.
  • Cat with fiddle: So you're me and Jerry's Hick in this theme park?

(Tom nods)

  • Cat with fiddle: Well, then, let's agree on something. I'll be me and you'll be someone else here, while you be me in the theme park. Deal?

(Tom and the Cat shake hands)

  • Hick Dick: I'll be me and you be somebody else when you're here, and you can be me in the theme park. Deal?

(Jerry and Hick shake hands, Jill is not amused at the sight of the agreements)

  • Jill: I still cannot believe these guys.
  • Butcher: Take it easy.
  • Baker: They're just doing their thing.
  • Candlestick maker: You'll learn to like them.
  • Jill: Not going to happen, you three.
  • Paul Bunyan: I'm Paul Bunyan. I'm 300 pounds of raging fury. I can out-eat and out-swing any one of you.
  • John Henry: This 20-pound hammer shines like silver. Shines like silver, but it rings like gold.
  • Pecos Bill: I'm a ring-tailed roarer. I can draw faster, shoot straighter, ride harder, and drink longer than any man alive. I am the ripsnortingest cowboy that ever rode north, south, east, or west of the Rio Grande. I'm Pecos Bill.
  • Jack: Alright, Bookworm, why did you kidnap Mother Goose? You'd better be telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
  • Bookworm: Don't you know what you'd have to go through to get your own story?

(Everyone gasps)

  • Hermione: What are you talking about?
  • Bookworm: I've been reading lots of books about all of you. All I ever wanted was to have a book of my own, but never got it. I'm sorry, I didn't mean any harm. I guess I'll just be book-less for the rest of my life.
  • Mother Goose: No, don't be like that. Anybody can have a story, all you have to do is write your own or ask somebody to write one for you.

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